At Mynydd Ednyfed Country House,in a ceremony inspired by nature, stunning bride Maya married her groom, with photographs taken by Ioan Said of Celynnen Photography
The photographer captured the beautiful day and surroundings in such a natural way, including photos from the Country house as well as some more personal and intimate photographs taken at Criccieth Castle later.
‘We loved his documentary style photography and the beauty of his black and white photographs- we felt strongly that we didn’t want posed photographs, and he’s really captured the fun spirit and memorable moments of the day in a way we can treasure for years to come.’
Maya wore a lace detailed Aire Barcelona dress, purchased at Liverpool Bridal Boutique, which looked so beautiful with her bespoke semi lace edge barely there veil, with our Kayla lace, made in an off-white silk style tulle.The veil sat perfectly in her loose, natural curls styled by Meinir from Moncrieffe Hair & Beauty.
‘I found the lace that perfectly matched my dress and had little flowers in it, but wanted it on a barely there veil so as not to hide the beautiful back of the dress or all the effort Meinir from Moncrieffe put into my hair. I’m so glad Britten Weddings let me create my bespoke veil.’
Along with the veil, Maya wore flowers created by Elena Gorman of SilkenBlooms, adding a beautiful personal touch to her look:
‘These were really special as she helped create flowers to imitate real thrift (sea pinks) which Ian had made into a ring when he proposed to me’
The gorgeous personal touches didn’t stop there, as the couple incorporated references to Skomer Island, where they met, including little puffin details and, sea pink and white and pink campion flowers. They also were sure to incorporate details that reflected their love for wildlife, using only British native wildflowers, from Hen Dy Garden Flowers.These flowers made up the main decorations, with the arrangements being placed around the venue by friends, and a lovely copper arch with sea pinks made by the groom.
Maya made the stunning cakes herself, including lemon and blueberry, victoria sponge, white chocolate and passion fruit, and chocolate cake. These were decorated beautifully with edible flowers from Maddocks Farm Organics.
The ceremony itself was also especially personal, as a friend led the couple in their vows:
‘It was a beautiful moment to have our friend lead us in our personal vows and exchange of rings’
‘Neither of us could stop smiling all day and the small intimate wedding meant we could spend the whole day with each other and spend time with our guests having fun, which is just what we wanted.’
What a beautiful, intimate day! Thank you so much Maya and Ian for sharing these images with us, we wish you all the best.