Ireland never fails to awaken our souls to the infinite possibility of romance! There’s something about that breathtaking, wild landscape that speaks to the raw and lovesome corners of the heart. So, when more of this stunning beauty crosses our threshold — and with the sweetest pair of lovebirds to boot — we simply cannot help but share!
A word from photographer Julie Johnson of Piper Vine Photography:
“This elopement was inspired by the natural beauty of the lush Irish landscape as well as the ancient Celtic ruins.
The bride and groom exchanged vows at Muckross Abbey in Killarney, County Kerry. The bride chose an all green bouquet, with emerald silk ribbon to complement. To celebrate the bride’s Irish ancestry, the couple then traveled to the patchwork-quilt countryside.
Heading on to County Clare, The Cliffs of Moher were a stunning stage for more photos. As a nod to her Irish roots, the bride chose silk ribbon colors of orange, emerald and white, the colors in the flag of the Republic of Ireland. The rugged, age-old buildings and stone walls provided the perfect contrast to the flowing bridal gown, soft silks and torn edge paper suite.
The newlyweds continued their celebration with dinner in Cashel, County Tipperary, at a cozy pub where they enjoyed traditional Irish fair. Capping off their evening meal was a wedding ‘cake’ made by stacking warm scones and butter with red berry jam on top.
The Irish blessing, written in gold ink, featured feather weight, habotai silk, which was used as both a wedding banner and unique table covering for the cake.
The bride and groom have such fond memories of their time in Ireland, they are ready to go back, perhaps for a wedding anniversary!”