Wedding photography at the Deganwy Quay Hotel

Nicola and Andy were married at St Hilary’s Church in Llanrhos, followed by a reception at the Deganwy Quay Hotel. Here we’ve gathered together for you just a few of the images from the day, which were captured in our 4-hour Stellar package.

Thank you so much for being so lovely and for the lovely photographs! I really appreciate all of your guidance and kind words - it’s rare to come across such down to earth kind people, you are both so good to us, thank you.
— Nicola & Andy, married in Llanrhos

The church is located on the hill at Llanrhos, between Llandudno and Deganwy. It’s an attractive church and makes a pretty backdrop for wedding photography. We were asked not to take pictures of the ceremony, but captured lots of images of the groom waiting, the bride arriving and all the comings and goings:

Instead of confetti, the couple provided bubbles for the guests to blow after the ceremony. This is a great idea for locations where you can’t get permission to throw confetti. And, while guests always enjoy lobbing confetti at the newly married couple, bubbles provide even more fun as everyone gets stuck in!

The Deganwy Quay Hotel is a fabulous location for wedding photography. Its modern, pared-back design showcases your own decorative ideas without over-powering them. A multitude of large windows provides beautiful light. And, of course, the views are amazing, even on the cloudiest day. We captured a wide range of formal and informal images at the hotel, including the pre-reception canapes and drinks, the friendship and family groups and the couple alone:

As you can see, even on a windy day like this one, there are nice locations at the hotel for photography. The zen pool is a calm space, while the lobby provides a striking backdrops for photographs taken from a flattering angle on the staircase.

Once she saw the hotel’s decor, the bride decided on a delicate pink and purple colour scheme. The images below show how pretty the decorations were. We also loved the cake, which looked amazing and was designed by the bride herself:

It was a beautiful wedding which we really enjoyed photographing. And if you’re looking for a contemporary wedding venue, we’d definitely recommend the Deganwy Quay. The staff were extremely helpful and it was a great experience.

Wedding photography at Chateau Rhianfa

Sian and Ben were married at one of our favourite wedding venues, Chateau Rhianfa on Anglesey. We love doing wedding photography at Chateau Rhianfa for multiple reasons: it has lovely light falling through its windows, making it a great location for wedding photography even on rainy days; its grounds provide plenty of spectacular - and hidden - places for photographs; and the views from both inside and outside are amazing.

We had a lovely day and thanks to you both Jane and Geoff for the lovely photos!
— Sian & Ben, married at Chateau Rhianfa

The Chateau’s ceremony room is grand, with high ceilings and ornate wooden shutters, but small enough to feel intimate too. We should also mention that the Chateau has an excellent heating system, which is great for Autumn and Winter weddings where you don’t want to shiver in a drafty hall. (Ask our female photographer, Jane, who feels the cold but was lovely and cosy while covering this particular wedding.) We love how the light adds drama to the ceremony photographs:

The Chateau has a lovely outdoor terrace that’s perfect for post-ceremony drinks. In addition to creating heaps of candid shots, our lead photographer, Geoff, snuck down to the garden to capture the building’s amazing architecture:

After the newlyweds had enjoyed time with their guests, we chose some beautiful spots around the Chateau’s gardens for pictures just with them. We were spoiled for choice, as the venue offers, among other locations, a swing, a gazebo and of course the Menai Strait (which required some creative camera angles because the tide was low).

This is the part of the wedding where we like to capture some romantic images, and because of Sian and Ben’s fabulous personalities we were able to capture a lot of mucking around too, which was great!

Special mention should go to the couple’s fabulous teal colour scheme, which really popped. It brought the reception room to life and looked wonderful against the bride’s white dress. The groom made the Alice in Wonderland-themed table decorations himself, down to hand-sewing the White Rabbit’s waistcoat; they looked really impressive and we made sure we captured all the details. We also took the opportunity to capture the couple’s accessories, including the groom’s family heirloom watch.

We had a lovely afternoon capturing this wedding; it was a lot of fun and the venue is one to be recommended.

Wedding photography at Bodnant Welsh Food

The Bodnant Estate provides a range of stunning locations for wedding photography. You can have your wedding photographs taken in Bodnant Garden (click here for more details) or get married at Bodnant Welsh Food.

Helen and Jason had a beautifully simple wedding at the Bodnant Welsh Food Centre. The ceremony room, which is named the Pochin Room, is light, modern and airy, and provided a great location for wedding photography. We particularly liked the hurricane lamps positioned down the aisle, and are pleased to report that we managed not to trip over a single one!

Thank you for the lovely photos, they’re beautiful!
— Helen & Jason, married at Bodnant

We were briefed to create natural, relaxed images of the ceremony and of the couple afterwards. We love how the couple’s young daughter helps out with the reading and then remains centre stage! These are a small selection of the images taken - we think you’ll agree that Helen looks absolutely stunning:

We love Helen’s vintage-style look and the pops of red created by her lipstick and bouquet. Overall we thought that Bodnant made a relaxed and modern venue, which we’d recommend to anyone planning an informal day, especially foodies!