This Couple Bungee Jumped Their Way To Their "I Do"'s!

“It was amazing – the vendor told us we were the first couple to ever jump in a wedding gown and suit! To be honest, I was more worried about my husband than I was for myself because it was his first time bungee jumping (and my fifth). In that moment, we felt that if we could overcome our fears together, nothing else in this world would be able tear us apart.” ~ Genevieve

Pinkas was born and raised in Switzerland, and it was there that he met Genevieve, a Singaporean, while she was on her travels. When the couple decided that they were ready to begin the next chapter of their life together, they called upon the team behind ABC Studio to document their crazy pre-wedding and wedding journey in Switzerland. To commemorate the occasion, Pinkas and Genevieve bungee jumped from the 220-metre high Verzasca Dam, where James Bond himself jumped in GoldenEye. The best part? This daring duo made the jump in their gown and suit!

Be sure to watch both of the videos we’ve included in this feature – they’re guaranteed to make you want to go on an adventure yourself!

Here are a few photos from the couple's pre-wedding shoot:

How did you meet and what was the proposal like?
“I met my husband Pinkas while I was travelling in Switzerland. I was there alone and a friend of my aunt had introduced me to him to show me around Switzerland. He was the sweetest man I’ve ever met; he even prepared snacks and water in the car before coming to pick me up. We went on many adventures together and he never failed to make me laugh. After a couple of months of sharing a long distance relationship and travelling back and forth between Singapore and Switzerland, we both felt that the time was right for marriage. 

He decided to propose to me on a farm by one of the many lakes in Switzerland, where we had dinner by an open campfire. After dinner, he got his friend to set off fireworks while we were looking down at the lake (from the hill where the farm stood). He got down on one knee, and the rest is history.” ~ Genevieve

Here are a couple of pictures from their proposal:

Please tell us a little bit about your pre-wedding shoot and wedding in Switzerland.
“Because of our friend’s recommendation, we decided to hire ABC Studio to cover our pre-wedding and wedding in Switzerland. We scheduled both within days of each other, as we had to fly the team over from Malaysia. Everything happened very quickly from the moment they touched down in Zürich.

My dad told Pinkas that he had to bungee jump to earn my hand in marriage. My family is crazy adventurous; since they were all in Switzerland and wanted to bungee jump as a family, Pinkas and I decided we might as well take this opportunity to have our pre-wedding photos taken as well. Along the way to and from the bungee jump site at Valle Verzasca (three hours’ drive from where we live), we stopped by a number of picturesque mountains and sceneries. After that day, our photographers told us that they needed more footage, and suggested that we make a trip down to Zürich on another day. I was really impressed by that and very grateful to have them; they weren’t at all calculative of the time they spent with us, but instead were really focused on getting us the best wedding videos. 

We had our registry of marriage at Villa Villette by Lake Zug. The ceremony was held in German and English. After the ceremony, we made our way to Schloss Meggenhorn (Meggenhorn Castle) for apéro, and while our guests mingled we drove out to Luzern to take more photos. From there, we took a horse carriage back up to the castle. I had my bridal bouquet toss in the garden outside the castle before we all gathered in front of the entrance to release balloons. We then proceeded to the castle for dinner.” ~ Genevieve 

Please tell us about your bungee jumping experience. It looks incredible!
“It was amazing – the vendor told us we were the first couple to ever jump in a wedding gown and suit! To be honest, I was more worried about my husband than I was for myself because it was his first time bungee jumping (and my fifth). In that moment, we felt that if we could overcome our fears together, nothing else in this world would be able tear us apart.” ~ Genevieve

 

Congratulations on your marriage, Pinkas and Genevieve! May it be every bit as beautiful and adventure-filled as your wedding!

 

 

Vendor Information
Venues: Villa Villette and Schloss Meggenhorn in Switzerland
Locations (Pre-wedding Shoot): Valle Verzasca, Villa Villette, Lake Zug, Schloss Meggenhorn, Zürich City and Lake Luzern
Photography and Videography: ABC Studio
Bungee Jumping: 007


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