South Wales Wedding With The King Arthur Stone – Elinor & Matt

The King Arthur Stone or Maen Ceti, can be found on Cefn Bryn in Gower, South Wales. Legends has it that King Arthur threw a pebble across the Burry Estuary, to its present location. Where, after being touched by the hand of the King, it increased in size and was surrounded by smaller stones in admiration. The massive stone weighs nearly 25 tons and dates from around 6000 years ago. It was once believed that the formation was created in a Neolithic feat of engineering similar to that at Stonehenge, especially as ancient burial chambers were excavated beneath the rock. However it is now understand that the stone was left stranded on Cefn Bryn after being carried there by a glacier during the last Ice Age.

I have photographed several weddings at the King Arthur Hotel, which is a short distance from the stone. Many bride and grooms have talked about taking the stroll to this local landmark, Though inclement weather or the prospect of the walk over soggy moorland in a big white wedding dress has prohibited such an occasion. However today had followed several dry days and with no rain on the day of the wedding, the bride Elinor donned some wellington boots and with her new husband, Matt they purposely strode into the scenery. We had timed the excursion to make the most of a low Spring season sun, which complimented the dramatic landscape with a warm glow. The happy couple were married earlier in the day at the King Arthur Hotel, on Saturday 30th March 2019.

 

 

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