An elopement in Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland, offers a breathtaking backdrop of majestic mountains, cascading waterfalls, and lush green valleys (you can also look at Wengen in the same region if you like this kind of landscape).

This is where Melanie and Kelly chose to intimately tie the knot, in a deeply meaningful and symbolic ceremony. It was just the two of them, enveloped by the breathtaking scenery of the Swiss Alps, with the iconic Staubbach Falls as their backdrop..

They chose to commit to each other amidst a field in this charming village. And it was very, very touching.

“Our love is something that is almost unbelievable”

Melanie and Kelly met first on a trip to Hawaii with a bunch of mutual friends. They instantly became friends and fell in love with each other over the next year. "Our connection is undeniable. We have so much fun together", they said.

When Kelly was in Hawaii they hung out the whole week. "I just got to know her more and when she wasn’t around me I found myself looking for her or wondering what she was doing. We got back home and still we would hang out at parties she was just on my mind all the time. She was so beautiful I wanted to be around her all the time", he expressed.

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Their love blossomed rapidly.

Melanie said : "Kelly is so easy going and fun. I fell in love with him because of our deep connection. I couldn’t imagine life without him once we began dating. He is the person I want to share every experience with."

Kelly made the proposal. Christmas Eve, they were alone and decided to get a hotel downtown for the evening. They were going to dinner and Melanie was getting ready in the room. She couldn’t decide which dress to wear so she kept trying them on and showing Kelly. "I went to turn around to show him my third option and he said which would go best with this. When I turned around he was on his knee with a beautiful ring", says the bride.

Eloping in Lauterbrunnen

For a while now, Melanie and Kelly have cherished a profound affection for Switzerland. They longed to exchange vows during a romantic symbolic ceremony in a scenic, quintessentially Swiss setting, surrounded by majestic mountains.

Lauterbrunnen is a picturesque alpine village, renowned for its natural beauty and romantic ambiance, making it an ideal destination for couples seeking an intimate and unforgettable wedding experience. A perfect location for Melanie and Kelly to express their deep love for one another.

Their intimate wedding ceremony was simple yet profound, and what stands out vividly in my memory is the intense emotion as Melanie and Kelly gazed into each other's eyes while I conveyed my heartfelt words to them.

“Marriage never meant that much to me and I wasn’t sure I’d want to do it again but Kelly is the epitome of a husband to me. He supports me, shares my life with me and embodies a perfect partner. Boyfriend, partner or fiancé just don’t seem like serious enough terms for the level of commitment we have for one another”, Melanie said.

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A tender elopement in Lauterbrunnen

With its unparalleled beauty and romantic atmosphere, Lauterbrunnen offers couples the opportunity to create cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

I hope that my words will resonate in their hearts forever:

“Kelly, you admire Melanie in her entirety. She is the most beautiful woman outside and inside, in your heart. When you are with her, it means the world to you. She is your world.

Melanie, you feel comforted by Kelly’s calmness all the time. You love his tenderness and how he deeply cares for you. You know that Kelly will always find the perfect solution even in very stressful situations.

Together, you are able to express and share the intensity of your emotions. What you have found in each other and together is magic. You know and appreciate that. Being in gratitude will make your connection always stronger."

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To elevate the celebrations to an even more exclusive and breathtaking level, they embarked on a helicopter journey to a glacier, where they indulged in champagne amidst the awe-inspiring beauty of the icy landscape.

Certainly, Melanie and Kelly will always hold Switzerland dear in their hearts, cherishing what the country provided for their special day.

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Planning your own Lauterbrunnen elopement

Are you envisioning a uniquely intimate and special wedding ceremony or an intimate elopement, whether in the breathtaking landscapes of Switzerland or amidst the charm of an exotic destination abroad?

If you're seeking to create a truly unforgettable experience, tailored to reflect your love story and shared dreams, then look no further! I specialize in crafting deeply meaningful ceremonies that capture the essence of your relationship and celebrate your journey together. Let's work together to turn your wedding day into a cherished memory that will last a lifetime.

I am Marylin Rebelo, and I’m multilingual celebrant and elopement planner based in Switzerland.

Get in touch, and we can discuss about the different options I offer.

PHOTOGRAPHY - MaLove Photography