Who doesn’t love a sunny summer day in Wales?! This city elopement portrait session took place in Cardiff Bay, a unique urban area in the Welsh capital city filled with cool playful elements, including a fairground carousel! Big love to our directory wedding supplier member Molly Hanlon for sending in this summery Cardiff wedding loveliness!
Elopements are a brilliant way to celebrate your love and only focus on each other. They are a great option right now with the whole dreaded C word hanging around though of course restrictions may apply depending where you are. Some couples choose to have a party at a later date, or maybe a small gathering with loved ones is better for you. However you celebrate, make sure it feels like YOU!
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How To Recreate This Summer City Elopement Wedding Look
A Colorful, City Elopement on the Bay
This beautiful bride is rocking her light, sleek and lacey eco wedding dress from Bon Prix. No overheating in the summer for this girl! She’s done her own hair and make-up which is a flexible and affordable way to look amazing the way you want. The groom is totally working the cap, glasses, and waistcoat look, simply too cool for school. A city elopement wedding has never looked so stylish!
Go Eco-Friendly with a Dried Wedding Bouquet
Dried wedding bouquets are a fabulous eco-friendly option and they last for up to a few years. This is a stunning, unique way to get a lot of value out of the things you style your city elopement wedding with. Dare to be different! The beautiful, summer wedding bouquet for this Cardiff Bay wedding was sourced from Secret Garden.
Cardiff Bay Wedding - Remember Your Inner Child
For a couple of pounds each, you can have this colorful carousel all to yourself if you time it right. Remember the glorious giddy happiness that is your inner child and have the stunning views of Cardiff Bay at the same time.
A few steps away, a tall silver sparkling water fountain is yours if you feel the need to cool off. Also nearby, there is an art installation where you can hop over the rocks until you get to the tallest one and thereby pronounce yourselves King and Queen of the Rock!
Once you are done playing around, there are the lovely Bay views from all around and it’s nice to pick a spot, have a cuddle, and watch the boats and people wandering by.
a city elopement Wedding for the free spirited...
You don’t have to break the bank for a city elopement wedding or Cardiff Bay wedding. Throw convention into the wind and really think about what is important for you. An elopement wedding is great for shy, free-spirited, and/or non-traditional couples looking for something different, and what better place and idea than this for couples looking for some fun in the Welsh Capital City!
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