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A Mythical Marriage: Your Dream Wedding at Llyn Idwal in Snowdonia!


A couple overlooking a lake with the backdrop of the mountains.
Overlooking Llyn Idwal is nothing short of magical on your Wedding Day (credit: @love.adventure.weddings)

Nestled amidst the breathtaking landscapes of Snowdonia in North Wales, Llyn Idwal is an absolute gem for couples seeking a unique and magical location to tie the knot.


As a celebrant based in North Wales, wilderness wedding locations don't get much better than this!


With its rich history, legendary connections, and awe-inspiring natural beauty, this stunning llyn offers the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable wedding ceremony.


In this blog post, we'll explore the history and legends of Llyn Idwal, the enchanting atmosphere, how to prepare the beach for your ceremony, and the steps to create a wedding celebration that's nothing short of mythical.


A toast to Amy and Lee after their wedding ceremony!

History and Legends of Llyn Idwal

Llyn Idwal, also known as the "Lake of the Eagles," is not just a picturesque destination but a place steeped in history and folklore. According to Welsh legend, it was named after Idwal, the son of the ancient Welsh prince Owain, who tragically died near the lake. The story goes that Idwal was a gentle and pious young man who had a deep connection with the natural world.

The lake's mystical aura is further enhanced by the legend of the Afanc, a water monster believed to dwell in its depths. While your wedding ceremony at Llyn Idwal may not involve mythical creatures, you'll undoubtedly feel like you're in a fairytale setting.


A beautiful mountain lake with cliffs at the back.
Llyn Idwal in the autumnal sunshine.

The Atmosphere

The moment you arrive at Llyn Idwal, you'll be greeted by the tranquil ambiance of the lake, surrounded by the majestic cliffs of Glyder Fach and Tryfan. The crystalline waters reflect the dramatic peaks and provide a sense of serenity that is unparalleled.

The gentle breeze, and the occasional ripple of the lake create an atmosphere that feels like it's straight out of a fantasy novel. It's the perfect setting for a wedding ceremony that's both mystical and romantic.

Celebrating with Amy ( and Lee) after their Llyn Idwal micro-wedding


Creating the Perfect Ceremony at Llyn Idwal, Snowdonia

To ensure a seamless and enchanting wedding ceremony at Llyn Idwal, consider these tips:

- Timing: It takes about 20 minutes to walk up to the lake. Make you you plan in your timings with all your guests and celebrant.


- Music: A blue tooth speaker is a good option for all your music.

- Personal Vows: Take inspiration from the natural surroundings, legends of Idwal and the mystical lake to craft your own unique and meaningful vows.

- Photography: Work closely with your photographer to make the most of the stunning natural backdrop, from the majestic cliffs to the serene waters. Plan some time after the ceremony to capture some romantic and atmospheric shots.

- Reception/ Toast: Extend your celebration with a champagne picnic or an intimate drinks reception, surrounded by the beauty of Snowdonia. Get your groomsmen to help carry in your refreshments.

Llyn Idwal, with its rich history, mythical charm, and enchanting atmosphere, offers a wedding experience that feels like a dream come true. Whether you're envisioning a grand celebration or an intimate gathering, this natural wonder in North Wales sets the stage for a wedding that is as mythical as it is unforgettable.


So, if you've ever dreamed of a fairytale wedding amidst the rugged beauty of Snowdonia, I am here to help you make it happen!

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