gay, lesbian, LGBTQ+ and same-sex wedding & elopement photography

same-sex wedding & elopement photographer based in glorious Wales

Same-sex weddings in the UK


Hey there! Are you looking for a gay, lesbian, LGBTQ+, and same-sex friendly wedding & elopement photographer?

You’ve come to the right place!

I’m Babs – an all-inclusive UK wedding & elopement photographer based in glorious Wales. I’m here to photograph same-sex wedding days and help gay & lesbian couples just like you plan their dream elopement day in Wales & beyond!

Snowdonia Wedding & Elopement Photographer

same-sex weddings in the uk

What could be more romantic than a *Just Us* lesbian wedding ceremony or a meaningful same-sex elopement in a breathtakingly beautiful spot? Thinking of extending your same-sex wedding day into a full-on fun weekend in Wales? Simply kick off your LGBTQ+ wedding with a romantic picnic on a beach or hike up a Snowdonia mountain on a Friday afternoon, then spend the rest of the weekend making memories. Book one of these 10 perfect love shacks in North Wales you’ll never want to leave and kick off your unforgettably romantic wedding getaway with a couple of glasses of champagne in the outdoor hot tub on arrival. Simply pack a blanket and bring a few nibbles or sandwiches if you fancy a casual picnic on your lesbian elopement wedding day in Wales. Or (safely!) cook a meal on a gas stove if you’re feeling a little more adventurous. Champagne optional!

just us lesbian wedding

Location is key! For epic backdrops in your same-sex wedding or elopement photography let me help you find beautifully secluded spots in Snowdonia with breathtaking views. As much as Snowdon was the perfect choice for Lou & Anna’s surprise proposal – things can get rather crowded on Britain’s busiest mountain on a sunny summer’s day. And there are so many other remote locations on offer! If a secluded little glacier lake takes your fancy – I’m happy to guide you to some with relatively easy access that haven’t been discovered by the masses yet. It’s definitely worth doing some research if you want to plan a super romantic same-sex wedding or elopement in Wales that’s totally you!

Proposal Photography in Snowdonia
surprise proposal on top of Snowdon
surprise proposal on top of Snowdon
surprise proposal on top of Snowdon

LGBT friendly wedding venues uk

Maybe you already have a gay or lesbian-friendly wedding venue in mind? If you fancy getting married in Wales – on the outskirts of a super charming little Welsh town you’ll find Tower Hill Barns, one of the Top 10 Barn Wedding Venues in the UK and set in the most charming surroundings not far from Llangollen.

It’s one of my favourite wedding venues in North Wales and is licensed for same-sex marriages, civil partnership ceremonies, and celebrant led or humanist ceremonies.

Their super romantic indoor ceremony room is atmospheric and perfect for a lesbian wedding in Wales. If you have your heart set on an outdoor same-sex wedding ceremony – an oak-framed gazebo underneath a historic Railway Bridge awaits! 

gay, lesbian and same-sex wedding & elopement photography in Wales
gay, lesbian and same-sex wedding & elopement photography in Wales

Same-sex wedding planning

Are you in the midst of same-sex wedding planning? You may be wondering which (if any!) traditional elements to keep for your perfect LGBT wedding and how to make your same-sex wedding in the UK oh so you.

Don’t feel you must have a conventional best man/maid of honour/walking down the aisle set-up if you don’t want to! Refer to yourself as Broom or Gride if you’re not keen on the more traditional terms ;)  Your friends and family love you and would not want you to do things just because deep down you feel you have to. So do you! 

what to wear to your queer wedding

Anything goes! Two suits. Sparkly Dinner Jackets. Two white wedding dresses. Bespoke tuxedos for lesbians. Or a groom in a kilt. Some like to dress up, some don’t. If you’re planning on going to a super scenic location after your same-sex wedding ceremony for once-in-a-lifetime photographs you might want to opt for a dramatic big wedding dress. Or go on a bit of hike in something a little more practical which will look equally stunning!

same-sex wedding photographer in Wales

the best places to get married for lesbians

Suggesting some of the best places to elope is pretty easy when you’re a UK Elopement Photographer based in Wales! You may still be thinking you have to run away to Gretna Green but really – the world’s your oyster when it comes to picking the best places to elope in Europe for LGBT couples these days! If you fancy the rugged charm of one of the UK’s last remaining true wildernesses then you should head on over to my Ultimate Snowdonia Elopement Guide to read all about what you can expect here in glorious Wales.

gay, lesbian, and same-sex wedding photographer

I’m a UK Wedding & Elopement Photographer based in North Wales. As a professional Wedding & Elopement Photographer, I know how to capture precious moments perfectly. I’m a hopelessly romantic and know Snowdonia like the back of my hand so if you need someone to be your same-sex wedding or elopement photographer in Wales or help you plan a same-sex elopement as unique as your relationship – contact me!

How to elope anywhere in the UK

“I wish I could give all the stars! During summer 2020 my Wife and I decided to cancel our big wedding and have a tiny registry office wedding and then a post-wedding adventure trip to Snowdonia where we pencilled in a shoot in the mountains with Babs. We met at a little pub and drove up together to a spot near a lake where we clambered out and headed up for some photos! Babs brought her gorgeous dogs too which was a treat, they loved it as much as us!
Babs made us comfortable from the first second. She is the kind of photographer who runs her business like family, getting to know you personally before the big day. We had had loads of chats before we met so it kind of felt like meeting a friend! We were nervous and didn’t know what to expect but Babs made us feel so at home.. Which is kind of mad seeing as we were 100 miles from our home and up to our thighs in the middle of a lake in Wales!! Babs led the shoot with a comforting sureness, so we had no awkward moments of finding a good pose or spot ourselves. It was really easy. We treasure the memories of our adventure that day just as much as the photos. It was beautiful time with my new wife and a spectacular adventure. Even when it was pouring with rain!
I’m not even sure where to start with the photos that Babs captured. Oh my god, they are so dreamy, dramatic and stunning. I’m not sure if this will make sense.. but they *look* how it *felt* to be stood on a mountain kissing my wife. Just magic.
If you’re looking for a Photographer that will match your enthusiasm, plan something incredibly special and capture dreamy photographs for you.. I can promise that Babs is the right choice.”

Ellie & Lauren

I’m an experienced and professional North Wales Wedding & Elopement Photographer based not far from Llangollen in the Clywdian Range. I photograph weddings, elopements, and proposals in the local area and further afield, throughout Wales and the whole of the UK.  I specialise in photographing raw & spontaneous moments – perfect for gay, lesbian and same-sex wedding and elopement photography in Snowdonia. I’m also happy to help you plan a simple wedding quickly! Get to know me a little better by reading all about me

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Babs Boardwell is a wedding & elopement photographer based in Llangollen, servicing Wales and the surrounding areas. Often provides services for weddings & elopements across the whole of the U.K. Specialises in capturing artistic portraits paired with unique storytelling moments to produce natural, romantic wedding & elopement photography. The Clwydian Range is home but available for travel across the whole of the U.K.