From church ruins ceremony to Irish pub reception

Photographer : DKPHOTO

  • We started dating three months before our high school graduation, so yes, we are high school sweethearts!
  • Though I knew Paul purchased the ring, he wanted the proposal to be a surprise, so more waiting I did! We spent the night at our campsite, drinking gluhwein and looking at the stars.
  • If we had to describe our wedding day in a couple of words, it would be laid back and intimate wedding day.  we could not have pictured a more perfect day!
  • We never anticipated having a “traditional” Irish wedding, it just isn’t “us.”
  • Originally, we were planning to have our wedding ceremony at the Cliffs of Moher, but were concerned there would be too many people – we definitely did not want an audience! Dara, who was leading our ceremony suggested Rathborney Church , which was off the beaten path and EXACTLY location we pictured ourselves getting married at!
  • – About a month before our ceremony, we purchased a handmade Celtic Handfasting Cord from Niahm, in the Aran Islands ( .
  • – Each of our family members had their own  role in our wedding ceremony, from readings, to holding rings, and everything in between, making it more special to us!
  • What advice would you give to brides and grooms?    Don’t sweat the small stuff! And stay true to how you want your wedding day to be, after all, it is your own wedding day 🙂


– Ceremony: Rathborney Church Ruins  Ireland

– Reception: Vaughan’s Pub in Kilfenora Ireland

– Make Up: Fiona Coyne,

– Hair: Denise Bray,

– Anything else: Engagement Ring is an antique, handmade circa 1925-1935.

– Getting ready and  stayed at the Inchiquin House,