Emma Godfrey

Lavaux autumn wedding


A wedding in wine country

After Gloria and Guillaume’s mountain top engagement session at the Dent de Vaulion their Lavaux autumn wedding was a wonderful contrast. The weather was still autumnal and there were moments where we hugged our jackets tight but the rolling vines of the Lavaux and the beautiful blues of Lac Leman kept our spirits high.

The Lavaux is a UNESCO World Heritage site that extends for 30 km along the shore of Swiss Lake Geneva. The terraced vineyards and quaint little villages create a magical and romantic backdrop that I have had the pleasure to photograph many times. There is also a wonderful hike from Lutry to Saint-Saphorin that I highly recommend.

Lavaux autumn wedding

When I first met Gloria and Guillaume had told me that they didn’t want a big wedding, just a moment to share with their close friends and family. They chose the Vevey Hôtel de Ville for their civil ceremony and the Domaine de Bovy for a wine-lovers apéro. For their evening meal they chose the Café de Riex, perfect for a family dinner.

I met up with the couple at their apartment in Lausanne as they were getting ready together. Helped by family and friends there was a lovely bustling atmosphere, complete with dad making everyone sandwiches in the kitchen.

After a ceremony full of emotion we headed to the Domaine de Bovy for some pictures in their wonderful gardens before heading out in the little tourist train for a tour of the vineyards. As many of Gloria’s family had travelled a long way for the wedding, the couple wanted to show them a little bit of Switzerland. The train was perfect for old and young alike.

We finished off the evening with some pre-dinner speeches in Riex and I left them to their celebrations and meal.

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