Jazmin & Sebu's Autumnal Fairytale Destination Wedding in Spiez, Switzerland.
EMILY MONTAY PHOTOGRAPHY
September 8, 2023
Jazmin & Sebu’s wedding in Spiez, Switzerland was definitely a bucket list kind of wedding. It’s not often that you get to photograph a destination wedding in a one-thousand year old castle sat atop a hill overlooking an crystal blue lake. The entire day was straight out of a fairytale and I’d highly recommend it to anyone after Lake Como wedding vibes who doesn’t want the touristy crowds.
Choosing to have their wedding in the Spiez Castle was special not only because of it’s stunning location, but also because it’s home to Sebu’s family and heritage. And for those travelling from California with Jazmin and Sebu, it was a wonderful excuse for a holiday. I even got there a day early myself to walk around and treat myself to a gorgeous plate of pasta and Aperol Spritz on the lake.
As for the mood of this magical Switzerland wedding, I would say that understated retro elegance describes it perfectly. Lovers of all things vintage, the couple thrifted many of the little details incorporated throughout the weddings from various thrift shops in California. To accompany the retro vibe, Jazmin put her bridesmaids and mother in muted shades of mauve and brown - perfect also for an early autumn wedding!
After a beautiful ceremony in the Spiez Castle, the guests enjoyed a cocktail hour overlooking the lake whilst the bride, groom, and I took advantage of the perfect sunshine to get photos of just the two of them. After basking in the golden sunshine, we all headed to a local Swiss restaurant for a long evening of eating, drinking, and dancing.
Morning views of the lake.
View from the hotel.
Jazmin and her friend.
Jazmin's sister doing her makeup.
The dress and the view.
Bride's mom helping her into her dress.
The bride and her girls.
Sebu in the morning. Taken by my second shooter, Zivile.
A happy dad. Taken by my second shooter, Zivile.
Father and son. Taken by my second shooter, Zivile.
Groom with his father and brother. Taken by my second shooter, Zivile.
The first look.
First look pt. 2. Taken by my second shooter, Zivile.
People are arriving now!
Entrance to the castle.
Guests filing in.
Stunning castle ceiling.
View from inside the castle.
Everyone's ready now.
Bride and her father walking down the aisle.
The first kiss.
Guest reactions. Taken by my second shooter, Zivile.
Leaving as newlyweds.
First view as newly weds!
Bride and Groom asking everyone to use the cam-corder.
Sister in law kicking things off with the cam-corder.
Guest ootd. Taken by my second shooter, Zivile.
More guest ootd. Taken by my second shooter, Zivile.
Cool guest vibes only at this wedding.
Enjoying cocktail hour.
Couple outfit pics.
This cool guy.
More of this guy.
Bride and groom photo session begins!
Newlyweds with a view.
Bride and groom in front of the Chateau.
Gotta fix the dress!
Bride and groom walking down to the lake.
Golden hour is beginning now.
Bride and Groom outside the castle.
Views from the castle.
Golden hour really coming through here.
A sweet kiss.
My favorite photo from this album.
Overlooking the lake.
Ready for the reception now.
On the way.
Reception hosted by a local swiss restaurant.
Party really kicking off now!
Both sets of parents with tequila.