Holt Lodge Wedding Photographer
North Wales Wedding Photographer at Holt Lodge
I knew from the very first moment I met Karl and Toni in a local pub that their wedding at Holt Lodge in North Wales was going to be fun. And I wasn’t wrong!
Bit of a rocky start to their pre-wedding shoot at the stunning Abbey – the weather was not on our side and as we made our way up the hill we saw wild fires were raging across the heather. I couldn’t really see anything past my car’s bonnet and so we had to call it a day when the fire service turned us around and sent us back down the hill.
Luckily that wasn’t a bad omen for their wedding day.
I spent the first hour or so of their wedding day with all the boys (human & furry) at Karl & Toni’s house in North Wales. So much fun!!!
I then headed over to Holt Lodge to hang out with the girls. Bridal prep was a pretty chilled affair but Toni did bag the 2018 award for bride taking the longest to get into the dress, ha!
Karl & Toni do love their crossfit and so it’s probably no surprise that Toni also bagged the 2018 award for most defined back – absolutely loved watching her get dressed! I also heard there’s some footage of Toni bench pressing some of the girls on the dancefloor, impressive!
Really enjoyed their ceremony; their lovely registrar turned them around and made sure all of their friends and family were able to see them make their vows and exchange rings which was nice x
I’ve heard quite a few wedding speeches over the past few years but Karl’s was probably my favourite so far! In fact I liked it so much I’ve copied it.
I liked you before. Back in the old days, where the boys were still shy and the girls would always wonder if they liked them back.
I liked you before. When we were still young and I was still naive. When I dreamed of being a damsel in distress and you as the handsome knight that will come to rescue me from evil’s clutches.
I liked you before. Back when the timing was wrong, and we were still poison to each others’ hearts. Temporarily blinded by fantasies and false realities.
It was obvious that we wouldn’t work out. There were too many variables, too many hindrances.
We remained friends for years after that. We grew up. We fell in love with different people. We experienced heartbreak. We had our own demons to conquer.
Though people came and went out of my life, you still stayed. You were there when I was crumbling. You held me together to keep my pieces from breaking again and again. I’ll never forget that. You were my constant.
With all the late night talks, the funny antics, and inside jokes, we fell in love again. It was the kind of love that builds up slowly, like waking up each day, and every morning you know you’re falling harder and harder until it finally fills your heart and soul— like the steady flow of a river that washes over you.
I am grateful we were given a second chance by the universe. It was like a loose string having chance to be tied together again after all these years. Our love was stronger now, built on the foundations of friendship and growth.
You loved me in ways I couldn’t love myself. You saw me at my darkest and stayed. You were always patient and kind. You saw my scars and if it was possible, you loved me more for it. You taught me to fight. You heal me. And for that, I am forever thankful.
I think that my atoms were near yours when the universe was created. And those atoms would always seem to find a way back to one another.
Because somehow, my thoughts, my heart, my soul— they keep coming back to you.
My love, you are one-in-a-million. You’re the fire in my heart. You’re the gold that keeps my broken pieces together. You’re my torch in the darkness. You’re my first ever reverie and my very last wish.
I love you now. While we’re both teenagers that still don’t know what to do in life.
I love you now. Even after all the heartbreaks and battles we faced throughout the years.
And I will always love you even until we’re left as specks of stardust in the galaxy.
If you’re currently looking for a wedding photographer – get in touch! I am a Wedding Photographer based in North Wales but I love to travel & cover the whole of the UK