Relaxed North Wales wedding photography capturing the emotion of a countryside wedding full of personal touches, by Phil Salisbury.
Capturing North Wales wedding photography takes me on adventures to a huge range of venues, from farms, castles, and historic houses to local churches and teepees – set in stunning landscapes throughout the seasons
Ellie and Patrick had a relaxed and fun wedding in North Wales, surrounded by their friends, family, and their beloved dogs. They are both super outdoorsy so they wanted to embrace the rustic countryside, so a teepee in the field of Rossett and Oak Bank Stables was an opportunity for them to celebrate their own way.
Ellie had chosen a beautiful dress from Victoria’s Bridal Boutique in Orpington, with embossed roses over the fabric and a timelessly elegant style. As a new mum, she wanted to feel confident and comfortable with her figure, and she certainly wowed us all! She got ready at home, with Katie Roach from Lakeside Hair Lounge and Vicki Matthes adding the finishing touches with subtle and natural make-up.
Of course, adding white cowboy boots was the only way to complete this bridal look, before walking to the local church to marry Patrick. Patrick was also wearing cowboy boots with his Marc Darcy suit, boots that his dad got married in too (are we sensing a theme here?).
The local church welcomed the family dogs, who were VIPs for Ellie and Patrick’s wedding day. Northern is Patrick’s best friend, and Django had been El’s late brother’s shadow, so they both needed to be there to witness the main event. They watched the whole ceremony with as much emotion and love as the surrounding humans, and it was a joy to capture their faces!
Christ Church in Rossett holds special memories from El’s childhood, and Reverend Huw Butler made the whole process easy and fun, especially by allowing the dogs to join the congregation
“We love looking back at our friends and family sat in the congregation after we said “I do” and remembering that we weren’t the only ones in the room despite it feeling that way.” El and Patrick, North Wales wedding photography
After being showered with confetti, everyone headed off to their teepee wedding reception at the local stables, which was perfect for outdoorsy, horsey people, and welcoming for the whole family.
El had worked her magic and put hours and hours of hard work into dressing their teepee venue, Vivid Floral Design also added some beautiful bouquets and floral displays in classic neutral colours. The atmosphere was relaxed and everyone had big smiles on their faces as they enjoyed drinks in the sunshine with the newlyweds.
Bar in the Box (again, on-brand with the horsey theme!) kept glasses full throughout the day and evening, and their welcome drinks even had El and Pat’s initials balanced on the edge of the glasses. The Flaming Hog provided delicious food for everyone, with plenty of options for guests with dietary requirements too. Their wedding cake was created by Katie at Lakeside Bakes, and was elegantly decorated with flowers on a large oak slice stand.
In the evening, The Timberfolk got the tunes going and everyone danced under the festoon lights in the teepee. Capturing Ellie and Patrick’s North Wales wedding photography had me smiling all day, with all the personal touches, chilled vibes, and of course their awesome dogs providing endless personality and tail wags!
I capture weddings across the whole of the UK, and North Wales wedding photography is a big part of that. You can also check out more weddings on my blog, including Dan and Josh’s Tyn Dwr Hall wedding photography and some spectacular weddings in Cheshire and Manchester. Please do get in touch for more information, I can’t wait to tell your story.