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Ireland Elopement Guide | Destination Photographer

Have you ever thought about getting married in Ireland? Maybe you want to have the Irish countryside elopement without going too far from the city? Consider this post your Ireland Elopement Guide! While there are SO many places that are beautiful to have an intimate ceremony these are some of my favorite places that are right outside of Dublin.

 Starting off strong with the: Howth Cliffs

  • Great for couples who want that epic cliff coastline and would love sunrise photos before the crowds come
  • Perfect sunrise views over the bay 
  • 30 Minutes outside of Dublin and can take the DART 
  • Cliff views close to the city  
  • Over 10 miles of trails 
  • Cliff coast with yellow grouse with views of Lambay’s Island, Irelands Eye, and grand views
  • The harbor town of Howth is the perfect place to grab a meal and watch the sunset 
wedding couple embracing on Howth Cliffs in Ireland

Next up we have, the Wicklow Mountains 

  • Perfect for couples with an adventurous spirit 
  • Known as the Garden of Ireland 
  • Spectacular backdrops throughout the area 
  • 30 minutes to an hour outside of Dublin 
  • Option for lake views, mountain backgrounds, beautiful valleys or church ruins 
  • Romantic and intimate feels with the perfect Irish setting 
Couple snuggling together for Ireland elopement guide

It wouldn’t be an Ireland Elopement Guide without Castle Ruins! Specifically, The Rock of Dunamase:

  • An hour outside of Dublin 
  • Castle ruin surrounded by lush green grass  
  • Most of the castle walls date back to the 12th and 13th centuries
  • This castle ruin is perched high on a hilltop which makes it perfect for sunset photos
  • Spectacular views of Irish countryside 
  •  Sort of place you dream about when you think an Irish Elopement
Bride and groom on Irish countryside by destination wedding photographer
bride walking along lush green field  by Emily Burns Photography

I loved traveling to shoot these amazing styled shoots! I knew I couldn’t come home and not blog an Ireland Elopement Guide, because it was truly the most magical place to celebrate getting married. 10/10 recommend! This was such an amazing experience and I feel so lucky that my job connects me with the best people! Make sure to scroll through the rest of these images to get inspired, and don’t hesitate to contact me if you want more info!

flatlay paper goods and florals for an ireland elopement on a metal gold tray
intimate ceremony at a castle ruins by Emily Burns Photography
first kiss after ceremonial knot tying with newly married couple by Destination wedding photographer
wedding floral details and newlywed by Emily Burns photography
Bride and groom share a kiss for Ireland elopement guide
Couple near creek for Ireland elopement guide
bride in beaded gown by creek for Ireland elopement guide
Newlyweds kissing in golden hour for Ireland elopement guide
Groom helping bride over old wall for Ireland elopement guide
Newlyweds running in the Irish streets
Woman beaded wedding gown and man in suit standing in flowers


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