Chamonix weekend wedding

Chamonix

We just spent the long weekend in Chamonix, south-east France, for a family wedding. I only previously knew of Chamonix as a ski resort, but turns out it’s just beautiful in the summer: weather in the high twenties, wildflowers everywhere and loads of non-snow-dependent activities. I used the opportunity to take my brand-new camera – an Olympus OM-D – for a spin. I’m rather pleased with the results.

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We stayed with about 20 of my extended family, aged from 4 to 90, in a gorgeous chalet with views to die for along with a hammock, table tennis, pool table and hot tub. Everything you need in life, really. (If you’re interested, the chalet was this one and the rate starts at only 45/eur/night – bargain).

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The chalet was self-catered, so we consumed pretty much exclusively bread & cheese for the entire trip.

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Really nice to have some family hang-time away from everything.

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The chalet even had a resident kitty, 11-year-old Angel, who liked to keep us company on the deck.

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The wedding itself took place in the town’s church with the reception at a nearby golf club. I can’t think of a more picturesque setting and the whole day was super fun.

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We didn’t really do much else apart from take a cable car into the mountains one day (about which more later), wander in the woods, pop into town for the market and hang out at the pool. Pretty much bliss.

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