The Gwenfrewi Project is an incredible hidden gem of a wedding venue in North Wales, not too far from the borders of Snowdonia National Park. Tucked away in the small village of Gwytherin, near Llanwrst, it’s a decommissioned church on a site that is thought to date back to the bronze age. It’s now been revitalised as a unique venue for civil ceremonies by the owner, Alison.

This was the fantastic location of Danielle and Rhydian’s elopement. When they first contacted me about their plans, I was totally blown away by the honour of being there (the plan was for just me, the venue owner and the registrars to be present!). The initial booking call was scheduled for half an hour, but 90 minutes later we were still chatting away about our mutual love for the outdoors and adventure. On the day itself, as cliche as it might sound, it indeed was a privilege to witness such an intimate event and to capture the joy, love and thrill of the day! I loved the non-traditional vibes, the complete focus on what Danielle and Rhydian wanted in their day and the rocky road ‘wedding cake’ from the local bakery picked up that morning.