Vow Renewal: Portmeirion, Wales

PortmeiriontitleIt is Travel Tuesday and we continue Love Week here at A Compass Rose.  Today I take you to the coastal resort of Portmeirion.  This is where we had our ceremony for our 10th Wedding Anniversary Vow Renewal in Wales.  It is a really beautiful town that has a very Italian look to it as it is nestled in the woods and on the coast of the Welsh ocean.  The colours are beautiful and it was a perfect place to renew our vows. If you are headed to Wales I recommend making a point to visit Portmeirion in Northern Wales. Owned by a charitable trust it is open year round with cafes, shops, hotels, and self catered cottages. While it does look like a piece of history, Portmeirion was built and designed by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis in the last century in the style of an Italian village.  This coastal resort has served as the location for many films and television programmes. The most famous being “The Village” and “The Prisoner”, a 1960’s programme. MPP B&R Vow Renewal 157 MPP B&R Vow Renewal 289b portmeirion_0157 portmeirion_0154 portmeirion_0149 portmeirion_0132 portmeirion_0135 portmeirion_0127 portmeirion_0121 portmeirion_0118 portmeirion_0114 portmeirion_0116 portmeirion_0106 portmeirion_0100 portmeirion_0085 portmeirion_0087 portmeirion_0081 portmeirion_0061 portmeirion_0056 portmmeirion_0046 portmeirion_0045 portmeirion_0030 portmmeirion_0020 portmmeirion_0011

Ready to see more photographs?  I continue this series tomorrow for our look at our photographs by the beach.  Stay tuned later in the week for a special wedding video of our special 10th Anniversary Vow Renewal!


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  • http://guntersabroad.blogspot.com/ Jamie @ Gunters Abroad

    Wow! I have to visit Portmeirion! I love Wales, and this looks perfect. What an amazing place to celebrate your vows :)

    • http://www.bonnieroseblog.co.uk/ Bonnie Rose

      Thank you Jamie! You must come visit it is a great place. I would like to go back when I am not in a wedding gown and visit the beach. We had some lovely icecream and it just felt like a perfect place to be.

  • http://lulug1975.blogspot.co.uk/ Louisa @ My Family & Abruzzo

    I love the colours in Portmeirion, so vibrant!

  • http://www.chicadeedee.com/ Dannielle @ Chic-a-DeeDee

    How did you find this place? It’s so pretty! It really does look like it belongs in Italy or somewhere along the coast.

  • http://stylishimoto.blogspot.jp/ Anna

    This looks like such a pretty place! I love all the different colours!

  • http://www.mishfish13.com/ Michelle

    Such a beautiful place to celebrate your vows! Can’t wait to hear more :)

  • Fiona Peacock

    I love the colours, what a beautiful place.

  • fritha strickland

    Portmerion is my actual favourite place ever :)

  • http://lazyboleynblog.blogspot.com/ Mal

    This place is gorgeous, and so colorful!

  • http://www.melaniefontaine.com/ Melanie Fontaine

    What a cute town! I love reading all the posts about your Vow Renewal and your motto for this week! :)

  • http://www.rhymeandribbons.com/ Amanda

    I love all the colours! Gorgeous! x

  • http://www.circusqueen.co.uk/ Adele Jarrett-Kerr

    Stunning – both the location and the fact that your other half was up for a vow renewal! :)

  • Wild & Grizzly

    Wow those photos are beautiful and Portmerion looks like it belongs in the Italian lakes somewhere! it’s definitely gone on my places to visit list, and congratulations on your 10 years anniversary x

  • http://therococoroamer.blogspot.com/ Brittany Ruth

    Love all the teals and golds.

  • http://thisenchantedpixie.com/ Polly Davies

    We love Portmerion!

  • Globalmouse

    Portmerion is so beautiful. I haven’t visited but love the photos and would love to get there…such an interesting place!

  • http://louslakeviews.com/ Lou’s Lake Views

    Such a beautiful place, I had no idea it was so colourful! Amazing photos as usual, I got stuck on the one with the red bridge in the middle, stunning shot

  • http://traveleatrepeat.net/ Robert Wareham

    I’d never even heard of this place before, but it looks amazing. So many bright colours and quirky buildings – I love it! Thanks for sharing and I look forward to seeing your beach photographs tomorrow :)

  • Laura Rocksteady

    Lovely photos and what a beautiful part of the world to do your renewal – there really is not another place like this in the UK and it has such a magical atmosphere. Wonderful post :)

    Laura x

  • http://pondertheirrelevant.com/ Meredith

    Such a beautiful setting – seems almost like it belongs in a fairy tale :) I love the gates and the iron work details!

  • http://independenttravelcats.com/ Jessica – Independent Travel C

    More beautiful pictures of your renewal, (almost) makes me want to get married! A perfect week to showcase these.

  • http://www.inspirationsparks.com/ Laura @ Inspiration.Sparks

    OMG! what a gorgeous little town!

  • http://blog.cardboardcities.co.uk/ laura redburn

    i’ve always wanted to go to portmeirion, and i want to even more now! i live in cardiff, so not a million miles away!

  • http://www.thewanderblogger.com/ Sarah Shumate

    It’s so pretty! I love all the colors! How did you find this place?