The UK really is blessed when it comes to natural beauty. We often take it for granted, but people from all over the world travel here every year to marvel at many of the places that the locals never find time to visit.
One of the best places to take in some of nature’s most photogenic and unforgettable sights is the south of Wales. With beautiful beaches, ancient ruins, perfectly preserved castles and an abundance of green and pleasant places, a South Wales wedding could be a real winner.
Make Your Photos a Work of Art
With the right location, background and artistic direction from a skilled photographer, your wedding photographs can really stand out from the pack and add to the “special occasion” feel that every wedding day relies upon. Backdrops of natural beauty or grand architecture will give you timeless photos that will remain a classic reminder of your big day forever.
A Few Great Options
A brilliant location for a Welsh wedding is Craig-Y-Nos Castle in the Brecon Beacons National Park, between Brecon and Swansea. The castle is a Victorian gothic building in amazing condition set amongst stunning gardens. Both the castle and its gardens are listed, as is the theatre which sits beside it. A wedding at this location would give stunning Gothic backdrops on all outdoor shots as well as the chance to take photographs inside the castle’s grand rooms and throughout the historic theatre.
And there are countless other wonderful wedding locations in Wales – it is perhaps the most castle filled place in the world.
Another fine option in the Brecon area is Peterstone Court, a perfect example of Georgian architecture and style. Set against the backdrop of the imposing Pen-Y-Fan Mountain range with beautiful gardens all around, this is another amazing place to capture your big day. The exterior of the building looks exactly as it did upon construction, while the interior has a more modern and stylish design, perfectly combining the old with the new. If you can, meet with your photographer before you book a venue. That way you can seek their advice on the best type of location for your wedding depending on the time of year it is planned. Outdoor conditions and the position of the sun can make a huge difference, so make sure you talk to a professional.
You’ll find plenty of experts in everything from landscapes to weddings or family portraits in Cardiff and other larger cities, so shop around for a top photographer until it feels right for you.
For the perfect day you need to consider everything. Certain locations and venue styles will work better at different times of the year and in different conditions. A summer wedding on the beach could look stunning but then so could a wedding later in the year at a snow-covered castle. Wales is full of amazing buildings, from its country houses to its stately homes and weathered castle ruins – any of which will make for incredible weddings snaps.