Sarah and Brian’s  Beautiful Llyn Gwynant Wedding

Currently looking for a Llyn Gwynant Wedding Photographer? Well, you’re in luck! I have had the pleasure of working here twice before…and this one, well it’s just the most gorgeous of days with a bride that simply stunned with her choice of wedding dress. Here’s Sarah walking to a waiting car to take her to Llyn Gwynant Barns. It was a windy and blustery day but that added to the gorgeousness as you will see. A day that will stay with me…has stayed with me, for a long time to come.

 Snowdonia Wedding Photographer at Llyn Gwynant Barn

Here’s another amazing shot of Sarah and Brian at the foothills of the incredible Snowdon Mountain. What a scene, truly breathtaking.

 Snowdonia Wedding Photographer at Llyn Gwynant Barns

Snowdonia Wedding Photographer at Llyn Gwynant

As is the case these days I asked Sarah a few questions about her and Brian, here are the replies. Hope you enjoy, and do check out the Mountain side proposal

HOW DID YOU MEET?

In a mountain hut in Ireland! We were friends for a couple of years, then Brian moved to North Wales and we met up as friends a few times before realising there was more there 🙂

TELL ME YOUR PROPOSAL STORY:

Brian took me back to where we went for our first adventure together – running up a mountain in Co. Wicklow called Scarr. He sold it as going to Ireland to visit his parents, with a night in the mountains first. As we started up through the forest these huge snowflakes were falling gently around us – it was beautiful. In any case, despite the heavy snow we made it to the top – it did occur to me that Brian had been a bit more adamant than usual about reaching the summit, given the conditions! I was just catching my breath when I realised he was beside me on one knee! I said “yes” of course, and we both cried and hugged. It was a very exhilarating run back down!

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO HAVE YOUR WEDDING AT LLYN  GWYNANT?

We quickly decided we wanted to get married in Wales, where we have made our home, rather than where either of us grew up. We also wanted a civil ceremony, preferably with everything in one place. We went to see the site on a beautiful April day, and just loved it straight away – it was perfect for us – local, rustic, in the mountains, and we had free rein with respect to decorations, food etc.

WHAT WAS IT YOU LOVED ABOUT YOUR OUTFITS AND ACCESSORIES THAT MADE YOU CHOOSE THEM?

So my dress was quite a big statement. I didn’t really imagine myself in a dress of that kind of shape but I just really wanted to try it on the minute I was in the shop because it was so different, and I loved the flowers/colour on it. Brian loves colourful/different things too so I didn’t have to worry about him not liking it! Also it got a unanimous vote from the girls I took with me to try things on! Because my dress had so much going on I left everything else quite simple – I used jewelry that I already had and one of my bridesmaids kindly got her local florist to make hair combs from dried flowers. Luckily for me the girl that did my hair was also really clever at putting fresh flowers into hair so she did that for me which looked very pretty.

Brian was keen to get a suit that fitted him really well, and chose the Donegal tweed which he loved. It was a bit tricky trying to stop him from buying a bow tie that didn’t clash horribly with my dress, without giving away that my dress had colours on it, but I think I got away with it.

TELL ME ABOUT THE VISION YOU HAD FOR YOUR WEDDING INCLUDING YOUR THEME/COLOUR SCHEME/STYLING/FLOWERS:

So I’m not really sure I can claim to have had a vision! Essentially rustic and autumnal were the basic themes, to suit the venue and time of year. Once I had chosen my dress I tried to just pick up a few of the colours from that for the other decorations, and then used quite a lot of lace with hessian for other decorations. I didn’t want huge flower arrangements so we went with the rustic chic style of jars with flowers in, and my parents-in-law also sourced me a load of decorative gourds which were in lovely oranges and greens and matched the autumnal feel.

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST DANCE AND WHY DID YOU CHOOSE IT?
Times Like These by The Foo Fighters. We are both fans of the Foo Fighters and went to see them in concert last year. We just felt the lyrics suited the situation and we liked how it had both slow and fast/rocky parts to it.

WHAT WERE THE MOST WONDERFUL PARTS OF THE DAY FOR YOU?

Walking down the aisle and getting to see Brian! Saying the vows! The speeches! Dancing with all our friends and family.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE PHIL FOR YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER  AND WHAT WAS YOUR EXPERIENCE OF YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY ON THE DAY?

Fortunately I heard of Phil through a friend, and absolutely loved the photos of her wedding. I wanted a more natural/imaginative approach than just loads of cutesy photos, and Phil absolutely delivered that. On the day Phil was great – he was very unobtrusive and managed to cope with my busy (and messy) house amazingly whilst we were all getting ready. He also didn’t take up huge chunks of our time during the reception, but still managed to get tons of amazing shots of us both.

WHAT WOULD BE YOUR BEST BIT OF ADVICE TO OTHER COUPLES PLANNING THEIR WEDDING?

Be decisive and don’t sweat the small stuff! It’s hard not to worry about all the different aspects and things going wrong when so much work goes into making it an amazing day but essentially the point of the day is to get married – everything else going well is just a bonus. I also just accepted that some things were going to go wrong – then when those things were very minor I just felt grateful that it wasn’t something bigger, rather than stressing about them happening at all.

 

 

So there you have it…some wise words from the beautiful Sarah….hope you enjoyed this little story, now for some images, please do feel free to leave some comments below and if you’re looking for a creative Snowdonia Wedding Photographer at Llyn Gwynant or indeed anywhere that has BIG hills then please do get in touch.

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Phil x

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