A relaxed and sunny wedding in St Bueno's Church, Clynnog Fawr, North Wales.

A relaxed and sunny wedding in St Bueno's Church, Clynnog Fawr, North Wales.

A relaxed and sunny wedding in St Bueno's Church, Clynnog Fawr, North Wales.


This wonderful wedding day was held at the church at Clynnog Fawr, St Beuno, North Wales. The church stands out like a beacon from the A499 that leads past the village. It has indeed been a beacon for centuries, a traditional stopping place for pilgrims on their way from Caernarfon to Bardsey Island at the tip of the Llyn peninsula.

This is a large Perpendicular church with a very fine timber roof, 16th-century choir stalls and screen, a barrel-vaulted passageway, and a 16th-century chapel.

St Bueno was the most prominent of the Celtic saints. Of royal birth, he was descended from the princes of Powys. Bueno founded a clas, a sort of cross between a college and a monastery, at Clynnog Fawr around 630 AD. The clas became an important centre of learning for the area and became a gathering place for pilgrims on their way to Bardsey Island.

For a wedding celebration and photography, especially documentary wedding photography, it is perfect. It has natural light and space in abundance which is only enhanced by the white wash walls and tall ceilings.

A beautiful location for a beautiful couple.