Pioneering Swisstainability: Capturing Sustainable Love Stories in the Jungfrau Region

by | Feb 19, 2024

We are ‘Swisstainable’

Attention all nature-loving couples who share a passion for sustainability – I’ve got some exciting news to share. I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve become the first and only wedding filmmaker and photographer in Switzerland to achieve the prestigious ‘Swisstainable’ accreditation from Switzerland Tourism.

But what does it mean to be Swisstainable? Officially, it means Story Of Your Day part of the Switzerland Tourism sustainability program ‘Swisstainable,’ classified at Level I – committed. This program unites businesses and organizations across the Swiss tourism sector. Through our participation, we pledge to continue our sustainable business development journey, implementing measures to minimize our environmental footprint and contribute to the long-term health of our beautiful country.

Swisstainable isn’t just a label—it’s a commitment to sustainability that runs deep in everything I do.

When it comes to planning, filming, and photographing elopements, proposals and intimate weddings in the Jungfrau Region, Story Of Your Day is committed to preserving the natural beauty that sets this landscape apart.

Here’s how we ensure every moment of your special day respects and honors the environment:

Commitment 1: Nature and Scenery

Active Engagement in the Leave No Trace Community
We’re proud members of the Leave No Trace Community, dedicated to minimizing our impact on the land. After each session, we ensure that both ourselves and our clients adhere to Leave No Trace principles. This means respecting land boundaries, understanding where we can film, and leaving no trace behind. By promoting these practices, we’re safeguarding the pristine beauty of the Jungfrau Region for future generations.

Knowledge Expansion of Surrounding Land
Understanding the intricacies of the local terrain is crucial to our work. We take the time to learn about the land surrounding Wengen, providing valuable insights to fellow photographers and videographers. By sharing our knowledge, we empower others to plan their shoots responsibly, respecting the delicate balance of nature.

Education and Expectation Management for Couples
We’re passionate about educating couples on sustainable wedding planning. From choosing eco-friendly decor to selecting low-impact venues, we guide our clients every step of the way. By managing expectations and fostering environmental stewardship, we empower couples to create meaningful celebrations that leave a positive legacy.

Commitment 2: Mobility

Public Transport Pledge
At Story Of Your Day, we’re committed to sustainable mobility. That’s why we exclusively use public transport when moving with our clients from one location to another. By opting for trains, buses, and other eco-friendly options, we not only lessen our environmental impact but also dive deep into the local experience. Through this, we showcase our dedication to sustainable travel and hope to inspire others to do the same.

Local Transport Engagement
In line with our sustainability ethos, we actively collaborate with local transport services, cable cars, and gondolas for our proposals, elopements, and intimate weddings. By leveraging these eco-friendly modes of travel, we not only minimize our footprint but also highlight the beauty of exploring the Jungfrau Region sustainably. Through social media, we shine a light on the importance of backing local transport services and encourage others to choose green travel alternatives.

Seamless Logistics Support
To make sustainable travel a breeze, we offer end-to-end logistics support, The Swiss Concierge’ for clients arriving in Switzerland. From airport transfers to navigating local transport, we provide tailored guidance to ensure our clients seamlessly transition to eco-friendly transportation. By empowering them to embrace sustainable mobility, we contribute to reducing carbon emissions and preserving the Jungfrau Region’s natural beauty for generations to come.

During the recent proposal that filmed and photographed of Zafeera and Adam, we travelled around the local area on trains, buses and cable cars…

Commitment 3. People and Culture

At Story Of Your Day, we are dedicated to promoting and working with the local community and businesses in the Jungfrau Region. From planning wedding proposals to capturing elopements and weddings, our commitment extends to supporting and collaborating with local stakeholders to enhance the authenticity of each experience.

Local Community Collaboration
We collaborate closely with the local community in the Jungfrau Region. From featuring local artisans to highlighting cultural traditions, we support residents and celebrate the region’s charm, enriching our clients’ experiences with authentic local flavour.

Engagement with Local Stakeholders
We partner with local farmers, landowners, and hotels to integrate authentic elements into our services. By sourcing local produce and utilising picturesque filming locations, we showcase the region’s diversity while supporting its businesses and preserving its heritage.

Emphasis on Local Vendors
We prioritise working with local vendors who share our commitment to sustainability and cultural preservation. Supporting local businesses not only minimises our ecological footprint but also contributes to the region’s economic vitality. Through these efforts, we create authentic experiences while fostering sustainable development.

For the elopement of Amanda and Kayla we had great fun with Hans, the local farmer, who not only allowed us to use his farmland as the perfect location for the hand-fasting ceremony but he also escorted the brides to this idyllic location on the back of his tractor.

Through these measures, we prioritize community engagement, support local businesses, and celebrate cultural diversity in the Jungfrau Region. This ensures meaningful and authentic experiences for our clients while contributing to sustainable development.

Story Of Your Day is committed to sustainable love in Switzerland’s Jungfrau Region. Through our dedication to Swisstainability, we ensure that every elopement, proposal, and intimate wedding is a celebration of love in harmony with nature. From respecting the land to engaging with local communities and supporting eco-friendly mobility, we prioritize sustainability in every aspect of our work.

Explore our elopement and proposal pages on our website and take the first step towards creating unforgettable moments amidst the beauty of the Jungfrau Region. 

Together, let’s embrace the magic of sustainable love and preserve the wonders of tomorrow.

Elopements in the Jungfrau Region

Proposals in the Jungfrau Region

And if you want to know more about why you should choose a local vendor for your proposal and elopement then read my blog  ‘WHY CHOOSE LOCAL VENDORS FOR YOUR SWISS ELOPEMENT OR PROPOSAL

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