A+L’s snow wedding on the Italian Alps stands out as absolutely remarkable among the many lovely moments of love and commitment that we had the honor of planning as a wedding designers. Two New Yorkers who love the mountains and hiking came together for this one-of-a-kind and beautiful party because they wanted to make their wedding as unorthodox and distinctive as their love story.
Choosing the Perfect Location
I was aware that we needed a setting that could rival the grandeur of A+L’s love when they first contacted me with their plan to wed while wearing skis. After giving it some thought, we decided on the charming village of Alagna in the Italian Alps, which is tucked behind the towering Monterosa mountain. The decision was not just stunning but also a reflection of their attitude of exploration.
The picturesque mountain views and lovely Alpine architecture of Alagna provided the ideal setting for this special wedding. The couple’s idea was wonderfully complimented by the intimate and opulent atmosphere that was created by the winding cobblestone paths, charming wooden chalets, and the fresh mountain air.
A Gathering of Loved Ones
Visitors came to Alagna from all across the country to take part in this spectacular display of affection. The evening before the wedding, we planned a nice meal at a quaint neighborhood osteria to start off the celebrations. Family members of the couple enjoyed the best Barolo wine while savoring the tastes of Piedmont cuisine, laying the groundwork for a special wedding day.
The delight of reconnecting with distant friends and relatives filled the tavern, along with laughing and the sound of glasses clinking. Warmth and excitement permeated the air as everyone eagerly anticipated the special wedding experience that awaited them in the Italian Alps.
The Mountainous Love Story Unfolds
When the day finally came, there was a definite sense of anticipation. At a stunning elevation of 2500 meters, A+L exchanged vows and wedding rings while dressed elegantly for the slopes. They were a symbol of their unrestricted love as they stood on a terrace with a view of the massive Monte Rosa. Their love story developed in the presence of their closest relatives and friends against the background of snow-capped mountains and an endless sky.
The actual ceremony was a work of simplicity and unadulterated beauty. Standing hand in hand and prepared to begin their journey as partners, the pair was framed by a simple wooden arch decorated with white flowers. They exchanged profoundly personal vows that included declarations of their undying love, adventure, and support for one another.
It was an honor for me as a photographer to record these priceless moments, including the way their eyes met, the happiness in their eyes, and the bright grins on their cheeks. The setting was given an air of beauty by the snowflakes that were softly falling around them.
Skiing on Cloud Nine
The daring pair hit the slopes right away after the touching ceremony. Their joy resounded over the wide Italian Alps as they skied down the beautiful mountain. Excitation and sharing, unadulterated delight permeated the day. As they made their way down, they stopped at a quaint baita to eat warm, hearty local fare, relishing foods like polenta and spaetzle that served as the ideal nutrition for their wintry expedition.
The snow-covered mountains provided the newlyweds and their guests with a magical playground. They had just toasted their love at the peak, so the excitement of skiing down the snowy slopes was enhanced. It was a day of unadulterated happiness spent with loved ones and friends who also loved to travel.
An Evening of Elegance
The couple and their guests went back to the village of Alagna to continue the party as the sun began to set. Beginning with a formal dinner when guests were treated to a culinary masterpiece that reflected the rich Italian culinary tradition, the evening was a combination of elegance and delight. The mood was filled with sheer joy as the air was filled with laughing, the clinking of glasses, and sincere toasts.
The tables were decorated with lovely flower arrangements, and the faces of the newlyweds and their guests were illuminated by soothing candlelight. The formal supper included dishes made from the freshest regional ingredients and took guests on a gastronomic tour of Italian cuisine. Each meal was a piece of beauty, demonstrating the area’s superior culinary skills.
Dancing Under the Stars
The dance started as the stars started to shine in the pure Alpine sky. Following A+L’s first dance as a married couple, the dance floor quickly became crowded with relatives and friends who were all there to celebrate the love and joy that the pair was radiating. The music continued to play far into the night, and the guests danced heartily as their spirits were lifted.
The dance floor served as more than simply a location for dancing; it served as a venue to continue the celebration of love. Laughter, tears, and tales were exchanged among friends and family as they toasted the marriage of two wonderful people. The connection between A+L and their loved ones was evident, and the evening was full with special moments.
Capturing the Moments
I feel really honored to have been chosen to capture this wonderful day as the photographer. Each image I captured told a part of their love story, demonstrated the beauty of unusual love, and provided a window into a day that was full of enchantment and wonder.
I paid close attention to every detail, including the delicate lace on the bride’s dress, the twinkle in the groom’s eyes as he gazed at his wife, the snowflakes that fell softly on their shoulders, and the guests’ pure, unadulterated delight. Together, they woven a tapestry of love and adventure that would be remembered for centuries to come. Each photograph told a tale.
A+L’s snow wedding in the Italian Alps was a dream come true for them and everyone else who was lucky enough to wait. On that day, passion and adventure coexisted in perfect harmony as love reached heights greater than the mountain peaks. Their decision to celebrate their union in such a distinctive manner was a reflection of their enthusiasm for life, and everyone in attendance found encouragement in their dedication to one another.
When A+L look back on their wedding book in the future, they won’t only see pictures; they’ll also be able to relive the feelings, the experiences, and the amazing trip they undertook together. The snow wedding in the Italian Alps was much more than simply a wedding; it was a love tale depicted on skis, with smiles, and with the purest of hearts. It served as a timely reminder that dreams may come true anywhere in the globe, even on the highest heights. I am honored to have been a part of this special day as a wedding planner, and I will always treasure my memories of A+L’s magnificent snow wedding in the Italian Alps.
THANKS TO THESE BEAUTIFUL IMAGES TO JULIAN KANZ