“Wow. All we can say is WOW! These photographs are absolutely stunning and we can’t thank you enough for being such a big part of our special day. We’re overwhelmed by how lovely these photographs are!” – Nicola and Daniel

View of Anglesey mountains over the water in the distance with fertile green land in foreground

The Mother of Wales

I’ve always loved Anglesey, or Ynys Mon as it is known in Welsh. I was off to shoot a wedding at Penmon Priory, having already shot there before. I love staying in this cottage in Malltraeth of which I also took some pictures! Something about the bracing air and its tranquil beaches draws me back to Anglesey time and time again so I jumped at the chance to shoot another wedding there. Maybe it’s because it’s known as being the Mother of Wales. There’s a sense of calm and homecoming when you drive across the Menai Strait on the historic grade I listed Menai Suspension bridge. You’re immediately confronted with breath-taking views of abundant natural green land. It feels magical – almost Game of Thrones-esque! Definitely a stark contrast when you’re driving down from the industrial landscape of Manchester.

Bride and Grandmother share an emotional moment on Wedding day as Grandmother wipes tears away

Family Connection

Anglesey was the perfect location for Nicola and Daniel’s heart-warming wedding due to a strong family connection to this magical island. Both Nicola and Daniel grew up spending school holidays at various caravan sites on the Isle, so they both held Anglesey close to their hearts. St. Seiriol’s (Penmon Priory) was the same church where Nicola’s grandparents renewed their vows on their golden wedding anniversary several years ago. And being a popular wedding venue, they were also delighted to find that the date they had available happened to be the Nicola’s parents wedding anniversary date. It was meant to be.

All the family were beaming with pride as they helped set this couple off on their journey of married life. One family member’s presence was nearly missing, but this beautiful moment came about when the groom had gifted the Bride a bracelet that morning. It was engraved with her late Grandad’s handwriting whom she was very close with. The grandmother was overcome with joy when she saw the bracelet. I didn’t cry, I promise.

Just married couple take a stroll down the Anglesey coastline

Oh, I do Like To Be Beside The Seaside!

I love it when couples want to stray a little from the traditional order of the day. And considering we had 125 miles of stunning coastline on the doorstep, it would have been silly not to take the opportunity for a mini photo-shoot on the beach! The bride had always wanted to go for a paddle in the sea on her wedding day. We took a short trip to a local beach that she went to as a child with her Grandparents near where they lived. This was the perfect homage to my late Grandpa as we felt like were visiting his home on our special day.

I’m glad I got to capture this fun moment in their special day. It certainly cheered up the family sat on the beach with their windbreaker out anyway! And it’s not every day I get to shoot with such dynamic landscapes like the lush Welsh mountains and the winding coastline in the background! Something to consider for your wedding photography if you’re getting married in Anglesey, for sure!

Bride smiles as she presents groom with a flower

A Day To Remember

We travelled back to the wedding reception at Tre-Ysgawen Hall Hotel for some grub, speeches and a good old boogie! This is another charming historical venue which was built in 1882 as a country mansion house and family home. Surrounded by lots of greenery and flowers, it was the perfect background for some more candid couple shots. One thing that stands out in the day’s photos for me, is the connection, love and care that you can see in their embraces with one another. Nicola and Daniel, I hope your love continues to grow and you enjoy a happy life together!

