It 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. Not only from a professional but also artistic point of view. This is a family who lives and breathes art and bouncing off each other ideas is their favourite pass time.
Prior to the event, we brainstorm about all the possible ways to make this wedding a spectacular production. The client is very hands on down to the most minute detail. They dedicate a lot of effort to making their wedding a living dream for all those attending.
When I first arrive in St.Moritz we have a meeting to finalize the last few details. Then I get to photograph a lovely welcome dinner in a typical mountain restaurant. Horses and sleds take all the guests up the mountain to the lodge
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 start early in the morning taking pictures of the surrounding sceneries to set the scene. Next, I move into the gorgeous penthouse to take pictures of the details. The first gown
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 is getting ready with his brother and his father, the male dress code is 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 is a lovely ceremony, a Rabbi eloquently conducts the wedding.
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 is inspired by the Nutcracker and ballerinas from La Scala in Milan perform 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 is available to the guests and the band starts to play setting the mood for the party that goes on until early morning.
If you like this Saint Moritz wedding you should also look at this chic lakeside wedding in Switzerland.