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Wales has a lot to offer as a destination for your wedding. This Celtic country is located to the West of England with a varying landscape that is sure to satisfy any couples planning their wedding.
Why you should choose Wales for your wedding venue:
Dreaming of a fairy-tale castle wedding? Wales has over 600 castles to choose from! A castle wedding is perfect for anyone that loves a Disney fairy-tale or is a history fan, it’s also a beautiful location for anyone wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. The best thing about a castle wedding? The beautiful backdrop for your wedding photography!
Wales contains not one but three national parks: Snowdonia, Brecon Beacons and Pembrokeshire! Wales is also home to five Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty so you know it has an abundance of glorious countryside backdrops for your wedding photography.
Would you love to have a beach wedding? Some of the most beautiful beaches are considered to be in Wales. I recommend gorgeous Gower which isn’t far from Swansea! Just grab your boho wedding dress and get ready to walk barefoot down the aisle.
Award-winning wedding venues
Wales is home to multiple award-winning wedding venues meaning you know your wedding day will go smoothly. Most of these venues are nestled in the countryside, near the stunning coastline that Wales offers. Many of them are exclusive use meaning your privacy is guaranteed as you’ll have the entire venue to yourselves. Some of my favourites are Craig-y-Nos Castle and Fairyhill.
Experience the tastes of Wales! If you do decide to get married in Wales, there are some well-known Welsh dishes that you could include in your wedding catering. First up, you’ve got to try Welsh rarebit, it’s the greatest cheese on toast you’ll ever taste and could be served as a wonderful canape. Another delicious canape could be the Glamorgan sausage, not what you might initially think, this ‘sausage’ contains no meat and instead consists of leeks, cheese, and some seasoning. Lastly, why not have a bara brith wedding cake? A traditional fruit cake from Wales that is popular with Welsh afternoon tea.
You have Welsh heritage
If you have Welsh heritage, what better day to return to your homeland than your wedding day? Embrace historical traditions and get all patriotic by incorporating Welsh symbols throughout your wedding day. Some Welsh symbols include the daffodil and the leek. Add daffodils to your wedding bouquet or centrepieces for a subtle nod to your heritage and include leeks in your catering. For a more advanced way to incorporate your Welsh heritage into your wedding celebrations, you could have the entire ceremony in Welsh! Your partner may need to do some revising though.
Are you convinced yet? Wales would be a gorgeous destination for your wedding and you could complete your celebrations by heading off on your honeymoon exploring Wales! Expect stunning waterfalls and lots of walking but the views are definitely worth the walk.
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