A wedding in a circus!
Beyond the memories of a famous protagonist, we witness a memorable wedding in a very different fashion. As a photographer I surely felt it was one of the finest weddings I had photographed. The new couple Jocelyne and Patrick had decided to make this wedding quiet different to what we find today. A wedding in a circus!
I had already had the opportunity to take pictures in a place like this, but to photo-shoot a wedding in a circus, wasn’t something I ever quiet imagined to be doing. It was, however in this fine place where the two lovers decided to celebrate their wedding with us. After living in Canada for a long time, the Gruériens decided to return to Switzerland and get married in a circus. Isn’t it different and beautiful? The bride got ready in a classic themed hotel, in the Tour-de-Trême in a very traditional manner.
The ceremony took place in a church, in Gruyère village. So far we were enjoying the good old traditional wedding, but this quickly changed when we were led in to the circus, to continue celebrating the new couple. I aimed to recreate the atmosphere in my photos, with the lights dazzling above us, they lit the entire place, it was a challenge for me, but I loved every minute of it! The dances, the performances and other highlights have made this wedding unforgettable for me and for everyone who was there that day.
Photographer: Alexandre Bourguet
Assistant – Second shooter: Tabaït Van Roth