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Before I got married, I read a quote about a reporter who asked an old couple: ”How did you manage to stay together for 65 years?" The woman replied. "We were born in a time when if something was broken, we would FIX it, not throw it away…." That always stayed on my mind and I was reminded of it when planning our second photoshoot.

This is the second editorial inspired by the beautiful japanese art form Kintsugi (Golden Repair) where broken pottery gets repaired with lacquer mixed with gold, highligthing the cracks and repairs and making the object more valuable and unique. Once again, Noémie from Take a Breath Photography captured perfectly the vision we created!

The wedding photoshoot portrays a modern minimalist style, with an emphasis in simplicity to focus on the love story of a man and a woman, not just on the wedding day but on the marriage, a beautiful covenant that will stand the storms of life and repairs the cracks that may happen by choosing love and grace every time.

As the shoot was in the beginning of September, we were also inspired by nature and the in-between season colors, as autumn starts to show in. I selected a warm palette of mustards, whites and salmon and the florals where a mix of seasonal local blooms from the garden Mille et Une Fleurs,some imported cymbidium orchids and foraged foliage from the region.

The golden line reminding of the kintsugi was carried through both the wedding suite that Meraki created with handmade papers from Sharon & Shellie, to Cuppin's cake, the custom made ceramic plates by Atelier Cythère , even in the perfect branch Simon found for the ceremony floral installation.

Forever lover of contrasts, I decided to have the clean minimalist tablescape against the beautiful Swiss landscape with the lake and the mountains as the background.

It was important for us to find a real couple that would represent well the theme, and so we chose Emilie & Nicolas, who have been married for 10 years now.

Fanny Maillefer did a wonderful job with hair and make up, highliting the natural beauty of the bride.

We were so happy to collaborate with a group of creatives that went above and beyond to bring this story to life and to this day, these are some of our favorite images ever!

Anybody feels like having a minimalist intimate wedding here in Switzerland?

"The world breaks everyone and afterwards many are strong at the broken places" --- Ernest Hemingway.