Traditional Church Ceremony on Valentia Island
A Traditional Church Ceremony on Valentia Island
After meeting online and 5 ½ years together Etienne proposed to Ashley. Then they waited again before starting to plan their wedding. That wedding was an elopement but in a traditional church ceremony. It was important to Ashley and Etienne was happy to make it happen.
Neither of our couple had been to Ireland before but their vision was very natural and relaxed. They really wanted to feel like they were in the countryside in ‘real Ireland’ and include Irish traditions so what better than a small Irish stone chapel on an island. Reverend Kavanagh took his time to really get to know the couple and include them on the day.
As one of their witnesses on the day, I can attest that it was a loving sentimental ceremony with more than a few giggles and lots of hugs.
Have a look at the scenery, ceremony, and love on Etienne and Ashley’s beautiful wedding day!
A pint of the Black stuff for Etienne before the ceremony in the bar at the Royal Hotel on Valentia Island.
The Sensory Gardens at the St John the Baptist chapel on Valentia Island
The Reverend is always a pleasure to be around and puts people at the ease. As you can see here!!
Flowers were by Shades of Bloom in Killorglin.
Where next? See you both for your anniversary in 20 years:-)
A big thank you goes out to all the suppliers: Hair by Sarah Ann from Cahersiveen and makeup by Barbara from the Beauty clinic also in Cahersiveen. The Royal Hotel on Valentia Island. Where our happy couple stayed. Images by the way of the immensely talented Nerijus from Kphotogrpahy.ie and flowers by Shades of Bloom in Killorglin. Oh, and there is us Elope to Ireland.
Thank you, Ashley and Etienne, for letting us be a part of your special day!!
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