Although today’s shoot doesn’t take place in a real-life Swiss chalet, you’d almost never know it by looking at these images. The talented team of Samantha Jay Photography, Bottle Pop Party Co., and Fresh Designs Florist created this styled wedding ripe with ideas inspired by the Alps and bier gardens, with a modern take on some rustic decor. Love!

Swiss chalet wedding inspiration - photo by Samantha Jay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/swiss-chalet-wedding-inspiration

From the photographer, Samantha Jay Photography: While the historic hills of the Brandywine Valley in Pennsylvania are a far cry from the snow-capped Alps in Germany and Switzerland, the roots of our inhabitants can be found there. Here you’ll also find a converted barn wedding venue whose walnut beams and white washed walls invoke the same feelings of a warm and cozy mountain chalet. The Gables at Chadds Ford was the inspiration for our alpine affair so we filled it with the work of some of our area’s most talented wedding professionals.

green and white wedding invitations - photo by Samantha Jay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/swiss-chalet-wedding-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Samantha Jay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/swiss-chalet-wedding-inspiration

braided wedding hair - photo by Samantha Jay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/swiss-chalet-wedding-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Samantha Jay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/swiss-chalet-wedding-inspiration

grooms attire - photo by Samantha Jay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/swiss-chalet-wedding-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Samantha Jay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/swiss-chalet-wedding-inspiration

wedding favor box - photo by Samantha Jay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/swiss-chalet-wedding-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Samantha Jay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/swiss-chalet-wedding-inspiration

ring box - photo by Samantha Jay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/swiss-chalet-wedding-inspiration

wedding rings - photo by Samantha Jay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/swiss-chalet-wedding-inspiration

cascading greenery bouquet - photo by Samantha Jay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/swiss-chalet-wedding-inspiration

engagement ring - photo by Samantha Jay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/swiss-chalet-wedding-inspiration

Alphorn players filled the air with the melody of their horns while guests would sit upon wooden benches for the ceremony. The ring bearer, in his vintage lederhosen, carried the rose gold rings set upon antique velvet ribbon and stole the show while doing it. The bride, in a long sleeved sheer dress, carried a cascading bouquet of greenery and cozied up with her groom, who was dressed in layers of wool. Hand lettered handmade stationary would guide their guests inside, where tables were set with simple place settings and linen menus. Desserts were varied and sat atop vintage silver platters. A bier garden and s’mores area rounded out our cozy, wintery shoot in the most delicious way.

reception table - photo by Samantha Jay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/swiss-chalet-wedding-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Samantha Jay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/swiss-chalet-wedding-inspiration

tablescape with wooden elements - photo by Samantha Jay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/swiss-chalet-wedding-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Samantha Jay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/swiss-chalet-wedding-inspiration

modern rustic table - photo by Samantha Jay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/swiss-chalet-wedding-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Samantha Jay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/swiss-chalet-wedding-inspiration

modern tablescape - photo by Samantha Jay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/swiss-chalet-wedding-inspiration

dessert bar - photo by Samantha Jay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/swiss-chalet-wedding-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Samantha Jay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/swiss-chalet-wedding-inspiration

wedding macarons - photo by Samantha Jay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/swiss-chalet-wedding-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Samantha Jay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/swiss-chalet-wedding-inspiration

smores bar - photo by Samantha Jay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/swiss-chalet-wedding-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Samantha Jay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/swiss-chalet-wedding-inspiration

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1 comments
  • Nicole Schwalge

    WHAAAAT. I am obsessed with everything about this………….!!!!!