This beautiful swiss mountain wedding was filled with love and beautiful people! Leonie & Dominic met in high school, and they shared some of their story with us below!
How did you two meet? What were your first impressions of one another?
We first met in 2008, at age 15 in high school. Over the course of high school we became good friends, often organizing get-togethers for our class – even after finishing in 2012. With the help of two close friends, that dropped some hints about how we felt to the other person, we became a couple in 2016. Sometimes a little distance is needed to really understand what one has in another person – over time the impressions changed from inconspicuous to interesting and attractive.
Any special ways you incorporated your family or family history into your wedding day?
The close families of both parties were heavily involved in the execution of the wedding, Léonie’s family contributed the musical part with her sister singing in church and her father playing the guitar at the evening celebration. Both mothers presented their wishes for our future in the church and the father of Dominic held a speech in the evening. Furthermore, the sister of Léonie was her bridesmaid and the brother of Dominic his best man.
What part of your wedding day was/is most important to you?
It is impossible to name one most important moment of our wedding day, since there are a lot of very beautiful and also emotional memories. Looking back, we can say that we are very happy with the outcome and that we really enjoyed spending time with our guests. One special highlight worth mentioning was a dance flash mob, organized by a dear friend of Léonie and her partner, in which all guests participated. This was a beautiful and unforgettable surprise for us.
What is your favorite thing about each other?
Léonie loves the honesty of Dominic, that he is balanced and open to try and experience new things. Dominic loves Léonie’s kindness, her adventurousness and her caring nature. We both have similar interests, hold similar values and are open enough to question certain views of the partner. We both believe that the willingness to openly communicate is essential for a happy relationship.
What was your favorite part about planning your wedding?
The pre-excitement and the imagination of how the big day will be, were the greatest. We enjoyed the three times very much, when we could travel to Bergün (our wedding spot), for preparations and meetings with the involved people. But it was also great to just talk about it with our friends.
If you had one piece of advice for other couples, what would it be?
We have two main advices, the first is to define a clear style/goal for the wedding. This allows to align the expectations of all involved people and to organize accordingly (chose services, decoration etc. that fit this style). The second advice is to start early with the planning, because when you get into the planning, the pre-excitement grows continuously. Furthermore, if things are all clear and set up on the wedding day, it is easier to enjoy the big day. For us it was clear that we wanted a beautiful wedding, while still keeping it grounded and without creating too big of a “fairytale“.
What is the most honest thing you can say about love?
To us love means comfort, safety and belonging while being understood and appreciated. We are convinced that talking open about things that are not going like expected or are bothering a partner keeps the relationship healthy. To re-spark our love, we try to bring some excitement into our relationship, like surprises or little gifts.
Photographer: Brianna Vögeli Photography
Venue: Kurhaus Bergün
Floral Designer: Blütenwerk
Dress Boutique: Artelier B
Cake: Stephy’s Cake
Dress Designer: (Belén Barbero) Beba‘s Closet
Makeup Artist: Sarah Schöb
Hair Stylist: Sarah Schöb
Accessories / Decor: Hair Accessories: Lady Schmuck
Wine: Tannino Gallo