Chris and Intan's St. Dwynwen connection

St. Dwynwen's story

St. Dwynwen’s Day, which takes place on January 25th, is Wales' version of Valentine's Day, but how did she become the patron saint of Welsh lovers?

According to, her story goes like this...

St. Dwynwen was a princess who is said to have lived during the 5th century. According to legend, she fell deeply in love with a man named Maelon Dafodrill but because her father, king Brychan Brycheiniog, had already promised her to another man, she was not allowed to marry him.

Dwynwen was so distraught that she asked God to make her forget about her beloved. She was later visited by an angel who granted her wish – and turned poor Maelon into a block of ice in the process!

God then gave three wishes to Dwynwen. Her first was that Maelon be thawed. The second was that God meet the hopes and dreams of true lovers. And the third was that she should never marry.

Having devoted herself to God’s service, Dwynwen founded a covenant on Llanddwyn where the ruins of her church can still be seen today. Today Llanddwyn has become a place of pilgrimage for those in search of love and happiness.

Why is it so special to the Derw duo, Chris and Intan?

Well, Llanddwyn island was one of the first places that Chris took Intan when she visited UK for the first time, and she fell in love with the place. She loved it so much, that Chris thought it would be the perfect place to propose to Intan a year later! She said yes, and the island will always remain special in their hearts.

St Dwynwen's Day