Eloping in Ireland – Microwedding at Hag’s Head
Jessica & David
Being from the U.S. and trying to plan an elopement wedding in Ireland really felt like an overwhelming and nerve wrecking task, but we were so glad we chose Yana to help. She made the whole process completely stress free! She was so helpful and promptly answered any questions we had (which was a lot). Yana even made us a schedule to follow on the day of the wedding hour finally hour to be sure everything was on time. Our wedding day was more than we could have hoped for from the photography, to the flowers, to the ceremony… Yana and her team just nailed it! I would recommend Peach Perfect Weddings to anyone! It was truly a beautiful, unforgettable memory we will always have.
These two lovebirds from Pennsylvania USA held their elopement on a beautiful sunny May day at Hag’s Head. Along with their decision of eloping in Ireland, Jessica and David chose an amazing place to stay during the trip to County Clare – The Red Stonecutters Cottage where they got ready at their leisure on the morning of their wedding day.
Some clever maneuvering had to be done around the one bedroom cottage as the Bride and Groom got ready so they wouldn’t see each other until the first look. The big reveal took place outside the front of the cottage which has a farm-style, two-part door and make for some quirky pictures! This is one of the perks of eloping in Ireland – a guarantee that you’ll have amazing wedding photos in a stunning location.
The ceremony took place in front of Moher Tower at Hag’s Head and nobody could believe just how blue the sky and the ocean were. We were delighted that the weather cooperated that it didn’t even rain during the ceremony and photo shoot! The unpredictable weather in the country was the only threat to their decision of eloping in Ireland. But with the grandeur of the sun showing up on that day, Jessica and David got what they wanted and more.
Every photo of the couple at the Moher Tower and at Hag’s Head’s cliffs is one for the post cards! The scenic views of the whole wedding destination venue can be seen clearly from the images. Some of the most amazing ones are those taken during the actual ceremony of their small wedding in Ireland where there were only four people.
In contrast with a traditional wedding, eloping in Ireland can even be more beautiful with just a handful of people present. The bride and the groom, along with the officiant, stood candidly with clear skies and the cliffs as their backdrop. They recited their vows and performed all the formalities of a wedding ceremony with a beautiful music in the background. Their wedding musician played a Celtic harp, the traditional musical instrument in Ireland that produces a soft, heavenly sound. The short ceremony was so meaningful and gorgeous. With a one-in-a-million backdrop in one of the best destination wedding venues in Ireland and probably all around the world, what Jessica and David had “more than they could have hoped for.” Their words, not ours.
After the ceremony and a little photo shoot, we spotted a pair of videographers shooting a promotional drone video nearby. This wasn’t part of their decision of eloping in Ireland. But it didn’t take much persuading to get these videographers to film our lovely bride and groom. The result of this spontaneous collaboration was this awesome video below.