Helicopter adventure elopement wedding
in Zermatt Switzerland

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By Malin Ovesson Megdiche - elopement & wedding photographer

Best elopement wedding photographer Switzerland Sweden. Photographe marriage Lausanne. Bröllopsfotograf Malmö Ystad österlen

The planning of an adventurous elopement wedding in Zermatt

When I first spoke with Emma and Sean about their Zermatt elopement wedding I felt that this is a couple that appreciates a real adventure. And they sure went ALL IN!
From first look, champagne and strawberries at their hotel room, a ride with a horse carriage to the gondola, kissing in the old town of Zermatt, taking the gondola to go dogsledding, having the wedding ceremony in front of Matterhorn, skiing down the other side of the mountain to take the helicopter up to a mountaintop with Matterhorn as the backdrop to pop the champagne and do the wedding dance at sunset.
That’s what I call a real adventurous wedding elopement. And it’s not only that. It’s a helicopter elopement, a skiing elopement, a snowboard elopement, a husky elopement. Why choose? We could easily have ended up with even more adventures but we would have needed a second day for that. Click here for more inspiration about elopement timelines 
 
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Preparations for the elopement day at the hotel in Zermatt:

Emma got ready in their room in Zermatt together with her sister Olivia. And what a blast they had. It must be a dream to have a sister to share this very special moment with. Sean prepared himself in another room. Olivias husband was supposed to be there but unluckily got stuck in Munich due to the loss of his passport. The hotel had prepared some amazing snacks and champagne. When you go an adventure like this you do need to bunker up with some food and drinks before. 

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First look on the balcony with Zermatt and Matterhorn in the background

Their room had a beautiful Matterhorn view and Zermatt town so we decided it was a good spot for the first look. 

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Horse carriage to the gondola and kissing in the old town of Zermatt

Zermatt is a car-free town which is amazing as it’s so quiet and the air feels fresh. For transportation for a wedding a horse carriage could is the best choice. Especially when you, as Emma, loves animals. 

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Gondola up on the mountain

It’s not often that you go into the gondola or ski lift with a lace wedding dress! But I assure you, it’s great fun! 

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Dogsled with huskies in Zermatt

Dogsled elopement? – There is no limit to what you can do on your wedding day. Do whatever makes your heart sing. Do whatever will make your day the best day of your life. Do whatever will create the best memories ever. Do whatever will create the strongest bond to your partner. Do something new for the first time? Or something that you simply just love doing together. 

If you want to do a real dogsled elopement then you should pick northern Sweden. But if you want it as a part of your day dogsledding in Zermatt works perfectly fine. Just remember that you can not go both of you in the sled at the same time. But the photos are for sure epic! 

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Wedding ceremony, ring exchange and reading the vows

After the dogsled, close to the foot of Matterhorn Emma’s sister Olivia held the ceremony and they exchanged rings and read the vows. Matterhorn makes an amazing frame to the wedding ceremony. Raw and wild compared to the lace and love.

The sun showed its last rays before disappearing behind the mountains – A good moment to continue up on the mountain tops! 

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Skiing and snowboarding to reach the helicopter base

To have the golden hour in the mountains, you need to be on the top of one. The easiest way to ge t there and back before it’s completely dark is by helicopter. In Zermatt it’s especially special as while flying up, you come very close to the majestic mountain and it’s simply a very special moment in so many ways. Then popping the champagne in the sunset in front of this mountain is just epic. This day we were extremely lucky as there was no wind and fairly mild for the season. But you should be prepared for all weathers. 

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It's your wedding day! It deserves to be special!

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“Malin is the best photographer and elopement planner out there. She exceeded our expectations and was such a pleasure to work with. Not only did she act as a photographer she went to Zermatt and planned out our day and helped us book activities. As a local She was also able to give us great recommendations for flowers, hair, makeup, and restaurants. If you are planning a wedding or elopement in Switzerland she is your person!

She helped us plan and did an incredible job photographing our dream elopement in Switzerland in less than 2 weeks she was incredibly responsive and went to Zermatt with a few days notice to plan the best day of our lives!
Her photos are INCREDIBLE and she was the best to work with. She planned a day we could have dreamed of- thank you Malin!”

Do you want to read more about this elopement? Read the feature from Wandering Weddings

A summer elopement wedding in Zermatt could look like this:

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I am not a photographer that just goes and photograph an elopement. I help planning and guiding the FULL experience. The goal is always that it will be THE BEST day of your life.
From finding the best locations for the ceremony, potential activities, timeline from morning to evening, finding vendors, outfits etc. etc.
 
 

"If you could dream up the most *perfect* day together, with absolutely no boundaries, rules or limits
- what would that look like?"
Do you want to experience an adventure wedding elopement similar to this? Contact me today.

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This Post Has 11 Comments

  1. Carly Jones

    How beautiful with the mountains ! Her dress is stunning ! These were so well captured

  2. Leo

    This is the ultimate collection of adventures in one day…wow! Love the photos in this gallery, even how you’ve tied the Matterhorn into the story at every chance. The gondola shots with it in the background are awesome, thanks for sharing!

  3. Sydney

    Absolutely stunning images! You captured all the fun and celebration of the day beautifully.

  4. Elizabeth

    This is wonderful! I feel as though I was transformed to a different place and time, and I was able to see the whole day unfold. Great storytelling through your images.

  5. Marla

    I love the way you captured their details & the getting ready shots! You probably didn’t have a lot of space to work with but they look beautiful and intimate and lovely!

  6. AZ

    OH. MY. GOD! Horse carriage ride to the gondola yes, please. I don’t think this could get much more gorgeous than it is in front of Zermatt.

  7. Haley

    This is one of the coolest elopement days I’ve seen! You captured everything so amazingly!

  8. Shanna

    Oh wow! Switzerland is a dream. I’ve been once but this seals the deal that I need to get back! Gorgeous day!

  9. Jean

    Beautiful! That looks amazing!

  10. Isabelle

    What an absolute wealth of information when planning an elopement!!

  11. Hillary

    This looked like the most epic Elopement, talk about dream Locations! Switzerland is one of the top on my bucket list and this only made me more excited to get there! Amazing photos!

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