Vanessa & Andrew’s Wedding Weekend in Geneva

Vanessa and Andrew’s wedding weekend in Geneva was very special to be a part of. I remember so much laughter, happy tears, smiles and hugs. Their wedding was filled to the brim with love and capturing it was just wonderful. The range of emotion at their wedding was incredible to see and I really enjoyed documenting it for them both. Like Vanessa and Andrew, their friends and family are incredibly special and made us feel so welcome. We spent a lot of time with them over the weekend and everyone made us feel so welcome and at home. While driving Samuel and me to the church for the rehearsal, I remember Vanessa’s Mum telling us about how she met her husband and how they are more in love now than they day they married. It set the tone for the weekend perfectly.

Vanessa and Andrew have just started on a new adventure in life and I am so pleased for them. They deserve every bit of happiness and success. They are a truly special couple who I am very pleased to call our friends. Thank you for taking such good care of us over the weekend and for the wonderful meal; it was out of this world!

Here is a rather large selection of some of my favourites. Vanessa and Andrew; I am over the moon that you love your photos, thank you for your wonderful feedback!

Samuel and I arrived in Geneva two days before the wedding which allowed us time to sneak in a few pre-wedding snaps of Vanessa and Andrew ahead of the big day. We were very fortunate and had the most amazing golden light.undefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedThe reception was held in a Chateau surrounded by vineyards. Just perfect!undefinedundefinedundefinedA big thank you to Vanessa’s Mum and Dad (Malli and Fred) for helping with this dress shot and for making Samuel and me a chicken sandwich for lunch!undefinedWhat a ring…undefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedVanessa surprised Andrew with a lovely card and a Polaroid which I snapped of them a few days before!undefinedundefinedVanessa did her own makeup and she looked absolutely beautiful…as always!Vanessa’s Mum gave her earrings to wear on the day.undefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedVanessa and her Mum decided to stitch some fabric from her Mum’s wedding dress onto her own dress. Such a lovely idea.undefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedThe ceremony was held at this beautiful little white church.undefinedundefinedGuests arrived on a fun vintage bus!undefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedI love how excited their parents are!undefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedTheir little flower girl was in awe of Vanessa!undefinedundefinedundefinedTheir family helped to decorate Vanessa’s car for the send off. It looked great. Loved the tin cans!undefinedundefinedundefinedVanessa’s Dad’s speech reminded me of my own Dad’s speech at my wedding. I was in floods of tears. It was a fantastic speech. Well done Fred!undefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedI love the way Andrew’s Dad is looking at his Mum.undefinedAlthough the weather had been kind to us in the run up to the wedding, it poured and poured on the day. Vanessa and Andrew didn’t let it bother them and continued to enjoy every minute of their day. Luckily we were able to do a Day After session in their wedding clothes to make the most of the amazing locations and I’ve also included these below.undefinedundefinedYep they live around here…undefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedThe room looked beautiful. I loved the mixture of watering cans and little pots on the table.undefinedVanessa handmade this table plan after getting a carpenter to make the frame. It looked incredible!undefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedAfter the sun set and the drinks reception ended, Vanessa and Andrew were welcomed into the reception with sparklers. So much fun!undefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedThere was so much emotion during the speeches. I laughed, I cried, they were fantastically well written. It’s clear that Vanessa and Andrew’s family and friends love them dearly.

undefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedVanessa’s Mum who is originally from Iran did a little Persian marriage ritual for them. It was fantastic to watch.undefinedundefinedThese two are now engaged too, congrats to them!undefinedundefinedundefinedEveryone headed outside in the dark and suddenly this cake appeared!undefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedVanessa and Andrew, I wish you all the happiness in the world for your future together. Thank you for everything!

Feel free to leave some love for the happy couple! xx

  • Mark Osborne - October 17, 2011 - 10:31 am

    What a beautiful wedding and another fantastic set of photos Dominique. Well done!

  • Samuel - October 17, 2011 - 10:51 am

    Vanessa and Andrew are gorgeous, these pics reflect them perfectly! You captured the day as it unfolded; all the stories and all the emotion. Brilliant.

