Llangollen Wedding Photography
Planning a relaxed wedding ceremony in Llangollen? Are you looking for a relaxed North Wales-based wedding & elopement photographer to document your day in a unique storytelling way? A finalist in the creative wedding photography category of the Welsh Wedding Awards in 2020, I offer full-day & half-day wedding & elopement photography packages. I also have hourly rates, perfect for small and intimate or micro weddings in North Wales! My style of photography works really well with country houses. Or marquee weddings, creative weddings, outdoor weddings, handfastings, woodland ceremonies, and intimate ceremonies. Having a mid-week celebration or planning something totally outside the box? I’d love to hear more about your plans!
I was lucky enough to photograph quite a few beautiful weddings through the 2020 pandemic. Here are some of my recent favourites. Contact me if you’d like me to document your wedding day – I’d love to help!
North Wales-based Wedding & Elopement Photographer
I’m a North Wales Wedding & Elopement Photographer based near Llangollen. 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 and are looking for a wedding photographer in Wales, Cheshire or beyond.
Considering getting married or eloping in Llangollen?
Llangollen is a small town and community in Denbighshire, sitting on the River Dee at the edge of the Berwyn mountains.
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There’s always something to do in this vibrant town! 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. The bridge has been widened twice over the years 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 unattended 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. Right 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 (which gave it its 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. Trails lead up to the summit of Llantysilo Mountain.
Everyone has heard of Snowdonia, but the Berwyn Mountains remain relatively unknown. Which is a shame as they 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 lifetime 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.
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