Emma Godfrey

Autumnal Elegance | Two castle wedding | Bossey Coppet


The sun shone crisp and bright in the quaint streets of Carouge as I arrived at Trajectoire 9 to capture the final hair and makeup preparations of Anne-Sylvie and her ‘témoins’. The salon was buzzing with energy, with Anne-Sylvie’s hairdresser dancing around her creating his masterpiece. Crossing the border into France we arrived in Cessy, greeted by Anne-Sylvie’s family and little niece Daria who couldn’t wait to see her favourite aunt in her wedding dress. Helped by her mother and Daria, Anne-Sylvie looked simply stunning in Cymbeline and her delicate, understated veil.

Back in Switzerland, Robert was almost bouncing around outside the Temple de Commugny, with friends and family greeting him and, in a true English way, pondering the weather. Made to face forward while Anne-Sylvie arrived with her father, Robert’s first glimpse was as she glided down the aisle towards him.

The ceremony was filled with beautiful music and touching private moments. As the rain began to pelt down outside, we gathered in the entrance to cover the newly weds with bubbles instead of rain drops!

The Château de Bossey with its beautiful gardens welcomed us for the apéro and, despite the very heavy rain, Mr & Mrs D. were determined to have their photos taken outside – what troopers! We braved the wet and cold with good cause taking consolation in ‘un mariage pleuvieux, un mariage heureux’ before setting off for the warmth of the Château de Coppet and the sublime decoration by Kalosia.

Great candlesticks amid a graceful colour scheme of pink and gray was the perfect backdrop for the heartfelt speeches and ‘animations’ given by friends and family, topped by the divine musical stylings of Steven & Nicolas.

Anne-Sylvie & Robert, thank you for letting me be a part of your special day. I wish you all the best for beginning you life and family together.

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