Clock Tower in the distance through autumnal leafy trees and blue skies above Bride covers her mouth but can't conceal her emotions on morning of wedding as she gets ready Lush Anglesey woodland with purple flowers and light shining through the trees Bride having her hair done during bridal preparations and looking emotional Bridesmaid shocked by the special bracelet that the Bride is wearing on her wedding day Black and white shot of Bride showing Bridesmaid a special bracelet during bridal preparations Groomsman helps Groom with his cuff-links on morning of wedding Groom and Groomsmen look down from window above cheekily on morning of wedding Bride applies lipstick whilst looking in mirror during bridal preparations Wide shot looking outside to Bride and her Bridal party making adjustments before wedding ceremony Mother of Bride adjusts daughters veil on the morning of her wedding Bridesmaid gets emotional during bridal preparations whilst another Bridesmaid smiles Black and white shot of Mother of Bride and Bride embracing outside during bridal preparations Mother of Bride gets emotional as she sees her daughter going to give her a hug on her wedding day Bride and Mother of Bride hold hands and laugh together during Bridal Prep Back of Brides head out of focus in foreground to draw attention to Father of Bride seeing his daughter on wedding day for the first time Father of Bride and daughter share a moment just after he sees her in Wedding dress for the first time Wide shot of Wedding Guests waiting in beautiful historic Anglesey site before wedding ceremony Wedding Guests watch members of public walk past on a hike with Anglesey coastline in background as they wait for Bride and Groom to arrive Groom stands in road amongst wedding guests in anticipation of his bride arriving at the Church Wedding Guests arrive outside historic Anglesey Church in Penmon on beautiful sunny dayBridesmaids wait in anticipation for Bride to arrive View of Anglesey mountains over the water in the distance with fertile green land in foreground Father of Bride helps daughter out of the vintage wedding car with Anglesey coastline in background as her Bridesmaids wait for Bridal Party about to walk through a gate near Church with trees and blue skies in the background Bridesmaids help to carry Bride's wedding dress train as they walk towards the church Bride and Father of Bride lead procession through garden into historic Anglesey Penmon church Black and white shot of veiled Bride on her way into the church Groom and Best Man share a joke at the altar before the wedding ceremony starts Groomsman laughs whilst he holds a piece of paper waiting for the wedding ceremony to start Wide shot capturing the wedding guests waiting for the Bride to walk down the aisle and Groom out of focus in the foreground Groom is out of focus waiting at the altar in foreground of the shot whilst Bride and Father of the Bride walk down the aisle of historic Angelsey church Bridesmaid wipes away tears as she sees her friend walk down the aisle in a church Bride and Groom laugh as they see each other for the first time on their wedding day Father of the Bride gives Groom a knowing look as he arrives at the altar with his daughter Shot of wedding ceremony taken from back of historic Anglesey church in Penmon Close up shot of Bride and Groom sat down holding hands at wedding ceremony Bride and Groom look lovingly at one another as they are seated infront of pulpit in church Bridesmaid wipes away a tear as she and other wedding guests watch the wedding ceremony Bride and Groom beam with joy and stand infront of religious altar in background Bride and Groom share a smile infront of wedding guests during wedding ceremonyBride and Groom share their first kiss in front of wedding guests at Wedding Ceremony Bride and Groom lead procession out of Church after wedding ceremony Bride sits on green grass whilst her Grandmother gleefully throws confetti over the Bride's head Blushing bride spins round in wedding dress on lush green grass Smiley Bride and Groom are showered with confetti and greeted with cheers as they leave the church as a married couple for the first time Bride pulls a funny face as she puts on her lipstick in front of her wedding guests just after the ceremony Bride and Bridesmaid take a cheeky selfie against stone brick wall Light shine through windows of decorated vintage van onto happy newlyweds Looking down a country road through vintage car window to see the coastline and small Welsh island in the distance Bride and Groom are out of focus in the foreground looking lovingly at one another to draw attention to the lighthouse and coastline in the background Bride holds on to Groom to balance as they walk across rocky part of Anglesey coastline Just married couple are out of focus in the foreground of the shot on the beach to draw focus to the family looking onward in the background with their tent and windbreaker Groom helps to lift back of Bride's wedding dress as she laughs and goes for a paddle in the seaside Low shot of Bride lifting her wedding dress as she steps out of the seaside after a quick paddle The bride and groom are out of focus in the foreground of the shot to draw the attention to the snowdonia mountainscape and sea in the background Just married couple take a stroll down the Anglesey coastline Newlyweds enjoy a cuddle and a glass of bubbly sat on the edge of vintage cream van by the Anglesey seaside Wedding guests enjoy the sunny weather outside Tre-Ysgawen Hall Just married couple are greeted by guests as they arrive at wedding reception Groom making Bride laugh whilst they hold hands surrounded by greenery and purple flowersVivid green shot of just married couple in the distance walking through trees and woodland Newlyweds happily wander through the forest Wedding Guests share a joke while they have a drink at wedding reception Bride and Mother of Bride share an emotional moment at the Wedding Reception Bride embraces her maid of honour from behind at the top table Father of Bride embarrasses Bride during speech at top table Groom shakes hand with Father of Bride during speech at top table Bride and Groom laugh with each other at top table at wedding reception Bride sits on step while her parents dance with each other happily at wedding reception Newlyweds about to share a kiss surrounded by blossom tress Black and white shot of bride lovingly leaning on Groom in Wedding Garden Groom looks into Bride's eyes lovingly as they share their first danceMother of Bride laughs and dances at wedding disco with guests Bride and guest share a smile while they dance on the dance floor at wedding disco Young girl spins round on dance floor showing off her colourful dress at wedding reception Bride and guests dance at Wedding Disco Bride and guest do the YMCA at Wedding Disco

 

 



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