Gothic Elopement in Two Castles!

When I first spoke to Mirya and she described her vision and what she wanted for her elopement day, I nearly jumped out of my seat because I knew the perfect locations for them! Often I would have a good feeling about a few locations for a couple but this time my heart started pounding and knew we needed to make this happen.

There was to be nothing seaside, no beach, forestry was fine and the dream was something Victorian or Gothic.

Thank heavens for a change of style! I had been waiting patiently for a couple who would really embrace these two beautiful castle locations that I had been holding on to and this was them!

Mirya and Stephen began planning a wedding at home and realized quickly that is was not what they wanted. Eloping to Ireland became a bit of a joke, then a pipe dream that they didn’t know could be possible. Finally on a whim, they actually made the first step of looking into it, they found us, and we were off planning everything they had only dreamed of.

Neirjus from K Photography was there to capture it all and this is what their elopement looked like.

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Stunning! Personal and so very like them. It looks like they were styled into the location.

Thanks so much again Neirjus for the beautiful photos and congratulations to Mirya and Stephen!!

Young Love and Castle Ruins

Young love is quiet and shy and demure. That also describes Noelle and Rob who eloped to Ireland and were married quietly at a castle ruins in Co Kerry with us last spring.

From Massachusetts, they had known each other for over 4 years and cherished their relationship so much that as soon as Rob proposed while hiking in Maine, that they would keep their wedding private, quiet and intimate.

Neither of the two had been to Ireland before but as each had always wanted to come, off they went on an adventurous trip to get married at a castle near the Irish seaside!

Noelle had done some research and really liked Dingle so that is where we started our focus and with so many beautiful options their location was set.

We checked with all of our fave suppliers to make their day memorable, beautiful and fun and we were all set!

Here is what the day looks like through the lens of Andrew O’Dwyer who we love to work with. Thanks as usual Andrew!!

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Congratulations again to Noelle and Rob. What an adorable, sweet couple. And thanks again to Andrew O’Dwyer!

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Cassandra and Jennifer didn’t have an easy time of their relationship. As a same sex couple living in the southern states of America they came up against a lot of adversity. They knew that Ireland had just legalized same sex marriage by popular vote and that they could indeed legally get married here without difficulty or worry however it made me really sad that they still felt they had to ask if I would help them.

How awful that ANY two people in love feel that they have to ask that question!

Obviously there was no hesitation  and as we kept talking their adoration for each other was absolutely clear as you can see below.

We immediately began planning their elopement on the Irish seaside in Co Kerry.

This is how their day went with beautiful photos by Bartek Witek. It was a stunner all around for sure!

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So so happy for them both! xx

Elopement Brides Bouquets

As we have mentioned, our couples elope to Ireland for a variety of reasons. Each couple being individual, we try really hard to create a memorable sentimental wedding day for them.

Just as each bride carefully chooses her wedding dress, so we try really hard to arrange their bouquet to compliment it to their specifications.

Here are a few examples of what our past brides have asked for. Beautiful and individual just like each bride.

Kelly’s bouquet Photo by David Hogan

Chelsea’s bouquet Photo by Mike Patterson

Ashton’s bouquet and head wreath Photo by White Cat Studio

Autumn’s bouquet Photo by Philip Daly

Debbie’s bouquet Photo by McMahon Studios

Andi’s bouquet photo by David Hogan

Annie’s bouquet photo by Aoife Herriott

Ariana’s bouquet and headwreath photo by The Lou’s

Debbie’s bouquet photo by Inspired by Love

Kara’s bouquet photo by Poppies & Me

Kristie’s bouquet photo by Fine Art Weddings

Do you have a favorite? And what will your bouquet look like when you elope to Ireland?

Elopement to Historic Glendalough, Ireland

Anna and Justin are an adventurous young couple. They pretty much told me they’d hike up a mountain for their elopement to get married. Sounded pretty romantic but I wasn’t sure how that would suit their 4 guests, Romy, their celebrant from A Beautiful Ceremony, Ros their photographer from Couple Photography, or me! – Not that I wouldn’t do anything for my couples.  😉

What I came up with was for them to go hiking up mountains in the beautiful and historic area around historic Glendalough, Co Wicklow the day before their ceremony but for their wedding, have their ceremony on the edge of the upper lake so they still have the feeling of seclusion and mountains {without exhausting the rest of us}. A lakeside wedding in the Wicklow mountains it was!


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Post ceremony cake and sparking wine really hit the spot before going for more photos in Glendalough Monastic City.

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An impromptu bouquet toss may give us our next couple for Elope to Ireland. And the way the photos look, there was fierce competition to actually catch Anna’s bouquet!

And the couple end the afternoon as most Irish weddings and elopements finish up, with pints of Guinness in the pub.

Congratulations again to Anna and Justin!