Andrea and James' beautiful wedding was a real celebration of North Wales, spanning across three picturesque spots that made the absolute most of the warm August weather. We met for their ceremony at St Mary's Church in Cilcain, a picture-postcard village in Flintshire, before heading to the breathtaking beauty spot of Moel Famau for their couple's portraits and rounding off the day with a celebration at Highfield Hall Northop. It was an absolute joy to spend a day seeing the sights of this stunning corner of North Wales with this lovely couple!
North Wales Wedding Photographer
Being an Essex girl, North Wales isn't somewhere I'm super familiar with (though being based in Cheshire now, I'm lucky enough to be photographing more and more weddings there!), so it was an absolute joy to discover some of it's hidden gems during this stunning wedding day.
As soon as I arrived in the sleepy village of Cilcain for Andrea and James' wedding ceremony, I knew I wanted to capture the beauty of its picturesque streets for their couples' photos and I'm so glad I did! There was something so magical about strolling around the quiet streets in the sunshine, and then turning a corner and finding a pub full of wedding guests waiting to greet us. The smiles, the sun, the blue skies - perfection.
Moel Famau Wedding Photographer
Following the ceremony, it was important to this couple that we added some portraits that made the most of Wales' rugged landscape. We headed to the breathtaking spot of Moel Famau, just a 10 minute drive from both Cilcain and their reception venue of Highfield Hall. I am not being dramatic when I call Moel Famau breathtaking - you wind down country roads, park up, look to your right (and maybe step over a sheep or two) and BAM - the most stunning scenery you could wish for, especially at that time of year. And an absolute dream for wedding photos!
Wedding Photography at Highfield Hall
With Andrea and James officially married and wedding photos complete, it was time to head to Highfield Hall for the rest of the afternoon. Tucked away in the idyllic countryside of Northop, North Wales, Highfield Hall is a timelessly beautiful venue. The historic mansion has a rich heritage and picturesque surroundings, making it the perfect spot for Andrea and James to celebrate their marriage with their loved ones. As the wedding party celebrated, hugged, kiss and chatted, the warm sun shone down on the lawn and gardens, bringing a calm and relaxed vibe to proceedings.
One of my favourite parts of this brilliant wedding day was the dancefloor! One of my favourite things at weddings is when couples bring their personality into their wedding day, which is exactly what Andrea and James did here. As enthusiastic salsa dancers, they wanted to bring their passion and Andrea's heritage into their wedding and opted for a salsa first dance - which then turned into everyone salsa-ing the night away! The perfect end to an intimate and personalised wedding celebration.
Information about Highfield Hall
Address: Highfield Hall, Chester Road, Northop, Mold, CH7 6AZ
TripAdvisor rating: 4.5
Highfield Hall is a 19th-century Regency style country house North Wales wedding venue. It's an exclusive use wedding venue which offers civil ceremonies for wedding parties both big and small - as little as 20 people up to 120 guests and evening receptions for up to 180. It's a truly beautiful place to tie the knot, with everything you could choose - think sweeping green lawn, a picturesque setting, indoor and outdoor ceremony spaces and a brilliant prep area!