Post # 1
hi everyone! I posted once before about a Long Island wedding and after searching for venues, my Fiance and I are very excited to “elope” in Ireland instead! We were already going to do our honeymoon there anyway and instead of spending 50k on a wedding we could spend half of that on an amazing trip/ceremony of a lifetime! And really focus on the most important part of the day – the ceremony! It’s not really an elopement because we’re going to buy our immediate family tickets so that they can spend 4 days with us and see our private ceremony and after that my Fiance and I will spend another week in Ireland traveling around. Anyway, our plan is to just get a beautiful photographer so take photos of us in my wedding dress outside in Dublin (wherever the most beautiful location they suggest is), have a small ceremony outside then we’ll go to pub and eat some good food! Does anyone have recommendations on an elopement photographer or hotels? Any amazing things to do in Dublin with our guests or Galway (just us on the honeymoon)? Thank you so much!! We’re so excited!!
Post # 2
There’s a few nice hotels near the Quay to stay in. I’d recommend a tour of the Guinness factory whilst in Dublin. I’m sure your photographer will get pictures of you near Halfpenny Bridge. There’s lots of green areas in Dublin and architecture. I really like the park at St Stephen’s Green. Go to Temple Bar area for great pubs in Dublin.
Post # 3
Do not kiss the Blarney Stone. Avoid this on your trip. See the stone, just do not kiss it. 😉
Otherwise, add Cliffs of Moher to the list above.
Post # 4
both of your recommendations are awesome, thank you!! really helpful 😊 Is the Blarney Stone just really dirty to kiss now or is there something else to it hahah
Post # 5
I’m Sure you’ve looked into this but to marry in Ireland you have to give the state 3 months notice.
Dublin is a beautiful city, with a lovely coastline & an easy journey to the countryside so all bases can be covered. Good places for pics include
Royal Hospital Kilmainham
Temple Bar area
St. Stephen’s Green
Have you booked your venue yet? Are you hoping to marry and have dinner in the same place? PM and I’d be happy to help or answer any questions 🙂
P.S. Blarney Stone is in Cork & kissing it is supposed to give you the gift of the gab!
Post # 7
I would look into where can you can legally have an outdoor ceremony. It’s not the easiest thing to do in Ireland. For a start it rains here very often, even a summer wedding wouldn’t be guaranteed not to be wet. Civil ceremonies are only in particular venues on certain days of the week. Humanist ceremonies can be outside but there is a huge shortage of solemnisers.
Post # 8
hi! Thanks for your reply! Since we’re coming from the US, we’re going to do a wedding blessing so we can do it anywhere and our good friend is officiating. As for the rain, it is what it is 😊 If it rains, we’ll try and wait it out a bit but photos look great in the rain anyway 😊
Post # 9
I lived in Ireland for three months in college. It’ll change your life!!! I’m so excited to hear about your trip
Post # 10
- Wedding: July 2015 - Beautiful place.
I’m here for the pics and because I love Ireland, I lived there for 5 amazing years and I’m going back for good with my husband in 22 days!! 😁 YAY!!!!!!
Keep us updated! 😃😘
Post # 11
Jameson factory is a fun little tour! And there are samples involved 😉
Post # 12
Thanks everyone!! I’m so happy to hear so many people love Ireland!
good luck with your move!!! That’s amazing! And I will definitely post photos! Just booked our photographer and I’m already wishing our day was here! 😊