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Beautiful two-day wedding in Gstaad /Switzerland
Sahra’s and Pranay’s wedding was one of its kind. Sahra’s family comes from Switzerland, Pranay from India. Though both decided to live in the US, they decided to celebrate their wedding in Sahra’s hometown Saanen and Gstaad. Surrounded by one of the beautiful mountain sceneries you can imagine.
The first day was dedicated to several amazing Indian wedding traditions and an awesome evening party! Have you ever seen or been a part of Indian wedding before? You haven’t? Me neither! I was completely stunned and speechless!
Sahra and Pranay wished to have some first look and some official portraits done on Friday afternoon before the official wedding celebrations started. I love the emotion in their first look photographs so much! And their outfits? Oh my gosh! So beautiful!
The wedding celebration began with a traditional turban wrapping, singing and dancing on the rooftop of the Landaus Hotel in Saanen. Sahra’s beauty has been underlined with beautiful traditional pieces of Indian jewellery. All these moments were already so beautiful and emotional.
The celebrations continued in front of the bakery of Sahra’s family, where the aperitif took place and guests were expecting Pranay’s arrival to join the groom’s procession to meet his bride. Everybody was singing, dancing, and shouting out traditional Indian well wishes.
Sahra’s family greeted the groom and his family, and exchanged floral garlands. After that the all procession entered the celebration hall.
Another beautiful moment happened when Sahra entered the hall under a blanket held by their family members. It’s tradition for the men of the family to give away the bride.
Sahra and Pranay entered the podium and placed a flower garlands around each other’s necks to symbolize their acceptance of the union. And then the big Indian party started! Indian dances and awesome dance performances one after each other took place on the big podium! One of the numerous highlights was definitely a dance of Pranay’s mother, which brought everyone to tears.
On the next day, the getting ready started in the afternoon and took place in the Gstaad palace. Again, I was amazed by Sahra’s and Pranay’s wedding outfits.
Sahra and her father arrived in a Rolls Royce at the church. When she entered the church, all talks and rumours stopped and all heads turned toward her. Everyone was silenced by her graze as she walked down the aisle.
As the ceremony finished, everyone walked down into the village to get some drinks in front of the bakery of Sahra’s family. Yet it was time to decide, who would catch Sahra’s bridal flowers! And of course, a short photoshoot took place at the gorgeous Gstaad palace garden.
The celebration hall at Gstaad palace was incredibly decorated. During this evening I heard probably the most beautiful and emotional speech so far, held by Pranay.
Though Sahra’s and Pranay’s wedding took place in a five Star Hotel, and though I have never seen such wedding decorations, dinner, dresses or jewellery before, those weren’t the highlights for me. For me it was clearly that the wedding was all about those two unbelievable beautiful souls, their love for each other, and of course their families and friends. It was pure love and joy in all speeches, traditional celebrations and gestures throughout the whole wedding.
All the love for you two and your families!
Watch Sahra’s and Pranay’s lovely wedding film made by SCHWALM PICTURES