Alice & Andrew | Snowdonia Elopement

Alice & Andrew | Snowdonia Elopement

What Alice & Andrew had to say about their Snowdonia Elopement.

There are a few reasons why we decided to elope. We’ve already had a big formal wedding in Russia and for our legal UK wedding we just wanted a relaxing day where it was all about us and no one else mattered. Living a busy city live in London, we’re really country people at heart and fell in love with Wales, its rugged charm, the picturesque scenery and the beautiful views. So when we decided to elope there was nowhere else but our favourite spot in Snowdonia where we wanted to go – Dolgellau.

We found a super dreamy cottage for 2 on Air BnB and from the moment we arrived we knew it was the perfect choice! We wanted to go on a bit of a walk for photos before and after the ceremony so we asked Babs to come to the cottage first thing in the morning. I had brought 2 dresses so after the walk we went back to the cottage to get changed. I knew I didn’t want anyone to do my hair and make-up but I really wanted a flower crown so I got in touch with Flowers by Adele who made me a gorgeous one, and our photographer Babs picked it up for us on the way to the register office.

We managed to keep our slot at the Register Office before Wales went into COVID-19 lockdown and even though our ceremony involved plastic gloves and social distancing for the 6 of us – it was just perfect! And intimate! After the ceremony we spent time with Babs taking photos on Barmouth Beach. The beach was deserted and beautifully sunny and we just had the best day every! When we got back to our cozy cottage, we enjoyed more Russian caviar and endless champagne and ended the day in our very own hot tub.

We couldn’t have asked for a better day so any couples reading this thinking about an elopement … do it! It really was the best day of our lives and we will cherish every single moment forever!

If, like Alice & Andrew, you are currently considering an elopement in Snowdonia – head on over and read everything you need to know about How to elope anywhere in the UK.

couple hugging in the woods with the woman standing on a little stone wall
couple twirling in a ruin's archway on their elopement day by Snowdonia Elopement Photographer
couple walking uphill in a sunlit forest on their elopement day by Snowdonia Wedding Photographer
black and white image of bride and groom sitting on a tree stump in the middle of the forest by Snowdonia wedding Photographer
bride and groom in the forest with the bride standing on a tree stump and her arms stretched out on either side by Snowdonia Wedding Photographer
bride and groom running downhill in a forest by Snowdonia Wedding Photographer
bride and groom walking on a forest track on their elopement day Snowdonia Wedding Photographer
close-up of bride's engagement ring
bride and groom looking in one direction with mountains in the background by Snowdonia Wedding Photographer
bride and groom standing on a jetty kissing with a lake and mountain and blue sky behind them by Snowdonia Wedding Photographer
bride and groom walking hand in hand on their elopement day by Snowdonia Wedding Photographer
bride and groom holding each other in the sun on a mound with a mountain range and blue sky behind them by Snowdonia Wedding Photographer
bride and groom wearing animal masks with a forest and blue sky in the background by Snowdonia Wedding Photographer
groom sitting on a rock kissing his bride against the backdrop of Barmouth by Snowdonia Wedding Photographer
bride and groom walking hand in hand with Cadair Idris in the background by Snowdonia Wedding Photographer
portrait of bride and groom on their elopement day by Snowdonia Wedding Photographer
bride and groom walking on a track with a mountain range in the background by Snowdonia Wedding Photographer
bride on her elopement day looking at her herself in the mirrors wearing her wearing dress by Snowdonia Wedding Photographer
bride smiling on her elopement day putting her dress on by Snowdonia Wedding Photographer
bride and groom kissing while holding glasses of champagne in their cottage on their elopement day by Snowdonia Wedding Photographer
bride and groom changing into their wedding shoes on their elopement day at Dolgellau Register Office by Snowdonia Wedding Photographer
Dolgellau Register Office
bride and groom inside the ceremony room at Dolgellau Register Office by Snowdonia Wedding Photographer
bride and groom at Barmouth Beach on their elopement day kissing with a blue sky in the background by Snowdonia Wedding Photographer
bride and groom walking at Barmouth Beach on their elopement day by Snowdonia Wedding Photographer
bride and groom walking around the dunes on their elopement day by Snowdonia Wedding Photographer
bride and groom on a sand dune at Barmouth Beach twirling on their elopement day by Snowdonia Wedding Photographer
bride and groom kissing on a dune at Barmouth Beach on their Elopement Day by Snowdonia Wedding Photographer
close up of bride and groom with bride wearing flower crown by Snowdonia Wedding Photographer
close up of bride's dress details on Barmouth Beach by Snowdonia Wedding Photographer
bride and groom running on Barmouth Beach on a sunny day with blue sky and mountains in the background by Snowdonia Wedding Photographer
bride and groom climbing up a sand dune on their elopement day on Barmouth Beach by Snowdonia Wedding Photographer
bride and groom standing on Barmouth Beach with mountains in the background
portrait of bride and groom twirling on Barmouth Beach on their elopement day by Snowdonia Wedding Photographer
bride and groom walking on Barmouth Beach with boats in the background
bride and groom walking amongst boats on Barmouth Beach by the harbour
bride and groom standing by a boat in Barmouth Harbour

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