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Rustic Winter Wedding Inspiration in The French Alps

December 13, 2012 | Christy

winter wedding inspiration in the Swiss Alps from Smetona Photo and Haute Weddings | via junebugweddings.com

If you love the look of rustic mountain weddings, it simply doesn’t get better than a wedding in Chamonix, France! Nestled in the French Alps, this town looks straight out of a story book, and was the perfect home for this inspiration photo shoot created by Kristin Smetona of Smetona Photo, Monica Delevaux of Haute Weddings, and a team of other talented wedding professionals. I love the relaxed simplicity of the design, the inclusion of local, traditional elements, and the absolute grandeur of the scenery surrounding it all!

winter wedding inspiration in the Swiss Alps from Smetona Photo and Haute Weddings | via junebugweddings.com

winter wedding inspiration in the Swiss Alps from Smetona Photo and Haute Weddings | via junebugweddings.com

winter wedding inspiration in the Swiss Alps from Smetona Photo and Haute Weddings | via junebugweddings.com

winter wedding inspiration in the Swiss Alps from Smetona Photo and Haute Weddings | via junebugweddings.com

winter wedding inspiration in the Swiss Alps from Smetona Photo and Haute Weddings | via junebugweddings.com

From Photographer, Kristin Smetona: For this stunning mountain location in the French Alps, the sublime scenery inspired the natural, romantic style. White, green, beige and brown were the underlying tones for this alpine wedding surrounded by lush meadows, glistening glaciers, and rustic chalets. Chalets des Philippe, the reception venue, is an exquisite collection of hamlet chalets built in the traditional style dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. Each chalet has unique antique pieces incorporating the local history and lifestyle of the region to the d├ęcor: tin milk cans, hurricane lanterns, intricately engraved quilt trunks, etc.

The wedding table was dressed with charger plates sculpted in gorgeous heavy wood, wine glasses with droplet designs like the dew on the nearby tree branches, while pine cones and antlers gave the finishing touch to the exquisite mountain style place setting. For brides and grooms traveling to exotic locations for their wedding, cake pops make for an easily transportable dessert or favor for your guests. The powerful beauty of Chamonix leaves guests mesmerized and in awe of the sky-scratching granite peaks, glaciers touching the valley floor, and pristine grandeur found in this tiny corner of France on the border of Italy and Switzerland. People like our bride and groom who come for a skiing or hiking vacation are enchanted by the lifestyle and splendor – sometimes they end up staying forever.

winter wedding inspiration in the Swiss Alps from Smetona Photo and Haute Weddings | via junebugweddings.com

winter wedding inspiration in the Swiss Alps from Smetona Photo and Haute Weddings | via junebugweddings.com

winter wedding inspiration in the Swiss Alps from Smetona Photo and Haute Weddings | via junebugweddings.com

winter wedding inspiration in the Swiss Alps from Smetona Photo and Haute Weddings | via junebugweddings.com

winter wedding inspiration in the Swiss Alps from Smetona Photo and Haute Weddings | via junebugweddings.com

winter wedding inspiration in the Swiss Alps from Smetona Photo and Haute Weddings | via junebugweddings.com

winter wedding inspiration in the Swiss Alps from Smetona Photo and Haute Weddings | via junebugweddings.com

winter wedding inspiration in the Swiss Alps from Smetona Photo and Haute Weddings | via junebugweddings.com

winter wedding inspiration in the Swiss Alps from Smetona Photo and Haute Weddings | via junebugweddings.com

winter wedding inspiration in the Swiss Alps from Smetona Photo and Haute Weddings | via junebugweddings.com

winter wedding inspiration in the Swiss Alps from Smetona Photo and Haute Weddings | via junebugweddings.com

winter wedding inspiration in the Swiss Alps from Smetona Photo and Haute Weddings | via junebugweddings.com

The Photo Shoot Team:

Photography: Kristin Smetona of Smetona Photo
Wedding Planning & Design: Monica Delevaux of Haute Weddings
Wedding Desserts: Chez Richard Bakery
Bridal Accessories: Swarovski
Hair Stylist: Guillaume of Le Salon Chamonix
Make-up Artist: Aurelie of Le Salon Chamonix
Reception Venue & Accommodations: Les Chalets de Philippe
Cake Pops: Cakewalk Desserts
Invitations: Jane Kenyon of Created by Jane
Floral design: Anabel Fleurs

3 Comments

  1. Stunning!!

  2. Oh my, words can’t even describe this setting! Sign us up please!! Can we get a wedding redo ;) This rustic wedding in the French Alps is soo dreamy!

  3. Wow, this wedding location is absolutely beautiful, and I love all the rustic details…so pretty!

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