A very intimate elopement on top of the French Alps
It was the end of Summer, and the air was starting to get crisp. We were in the middle of the French Alps, in Chamonix, enjoying the view on the beautiful Mont Blanc. Maggie & Justin told their family they were eloping, but they decided to have a ceremony and a celebration with just them two. And it was such a beautiful day.
I met Maggie in the Grand Hotel des Alpes, a majestic 5-stars hotel in the middle of Chamonix, with an incredible view on the Mont Blanc. It was such a serene moment, being with Maggie in this room with little to no light, looking from time to time at the snowy peaks by the little windows cut in the wood of the room.
We then headed downstairs for a first look, with the Mont Blanc in the background. Chamonix is a very special place with amazing views on this iconic mountain, and I was so happy to be able to plan a first look in the garden of the hotel. It was such a special moment!
After the first look, we took the red train to Montenvers, a beautiful spot nestled in the arms of a glacier, overlooking the Sea of Ice, a glacier part of the Mont Blanc. After a short pause in our room at the Refuge du Montenvers, we hiked up the mountain to find a secluded place, and Maggie and Justin exchange their vows, surrounded by only larches, snowy peaks, and the serene embrace of an evening mist. It was such a peaceful moment, being there with them, witnessing their beautiful vows, capturing every moment. And hearing the mountain breathe by our sides. Feeling the little droplets of water in our face.
After an absolutely delicious meal at the chalet, we headed back outside to enjoy the stars on the mountains, and we were offered an out-of-this world experience as we watched the moon rise from behind the snowy peaks, inundating the valley of ice with a radiant, full-moon light.