Intimate elopement and adventure wedding on Rochers de Naye, Switzerland
If you like mountains, intimacy and a little adventure, but not too extreme, Rochers de Naye might be the best place to elope in Switzerland. You can fly into Geneva airport and it's just a short train ride from Geneva, Lausanne, Vevey, Montreux and Bern. You can of course choose to hike all the way up if you are a bit more hard core about your hiking elopement but the more romantic way is to take the MOB Golden pass train . If you choose to stay in Montreux there are many things to do there during the day before you go up. A vineyard tour in beautiful UNESCO protected Lavaux could be an amazing way to spend the day. Or perhaps you would like to take a little boat ride and enjoy the amazing views from the lake? Or visit the beautiful medieval Chateau de Chillon . All these places makes not only awesome romantic experiences but also awesome pictures from your day! Rochers de Naye is very crowded daytime so the best is to go there in the evening depending on what season it is and when the sun goes down. With Noémie and Thierry we got on the train at Haut de Caux at 16.45. This was a perfect time for September. If you want to hike a bit longer being up there take the train one hour before. In Haut de Caux they made the last touches:
As the last train down on that day was at 18.00 we were alone on the train!
We walked along the ridge to enjoy the view and to find the nicest spots!
And we certainly found them.
The sun was going more and more down and when we felt that we found THE spot Noémie and Thierry read their vows to each other, exchanged the rings and celebrated with a bottle of Champagne! (don't forget to pick up the cork - always leave NO trace)
If you want to stay and share a meal, a raclette, or something on the campfire. Dance under the stars and perhaps take star shots. Perhaps you even decide to stay over night in a tent and wake up to the beautiful sunrise, this is a great spot for that. Be aware of the Chamois that live here, perhaps they want to eat your flowers.
From this very spot the hike down to Haut de Caux is between 1-2 hours depending on which way you take. If you do that you need to bring headlamps or torches as it gets very dark.
This is just a small selection of the almost 1000 pictures we took during this day. Hope you enjoyed the little glimpse of this magic day!
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