When Ollie and Becky contacted me and sent me link to their wedding website asking if I would be interested to capture their wedding in Aberystwyth, I was definitely sure I would like to do it. It required more than 3 hours driving in one way only, but it worth it - I’ve never been on such a “live” beach ceremony before.
Well, everything started not on the beach but in Aberystwyth (Ceredigion Register Office) where the official marriage registry ceremony took place.
After it bride went home to get ready for beach ceremony which took place at Ynyslas National Nature Reserve (located near Borth - north to Aberystwyth). It was something amazing - really hot weather, dramatically blue sky, mild wind, live music performed by talented guests (as both Rebecca and Oliver work in theatre and opera environment they have so many friend playing different musical instruments). Just imagine - you are sitting on a warm sand, gorgeous nature is around you and you hear the sound of violin, it is more than amazing, or another thing - bride and groom are staying in the middle of huge dune, and all the the guests around them are singing “Stand by me”,
Of course the ceremony attracted some strangers - the most curious people who were visiting Ynyslas that day enjoyed the ceremony as well.
And after the ceremony a very nice tradition took place - first swim (something like first dance, but in water) - everyone together with bride and groom went to swim in sea.