Les 3 Vallées wedding

Welcome to the enchanting world of the Alps, where your “3 Vallees wedding” aspirations find their idyllic setting. As a French Alps wedding photographer, I blend 15 years of ski and snowboard expertise with professional photography to immortalize your love story amid the 3 Valleys’ majestic landscapes. My unique perspective, honed on these very slopes, allows me to capture not just images but the essence of your “3 Vallees wedding” celebration in this alpine paradise.

Ski instructor wedding photographer in the Alps

I’m Paul Keppel, and I specialize in capturing love’s magic against Europe’s most stunning landscapes. With 8 Zermatt weddings and two in the French Alps under my belt, my transition from a ski and snowboard instructor in Verbier to a wedding photographer in Cornwall’s verdant settings has been remarkable. My diverse background not only enriches my life but also the cherished moments I photograph.

The French Alps offer a wedding experience as unique and awe-inspiring as the Swiss Alps. Whether it’s the quaint allure of Les Arcs or the vast beauty of the Three Vallees, each event is a celebration of love against nature’s magnificent canvas.

I’ve also spent three winters delving into Les Deux Alpes, becoming intimately acquainted with this magical resort and its neighbours like the picturesque Alpe d’Huez and Serre Chevalier with its forest-bordered runs. My extensive stays in Les Gets/Morzine have allowed me to absorb their unique mountain charm, enhancing my familiarity with these enchanting locales.

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The Magical Backdrop of the 3 Vallées

Setting the Scene

The 3 Valleys, renowned as the world’s largest connected ski area, is a quintessential destination for ski enthusiasts. Nestled in the northern French Alps, this expansive region offers 600 km of well-groomed pistes, serviced by an efficient lift system comprising 180 lifts, ensuring that every corner of its 330 marked pistes is accessible.

The high-altitude terrain of the 3 Valleys, with 85% of its runs situated above 1800 meters, guarantees snow-sure conditions, making it a reliable choice for your ski holiday. The area is crowned by Val Thorens, Europe’s highest ski resort, where lifts ascend to an impressive 3200 meters, offering breathtaking views and exhilarating descents.

Catering to all levels of skiing and snowboarding ability, the 3 Valleys is meticulously designed to provide a fulfilling experience for everyone, from beginners to advanced enthusiasts. Novices can gain confidence on 43 green and 129 blue runs, benefiting from the ‘Easy Rider’ system’s clear signposting, while intermediate skiers can traverse the vast expanse, exploring the varied terrain from 3200 meters down to 1300 meters.

For those seeking thrills, four snowparks with diverse features cater to freestylers of all levels, and the tree-lined runs of La Tania and Les Menuires offer shelter and adventure on low-visibility days. Advanced skiers and boarders can challenge themselves on the infamous Grand Couloir in Courchevel or explore the vast off-piste opportunities that the 3 Valleys is famed for. With a single lift pass granting access to all eight resorts, the 3 Valleys invite you to embark on a skiing journey like no other, where the possibilities are as vast as the terrain itself.

Courchevel Weddings: Elegance on the Slopes

Courchevel is a synonym for elegance and exclusivity, providing a splendid backdrop for your “3 Vallees wedding.” Its reputation for upscale accommodations, gourmet dining, and breathtaking views ensures a lavish experience. Here, every photo captures the essence of sophistication against a panorama of snow-covered peaks and chic chalets, making every moment a frame-worthy masterpiece.

Meribel Wedding: Heart of the 3 Vallees

Meribel, nestled at the heart of the 3 Valleys, offers a perfect blend of traditional alpine aesthetics and a lively atmosphere. Its central location makes it a sought-after spot for couples seeking a mix of intimacy and festivity. The town’s rustic charm and picturesque settings create a warm, inviting ambience, ideal for those who wish to infuse their “3 Vallees wedding” with a sense of adventure and cosiness.

Val Thorens Wedding: Soaring to New Heights

Val Thorens, celebrated as the highest ski resort in Europe, presents a wedding experience that’s literally above the rest. Its modern amenities and sweeping views offer a unique juxtaposition of contemporary luxury and natural splendour. Whether you’re dreaming of an intimate ceremony or a grand celebration, Val Thorens’ versatile venues ensure your “3 Vallees wedding” is as exhilarating as the panoramic vistas it’s set against.

A Special Feature: St Martin de Belleville – A Hidden Gem

In the quaint village of St Martin de Belleville, I once captured a wedding that beautifully melded traditional charm with adventurous spirit. The intimate setting of L’Etoile des Neiges, followed by a spirited celebration at Pourquoi Pas Bar, showcased the 3 Valleys’ versatile appeal. The highlight was a post-wedding ski session in Meribel, where the bride and groom, adorned in their wedding finery, embraced the slopes, creating unforgettable memories and stunning photographs that epitomize the joy and uniqueness of a 3 Vallees wedding.

Extended Insights: Embracing Alpine Weddings Explore the enchanting possibilities of alpine weddings, from the ethereal beauty of snow-kissed landscapes to the vibrant hues of alpine flora in summer. Understand how each season brings its charm and challenges, from winter’s fairy-tale snowscapes to summer’s verdant meadows. We’ll delve into practical advice on attire, ensuring comfort and style blend seamlessly, and explore how to leverage the natural backdrop to enhance your wedding’s aesthetic, making it a truly immersive 3 Vallees wedding experience.

Some of my favourite images from a St Martin de Belleville wedding

We had the pleasure of having Paul capture our white winter wedding in the Alps this January, and we couldn’t be more delighted with the results.

Despite the challenges of shooting during January’s frosty embrace, Paul exceeded our expectations in every way. His ability to navigate the unique lighting conditions and embrace the snowy landscape resulted in photos that were nothing short of magical.

From the intimate moments shared during our snowy ceremony to the joyous festivities that followed, Paul expertly captured every detail with warmth and precision. Their professionalism and calming presence made the entire experience a joy, allowing us to fully immerse ourselves in the magic of the day.

We are immensely grateful to Paul for their talent, dedication, and impeccable service. They have gifted us with memories that will last a lifetime, and we wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone seeking extraordinary wedding photography in the Alps.

Jac & Bessie – St Martin de Belleville wedding

Les 3 Vallées wedding on the snow

Opting for a “3 Vallees wedding” offers more than just a spectacular location; it’s about immersing yourselves in an experience that melds love, adventure, and the breathtaking French Alps. Whether you’re drawn to the charm of Les Arcs or the majestic beauty of Zermatt, your wedding will be a celebration against some of the most stunning backdrops in the Alps. As your dedicated French Alps wedding photographer, I’m committed to capturing every moment, ensuring your wedding narrative is as captivating and magical as the locations themselves, from the 3 Vallees to Les Arcs and Zermatt.

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If you would like to enquire about a Les 3 Vallées wedding or another location then please feel free to get in touch. Tell me as many details as possible, I love hearing all about what people have planned for their big day, and also the finer details… how you met and a bit about you both.

Please feel free to contact me on 07854172143 or if you prefer you can contact me by email at info@paulkeppel.co.uk or by using the form below. I aim to respond within 24 hours however if you haven’t heard back from me please check your spam folders as sometimes emails drop into there.

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