Handmade ‘Wedding Market’ in Switzerland

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Monica and Andrea were married in Switzerland in March. They wanted a handmade wedding that was small and intimate. “We are both handmade lovers, we love to create stuff and to collect furniture and ancient objects”, said the bride. “We wanted that day would reflect as much as possible our essence.”

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“We are both enthusiasts of traditional markets and so our wedding was like a ‘wedding market’. There was something unique around every corner for us to share with our family and friends. Almost everything was homemade including the tables, we also collected mismatched vintage chairs, ladders, boxes and furniture. We built the lemonade stand and the photo booth too. We recovered, stored, sanded, painted, arranged, cut, screwed lots and lots of ancient wooden furniture – one big central table, old hanging stairs, from which hung bulbs and bottles filled with flowers.”

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The ceremony was intimate, with just close friends and family there, they all got a coach to the church together that morning. “The church was historical and beautiful and surrounded by mountains. The view was amazing. The church had to be small, old, minimalist, in the green. The church we chose was icy but so intimate and the priest was fantastic. The ceremony was short but very significant with plenty of love and with a truly amazing soundtrack including Ruby Tuesday, Sound of Silence and Star Man.”

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“Our favourite moment was when everyone arrived at the reception afterwards. We create a wooden gate with a red door saying ‘Welcome to our World’ on it. Guests took their key, which doubled as their escort card, and then they entered the room. We were waiting on the other side and it was funny to see the surprised faces of everyone!”

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“Our advice to other couples would be to follow only what you really like and not the opinions and rules of others.”

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