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Ireland Elopement, County Donegal | Eileen + Patrick

This Ireland cliffside elopement shoot was truly one of my favorite sessions EVER!!! After an afternoon of location scouting (something I do for all of my couples!), I landed on the perfect place for Patrick and Eileen’s elopement shoot. And little would anyone know, our location was all of 5 minutes away from by grandparent’s B&B, which only made the shoot that much more special for Eileen and Patrick.

QUICK DISCLAIMER **Eileen and Patrick did not actually elope. They strictly modeled for this shoot. But DANG did they nail the vibe!**

County Donegal is a hidden gem, located on Ireland’s rugged Northern coastline. It’s a wild, isolated space, and perfect for adventurous souls.

If you’re looking for a beautiful, unique, and remote place to get married, having an elopement in County Donegal couldn’t get any more adventurous.

Keep scrolling to see more cliffs, sprawling green landscapes, and adventurous lovers enjoying their Ireland elopement!

bride and groom climbing over rocks as tide comes in

 

bride and groom standing on rocks near ocean

bride and groom spinning near beach in Ireland

bride and groom standing on cliff's edge in Ireland

bride and groom looking out toward ocean

bride and groom embracing near ocean at sunset

bride and groom embracing in Irish countryside

bride and groom embrace as sun sets over Atlantic ocean

bride and groom embrace at cliffside sunset elopement

bride and groom with arms wrapped around each other

bride and groom looking out into the distance

bride and groom holding hands and smiling

bride and groom facing ocean, arms outstretched

bride and groom hold each other and smile

bride and groom embrace in front of ocean sunset

bride and groom run up hillside in Ireland

Bride and groom sit together in grass and smile

bride and groom hold each other in tall grass

bride and groom sit together and watch sun set

bride and groom sit and look out at ocean from cliff

man and woman walk hand in hand along cliffside in Ireland

couple walk hand in hand in Irish countryside

man and woman walk together along oceanside cliff and laugh

man and woman walking together and smiling

bride and groom smiling at each other during County Donegal Ireland elopement

bride and groom stand together with ocean in distance

bride and groom stand together with ocean in distance

bride and groom stand together with ocean in distance

bride and groom stand together with ocean in distance

bride and groom stand together with ocean in distance

bride and groom cheersing drinks

bride walking with colorful wildflower bouquet

bride and groom walk toward ocean

bride and groom laughing at cliff overlooking ocean

bride and groom running along Irish coast

 

bride and groom running along Irish coast

 

bride and groom laughing

bride and groom laughing

man and woman running through field

bride and groom smiling as sun sets behind them

bride and groom walking arm in arm

bride and groom holding each other in Irish countryside

bride and groom triumphantly kissing as sun sets over Irish coast

bride and groom walking along Irish coast

Eileen and I spent so much of our childhood in County Donegal, and have such fond memories of our summers there. We used to walk to the beach with our granddad every evening after dinner, so it was sentimental for us to photograph a piece of her love story with her new beau here. Patrick and Eileen have been getting to know each other for a while, but became bf/gf official only a week before our shoot.

And all the giddy, lovey, honeymoon feels at the very beginning of a relationship…. oh yeah, these two had them. 😉 

 

Eileen wore a beautiful lace open back dress from Lulus Bridal. It was perfect for a windy cliffside elopement.

 

If you’re planning an outdoor elopement, make sure your dress is comfortable to wear and walk in, and has light fabric that will catch any wild winds. 😉

 

I did Eileen’s hair and she did her own make up, and it turned out beautifully. My Granny put together a colorful wildflower bouquet from her garden, and we stuck a few buds in Eileen’s updo. Our sister Maureen provided the drinks and tunes, and was an awesome assistant and travel companion!

 

Patrick pulled on his best tweed sport coat and trousers and off we went to this quiet, sacred space. The tide was coming in as we made our way over the rocks, and we climbed up the cliffside and ran through the bog. Eileen and Patrick’s fun-loving personalities flow so well together. As soon as one of them was unsure of what to do, the other had them laughing again within seconds. This was by far one of my favorite, favorite shoots of all time! 

 

Also – you better believe “Kiss Me” by Sixpence None The Richer was playing in the background as they did the Jack and Rose Titanic Classic pose!

 

While we were getting ready earlier in the day, we had a fake eyelash mishap. By the time we arrived at the oceanside, we had all of 45 minutes of light before the sun went down. But Patrick and Eileen rocked this session so well you would think they were full time models.

Ireland holds a special place in my heart, and I can’t wait to go back! I’ve spent most of my life exploring the island and know of so many beautiful secret spots.

 

If you’re looking for a photographer to help plan your Ireland elopement, then contact me!

 

Ireland Elopement Vendor Team:

Elopement Location: County Donegal, Ireland

Dress: Lulus Weddings

Florals: Granny’s garden (like, my actual grandmother’s garden!!)

Models: Eileen + Patrick

 

 

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