Folk wedding in the heart of the mountains in Chamonix

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May 5, 2020

Today I'm going to tell you about the wedding day of Lea and Elijah, in the heart of the mountains, in Chamonix in the Alps.
I showed you a few months ago their day-after session on blog. An absolutely magical session that marked a real turning point in my career.

Now it's time to tell you about their beautiful wedding that took place in Chamonix, at the chalet hotel "Le Castel". A place full of charm at the foot of Mont Blanc.
Well, the weather was bad that day, so we didn't see the famous Mont-Blanc all day... But there it was, well hidden behind the clouds!

So our lovers got ready in the morning, putting on their first outfits for the civil wedding at the town hall. For this occasion, Léa had a pretty little simple dress and her hair stood out. Her preparations were fairly quick and I was able to concentrate for once on those of the groom and his groomsmen. Well surrounded, well watered, he put on his beautiful suit for the day.

Once all this was put on, they found themselves in the corridor of the chalet and were then driven by their respective grandfathers to the town hall a few kilometres away.
Too concentrated on the shooting, I found myself alone in the parking lot, the witnesses had forgotten me! Luckily one of the guests passed by with his Audi TT (if I swear), and drove me to the site of the ceremony. OOF!

Arriving on the spot, they were welcomed by their guests and the mayor of the village, who is none other than the father of the groom.
A moment of emotion before starting, everyone settles down and the bride and groom return, to record their love on a pretty piece of paper. A beautiful kiss, full of hugs, and off we go for the Lay ceremony, down at the chalet.

Having arrived on the spot, it's now the bride's turn to get ready. This time, we take out the big game, the long dress and the bun worthy of the Princess of Monaco (their home town by the way). Léa's grandmother does her hair, and her best friend does her make-up. I told you that they were well surrounded!

For his part, our groom took the opportunity to relax a little and sew up his pants (oops!); the rest of the boys and bridesmaids at the same time took care of the last details of the decoration to make everything perfect.

Here we are, ready for the secular ceremony, in the rain (rainy wedding as they say). A ceremony presided over by Léa's grandfather, with a little Scottish touch at the time of the whisky ritual (it had to be). It was moving, personal and sincere, everything I love!

So now we can go and party between the cocktail party and the party, hosted by a great band and guests on fire. We did a mini session couple before nightfall, but we saved the best for Scotland 😉

We ended the evening on a romantic note with lanterns dropped in the sky.
Finally finished... We danced like crazy until 4am after that, just to really enjoy ourselves, and I must tell you that I didn't deprive myself of partying with this adorable bunch of lunatics!

A perfect day with the most adorable couples!
Thanks again! ♥