Snowdonia (Eryri) Elopement Planning and Photography

Planning guides and free resources for your adventure wedding experience in glorious Wales

Considering a super relaxed and totally stress-free elopement in Wales?

Let’s plan you a beautiful & intentional wedding day here.

“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
how to elope anywhere in the uk

Do you dream about getting married in a mystical little land full of sheep, legends and beauty? Why an adventure elopement in Wales could be perfect for you!

Are you currently wedding planning but struggling to get excited about a full-on traditional wedding? An elopement in Snowdonia could be for you!

Is the thought of having to walk down the aisle or battling with seating plans and other time-consuming admin tasks filling you with dread rather than excitement? Let me help you plan a totally stressfree and intentional wedding experience here!

Maybe you’ve heard the term eloping before but you’re not totally sure what it actually means or how to elope in the UK? No problem, I’ve written a post that tells you everything you need to know about how to elope in Wales, just for you.

Or maybe you’ve seen pictures of couples eloping or having a “Just Us” wedding but people were mainly travelling to Scotland or Iceland or some other far-away location and that’s not really working out for you logistically. Well. Croeso i Gymru!

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

Need more reasons why you should elope in Eryri (Snowdonia)?

AS IF you need more reasons!

But if you do, you can find them in my Ultimate Snowdonia Elopement Guide.

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If you’ve never visited the mountains and coastlines of Eryri (Snowdonia) before, getting here is pretty quick & straightforward. Want a dreamy UK elopement location that’s more easily accessible than Las Vegas, Scotland, or Iceland? You could be enjoying the true wilderness of Snowdonia and have a simply magical elopement just by driving here – we’re only a 5-hour drive away from the hustle and bustle of London!

With an abundance of dreamy Air BnBs available for a romantic elopement weekend getaway and exciting eateries such as the hybrid bistro/antique store in Beddgelert and Cwellyn Arms, a Country Inn with accommodation at the foot of Snowdon, dotted around the area – Snowdonia is perfect for adventurous souls dreaming of a beautiful and meaningful elopement wedding experience that’s good for the planet! And all at a fraction of the cost of the average UK wedding!

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Why I love (LOVE!) planning and photographing intentional & adventurous elopements in Wales so much.

From breathtakingly stunning and ruggedly charming mountain ranges that are perfect for dramatic backdrops in your elopement photography to feeling the presence of Welsh mythology wherever you go – you’ll treasure your once-in-a-lifetime elopement experience in glorious Wales forever as there’s no shortage of awe-inspiring beauty and adventure here and that’s exactly why I love helping couples to have a simple but breathtakingly beautiful and meaningful wedding day here.

Each elopement in Wales is different and I absolutely love helping to plan & photographing every single one of them! There’s something very raw and honest about them! From an intimate wedding for 2 at a romantic elopement venue like Penarth Fawr in the North, to a coastal elopement with a ceremony at the super relaxed Nantwen in the South – let me show you how to elope however you like in Wales!

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Free Wales Elopement Planning Guides & Resources

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The Ultimate Guide

The Ultimate Guide to Eloping in Eryri (Snowdonia), updated for 2024 touching on how much things costs, how to get to Snowdonia, what food to eat, best season to consider for your dream elopement in Wales and much more.

Eloping with your dog

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 places to elope in Wales

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

Elopement Dresses

Elopement wedding dresses – how to pick one that’s perfect for you

The best season to elope to Eryri (Snowdonia)

The best time to elope in Wales – 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

How to Elope in Wales

Everything you need to know to plan an elopement in Wales – from legal requirements to the right locations, photography, accommodation and reasons why plus a little section on who should consider an elopement in Wales.

Elopement Planning

The 15 best things to do in Snowdonia after an elopement or on honeymoon.

Yes. You can elope in Wales!

What if I told you that there’s a way for just the two of you to have an absolute dream day without a lot of travel or admin involved? What if the only wedding planning decision you’d need to do was to agree on which dreamy log cabin to book for a super romantic weekend getaway and where to have your ceremony?

This could be as basic as getting married in any registry office in Wales or booking a beautiful historic building such as Penarth Fawr or Gwydir Castle for a super romantic wedding ceremony you’ll remember forever. Memories that’ll last a lifetime!! No need to splash your hard-earned cash on a big traditional wedding venue that often has preconceived ideas about HOW you should exchange your vows.

Deeply steeped in mythology, adventurous elopements in Eryri (Snowdonia) are nothing short of truly magical!

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Snowdonia (Eryri) Elopement Photography | Cwm Idwal Elopement
Snowdonia (Eryri) Elopement Photography | Cwm Idwal 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

It’s really easy to see why Snowdonia is the perfect choice for an intimate and romantic elopement in the UK

An elopement is basically 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. Elopements are perfect for couples wanting to cut out the stress factors normally associated with detailed wedding planning, such as who to invite and boring seating plans because let’s face it – there are way better things to do with your time! No longer just for runaways, these days elopements are typically associated with couples being outside in nature and going on a beautiful adventure together.

Couples who elope to Snowdonia usually put more emphasis on having an experience rather than material things which is why Wales is perfect for those wanting a mini adventure in an incredibly magical place! When you decide to elope, you no longer have to worry about traditions you might not agree with, instead, you can just concentrate on the things that bring you joy – such as looking at your beautiful elopement photographs whenever you want to!

elope /ɪˈləʊp/

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Llyn Gwynant Elopement Photography
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