bride and groom in a wedding ceremony at the farmhouse in Morzine

Summer garden wedding at The Farmhouse, Morzine

Real Wedding

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2nd February 2019

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photographer - Eight bells

Feeling uninspired after exploring wedding venues close to home, Stephanie and Jonathan realised that they wanted more than a regular UK wedding.

“We loved the idea of getting some quality time with our nearest and dearest, and extending the celebrations beyond a day”, explains Stephanie.

We started to think about Morzine, as we have a mutual love of the mountains and have visited the resort together many times to ski. However, although Jon loves skiing, I couldn’t imagine getting married in the snow, so a summer wedding in the Alps it was!”

Stephanie

It proved to be the right choice, and in no time at all the couple found their perfect venue.

A friend of ours recommended The Farmhouse as she knew the caterer there. We are huge foodies, so that was important to us. The beautiful views at The Farmhouse, its setting and close proximity to the centre of Morzine swung it for us”

Stephanie

It’s always a pleasure to shoot a wedding at The Farmhouse, and reminds Polly and I of why we chose the venue for our own wedding back in 2017. The building is the oldest in Morzine and full of charm and character, while the garden boasts gorgeous views of the surrounding mountains and town.

Getting married at The Farmhouse also meant the wedding couple and their guests were able to book all the rooms and have sole run of the place for the whole weekend. This was a dream come true for Stephanie and Jonathan and made it the perfect place for their intimate alpine wedding.

Rather than transport guests to different locations for the ceremony and reception, they chose to take full advantage of this wonderful venue by having their entire wedding day at The Farmhouse. This made for a really relaxed day, and a beautiful outdoor wedding ceremony in the garden. It was clear that the couple had put a lot of thought into making the service personal.

It was made even more special for the couple by their celebrant, who was a close friend, and also happened to be an actress, life coach and performer. In fact, Polly and I both felt quite emotional during the ceremony, which we consider to be a good sign and an indication that we are still enjoying our job and experiencing all those special moments first-hand through the camera.

The boutique chalet-style interior of the Farmhouse is a beautiful setting for the dressing of the bride on the wedding day morning. Stephanie chose a stunning dress, with a low back and long elegant train, by Essense of Australia. It fitted her perfectly and looks gorgeous in the photographs alongside Jon’s crisp blue suit. The bridesmaids got to pick out their own dresses in a shade of blue of their choice, an idea that worked wonderfully as each dress suited the individual bridesmaid but complemented each other perfectly. Relaxed, wild flower bouquets by local florist, The Floral Kitchen, brought all the colours together nicely.

The wedding breakfast took place under a canopy in the garden, which continued the rustic, outdoor theme. Free-flowing wine and impressive food was served all afternoon, with the highlight being the wedding cheese cake tower, made from the couple’s favourite cheeses from the UK and France. The cheese tower was beautifully decorated and a big talking point. Later in the evening, lights lit up the garden and talented musicians got everyone dancing.

Stephanie and Jonathan really made the most out of having their friends and family together in the mountains for a long weekend of celebrations. The days either side of the wedding involved canyoning, yoga and a relaxed BBQ where they got to relive the best moments of their day. Brides often comment on how fast their wedding day goes, by going abroad Stephanie and Jonathan were able to extend their wedding beyond a day and have a mini holiday with their loved ones.

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