With its rich history, vibrant culture, and dramatic scenery, Ireland is the perfect backdrop for a romantic and adventurous elopement. And with my fun and relaxing style, we’ll capture every moment of Ireland Elopement in a way that’s uniquely you.
Ireland’s stunning scenery and unspoiled areas are its main attractions, leading it to be voted among the world’s 20 most beautiful countries. Old castles, mystical forests, lush green meadows and a wide variety of stunning coastlines can be an eloping couples’s dream.
In Ireland, couples who wish to elope can choose from a range of beautiful and romantic locations for their ceremony, including castles, gardens, beaches, and scenic countryside settings. Some popular destinations for Ireland elopements include the Aran Islands, the Ring of Kerry, and the Cliffs of Moher.
With your Ireland elopement package, I will be with you on two different days, so we can explore really a lot of locations. The first day will be an full day elopement package in Ireland with ceremony and photography, and on the second day we start with an early morning hike and do another photo session.
Ireland elopement location:Anywhere in Ireland
Ireland elopement length: 2 days – 4 hours of elopement on first day, small hike next morning
Accommodation: hotel or airbnb of couple’s choice
Meeting point: anywhere in Ireland, beginning trail or hotel
Participants: 20 guests can join apart from the couple
Children: Parents may need to arrange for someone to mind the children during the ceremony or other important moments during your Ireland elopement, as it can be difficult to keep young children quiet and still during these times.
Dogs: Dogs are welcome, but on leash in some cliffs/mountains due to cows/sheep. Owners must clean up after their pets and be mindful of others.
Experience: Full Ireland elopement day – getting ready, first look, ceremony, photo sessions, and a small hike on the next day
Sightseeing: The treasures of Irelands, can be tailor made to your wishes
Climate: Subarctic climate: Long, usually cold and dark winters, and short, cool and sometimes even hot, sunny summers.
Available: January, February, March, April, September, October, November, December
Activity level: Light – Suitable for anyone.
About your Irish Elopement Photographer
I am Johnny, and welcome!
As an Ireland elopement photographer, I specialize in capturing the beauty and adventure of intimate ceremonies. I believe that photography is an art form, and I am passionate about using shadows, light, and creativity to create images that you will treasure for years to come. If you’re an adventurous and outdoorsy couple, I’m the photographer for you! I love taking my couples hiking and exploring the stunning landscapes of Ireland for their elopement and photoshoots. In fact, I even offer a special package where I take couples on a post-wedding hike to capture some truly unique and breathtaking shots. So, if you’re looking for a relaxed and creative photographer who can capture your love story and your Ireland elopement in the most beautiful way possible, I’m your guy!
Ireland Elopement Itinerary
This is just a sample itinerary for your Ireland elopement and can be tailor made to your wishes.
DAY ONE – Ireland Elopement
11.00 Johnnys arrive at the Hotel, make up shot, dress on, suit on, etc
12.00 First Look
12.30 Leave the Hotel
1.00 Ceremony and Vows at location 1
1.30 Ceremony finish
Family Photos + Photo around the area
3.00 Johnny finishes photographing your Ireland elopement day
DAY 2 – after your Ireland Elopement (Max to 8km loop)
Early in the morning
7.55 Meeting in the carpark
8.00 Start walking (johnny will shoot some pics while walking)
9.00 Arrive at the spot
10.00 Leaving the spot
11.00 Back in the carpark and Johnnys finish
Ireland Elopement - Comments
There is possibility to reschedule your Ireland Elopement by +-2 days under the condition that everyone is available.
Comment on legal marriage: Yes, it is possible for a couple who are both U.S. citizens to legally get married in Ireland. However, there are some requirements and paperwork that must be completed beforehand.
According to the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, couples who wish to get married in Ireland must give notice of their intention to marry at least three months before the wedding date. This notice must be given to the Registrar of Marriages for the district where the wedding will take place.
In addition to giving notice, the couple must also provide certain documents, such as passports, birth certificates, and proof of marital status (e.g. divorce decree or death certificate if previously married). These documents must be officially translated into English and may need to be authenticated or legalized depending on the country of origin.
It’s also important to note that there may be additional requirements depending on the specific circumstances of the couple, such as if one or both of them are not U.S. citizens or if they have been married before.
