Chamonix, France


Florence Grandidier

I came home from work one evening to find our house, Lemon Tree Cottage, in complete darkness. After opening the door, the inside of the house was lit up with candles and our song was playing faintly in the distance. I knew this was the moment. My heart was racing and I saw my first clue. It was the first part of ‘our story’ written on a card in the shape of a lemon. It led me to the second… the third and so on. The tenth lemon took me out into the garden where Fred was standing at the end of an aisle of rose and he popped the question!

We decided to get married in Chamonix in the French Alpes. We adore the mountains and Chamonix is very close to our hearts. We married in the local church and held our reception in a wooden lodge which was perfect with its cosy atmosphere and roaring fires because it poured with rain all day long – which I’ve been told is good luck!

I had visions of what I wanted my wedding dress to be and as soon as I found Paloma Blanca I knew this was the designer for me. After searching all across England I found a little boutique shop called Icon Bridal who stocked the dresses and they helped me find my dream dress in style 4560. The dress combined with a stunning cathedral length veil made me feel like a princess!

We couldn’t have asked for more in each other, the dress, the venue or the mountains! It was truly the perfect day.