Winter wedding France
WINTER WEDDING FRANCE
How to book your winter wedding band in France
It may not be the most traditional time to host your nuptials, but there are many reasons why winter weddings are becoming more and more popular. In fact, some people will argue that it is the best time to get married. After all, how many winter weddings have you been invited to? And just think of all those beautiful seasonal decorations, heart-warming winter cocktails and glistening snow. Not to mention the stress-free wedding planning as all your top choices: venue, winter wedding band, caterer, etc., are all available on your chosen date.
But if you still need convincing of why you should hold a winter wedding, let’s outline the benefits in more detail.
What could be more magical than a white wedding? Chamonix, in the Haute-Savoie region of France, is known the world over for its spectacular Mont Blanc massif, setting a sensational backdrop for this romantic destination which is favoured among celebrities and the elite. While every dedicated skier and snowboarder puts Chamonix on their bucket list, the charming resort sitting at the foot of Mont Blanc buzzes with a colourful, cosmopolitan crowd. The valley is filled with charming old Victorian buildings and Belle Époque architecture, and is peacefully traffic free at its centre. There are many venues available for a religious ceremony in Chamonix, particularly the beautiful Saint Michel Catholic church in the centre of town, with its baroque design and mesmerising organs. There are also a host of exceptional venues for your wedding reception, be it an elegant chalet with traditional mountain décor or a turn of the century palace.
Megève had its beginnings as a ski resort in the 1910s when the Rothschild family started to spend their winter vacations here after becoming disenchanted with the Swiss resort of St. Moritz. Located in the Haute-Savoie region of France, Megève has been one of Europe’s most popular resorts ever since, attracting many wealthy individuals and celebrities. They are all drawn to its history, but also the charm of Megève. It is in a lovely sunny setting and has a beautifully preserved, partly medieval centre, which is car-free and comes complete with open-air ice rink, horse-drawn sleighs, cobbled streets and a fine church. Lots of smart clothing, jewellery, antique, gift and food shops add to the chic atmosphere.
The medieval church is the perfect place to hold a wedding ceremony. Built at the same time as the Priory founded by the Benedictine monks in 1085, the church consists of three parts each corresponding to a different era. It is listed as a historical monument and is one of the most original in the region. The choir, with its late gothic style, dates back to the end of the 14th century, while the vaults of 1828 are decorated with paintings by the Italian artist Mucengo.
There are also a number of incredible venues for your wedding reception, from refined five-star hotels, to romantic chalets.
A HOLIDAY FOR EVERYONE
Who doesn’t want to spend a few days of the long winter season in the magical resort of Chamonix or Megève? Guests will be excited at the prospect of a mini-holiday in the French Alps surrounding your magical wedding ceremony and celebration.
If you would like to book our band for your winter wedding in France, please feel free to get in contact.