An Irish West Coast Wedding

It was an intimate destination wedding to the west coast of Ireland for Colleen and Ian.
From North Carolina but with Irish roots, Colleen knew what she wanted from the start. A church ceremony, pub reception, great scenery as much outside as they could to incorporate green grass, stone walls and fun! She chose the color palette of grey and red as a nod to Ian’s welsh heritage and Ian and his mates took to the Welsh and Irish ways by not skimping on the drinks!

The group based themselves in Co Clare and took advantage of the location for lots of tours up and down the country and as this summer was, they had great weather for it all!

The morning started with getting ready in the Falls Hotel in Ennistimon and Derek from Memento Photography captured the whole day beautifully.

Irish town signs


Falls hotel Ennistymon

red wedding hanger



irish destination wedding

Irish wedding shoes

red tie groom

Welsh cufflinks


Red brides bouquet


red flowers wedding

red flowers Irish welsh wedding

Once ready, they all set off for Doolin for the church ceremony

Doolin Co Clare

wedding Doolin Church Co Clare

wedding Doolin church Ireland

Irish wedding church Doolin

Wedding Ireland Co Clare

Doolin Church wedding

From the church, the bridal party went for photos along the west coast to get that scenery Colleen wanted so much to have and in west Clare there was no way to miss it. The weather was amazing for them too!

Doolin wedding photos

Irish destination wedding

Destination wedding Ireland



Wedding West Coast Ireland

Irish Cottage

Irish Cottage wedding

After some photo fun and a little tour along the west coast of County Clare the group headed to one of my farourite locations and venues, Vaughan’s Pub for dinner, drinks and Irish dancing afterwards.

Vaughan's Pub



red wedding flowers




Pint of guinness


The dancing and merriment lasted well into the night.

I tell you, there is nothing like an Irish wedding!

Big thanks to everyone who helped me make Colleen and Ian’s wedding they day they dreamed of,

The Photography was as mentioned above, Derek from  Memento Photography always so enthusiastic. The church was the Holy Rosary in Doolin and Fr. Cunningham was such a pleasure. Beautification {aka makeup} was  Keane for Beauty Hair was Beehive Hairdressing based in Miltown Malbay, Sheena from West Clare Flowers did a great job on the flowers as usual! The cake {no photo 🙁  } was beautiful and tasty by Yvonne at Celtic Wedding Cakes and the venue was Vaughan’s Ceili Barn. Such a great spot. Thanks Mark!

And thanks to Colleen and Ian for allowing me to be a part of your day!

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