Intimate Switzerland Destination Wedding • Simon & Corinne • Kreuzlingen, Switzerland
Simon was anticipating the arrival of his new bride and her father at the Switzerland Kreuzlingen Schloss, as they slowly walked up the stairs. The small room was crowded. Completely packed with the people closest to them. During the ceremony, Corinne and Simon sat side by side, holding tight to each other’s hands. They sat across from a humorous and sweet officiant, who gave them life advice as a preparation of what was in store for their new lives together. The room was silent as Simon and Corinne exchanged their rings and promised their lives to each other. The entire wedding day was simple, beautiful, and intimate.
As I watched their ceremony, I remembered back on the months that Corinne and I spent together in Germany eight (!) years ago. We came from completely different parts of the world- me from Arizona, and her from Switzerland. She had a high standard for her chocolates and cheeses.I, on the other hand, literally ate any German candy bar in sight (I gained a LOT of weight during my year and a haf in Germany!). Everyone around her loved her witty humor and her ability to reach directly into their hearts with her powerful words.
Our personalities were the complete opposite and we had some major growing pains for more than a couple of weeks together. Surprisingly, I grew to truly cherish my time with her. I realized that I had so much to learn. Little did I know that my time with her was going to teach me lessons I would use for the rest of my life. We became good friends and she is still someone that I look up to.
Corinne & Simon,
Corinne and Simon, I can’t tell you how amazed I am that our spontaneous trip to Europe (thanks to the super cheap tickets we found! Whoot whoot!) landed right on your wedding day. What was going to be a “Surprise! I made it to your wedding!” turned into me being able to photograph and capture one of the most important days of your life. If that’s not the best trade off, then I don’t know what is! Corinne, I loved being able to see your home country of Switzerland- the one that you spoke of so highly (and rightly so!), and to meet your wonderful family. I can’t wait to see the kind of life you and Simon build with each other. You were clearly made for each other and I can’t wait to see what comes next for the two of you!
THE CREATIVE TEAM
Floral design: Bluetenwerke AG