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Crafting Your Dream: A Fairytale Wedding in North Wales

Dreaming of a wedding straight out of a storybook?


Look no further than the enchanting landscapes of North Wales, where ancient castles, lush forests, and breathtaking mountains set the stage for a truly magical celebration. From majestic venues to whimsical ceremony ideas, let's embark on a journey to create the fairytale wedding of your dreams.


A lighthouse behind a beautiful sandy bay off the coast of Anglesey.
Dramatic landscapes and historical landmarks. This is Llanddwyn Island, Anglesey. (@love.adventure.weddings)

Where to hold your fairytale wedding in North Wales:

First things first – finding the perfect venue to bring your fairytale wedding to life. North Wales is home to a plethora of stunning locations guaranteed to make your heart skip a beat.


  • Picture saying "I do" against the backdrop of a centuries-old castle, with ivy-covered walls and turrets reaching towards the sky.

  • For those seeking a more rustic vibe, why not exchange vows in a charming woodland glade or beside a tranquil lake?

  • Snowdonia National Park is dotted with secluded spots ideal for an outdoor ceremony surrounded by nature's beauty.

  • Or, for a touch of old-world charm, consider a ceremony in one of North Wales' picturesque villages, with quaint cottages providing a charming backdrop for your special day.

A besom broom decorated with ribbons
A besom broom ready for one of my couples to sweep away the past and jump into married life together.

What to Include in your fairytale wedding ceremony:

Now that you've found the perfect setting, it's time to add a touch of magic to your ceremony.

  • Consider incorporating elements inspired by Welsh folklore and tradition to create an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.

  • Start by inviting a harpist to serenade you with delicate, beautiful music as you walk down the aisle, setting the tone for an enchanting affair.

  • For a truly unique touch, why not incorporate a handfasting ceremony into your vows? This ancient Celtic tradition involves binding the couple's hands together with ribbon or cord, symbolizing their union and commitment to each other. It's a beautiful way to honor Welsh heritage while adding a personal touch to your ceremony.

  • And let's not forget the rings – the ultimate symbol of your love and commitment. Consider opting for custom-made rings inspired by Welsh mythology, featuring intricate designs such as Celtic knots or dragons. Or, for a more whimsical touch, exchange rings engraved with phrases from your favorite fairytales, adding a touch of magic to your exchange of vows.

  • To finish the ceremony, why not consider sweeping away the past and jumping the broom inot married life together as you head back down the aisle as a newly married couple. Your guests can join in the fun too!

A bohemian woodland wedding setting with a macrame backdrop and boho rugs.
Woodland wedding magic at Ty Fry Manor

How to Create a Magical Atmosphere at your Wedding Ceremony:

Now that the stage is set and the ceremony planned, it's time to focus on creating a magical atmosphere that will transport you and your guests to a world of enchantment.

  • Start by decking out your venue with fairy lights, candles, and lanterns, casting a warm and romantic glow over the proceedings.

  • Next, add touches of whimsy and fantasy throughout the venue, from floral arrangements inspired by woodland nymphs to table decorations reminiscent of a medieval feast.

  • Consider incorporating elements such as crystals, moss, and feathers into your decor to create an ethereal ambiance that feels straight out of a fairytale.

  • And don't forget the finishing touches – those little details that make all the difference. Consider providing guests with handwritten scrolls detailing the story of your love, or offering them magic wands or flower crowns to wear during the celebration.


In the end, creating a fairytale wedding in North Wales is all about tapping into the enchantment of the landscape and infusing your celebration with touches of magic and romance.


From choosing the perfect venue to incorporating whimsical ceremony ideas and creating a magical atmosphere, every aspect of your wedding should reflect the love and wonder of your own personal fairy tale. So go forth, dear brides and grooms, and may your wedding day be filled with love, laughter, and happily ever afters.

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