this week theme is travelling and by travel we can also mean destination weddings.
Since this blog is a swiss made one but we have brides and grooms following us from all over, we’d like to show how beautiful our country is and show you how amazing a wedding here can be !
As a wedding planner it’s a hard choice to make but I have selected four main reasons to get married in Switzerland.
1. A 007 wedding
Celebrate your wedding at the “Revolving Restaurant” where James Bond 007 was filmed! A truly unique and unforgettable wedding and reception in Switzerland! It is possible to host your ceremony at a variety of locations, inside and outside. Once per month, it is possible to have your Legal Civil Ceremony in the Crystal Lounge, which is ideally suitable for groups of no more than 20 people, and for those who are flexible with their wedding date, as the legal days are decided by the local government only a few months in advance. But the view and the surroundings are simply breathtaking.
2. Valle verzasca (Ticino – Switzerland’s sun lounge)
Although not a sizeable country by area, Switzerland is huge in terms of diversity. Situated between Germany, France, Austria and Italy makes for some pretty different cultural activity no matter where you decide to unpack. If you’re looking for Italian flair, venture to the southernmost canton of Switzerland, the Ticino. But one of the major attraction to Ticino is the Verzasca Valley – an breathtaking valley surrounded by alps, great architecture and amazing waters. Definetely a place where you want to get some wedding pictures !
3. The Swiss Alps and Waterfalls
The appeal of the Swiss Alps is something you ought to see on your own, which you can just do, naturally, when you see Switzerland. Now imagine your outdoor ceremony with such a view and natural, wild landscape, especially in the Jungfrau Area and around the Matterhorn, one of the most awesome mountain peaks in Switzerland.
The Swiss Alps are similarly magnificent in winter season when they are covered with snow, and become one of the best locations in the world for winter sports. A few of the best places in the Alps consist of Zermatt, Champery, Crans-Montana and Davos, which is also a haven for snowboarders, although the most popular one in Switzerland is the sophisticated St. Moritz in the Engadine Valley.
4. Swiss food
Switzerland has a varied cuisine, with influences from its surrounding nations. If you are in the canton of Vaud near France, for instance, you will find yourself treated to French dishes like a dish of leeks and potatoes with Saucisson (filled sausages); if you are near the German border, you will discover German-influenced specializeds, and if you are someplace in the Ticino near Italy, you can have your fill of pasta and risotto.
The most well-known Swiss foods, however, are Swiss cheese or Emmentaler and Swiss chocolate, made with the milk that originates from the herds of cows grazing in the Alpine valleys. Indeed, there are lots of dining establishments serving cheese fondue and many stores where you can get Swiss cheese – with or without holes. There are numerous chocolate factories you can visit, too, and why not having a swiss cheese fondue to share for your wedding dinner up in a charming chalet and end up the dinner with a chocolate fondue ! So delicious !