January 12, 2016

Vevey, Switzerland Wedding at the Grand Hotel Du Lac and UNESCO World Heritage Site

For Pamela and Louis, their journey to getting married is a story any true romantic would fall in love with and one that’s touched every corner of the world.

After meeting in London during their college years they travelled to the ancient city of Petra where they fell in love. Pamela and Louis share a strong passion of travel and food. Their love of travel led to several proposals during many of their trips together. Continuing the tradition of celebrating their love all over the world they have been married in London, Switzerland, Hong Kong, and there might yet be a South African wedding on the way. I was lucky enough to be part of their London engagement and Switzerland wedding.

For their love of food Pamela and Louis chose the Grand Hotel Du Lac in Vevey to host their wedding dinner because of it’s renowned Michelin star cuisine and also hosted a private wine tasting at Chateau Le Rosey for their guests the previous evening.

Choosing to show off the best of their new home region Lavaux, one of the UNESCO world heritage sites in Switzerland, they chose to be married at Eglise St. Saphorin and afterwards led a convoy of cars through the vineyards to Patrick Fonjallaz Caveau to take in the sites with a few glasses of wine, good food, and relaxing tunes before heading to the hotel to change for a black tie dinner.

Apart from being foodies and having a case of wanderlust, they have a great sense of style. Pamela wore her dream dress, a blue lace Oscar De La Renta paired with Freya Rose shoes. To incorporate Louis’s South African heritage Pamela carried a king protea bouquet with subtle touches of blue. For dinner she changed into a sweet Alice Temperley. Every detail of the day was lovingly created by one of their guests but very little was needed to make their day stunning.

So dive in and enjoy a small selection from their Switzerland wedding. And do be sure to check out their superb wedding video by extremely talented Story of Eve who also travelled from Ireland to capture the magic.

  • "Thank you so much for capturing our wedding day beautifully - the photographs of the scenery, architecture and details, as well as portraits of the bride and groom in preparation were just as important as the ones of the ceremony and wedding breakfast in telling the story of our special day. Opened a bottle of champagne, but didn't take a second sip until clicking through all the photos! What a lovely treat to relive the day through Christina's artistic eye. We cherish the wonderful wedding celebrations, and now we have beautiful photographic memory, for the rest of our lives, and to share with our future children and generations to come.

    Many photographers take good photos yet we treasure that Christina is so dedicated and committed to create something truly special.

    So pleased - thank you so much again."

    Pamela & Louis