It really is a privilege to spend a week with a lovely couple from New York photographing their Saint Moritz wedding.
Since we met, we clicked and it was clear we were all on the same wavelength from a professional and artistic point of view. This is a family who lives and breathes art and bouncing off each other ideas is their favourite pass time.
We brainstormed about all the possible ways to make this wedding a spectacular production, the client was very hands on down to the most minute detail. They were very dedicated to make their wedding a living dream for all those attending.
When I first arrived in St.Moritz we had a meeting to finalise the last few details and then I got to photograph a lovely welcome dinner in a typical mountain restaurant. All the guests were taken to the restaurant by horse and sledges. Halfway they were offered some hot mulled wine. This was a great way to introduce everyone to this world renowned ski resort and the festivities to come.
The following day guests were free to enjoy activities around St. Moritz while the closest family attended a family dinner and the signing of the Ketoubah. The bride looked radiant and elegant in her long Pronovias white gown.
Finally, the big day arrived. I started early in the morning taking pictures of the surrounding sceneries to set the scene and then I moved into the gorgeous penthouse to take pictures of the details. The first gown was a delicate pink Monique Lhuillier dress embellished with Swarovski crystals while the shoes were Louboutin.
The bride chose not to have bridesmaids but 2 cousins joined her for the preparations together with her mum.
In the meanwhile on the opposite side of the massive 3 bedroom suite, the groom was getting ready helped by his brother and his father, the men dress code was the most formal White tie.
Once the groom and the guests made their way to the ceremony area I positioned myself waiting for the bride to make her grand entrance. It was a lovely ceremony eloquently conducted by the Rabbi.
Immediately after the ceremony, we took some family pictures while the guests were enjoying their cocktail hour.
I took the newly-weds for a few photos at the entrance of the venue where a vintage Roll Royce in pristine condition was waiting for the couple.
We all then made our way to the reception hall. The hall decoration was inspired by the Nutcracker and ballerinas from La Scala in Milan performed some pieces from the famous ballet.
The bride and groom shared their first dance with everyone as they danced elegantly to the notes of Anastasia’s Once upon a December, while a gentle snow was falling from the sky.
After their dance, the bride went to change her dress for the evening reception, whilst she did so, I photographed the general atmosphere.
When she reappeared she was wearing her hair down and a Galia Lahav dress. It was time for the cutting of a gigantic white 5 tier cake.
After the cake cutting a lavish buffet with a predominant theme of Swiss chocolate was available to the guests and the band started to play setting the mood for the party that went on until early morning.