Civil Wedding in Zürich
Severine & Juan Pablo
Severine and Juan Pablo met in Switzerland years ago. As he comes from Colombia, they planned an amazing wedding there, but COVID-19 got in the way and had them postponed their international celebration. So, for now, they wanted to get married and make something special out of that day, keep some memories to show their beloved ones far away, and I can assure you they succeded...
COVID measures keep changing every month, but when they got married, I could not get inside the office as there was a restriction in place, so I was outside, ready to receive them when they got out.
Make sure you are wearing your masks, and there you go! See you outside, guys!
Let's have a quick toast for the married couple, and then let's get outside, and meet the other guests!
After taking some photos of the couple coming out of the Zivilstandsamt (which is always one of my favourite parts), a picture with the bride's friends must always be taken.
Some Prosecco was waiting for them by the river. Due to the measures in place, they could not take everyone they wanted for lunch but they were able to have a little but very nice outdoors celebration with them
The bride was wearing a stunning jumpsuit from Maison Rime Arodaky , she looked flawless. The bouquet was a gift from her parents in law, in Colombia.
After the short apero with some friends by the river, we went looking for some privacy to start with their just-married photoshoot.
We manage to find an intimate place nearby where we could take some cozy just married pictures. Although I do some guiding, I like letting them flow and be spontaneous, that's the only way we can truly capture their emotions and feeling on their special day.
And we were lucky enough to get some music! A saxophonist was around the area and he began to play for the couple, so we asked him to join the pictures.
Later, we headed to one of the main streets in Zürich, Bahnhofstrasse, to get more casual pictures that would reflect a bit more the city where they were getting married.
After this short break, we were headed to the wedding feast location, where their family was waiting to greet them.
As a emotional photographer, If I have to choose one of the most emotional moments of a wedding day, I would always go for that first look of your beloved ones, your dad, your mother, your grandmother...
Finally, we arrived to the wedding lunch location, with the rest of the guests.
The groom's family was in Colombia and in the USA, so they arranged a video call for them to be present on their wedding day.
Both the bride and groom's parents made emotive toasts.
Although it was very early in the morning, the groom's family were all dressed up and ready to celebrate this happy day.
The flower bouquet was a present from the groom's parents, so proudly Severine showed them how beautiful it turned out to be.
It was a pleasure to be part of your day, guys, and I really hope you get to have your dreamt wedding in Colombia soon. I wish you the best.