Ffion + Eilir – Carden Park Hotel

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It was the Welsh wedding of Ffion and Eilir and the rain and winds decided to arrive on the very small village of Cerrigydrudion! It was Very unusually for a small village to have two weddings in Cerrigydrudion on the same day on the 20th of August this year 2016. Luckily the weddings were not in the same chapel but both have the SAME minister and registrar so Ffion was really concerned about making it to the chapel on time.

The make-up artist Kay Evans whom is fabulous and hairdresser KPS Hair Lounge made everyone look amazing.

After the service at we travelled to Carden Park where the weather looked more favourable. Welcome drinks for guest upon arrival were served inside the hotel as the weather was still not dry enough but I love the inside with my favourite part being the antler chandelier.

I just want to mention a theme which ran through the day and has inspired me to do the three peaks in memory of my mum for the 20th anniversary of her death next year. Eilir lost his brother 10 years ago this October. Eilir and 12 of his friends have just finished a 503 miles bike ride around the coast of Wales (2nd of July to the 11th of July), to remember Myfyr and to raise money for the Welsh Air Ambulance. The total they have raised so far is staggering at over £20,000. I just want to say well done and Da Iawn to them.


Joanna + Bruce – Quay Hotel, Deganwy

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I absolutely loved the blush pink running through this wedding and Joanna looked so stunning in her dress she was like a model.

The ceremony took place in the amazing Bodelwyddan Church and afterwards onto The Quay Hotel Deganwy.

The wedding was beautiful and the guests amazing. Thank you so much for an amazing day.


Amy + Ryan – Faenol Fawr Hotel

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It was our first visit to Faenol Fawr Hotel and we were not disappointed, turning down a long luxurious drive we were met with lovely stone buildings. The main building split over three floors which is almost like having a different venue for each part of your day.

We had an amazing day, hope you enjoy the photos x


Steph + Lloyd – Iscoyd Park

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Two dress changes and more musicians than you can imagine. Steph and Lloyds wedding day was music to my ears from start to finish. Starting in the lovely Willington Lodge I had a fabulous girlie morning deciding which earrings and which shoes went best and loving the collection of makeup Steph owns, I so want her to do a makeover on me!

We then moved onto the stunning St Michaels, Marbury Church where it was lovely to receive a friendly welcome from the minister there and an invite to their Christmas carol service for the wedding couple which I must admit I would be tempted to go to as its lovely to feel welcome in a church.

It was then a trip to one of my favourite venues Iscoyd Park where the service is always exceptional and the food by Fine Dining company some of the best I have ever tasted.

Thanks you so much to Steph and Lloyd for booking us for their wedding day xx


Emma + Aled – Carden Park

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Emma and Aled’s Carden Park wedding in the Shooting Lodge was at the end of July and here are the highlights of their day!

Emma got ready in one of Cardens fantastic wedding suites, with her bridesmaids. The colour scheme was a beautiful summery pale yellow which looked great against the guys grey suits.

Bridal prep at Carden ParkGroom with yellow tie and buttonhole on grey suit
The wedding ceremony was in the Shooting Lodge with these huge LOVE letters which always look great!

You can’t go wrong with an ice cream cart! And Carden’s canapes were fabulous as always.

Ice cream cart at wedding
We spent so long waiting for the crunch moment with the Giant Jenga – I can’t say the guys were cheating, but perhaps the rules have changed since I last played…

Giant Jenga at weddingEACarden
The gardens in front of the hotel are fabulous for couple portraits and we like to mix it up with a few under the trees too.

EACardenCarden Park wedding photographer Marie Lloyd bride and groom portraits
I really liked the clean, fresh pallete of pale yellow on white – it makes for a wonderful summery feel to the wedding. The stationery and jam jars with yellow flowers and matching place settings and menu’s all went together beautifully.

White and yellow summer colour scheme wedding dressingYellow wedding flowers with gypsophiliaWedding stationery with yellow hearts and favours with a grey tie for men and pink heart for ladies
You’ll need to see the video to see how well setup this was. The singing waiters worked their magic, completely surprising everybody who genuinely had no idea it was a setup. After the waiters very public bust up, when everyone realised what was going on, the whole place erupted and crazy dancing ensued!

Carden Park singing waiters in the SHooting LodgePeople going crazy for the surprise singing waiters at Carden Park HotelSmall colage of crazy dancing outside the shooting lodge at CardenVineyards wedding photographs at Carden Park Hotel
First dance! A prelude to half the party piling on to the dance floor.

Emma and Aled first danceEACardenEACarden
If we can get outside for a few photographs in the evening light, we always will and the lovely long grass and vineyards behind the Shooting Lodge are ideal.