It’s recommended that couples consult with the relevant authorities and seek professional advice to ensure that all legal requirements are met before their wedding in Ireland.
Comment on LGBTQ: Everyone is welcome
1) 15% deposit payable directly through the platform to secure your date
2) €400 after the first email directly to the vendor
3) Final amount is due three weeks before your elopement directly to the vendor
Pre-wedding meeting and consultations – list of recommendations and vendors
Email / Facebook message – I’ll get to know each other and make sure nothing gets overlooked during planning. I’ll give you my complete and undivided attention from day one.
PDF Guide (tips, tricks, planning, etc)
High-Resolution Photos (for printing)
Low-Resolution Images (perfect for sharing on social media)
Gallery (with password protection)
Animation GIF (A moving picture in GIF)
Your Ireland elopement package does not include
Permits or fees for location use
Hair and makeup services
Flowers and decor
Photography prints or albums
Food and beverages
Music or entertainment
Transportation on the wedding day
Wedding favors or gifts
Ceremony seating or rentals
Specialty rentals or equipment
Wedding planner or coordinator
Marriage license fees
couples may need to bring their own snacks and water for the duration of the hike
Ireland Elopement Packlist
For their Ireland elopement, couples should bring comfortable and appropriate clothing for the outdoor activities planned. This could include waterproof clothing, comfortable shoes, and layers to adjust to changes in temperature. It’s also a good idea to bring any necessary equipment or gear such as hiking boots, backpacks, or a camera if desired.
The couple should bring any items necessary for their Ireland elopement wedding ceremony such as rings, a ring box, and any other sentimental items they want to incorporate into the ceremony. They may also want to bring hand-written vows or a special reading, along with any special decorations or flowers they want for the ceremony. If they plan to have a first dance, they can bring their favorite song on a music device.
For the ceremony, you may want to bring a ceremonial rope to tie a knot together as a symbol of your commitment. The rope can be made of any material and should be long enough to wrap around your wrists a few times.
Ireland Elopement - Tipps & Info
Check the weather forecast for your Ireland elopement in advance and pack accordingly. It’s a good idea to bring layers, waterproof clothing, and comfortable shoes.
Research and book accommodations in advance. Ireland can be busy, especially during peak travel season, so it’s important to secure a place to stay for your Ireland elopement.
Consider renting a car to explore the country at your own pace. There are many beautiful scenic routes to take and having your own transportation will give you more flexibility.
Make sure to have cash on hand, as some small towns and businesses may not accept credit cards.
Ireland has many beautiful and historic sites, so consider visiting some of the top attractions such as the Cliffs of Moher, Ring of Kerry, and Giant’s Causeway.
Try some traditional Irish cuisine such as fish and chips, shepherd’s pie, and Irish stew.
Visit a local pub and enjoy a pint of Guinness or a glass of Irish whiskey.
Be aware of cultural customs and norms in Ireland, such as respecting quiet hours and being mindful of appropriate attire when visiting religious sites.
If you plan to elope outdoors, be prepared for the weather. Ireland can be rainy and windy, so bring appropriate clothing and consider a backup indoor location for your Ireland elopement just in case. Bring warm legging or top.
Consider hiring a local Ireland elopement planner who can help with logistics and recommend beautiful locations.
Ireland has many beautiful gardens and parks, so consider incorporating these into your elopement photoshoot.
Consider visiting some of Ireland’s smaller towns and villages, which can be just as charming as the larger cities.
Take advantage of the many walking and hiking trails in Ireland. There are many beautiful landscapes to explore.
Visit a traditional music session or festival to experience Irish music and culture.
If you’re planning to visit during peak season, book attractions and tours in advance to avoid long lines and crowds.
Bring a portable charger for your electronics, as some older buildings in Ireland may not have many electrical outlets.
Be mindful of traffic and driving rules, as Ireland drives on the left side of the road.
Don’t forget to get travel insurance to protect against unexpected events or cancellations.
Relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery and friendly people of Ireland. Elopements are all about celebrating love and commitment, so soak in the magic of your Ireland elopement!
Ireland Elopement - Optional Addons
Guests (up until 20 persons) can come at no extra charge.