A Beautiful Ireland Destination Wedding
From the moment my mom & I walked in to Bridal and Formal, we were greeted by a friendly staff who patiently guided us through the process of where to find dresses in our price range. We selected several and began trying them on until we found one that had everything I envisioned. Heading to the accessories area and seeing everything together to complete the look brought tears to my eyes and a huge smile on my mom’s face. The dress and experience were more than I could have imagined and I recommended my best friend begin her experience at Bridal & Formal as well – which is where she found her perfect dress too!
Nathan lives in Canada and I live in Ohio, we actually met through a random encounter on Instagram. We wanted a small ceremony where no one would be upset over choosing one of our countries over the other so we chose Muckross Abbey in Killarney, Ireland as our destination wedding location.
The parking area is quite a distance from the abbey so my mom, his mom, and our photographer took a horse & carriage down to the abbey entrance. Nathan, my stepdad, the musician, wedding planner, and celebrant were already in the abbey waiting. There is a courtyard where I waited until the music began. I walked through the high arch entrance and turned right into an open area where flower vases created an aisle and my Nathan was waiting for me.
Our celebrant was a storyteller who incorporated Celtic traditions and history into our ceremony and it was perfect! The abbey is a public location and when we turned around to walk out we were surprised to see dozens of tourists cheering for us and it made our intimate ceremony so special.
We then took pictures at the abbey and at the Muckross Estate which looked like a castle and completed the vintage-inspired experience we were hoping for; so much so that a 4yo girl visiting her first castle thought we were the prince and princess!
Bridal Gown by Maggie Sottero, Maui and in the Light Gold/Pewter color.
Bridal Accessories by PARIS by Debra Moreland.
Wedding Location at Killarney, Ireland.
Ceremony Location at Muckross Abbey.
Reception Location at Hannah Park, Gahanna, Ohio
Aislinn Events was their destination wedding planner.
Nicole Cvetnic was their wedding photographer. View their gallery here.