Planning an overseas wedding – Mary Grace and Connor
Mary Grace and Connor’s wedding was nothing short of epic! By the time their wedding day rolled around we felt like old friends. We’d spent the weekend with them, from their pre-wedding shoot to a rehearsal dinner and now, finally, the big day had arrived. So much fun!
Destination wedding planning
Mary Grace and Connor live in America, so it’s not surprising that there was a bit of logistical difficulty when it came to planning their wedding in Llanrwst, Conwy.
Once Connor had proposed (a complete surprise to Mary Grace who was trying to talk him into going out for dinner!) these two knew there wasn’t any other place for them to get married than the house that Mary Grace had spent her family holidays in. Cae’r Berllan, a Grade II listed, 17th Century stone building is absolutely stunning. As soon as we set eyes on it we understood why Connor and Mary Grace had chosen to celebrate here. Surrounded by green fields, the views across the valley are incredible. A perfect backdrop for a wedding.
Planning a wedding on the other side of the world is tricky so they enlisted the help from our friend and awesome wedding planner Caroline, who helped bring all their ideas together.
Conwy Valley wedding photography
Connor and Mary Grace wanted a really neutral and fresh feel to their day. They knew that they wanted to compliment the Welsh countryside and opted for greens, whites and greys for their colour palette. They told us they wanted their wedding day to be casual, with guests able to relax on the lawn and everyone feeling at home. They definitely achieved that, Cae’r Berllan felt like a home away from home for us by the end of the weekend! The huge masses of green foliage and white flowers really were in-keeping with Mary Grace and Connors vision, and delivered a beautifully rustic elegance. Just check out the incredible florals from Andrea at Lunaflower.
As Mary Grace got ready the boys were gathering at the Church. Connor was kept busy meeting and greeting their guests. The moment before the ceremony is so personal, the wave of nerves and anticipation that wash over the groom is such a special thing to capture. Those nerves were soon replaced with huge smiles as soon as he set eyes on his beautiful bride (check out her stunning dress!) and the two of them didn’t stop grinning for the rest of the ceremony.
In fact, scrap that, they didn’t stop smiling for the rest of the day! Which made our job easy. In keeping with their relaxed theme for the day we kept their portrait shoot really natural. Lots of laughter, lots of hugs and a chance for the two of them to sneak away from their guests and have a wander around the gardens. As always though we didn’t take up too much time and whisked them back to the party in plenty of time for the Radio Kings to get everyone on the dancefloor.
Mary Grace and Connor, what a weekend! We loved spending so much time with you and can’t thank you enough for your hospitality. These are just a few of our favourites (so tough to narrow them down!).