It’s a rarity to meet a couple as entirely magnetic as Claire and Chris. Their sincerity, shared excitement for life, and their dedication to those dear to them have merited them a fiercely loyal group of supporters from every corner of the world where their adventures have taken them.
The Swiss beauty and the congenial Aussie gent share an enthusiasm for life that is simply contagious. Their first meeting was arranged by mutual friend Shaun during university – he and Chris had been pals since primary school, and Shaun befriended Claire during high school. It was over a luncheon arranged by Shaun that Claire first met Chris. Both were immediately taken with each other. From that day on, they became their own inseparable team.
The next six wonderful years breezed by, a happy blur of traveling together, enjoying their favorite foods, spending time with friends, and Claire cleaning up after Chris. Both of them make a regular practice of reflecting on how very lucky they feel to have found each other and to navigate life together side by side. Their days of partying into the wee hours and pushing through the next morning’s tequila hangovers slowly gave way to quiet dinners and watching Netflix together over steaming cups of tea. Their respect for each other’s values and individuality has strengthened their bond over the years.
7th July, 2018: The day dawned warm and bright over the Alps in Valais, with only a few wispy clouds among the mountain peaks. Claire and Chris had spent a blissful week in Switzerland with their families in celebratory preparation for the long-awaited day. The wedding day was laid back from start to finish: as exquisite and organic as Claire and Chris themselves. The ceremony took place at Notre-Dame de Crêtaz d'Asse - a little chapel at the panoramic apex of Crans Montana, and a place of special significance to Claire and her family. A gracious reception followed at the Hôtel Royal in the heart of Crans, where guests enjoyed an opulent dinner punctuated by heartfelt toasts and dancing late into the night. What a day to remember!
Ceremony Venue: Notre-Dame de Crêtaz d'Asse
Reception Venue: Hôtel Royal, Crans-Montana
Planning and coordination: ALEX WALES Weddings & Events
Hair and Make up: Salon Camille Albane
Flowers: Stephanie Juon: Au Fleuriste
Lasercut decoration: Laserhaus GmbH
DJ: DJ Valentin
Vintage VW Beetle "Sunny" provided by Family Glässer
Guest transportation: SMC Crans-Montana