Snowdonia (Eryri) Elopement Planning and Photography

Everything you need to know if you want to plan an adventure elopement or micro wedding in glorious Wales
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Imagine a super relaxed, totally stress-free and adventurous elopement (that’s a wedding for 2 or just a few) in Wales!

Here to help you plan a beautiful & intentional elopement or micro wedding day in Eryri (Snowdonia).

“Honestly couldn’t recommend this lovely woman more!”

“If you love the outdoors, want a truly special and tailored wedding day which doesn’t feel impacted or lead by staged photos then Babs is absolutely for you.”

As soon as I found Babs on instagram, I knew that she had to be a part of our day. The natural, candid, genuine moments she has captured throughout our day are memories I will cherish forever. The communication I had with Babs on the run up was excellent, she took exactly the vibe we wanted of a small wedding and then an adventure with our guests afterwards and helped us tailor our day to exactly that. Even with a last minute change the day before due to us slightly over estimating our adventure location, she was calm and collected and managed to bring this stress head back down to earth.

Her presence and personality on the day was perfect. She wasn’t pushy, she didn’t make everyone pose – everything was natural and candid, just as we wanted it to be. 

She was friendly and chatty with my friends and family – they couldn’t speak more highly of her and she’s often an extremely positive talking point of the success of our day. It wouldn’t have been the same without Babs and the moments she’s captured will live on forever will us.

Thank you for being a part of our day and making it so special!

Best places to elope in Wales - 2024 Guide
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If you want a super relaxed and totally stressfree wedding day and value an experience more than material things; if you don’t want to worry about traditions you might not agree with and if you want to only concentrate on the things that truly matter on your wedding day – try and imagine yourself getting married in a mystical little land full of sheep, legends and beauty! If you can – an adventure elopement in Wales could be perfect for you!

An elopement is an intimate wedding celebration that focuses on the only thing that really matters – the two of you exchanging vows and making a commitment to one another. If you’re currently planning your wedding but struggling to get excited about tricky seating arrangements or other time-consuming and energy-zapping admin tasks that fill you with dread rather than joy & excitement – an elopement in Snowdonia could be for you!

 Maybe you’ve vaguely heard the term eloping before but you’re not totally sure what it actually means or how to elope in the UK? Or maybe you’ve seen pictures of couples eloping or having a “Just Us” wedding but they were mainly travelling to Scotland or Iceland or some other far-away location and that’s not really working out for you logistically.

Croeso i Gymru!

elope /ɪˈləʊp/

I’m Babs and I’m here to help you plan & photograph a totally stressfree and intentional wedding experience in Wales.

The best places to elope in Wales - 2024 Guide | UK Elopement Photography
Best places to elope in Wales - 2024 Guide | UK Elopement Photography

Some of the best reasons why you should elope in Eryri (Snowdonia):

The natural beauty of the mountains and coastlines of Eryri (Snowdonia) is breathtaking and they’re the perfect backdrop for romantic wedding photos and an unforgettable setting for your special day. Getting here is pretty quick & straightforward, you could be enjoying the true wilderness of Snowdonia, the UK’s most ruggedly charming elopement location, and have a simply magical wedding day just by driving here – we’re only a 5-hour drive away from the centre of London!

Eloping means combining your love of travel and adventure with sharing a small, more intimate and truly intentional wedding ceremony. You can find secluded spots here where you can exchange vows in private, whether that’s after a legal ceremony, at a registry office, a small and romantic ceremony-only venue or during a celebrant-led celebration at the bottom of a hill or on a beach. Let your wedding day truly be about you and your partner and reduce the stress associated with large weddings so that you can focus on what’s truly important – celebrating your love for each other.

We also have an abundance of dreamy Air BnBs, romantic lodges and cute shepherd huts in incredibly remote locations available for a romantic weekend wedding getaway and exciting eateries dotted around the area. Eryri (Snowdonia) is perfect for adventurous souls dreaming of a beautiful and meaningful elopement wedding that’s good for the soul and the environmental. And all that is possible at a fraction of the cost of the average UK wedding which in 2023 was £20,000.

Snowdonia (Eryri) Elopement Photography | UK Elopement Photographer

AS IF you need more reasons!

But if you do, take a look at my Ultimate Snowdonia Elopement Guide which covers everything from why you should elope to Snowdonia, the legalities, what paperwork you need and much, much more.

Eryri (Snowdonia) Elopement Photography | UK Elopement Photographer
Eryri (Snowdonia) Elopement Photography | UK Elopement Photographer
Snowdonia (Eryri) Elopement Planning & Photography | UK Elopement Photographer

“We had the perfect day, despite the pouring rain, and I am so glad that we had our wedding our way. Every single person has commented on how incredible our photos are, and I certainly have to agree. We could not recommend Babs more!”

