Emilie & Eric | Bohemian elopment | Sunegga Valley (Zermatt)
A bohemian elopement in Zermatt, Switzerland
Extract from the article Un elopement bohème à Zermatt en SuisseBy La mariée aux pieds nus | Translated by Humanisthme
Emilie and Eric will officially say yes to each other this summer, but to mark their new life, they wanted to celebrate this promise of a life together with an elopement in the Swiss mountains of Zermatt. Today they share with us the story of their bohemian elopement in Zermatt organised by All You Need About and immortalised by Cécilia Hofer and Olivier Kandyflosse.
“We decided to wait until the end of my studies to organise our wedding. We set the date for the summer of 2021. I finished my studies with a semester in Canada and then came back after Covid 19. We settled in Switzerland in our first “home”. And we adopted Charlie, our little dog.
We wanted to mark this new stage in our lives and we dreamed of a moment together that reminded us of our travel adventures. Cecilia Hofer, Eric’s childhood friend and photographer, suggested an elopement. We loved the idea! Savina, our wedding planner, organised our intimate weekend in the mountains in a beautiful cottage facing the Matterhorn. We couldn’t have dreamt of anything better, everything was perfect, Savina knew how to choose each element, each detail with care as well as the service providers that suited us. This weekend will remain a good memory to end this year 2020.”
The couple wanted to celebrate their union through a ritual that we customised in two stages. First, Emilie and Eric exchanged wedding rings adorned with flowers, symbolising the beauty of the ephemeral. Then they each chipped a local black stone made of limestone into the other’s hand to symbolise the strength and lightness of love. It was also a way to obtain nature’s blessing and to immortalise the moment with physical elements directly from the place of their ceremony.
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL MEMORY OF THE DAY
“The exchange of vows in front of the Matterhorn. It was a very moving moment that we were able to experience thanks to our celebrant Humanisthme.”
A TIP TO SHARE WITH FUTURE GROOMS
“Give yourself the possibility to dream despite the current situation and find alternative solutions such as elopement to mark a new stage together.”
SERVICE PROVIDERS RECOMMENDED BY THE BRIDE AND GROOM
Photographer : Cécilia Hofer | Videographer : Olivier Kandyflosse | Wedding dress : Lambert Créations | Bridal Boutique : With Love | Jewelry : Les Couronnes de Victoire | Make up & Hairstyle : You are Beautiful | Florist : Rieder Fleurs | Costume : Iannalfo & Sgariglia | Celebrant : Julien Abegglen | Decoration : Côté Coeur Côté Jardin | Stationery : Faire-part à part | Location : Backstage Hotel | Wedding planner : All you need about