May 23, 2019


What can I possibly say about this wedding that would properly sum up how awesome it was? It was just amazing. From the moment Lizzie and I first spoke over Skype, I felt like we had been friends for life and that has just continued since. Lizzie sent me a message the day after the wedding which said ‘Me and Steve both just wanted to say how much we loved having you yesterday – it truly was just like hanging out with a friend.’ Now that is the highest praise I could ever hope for: to feel like I am just part of the wedding completely. Ths Llangollen DIY wedding was a joy to be a part of. 


Lizzie and Steve’s wedding plans completely blew me away. Everything was just SO THEM. Lizzie had her hair done in her usual hair salon, Holben Hair, and then quickly got ready at home before racing up and over the valley to Mold Registry Office (yes, she drove herself!).


Afterwards, they went back to Llangollen to their friends’ wine bar for some scrummy lunch and then hopped on a vintage train at Llangollen station. At Carrog Station we did a few quick group photos and then they walked up to the local village hall, where the rest of their guests were waiting. They did another short ceremony with their own vows and then everyone enjoyed some gorgeous pizza and dancing. 

I explained early on in the wedding my rules for wedding photography, which include rule 1 – do not die. This was especially important to mention as we spent lots of time walking on roads, next to train tracks, near livestock and, as my late father in law used to say, ‘Safety never sleeps.’ The day then consisted of many, many shouts of ‘Rule 1!!’ which was very funny. An amazing last-minute addition to the wedding was a packet of humble clothes pegs. Lizzie put them out on a table with no explanation, and her guests were the most amazing sports and a spontaneous game of ‘pegging’ ensued. The bride was pegged, the groom was pegged, I was pegged. I’m pretty sure everyone was pegged! Within a few hours, the game had progressed to pegging random items to people and it took Steve a while to notice he had a long string and paper pompom attached to him! Honestly, it was all just so much fun and I wish we could do it all again. 

If you’re planning a Llangollen DIY wedding get in touch!


Holben Hair – http://holben.biz/

Llangollen Railway – https://llangollen-railway.co.uk/

Gales Wine – https://gales.wine/

Carrog Village Hall – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Carrog%20Village%20Hall/409810832554960/

Monsoon – https://www.monsoon.co.uk/

Urban Crust Pizza – https://www.facebook.com/urbancrustwoodfiredpizza/


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My name is Anna and I’m a photographer based in North West England specialising in fun and chilled weddings. Please check out the rest of my blog for more wedding inspiration and planning tips or follow me on instagram.

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