Chamonix weekend wedding

August 15th 2012katie

Chamonix

We just spent the long weekend in Chamonix, south-east France, for a family wedding. I only previously knew of Chamonix as a ski resort, but turns out it’s just beautiful in the summer: weather in the high twenties, wildflowers everywhere and loads of non-snow-dependent activities. I used the opportunity to take my brand-new camera – an Olympus OM-D – for a spin. I’m rather pleased with the results.

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We stayed with about 20 of my extended family, aged from 4 to 90, in a gorgeous chalet with views to die for along with a hammock, table tennis, pool table and hot tub. Everything you need in life, really. (If you’re interested, the chalet was this one and the rate starts at only 45/eur/night – bargain).

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The chalet was self-catered, so we consumed pretty much exclusively bread & cheese for the entire trip.

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Really nice to have some family hang-time away from everything.

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The chalet even had a resident kitty, 11-year-old Angel, who liked to keep us company on the deck.

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The wedding itself took place in the town’s church with the reception at a nearby golf club. I can’t think of a more picturesque setting and the whole day was super fun.

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We didn’t really do much else apart from take a cable car into the mountains one day (about which more later), wander in the woods, pop into town for the market and hang out at the pool. Pretty much bliss.

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Comments (17)

  • Mike

    August 15th 2012 at 11:29 am

    Lovely photos. What an ad for the OM-D.

    1. Katie

      August 15th 2012 at 11:40 am

      They should pay me. In cameras. Are you listening, Olympus?

  • Michelle

    August 15th 2012 at 11:31 am

    Wonderful photographs, and such a beautiful place for a wedding! Especially love the second to last photo – stunning! Your new camera is ace!

  • Magali

    August 15th 2012 at 11:59 am

    Wow. Stunning setting & photos. And I’m coveting the OM-D now (I can’t buy it, I just bought a Fuji X100!)
    I wish *all* rentals came with a resident cat.

  • rooth

    August 15th 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Oh my goodness Chamonix is BEAUTIFUL in the summer time. Sigh. I was there this past February and your pictures of the city are perfect. I’ve got quite the winter ones – grey skies and snow covered ground – to contrast. Of course mine came out no where close to as nicely as yours :)

  • Sara

    August 15th 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Wow, these are amazing Katie. Very jealous of your new camera – its a beaut!!

  • Katie

    August 16th 2012 at 5:26 pm

    oh wow, those pictures are amazing and this kitty <3 too cute!
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  • kat | dot dot dash

    August 17th 2012 at 1:38 pm

    wow, i don’t even know where to begin, looks like such an amazing setting for a holiday and wedding. looks completely relaxing. What beautiful photos x

  • Anushka

    August 17th 2012 at 6:35 pm

    Your photos are so gorgeous! What an amazing location!

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  • Jessica

    September 4th 2012 at 10:00 am

    Wow, it looks beautiful! What a lovely place to have a wedding.

  • katie palmer

    September 20th 2012 at 5:53 pm

    gorgeous photos

  • Nina

    October 19th 2012 at 9:13 am

    I have just stumbled across your blog and I love it! And what a surprise to get to this blog post and see the chalet I worked at as a host a few winters ago featured! Angel was such a sweet little thing too! I must get back there again in summer, it looks incredible.
    Thank you!

    1. Katie

      October 19th 2012 at 9:55 am

      What a coincidence! Glad you found me :)

  • Jonny!

    January 3rd 2013 at 9:23 am

    hi Katie it’s jonny!
    and nice pictures :)

    1. Katie

      January 3rd 2013 at 10:09 am

      Hi Jonny!

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