Llangollen Wedding Photography
Aaron & Alicia wanted a relaxed Llangollen Wedding Photographer that didn’t make them pose awkwardly for hours.
The day started with bridal prep at Alicia’s family home in the beautiful North Wales village of Llantysilio. Once Alicia was in her beautiful blue Needle & Thread wedding dress we moved on to their pretty little church on the outskirts of Llangollen. I really enjoyed sharing their intimate ceremony with the couple and all of their loved ones. After the ceremony, we headed off to the Wild Pheasant Hotel & Spa for their wedding reception and speeches.
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Currently planning a relaxed intimate wedding ceremony in North Wales or anywhere else in the UK? Want your Llangollen Wedding Photographer to genuinely love sharing your relaxed wedding day with you? Get in touch! Custom quotes are available for creative weddings, outdoor weddings, hand tastings, woodland ceremonies and small intimate ceremonies with a more restrictive budget. If you’re having a mid-week celebration or are planning something totally outside the box – would love to hear about you & your plans!
I’m a Cheshire, North Wales, Anglesey, Snowdonia & Shropshire Wedding Photographer based near Llangollen in North Wales. My style is natural & relaxed. Most couples that book me as their Llangollen Wedding Photographer are super laid-back and don’t sweat the small stuff. They want their wedding photographer to fit in with their exciting plans. Most of them love super scenic wedding venues in Snowdonia, North Wales, Cheshire and Yorkshire.
Llangollen is a small town and community in Denbighshire. It sits on the River Dee at the edge of the Berwyn mountains in North Wales.
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There’s always something to do in the vibrant town of Llangollen. As well as mountains, white water rivers and the canals there are a whole host of castles, gardens and historic buildings to visit.
Llangollen Bridge is one of the town’s true icons with great historical importance. Over the years the bridge has been rebuilt. It was widened twice and has even had an extra arch added to allow the railway into the town.
The last steam train to puff into Llangollen station was in 1968. The buildings and track were left to the mercy of mother nature for seven years. Then a group of local enthusiasts began to preserve the station. 60 feet of track was laid and the Llangollen Heritage Steam Railway was born. As volunteer numbers grew so did the track. Today it provides seven and a half miles of the most beautiful scenery. It runs from Llangollen over the Berwyn Viaduct, through the Dee Valley with the river on one side and the Berwyn mountains on the other. It currently ends at the charming station at Carrog.
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Climbing from Llangollen around the valley to form the shape of a horseshoe (hence the name), the A542 to the Horseshoe Pass has some of the most spectacular views in Wales. Once a stage in the annual Tour of Britain cycle race, the road dates from 1811 as part of a major turnpike road. The Ponderosa café near the summit is popular with tourists, motorcyclists and even helicopters which can land there. It’s also popular with walkers as the pass is a great starting point for moorland walks and trails to the summit of Llantysilo Mountain.
Everyone has heard of Snowdonia, but the Berwyn Mountains remain relatively unknown and are one of North Wales’s greatest natural secrets. They stretch all the way from Llangollen along the Dee Valley to Bala. Its highest peak is Cadair Berwyn, which stands at 830 metres, but there are 24 peaks above 600 metres high. A haven for wildlife, the mountain tops are home to birds like merlins and red kites, as well as rare plants.
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Dinas Bran Castle was held by the Prince of Powys for just 20 years before it was surrendered to Henry de Lacy, who burned the castle down. The fact that the ruins are still standing today is testament to the strength of the original structure. An air of mystery still surrounds the place. Bran is reportedly the builder of the first castle structure in the old Iron Age fort as well as being a protector of the Holy Grail.
The name Bran means cow or raven in Welsh. Another story of Bran sees him beheaded and his head buried beneath Tower Hill in London, which is why the raven is such an important bird to the Tower today.
The Llangollen Canal is a World Heritage site. The canal is one of the busiest in Britain and is an important part of the town’s attraction as a holiday destination.
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Some say that Llangollen is the festival capital of Wales. It is most famous for the International Music Eisteddfod where singers and dancers from all over the world perform. The Llangollen Fringe Festival takes place in mid July and is an independent arts festival which has grown from its early days held in a tent on a playing field to taking place in the Town Hall. Llangollen also hosts a gardening show, motorcycle show, food festival and a monthly antiques and collectables fair.
In 1780, two ladies from the Irish landed classes met and decided they wanted to spend their lives together. They purchased a small house, Plas Newydd, high on a hill above Llangollen where they could get away from the unwanted advances of hopeful suitors. As well as extending the building they decorated inside and out with some of the most ornate wood carvings imaginable. These came from old church pews, canopies, ships and include two fonts that are rumoured to have come from nearby Valle Crucis Abbey.
The Ladies of Llangollen became national celebrities during their life time with people like the Duke of Wellington, Sir Walter Scott and William Wordsworth visiting them, with pieces of carved wood as gifts. They are buried in Llangollen churchyard and their house is now a museum.