An Awarded Winter Wedding on Olympic Alps in Piemonte
All our readers know we love Winter Weddings. We also have a partner site where all our winter events are collected – Italian Winter Wedding www.italianwinterwedding.com – so… in a warm summer we could not miss the opportunity to come back to some winter memories and tell you about this amazing wedding we had the pleasure to plan last March.
We are back to Olympic Alps in Piemonte. This year, 2016, we celebrated there 10th anniversary of famous 2006 Olympic games with many exhibitions, celebrations, fairs and cultural events to the Alps and Torino city the main host city of the Olympics. But most of all we had Clare and Rob’s wedding plans going on!!!
We cannot forget to tell you that this special event was awarded among Best Wedding Concept at Belief IWP World Wide Awards. All over the world a special jury selected this lovely and sweet wedding on Piemonte Alps among the winners of International Belief IWP – 3rd Edition. Valentina our planner for the event was honoured to receive the award! In this post you will see some shots who won the prize.
This of course could not happen without the special pictures of Independent Pictures Team who took amazing photos of the day!
Well, but now it is really time to speak about Clare and Rob’s special day!
Clare and Rob are a sweet British couple who live in Brussels. We met them more than one year ago and we literally love them! A sweet and wonderful couple who really wanted to celebrate their wedding with in the snow, tasting that frosty feeling and crystalline air you can get to the Alps only.
They opted for Sestriere immediately and a wonderful Winter Resort located just few steps from Ski Slopes, overlooking Giant Slalom Downhill slope.
The venue is a perfect blend of contemporaneity and classical rustic and mountain flair. It has wide windows an amazing terrace overlooking the Milky Way – the biggest ski compound in Europe.
Clare and Rob both got ready at this wonderful Winter Resort and at the right time they reached Sestriere town hall to celebrate their legal civil ceremony.
Hotel is located literally next door the town hall so that Clare, bridesmaids and her dad giving her away could walk there easily.
The day was clear, sunny and even warm. Warm days to the Alps are so pleasant that you can even stay outdoor for a while taking pictures and having a fun aperitif after the ceremony.
Clare looked great in her amazing wedding dress with faux fur details… lovely! Her bridesmaids looked lovely too in a light blue dress matching snow, ice and sky colours. They perfectly matched Clare’s nail polish…. light blue… well bride needs to have something blue…always!
For her floral decorations she opted for white flowers with some winter greenery and a touch of blue, but most of all… brown elements such as pine cones and branches plus dozens of candles creating a romantic winter atmosphere.
After the civil ceremony in Sestriere town hall guests leaded back to the hotel for a great aperitif on the tower of the hotel overlooking the slopes. Rustic aperitif of the valley with Prosecco served in the snow to keep it chilled.
Clare and Rob took the chance to have some stunning pictures in the snow….they could not miss the opportunity with such a great day! Some steps in the snow and most of all sweet pictures with sleigh dogs. Clare and Rob love dogs and they really wanted to take some pictures with them.
They did not miss the chance to have a ride on the dog sleight day before and day after the wedding… a good side activity for non ski fans.
Once reached the guests they joined the aperitif and took some amazing photos overlooking the Alps at sunset with family and friends.
Dinner was served in the restaurant of the hotel still overlooking the mountains and its valleys. A gourmand dinner with valley dishes and amazing local Piemonte wines.
For their wedding cake Clare and Rob wanted a naked wedding cake, a brand new trend for weddings that we really love!
A great dj played fantastic music for the group who had a great fun up to late at night!
Such a great fantastic Winter Wedding on Olympic Alps. We could never forget Clare and Rob sweetness and they lovely smiles. Thanks for sharing with us such a great day on Piemonte Alps!