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Holt Lodge Wedding Photographer - couple having sparkler shots looking into the camera smiling
16th January 2019

Holt Lodge Wedding Photographer

Wedding Photography

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.

wedding rings on a branch

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.

groom and best man getting ready laughing

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.

dog with a red bow in the kitchen

It was obvious that we wouldn’t work out. There were too many variables, too many hindrances.

2 cacti decorated as father christmas on window sill

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.

calendar with wedding date

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.

groom in red shirt adjusting his watch strap

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.

groom in red shirt doing his buttons up framed through kitchen door
picture of groom smiling

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.

bride having her make-up done

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.

bridal prep in room at Holt Lodge

Because somehow, my thoughts, my heart, my soul— they keep coming back to you.

image of bride looking down

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.

bride smiling looking at her bridesmaid having her make-up done

I love you now. While we’re both teenagers that still don’t know what to do in life.

bride and bridesmaid looking at photo album of hen hight

I love you now. Even after all the heartbreaks and battles we faced throughout the years.

close up of bride's necklace

And I will always love you even until we’re left as specks of stardust in the galaxy.

bridesmaid having her make-up done shot through a gap between bride and another bridesmaid

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

groom and other men having a drink in the bar framed through the bottles
bride having her make-up done with bokeh in the back
bridesmaid doing her nails
bride with an excited smile seeing one of the flower girls
bride putting her dress on assisted by her mother and bridesmaid
bride putting her dress on assisted by her mother and bridesmaid
bride putting her dress on assisted by her mother and bridesmaid
bride putting her dress on assisted by her mother and bridesmaid
bride putting her dress on assisted by her mother and bridesmaid
close-up of bow on bride's wedding dress
bride putting her dress on assisted by her mother and bridesmaid
bride's father walking into the room
mother of the bride adjusting bow on bride's dress
close-up of bride's necklace
hairdresser putting final touches on bride's veil
bridesmaids, flower girls and bride walking down the stairs
bride in the hallway walking down the stairs shot from above
nervous groom with his best man in ceremony room adjusting his jacket
bridesmaids and flower girls entering the ceremony room at Holt Lodge North Wales
bridesmaid and flower girl walking down the aisle with groom looking on
groom being walked down the aisle by her father at Holt Lodge North Wales with groom nervously looking on
nervous bride being walked down the aisle by her father looking at her groom for the first time at Holt Lodge North Wales
bride smiling at the groom next to her father and groom next to best man
bride happily smiling at her groom while holding her father's arm
bride and groom linking arms in ceremony room of Holt Lodge North Wales
room shot of ceremony room at Holt Lodge North Wales with bridal couple and registrar in the front
happy bride smiling and looking towards registrar while making her vows
groom smiling and holding his brides hands in ceremony room at Holt Lodge North Wales
close-up of ring on bride's finger while groom is holding her hand
bridal couple looking towards registrar at Holt Lodge North Wales
bride kissing groom just after ceremony at Holt Lodge North Wales
happy smiley bride watching groom with bottle of beer in one hand being congratulated by male guest
Nadolig Llawen sign in Holt Lodge North Wales
portrait of bride and groom underneath a tree
close-up of bride's mud caked shoes while holding up her dress
shot from behind of bride and groom walking with groom holding up bride's dress
maid of honour getting ready to give a speech
bride crying at maid of honour's speech
master of ceremony introducing groom for his speech
bride laughing during groom's speech
groom looking at bride during his speech
bride crying during groom's speech
best man introducing himself
sparkler shot outside with bride and groom kissing at Holt Lodge North Wales
sparkler shot with bride and groom looking into camera smiling at Holt Lodge North Wales
portrait of bride and groom kissing
portrait of bride and groom next to christmas tree at Holt Lodge North Wales
bride and groom holding hands walking up to table with their cake on the dance floor at Holt Lodge North Wales
bride and groom looking into camera cutting cake on dance floor
bride and groom during first dance
bride and groom doing their first dance
guest on the dancefloor at wedding at Holt Lodge North Wales
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