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Chamonix weekend wedding


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).


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


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


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


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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  1. Mike

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

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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 :)

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

  6. 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

  7. Your photos are so gorgeous! What an amazing location!

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

  9. Nina

    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!

  10. Jonny!

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

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