An amazing Chateau Rhianfa wedding to share with you today. Hold on to your hats, it’s a good one.
Quite simply, Chateau Rhianfa is one of the most stunning wedding venues I’ve ever seen. A French-style castle perched above the Menai Strait overlooking Snowdonia, Chateau Rhianfa is a wedding photographer’s dream! I am so grateful & humbled to have been asked to photograph Vicky & Richard’s magical day here and I’m thrilled to share it with you. Read on!
The day started wet & windy outside but warm & sheltered in the castle’s coach house were Vicky prepared for the big day. It was great to work with such a fun family, especially Dad who never stopped grinning all morning. The bridal party had their hair & makeup done by Christopher Millea. Vicky & the girls looked stunning. Spring was definitely in the air when the sweet yellow bouquet of flowers arrived! Such a striking colour & a fantastic job by Acacia Florists of Anglesey. Umbrellas sheltered our bride as she made her way to the castle & her waiting fiancé.
Vicky & Richard were married in the lavish banqueting hall, joined by their friends & family. What a gorgeous room to photograph the wedding ceremony in! All dark wood & huge windows, the perfect combination. Vicky wore a gorgeous Justin Alexander dress while Richard looked dapper in Ted Baker. Apart from a brief moment when Richard’s finger seemed to big for his wedding ring (it was rather hot in there, to be fair) everything went beautifully. Tears were shed, vows were made & two became one (I’m a soppy bugger, I know)!
And just like that, the rain stopped & the sun came out. Now the really the fun part, celebration time! It was great to work with my friends at Papertwin Weddings too, such a professional & discreet approach to the videography.
Later in the day I took the newlyweds for a stroll down to the rocky shore of the Menai Strait. Notice their bright yellow wellies, essential equipment 🙂 We spent a few minutes capturing some very relaxed moments before the sun finally slipped beneath the horizon and this Chateau Rhianfa wedding was drawing to a close; with just the small matter of a first dance to come! Baker Wicked, a fabulous live band were on hand to get the castle rocking before I slipped quietly away into the night.
I hope you enjoy this small sample of images from my wedding at Chateau Rhianfa. I’d love to go back there again so please get in touch if you’re considering this gem of a venue for your own wedding. Thanks for looking!
Chateau Rhianfa Wedding Photography in Anglesey by Wedding Photographer Andrew Keher