Sunset wedding photographs at Carden Park Hotel wedding venue

If you have a requirement for wedding photography either at Carden Park, or any Cheshire or North Wales venue, please get in touch!

Marie & Jason x

Beckie + Dan – Plas Isaf

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The morning started with Marie arriving to a gorgeous cottage in Derwen which I think without directions from Beckie I would never have found. It was a beautiful space and lovely to photograph in. The girls had a great time getting ready and everyone was very relaxed.

I arrived at the church from the cottage in good time. I don’t know how I missed all the traffic it must have been a fluke because everyone else including Beckie seemed to be caught in it! The church ceremony was really lovely and I loved all the flowers in the church.

The reception was held at Plas Isaf and Beckie and Dan had decked it out in a Harry Potter theme which looked amazing. Who doesn’t like Harry potter!
The evening was brilliant with a dance off to Run DMC kicking off the night! Thanks very much for an amazing day xx

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Aled + Hannah – Plas Isaf

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Here is the story of Hannah and Aled xx

How we met:

To this day we still don’t know how we met, we were roughly 14 years old, best friends since then. We have always said it was meant to be knowing each other.

The proposal:

We both decided that we’d make a tradition to go for a walk on Boxing Day with the dogs every year. But 2013 was different, we did our walk and at the bottom of the waterfall Al got down on one knee and asked Hannah to marry him! Hannah’s reaction was OH MY GOD! While the dogs were shivering watching what was going on.

The vision:

A fun, not serious and happy wedding. We want everyone laughing, having fun, being merry and most of all to be full from the food. Our amazing setting and beautiful vibrant colour will hopefully show off our personalities.

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Rebecca + Edward – Marquee wedding

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As we drove towards the wedding venue we could see St Peters Church, in Stoke on tern which is stunning and set in gorgeous countryside. Much to our surprise you could literally throw a stone from the church onto the field where the marquee was. It was really cool to be able to have church wedding and walk across the road to the reception. Extremely good planning Rebecca and Edward. Their wedding was very relaxed with Rebecca being a very relaxed bride, they make a lovely couple and I hope they have an amazing future together xx

Here is their story as wrtten by Rebecca

We first met through work, when I was a Farm Liaison at Muller Dairy and Ed a Muller Producer and I did some work for them. It kindled from there really.

The proposal – Ed proposed very romantically in Venice last year when we were on a cruise. He got down on one knee in a very expensive coffee shop after his gondola ride was cancelled due to the weather. Much to his dismay as it ruined all his plans.

Our wedding vision is to be a traditional countryside wedding filled with lots of love and laughter.


South Cheshire Marquees,
South Cheshire Catering,
The Word is Love,
Gillan Edgar Music,
Little Bird Photobooths,
Laura Garwood Videography,
Local Bar,
Blossom Grove



Elin + Darren – Plas Isaf

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Here is Elin and Darren’s story…

How we met – back in July 2009 out having a sneaky pint with my best friend (bridesmaid) Rachel bumped into Darren and agreed to go on a date … Rest is history….

Proposal…. The most unimaginative and unromantic proposal back in September 2014. I was on my was out to One Republic gig with Rachel. Darren came in from work to see a parcel had arrived for him. It was the ring – he opened the parcel and handed me the box. Little did he know i had already opened the packet and knew it was coming!!

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Our suppliers

Flowers – Sioned Rowlands – tulipa flowers
Dresses- cambric gowns mold
Merryoke caravan
Hair – holly morris – Holly’s hair salon Ruthin
Makeup- anna baxter mua

Dawn + Darryl – Pentrehobyn Hall

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Dawn and Darryl were married in Pentrehobyn Hall a new venue for me. There are two parts to the venue a gorgous hall with beautiful gardens and a smaller venue called the coach house with its on privae garden. It’s the prefect venue to put your own stamp on your wedding, a lovely hidden gem.

I always ask the bride and groom to supply me with a story of how they met and their wedding plans. I love reading them and I know you do to as lot’s have mentioned it to me. This is one if my favourites…

How you met- Unfortunately our love story began in Rhyl!! After love at first sight, he visited me in university at Manchester and I seduced him with a pint of red wine, after that he was mine forever!

The proposal- After waiting a LONG 7yrs for a proposal, we went on an amazing holiday to Thailand, where he saved it until the very last night, left me alone with a map to find him on the beach where we watched the sun go down with tealights, flowers, prosecco and an italian picnic, before walking along the water and he proposed! Hooray!!

Wedding vision- FUN, FUN, FUN, fuelled with a lot of food, and plenty of tasty drinks! Eat, Drink, Get Married – 3 aims of the day 😀