Georden and Jamie’s Wedding

Georden and Jamie initially contacted us in July 2017 to explore the options for their idea of a winter wedding in Italy.

The wedding party – 21 guests in total, arrived in Champoluc a few days before the ceremony, this allowed us to run through the various aspects of the wedding day with Georden and Jamie in advance, and for Georden to have a trial hair and makeup appointment with our resident hair dresser.

The majority of the guests stayed at the delightful Hotel La Rouja. This boutique hotel benefits from a great location in the centre of the resort, with wonderful views up and down the valley. It’s a stylish hotel that is comfortable and welcoming.

Hotel La Rouja, Champoluc

Photo Credit: PROtography

The Wedding Day

The bride and her 4 bridesmaids had their hair and makeup done at the hotel on the morning of the wedding. 7am does seem like an early start, but not too early to start drinking prosecco!

Georden

The Ceremony

Our wedding ceremony’s take place in the stunning Comune, a historic building overlooking the Ayas Valley and the peaks of the Monterosa range.

Lunch Time Reception

Georden and Jamie and their guests celebrated after the ceremony at a reception held at Bar du Soleil, located at the top of the Frachey funicular. The restaurant is easily accessible, an important consideration if there are guests who don’t ski, as they will still feel very much part of the fun and frivolities from the balcony or the wedding marquee.

The location is perfect for the novice skier too as the slope is gentle and has a travellator to get the guests back up to the restaurant. For those that wish to ski a longer run – La Mandria chair lift is just below the restaurant and this takes you higher up the mountain, which lends itself to wonderful photo opportunities.

Bride and Groom arrive on a skidoo

Guests were greeted with a glass of Prosecco and then the couple made their entrance on the skidoo.

We put up an open sided marquee on the terrace of the restaurant, and built an ice bar for the drinks. A wonderful buffet selection was served under the marquee.

Another wonderful photo opportunity and a chance to enjoy the mountains for what was a perfect afternoon.

Bride and groom in the mountains

The Evening Reception

Georden and Jamie booked the Brasserie for their exclusive use for the evening reception. Georden decorated the table with some wedding items that she sent out with us when our buses left for Italy in November. This meant some forward planning on her part, but it allowed her to really personalise her reception with candles and other wedding decorations. The couple also brought their own music playlist to play over the restaurant’s music system.

Everyone was treated to a wonderful firework display half way through the evening. You know it’s a great party when everyone heads to bed at 3am!

The Following Day…

The next day saw the group, back up on the mountains for a couple of hours, along with Rob Grange, our recommended photographer – taking the photos which Georden and Jamie will treasure and remind them of their spectacular ski wedding.

Guests skiing after the ski wedding

And from our happy couple:

Firstly, thank you so much to Fiona, for arranging everything, you were so helpful and patient with us and answered all of our questions, you really went above and beyond to make sure everything was organised for us and ran smoothly.

Roger and the team were also great and arranged everything for our guests, it really took the stress out of arranging a group holiday alongside a wedding! The packs we received before we set off were a really nice touch too.

It’s hard to put into words how grateful we are to the team in Champoluc, they really did go above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect. From landing to arriving back at the airport we were looked after. Everyone was helpful and friendly and went out of their way to make sure we had the best possible time. All of our guests have said how well organised it was and what an amazing time they had. Special thanks to Oli for the tour of the mountains, a great way to end the holiday 👍

The wedding day was incredible, everything was arranged perfectly, we literally just had to say ‘si’. We loved all of the special touches throughout the day, especially the ice bar! We really do appreciate all of the effort and planning it must have taken to make it the most amazing day for us and our guests. We didn’t even have to pack up our decorations, they were delivered to our room the next day in our hold-all ready to go!

Finally, we would just like to say it really was the best day/week of our lives and we really couldn’t have done it without you! Hopefully we will ski with you next season!

Mr & Mrs Jenkins

Getting ‘hitched’ and going skiing!

Swapping high heels and brogues for ski and board boots, the bridal party attracted cheers, hugs and impromptu photo-ops with holiday makers in Champoluc on Thursday! Mr and Mrs Morgan had practised skiing in non-traditional attire earlier in the week when they took to the slopes as a 10ft T-rex and Marge Simpson with their band of merry men and women – including, a shark, Donald Trump, two Mexicans, and several (if not quite seven) dwarfs. We were left guessing at what the fancy dress theme could possibly be, but it all made sense once we were told it was things beginning with the bride and groom’s initials (S, D, G, M)!

Looking altogether more glamorous on the day they tied the knot, Stephanie and Gary were treated to a sunny outdoor ceremony in Antagnod, before heading for the Del Lago blue run from the top of the La Mandria chair lift.

The bride and her bridesmaids all had their dresses tailored to enable them to wear beautiful long dresses for the ceremony (obscuring their ski socks!) that would ‘hitch’ up in style for skiing later in the day!

Blue skies, a relatively warm day and spectacular views provided the perfect backdrop for the time of their lives and some very unique wedding photos! No one had to be told to smile for photos as guests, onlookers and our own Ski 2 staff grinned from ear to ear at the sheer joy of the day.

All that remains is to thank Steph and Gary and all of their guests for sharing this wonderful occasion with us.

David and Zoe’s Ski Wedding in Champoluc

Bride arriving at her ski wedding

Just Married and Snowboarding Together!

Thank you to everyone at Ski 2 in Champoluc for making our day more special than we could have imagined!”-  Mrs Zoe Noble Atkins, February 2017

Against a backdrop of majestic mountains and blue skies, the beautiful town hall in Antagnod created a romantic setting for bride and groom Zoe and David to tie the knot on Wednesday. The town hall features patterns on every surface – herringbone tiles, delicately painted interior and exterior walls, and beautiful wooden furniture. The bride entered the ceremony via a carved wooden staircase to a room full of guests who were all beautifully attired and snow-booted!

Following the ceremony, where a few happy tears were shed, the guests were whisked off in a small fleet of Ski 2 minivans. The newlyweds followed in style, from boarding the funicular train to arriving at the reception on the slopes side saddle on the back of a snowmobile!

Enjoying the Mountains

Bubbly in the sun and boards of local delicacies, including charcuterie and cheese, awaited the wedding party under a white marquee – energising some guests for time on the slopes. The children took (fearlessly!) to sledges and the bride and groom and a few guests strapped on their boots and took a run on the pistes.

The Evening Celebrations

A magical day was topped off by a delicious dinner in a private dining area at Lo Bistrot and, against a starry sky, a personal choreographed fireworks display by dual qualified professional pyro-technician and ski instructor Nick Roberts!

If you’d like to share your special day with us, please contact us to discuss your dream wedding!

View the full gallery from David and Zoe’s wedding.

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Heather and Paul

heather-paul-web01Heather and Paul are regular visitors to Champoluc and, like us, feel very much at home in the resort and the stunning location.

Heather and Fiona quickly established a good working relationship and together started planning what was going to be a truly bespoke wedding. The couple wanted their alpine wedding to be a real celebration surrounded by close friends and relatives. The main wedding party arrived a few days before Christmas, which gave them a chance to arrange the final details with the resort team, as well as having a relaxing festive celebration.

Wedding Outfits

The wedding day was greeted with a fresh blanket of snow and picturesque mountains. The bride chose to wear a full length and elegant wedding dress which was complimented by a fur shoulder shrug and a hand tied bunch of white calla lilies, delicately decorated with gemstone. Her bridesmaid wore a fitted, silver- grey long dress, also with a matching fur and again held a hand tied bunch of calla lilies with a silver- grey silk ribbon.

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