  • Anushe Low - October 17, 2011 - 11:10 am

    Stunning wedding & stunning work Dominique!! xx

  • Martin Pemberton - October 17, 2011 - 11:20 am

    Lovely images of a gorgeous couple.
    Love the black and whites of them on the hillside.
    Great work

  • Ed Osborn - October 17, 2011 - 11:23 am

    Beautiful wedding and gorgeous couple. Great work.

  • Dasha - October 17, 2011 - 11:36 am

    Omg, LOVE their day after shoot! So beautiful!

  • Sophie - October 17, 2011 - 11:56 am

    Crikey there are a lot there….so good, all of them. what naturals in front of the camera!! LOVELY lovely work. xx

  • Natasha Thompson - October 17, 2011 - 12:49 pm

    I always look forward to your new blog posts. This one is incredible! And Vanessa is gorgeous!

  • Charlotte Palazzo - October 17, 2011 - 1:33 pm

    Utterly stunning and truly inspirational!! x

  • Tom Astley - October 17, 2011 - 1:46 pm

    Another emotion packed day captured perfectly.

  • Chris - October 17, 2011 - 3:15 pm

    Perfect! Simply perfect.

  • Ali Lovegrove - October 17, 2011 - 6:22 pm

    Dominique I am utterly speechless, what a beautiful set of images. The ones of the couple are just phenomenal, what amazing locations you lucky girl! They are a gorgeous couple and you have captured everything magnificently. Absolutely stunning work xx

  • Johanna - October 17, 2011 - 6:46 pm

    Simply …… Stunning! X

  • Juliet McKee - October 17, 2011 - 10:26 pm

    Beautiful couple. Stunning location. Classic Bader photography.

  • Kristy Field - October 18, 2011 - 8:03 am

    Just lovely Dominique (as always). I think your style really suits destination weddings.

  • Tarah Coonan - October 18, 2011 - 9:40 am

    Oh Dominique these are just beautiful…absolutely perfect. What a lucky lucky couple to have you.

  • Abi Ellson - October 18, 2011 - 10:02 am

    What a totally amazing, out of this world wedding. The mother/daughter images at the beginning are so special and I am blinking back the tears (and I don’t even know this lovely family!!). Adore the day after images, such a stunning couple and what a place to live. Brilliant work Dominique x

  • Nikki Chislett - October 19, 2011 - 1:14 pm

    Such a gorgeous wedding, you can see the happiness surrounding the day in every picture, and that ring is AMAZING!

  • Sarah - October 20, 2011 - 7:15 am

    Wow these are more than gorgeous Dominique! The couple must be thrilled and what a gorgeous couple they are too!

  • Joanna - October 20, 2011 - 11:51 am

    Wow, these pictures are phenomenal. You really captured the beauty of their relationship and their individuality. They brought tears to my eyes. What a special day it was, and how blessed we are to have shared it with such an amazing couple! Contratulations!

  • Adam Hughes - October 20, 2011 - 2:01 pm

    Outstanding photos Dominique!!! It was an absolutely incredible day with so much laughter and you captured everything. Makes me want to get married!

    Was great meeting you and hope to see you again soon!! All the best!

  • Delia - October 20, 2011 - 7:52 pm

    Gorgeous work as always Dominique, the bride is just gorgeous and what a beautiful wedding x

  • Tai Jay Phoa - November 5, 2011 - 1:42 pm

    i love the one when the bride is crying what beautiful photo Dominique

  • Simon Partridge - November 16, 2011 - 2:56 pm

    Found this on Snippet and Ink and had to come and have a look at the rest of the photographs. Great work, sir!

  • ani - January 11, 2012 - 10:28 am

    These pictures are so fresh and amazing! I’ve seen a lot of wedding photographers’ work but they’re so similar, carbon copies of each other. Absolutely beautiful couple, look like a bride and her husband should look on such a day, like they can’t wait to be together. Well done!

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