Honeymoon in Ireland

honeymoons in irelandCourt and Joe were married in Hagerstown, Maryland a few years back but we’re unable to take the dream honeymoon they envisioned at the time.  A quick road trip for a mini-moon to Savannah, Georgia was on their schedule, while they waited and saved up to the take the trip of a lifetime a bit later.  Court is Irish, so Ireland was where they planned their two week honeymoon to come.  And since she’s also a wedding photographer, the photos will be a lifelong reminder of their good times on the road.

honeymoon in irelandThe couple planned their own itinerary, renting a car and hitting the open road.  We rented a car in Dublin and drove south stopping at bed and breakfasts in towns like Kilkenny, Kenmare, Doolin and a few other quaint towns. I would HIGHLY recommend making your own itinerary and driving across the country.  We stayed at bed and breakfasts which was wonderful! Each morning we would have Irish breakfasts and sit with other couples from all around the world, it was a wonderful experience.”

towns in ireland for honeymoonersirish pubirish pub recommendationsruins in irelandOne of the stops along the way was to the beautiful Kylemore Abbey in Connemara.  A popular spot for visitors, could this couple be getting nesting ideas from the vast property?

ireland castlescastle tours irelandirish castlesireland bed and breakfastspink flowersWe asked the bride if she had any advice for those of you considering a honeymoon in Ireland?  And she shared her expertise with open arms.  “If you visit Ireland, take time to stop in Doolin, it’s a quaint sea town with great pubs, the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren. The atmosphere of the town is like no other, the people are sweet, the pubs bustle with sing-alongs each night and the scenery is breathtaking.”

ireland travel ideasireland honeymoon placesireland cliffs honeymoonireland honeymoon ideashoneymooning in irelandeuropean honeymoonshoneymoon photographyhoneymoon ideaseurope honeymoonscliff tours in irelandAfter all the time in planning and anticipation, this couple really did it right and disconnected from the rest of their world.  “We loved the time together, no cells phones, limited internet and the ability to slow down.  It’s a once in a lifetime experience!”

horseback riding in irelanddublin honeymoonscountryside of irelandcastles in irelandchurch in irelandchurches in ireland
Congratulations Joe + Court!  We hope you get to go back to the country again very soon!

Photographer: Courtney Reese

 This feature was submitted using Two Bright Lights.


French City Weddings

Why does Paris just seem to scream for a formal and fabulous wedding?  Today we’re off to Europe to take a look at city weddings in France and all that France has to offer destination wedding couples.  A wedding in Paris can mean many things, but today think chunky and rich gold paired with the soft pink petals of roses.  Or how about a black and white Marie Antoinette themed event?  French wedding veil and black tie clad groom?  Check!  Faberge eggs on the decor menu?  Check!  How about Laduree macarons on the dessert menu?  Yum!  A fancy French fete is one destination wedding your guests and you won’t soon forget!

paris france weddings{Photos: Couple: One & Only Paris Photography via SMP, God Centerpiece: One & Only Paris Photography via Style Unveiled, J’aime Card: Audrey Snow Photography via SMP, Egg & White Tabletop Images: Arrowood Photography design by Eventful, Estate: One & Only Paris Photography via Style Unveiled, Bride w/Veil: Etsy, Croquembouche: Carla Ten Eyck via Southern Weddings, Macaroons: Pinterest, Sweetheart Table: Aileen Tran}