Eloping with your dog in Wales - the ultimate 2024 Guide

Lean on me for planning an intentional & adventurous elopement in Wales.

If you haven’t fully decided on a date yet – here are a few little pointers to help you find your perfect date:

In my experience – this very much depends on your own preferences for weather, scenery, and level of solitude and what feelings & emotions each season brings out in you. Each season comes with its pros and cons and so to put it simply – the best season for you to elope is the one that works best for you. If you haven’t got a firm favourite – I personally would avoid high summer and busy holiday periods; early Spring and late Autumn are great seasons for an elopement in Wales. For more info on seasonal changes and for a cheeky look at how other couples eloped through the seasons head to my guide on the best time to elope in Snowdonia.

I’ve scouted many picturesque locations already to help you find your perfect ceremony/adventure picture combo.

Eryri boasts a wide range of stunning landscapes, from the peaks of Snowdonia to serene glacier lakes and enchanting woodlands. I know the area like the back of my hand and can suggest venue/location combos that are off the beaten path, away from busy tourist traps and provide the perfect backdrop for your ceremony (both legal and symbolic) and photographs. My local knowledge also means I can help you choose the perfect ceremony location based on your preferences, the season, and any specific requirements you might have. You’ll find more info in my guide on the best places to elope in Wales.

You get full access to my little black book full of awesome local supplier connections.

From local florists and celebrants to hair and makeup artists, cake makers and videographers – if you’d like to add any of these services to your elopement day (not mandatory, of course!) – I can put you in touch with as many (or as few) talented local suppliers you need to provide the services that would make your big day perfect for you.

Happy to suggest the best locations & itineraries for an incredible wedding day with your dog(s), whatever their needs/abilities:

Having helped plan and having photographed dozens of beautiful elopements with dogs here in Wales already, if there’s one thing it’s proved to me it’s that our furry companions are definitely so much more than just pets! They are valued & treasured family members and including them on your wedding day adds a whole lot of emotional value and a sense of completeness to what is meant to be the best day of your life. A slightly wild elopement in Wales can be an option if you want to get married with your dog(s) by your side so that you can cherish the moments shared with them for years to come. For more info, read my post on how to elope with your dog in Wales.

Personalised Itinerary Planning to suit your needs & wants.

An elopement is so much more than just a short ceremony; it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience and to get the most out of it – happy to help you craft a personalised timeline including what to do before or after the ceremony, and adventurous activities that include your dog(s)/kid(s)/family(ies).

If you found this information helpful and you’d like me to help you put all the different elements together and photograph your dreamy elopement wedding day in Wales – happy to help!

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How to include your kids in your wedding day - elope to Wales with your children!

A family elopement in Wales enables you to make memories as a family that you’ll all treasure for years to come. Just imagine getting married with your kids and exchanging your vows or having a handfasting ceremony in a super pretty and romantic location; your kids’  laughter echoing through a forest or across the sea.

The Ultimate Snowdonia Elopement Guide

The Ultimate Guide to Eloping in Eryri (Snowdonia), updated for 2024 touching on how to get to Snowdonia, what food to eat, best season to consider for your dream elopement in Wales, why you should ignore the weather and how to have a stress-free wedding day.

How much does it cost to elope in the UK in 2024

If you’re amongst the increasing number of couples considering the intimate and personal experience of eloping (yay!) over planning and paying for a more traditional wedding – here’s all the info you need to understand how much an elopement can cost in 2024.

Eloping with your dog - 2024 Guide

Your 2024 Guide to eloping with your dog in Wales covering everything from why making unforgettable memories with your best friend right by your side is a brilliant idea and how to have a totally stressfree experience with your furry friend.

The best season to elope to Eryri (Snowdonia)

I often get asked when is the best time to elope in Wales and honestly, in my experience, this very much depends on your own preferences for weather, scenery, and level of solitude and what feelings & emotions each season brings out in you. 

The best places to elope in Wales

Some of (what I think are) the best places to elope in Wales in 2024. Magical lakes in Eryri (Snowdonia), breathtaking views from Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon), the wild waterfalls of Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons) and a general wilderness and wondrousness – Wales truly has it all!

How to Elope in Wales

Everything you need to know to plan a once-in-a-lifetime elopement in one of the UK’s last remaining true wildernesses – Eryri (Snowdonia). From legal requirements to the right locations, photography, accommodation and plenty of other reasons why you should consider an elopement in glorious Wales.

Recent Elopements on the Blog

Spring Elopement with an exchange of vows along the Llŷn Peninsula

Romantic elopement-style wedding around castle ruins in Eryri

Adventurous elopement with dogs and a ceremony at Penarth Fawr

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