Irish Seaside Elopement

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!

Winter Elopement Ireland

As I mentioned in my last blog post about different types of elopements to Ireland, it does indeed take all kinds including those willing to plan a winter elopement Ireland!

Ashton and Jake were another example of that. She American and he English from Bristol, were young, beautiful, in love and ready for the adventure of a winter elopement in Ireland on the Wild Atlantic Way. The wild west of Ireland.

Ashton contacted me with quite a short lead in time for their elopement. We had just over 3 months to plan their wedding for late November last year but we got it done with time to spare!

It took two brave soles like these to get out into the cold and wet on their wedding day with a great equally adventurous photographer to achieve the beautiful shots of them that you see here. That photographer was Egle from White Cat Studio.

On the elopement day, we banished Jake from the cottage that they had rented for the week just outside of Dingle as she got ready there happily on her own.

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Flowers and floral crown were by our local florist here in Dingle and once ready, she braved the elements to meet Jake close by at the beach for their first look.

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Back to the cottage to freshen up, Jake headed to the ceremony and Ashton showed off her baking skills {to the cottage’s pup} with the wedding cake she baked herself.

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Once at the ceremony location, we realized they were not alone. A group of friends had all come over from Bristol to get a glimpse of the couple’s wedding. I couldn’t leave them outside could I? so we pulled up a few chairs and a few of the men stood at the back while they exchanged their vows, lit candles and promised themselves to each other with a Celtic hand fasting ceremony while overlooking a stormy winter sea.

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Once the couple were official, they bundled up and it was outside again to take advantage of the scenery for more rustic shots on the hills of Ireland before meeting their friends in the warmth of an Irish pub.

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In Ireland, everything ends up in the pub!

All in all it was a beautiful wedding full of warmth and love on a cold wet winter November day.

Thanks again to Egle at White Cat Studio for letting me share and more congrats to Ashton and Jake! xx

Eloping to Ireland – Your Style

All of our couples are so different and although we offer a comprehensive and inclusive package for eloping to Ireland, it’s important that they have input on what they want, what they envision and makes them know the day has been planned just for them.

It’s important that if they want privacy, that they get it. If they like to mingle and socialize, that they can do that too. The flowers should be to their taste and colors, location that matches their vision and most importantly a ceremony created for them by them with a celebrant who will work with them on all of customs and traditions they want.

A traditional church elopement

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Photos of Morgan and Herb by Andrew O’Dwyer Photography 

A classic civil ceremony elopement

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Photos of Annie and Matt by Aoife Herriott

Just the two of you elopement

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Photos of Debbie and Rainer by McMahon Studios

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Photos of Ariana and Cody by The Lou’s

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Photos of Nicole and Shane by Bartek Witek

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Photos of Anna and Justin by Couple Photography

There are so many locations and styles for your elopement. And because it’s all about you, we will help you make it all yours!