Aran Islands Elopement In Ireland

The Aran Islands are three remote, tiny islands off the coast of Galway in the west of Ireland, only reachable by a rather choppy boat ride. Laura and Matt travelled all the way from Arizona in USA for their Aran Islands elopement along with 15 of their closest friends and family. They wanted their ceremony to be the main focus of their day, and it truly was incredibly unique, with an incredibly special Celtic ceremony with different sections in an old ruined church to have mini blessings, like touching a stone, putting some fabric on a tree, and dipping their hands in water for blessings – it was something incredibly special to witness. After the ceremony, they celebrated in the traditional Irish way – Irish pubs serving the best Guinness!

Aran Islands Elopement

Matt and I met at a motorcycle chopper rally in northern Arizona. Clearly camping + motorcycles is a recipe for love.

Through serendipitous meeting + timing , a woman who’s hair I cut, introduced us to the incredible Dara Malloy, who has created the most meaningful beautiful ceremony on the Aran Islands in western Ireland.

Intentional actions of love, romance and commitment. I wanted the ceremony to be the main focus of the day.

Be true to your vision and let your day set the tone for a long and loving marriage.

An elopement on the Aran Islands by Emily Black Photography The bride getting ready for her elopement in A hotel on the Aran Islands by Emily Black Photography This biker groom gets ready for his Irish elopement by Emily Black Photography The group hikes out to a church ruin on the Aran Islands by Emily Black Photography A celtic elopement ceremony on the Aran Islands by Emily Black Photography A ribbon tying ceremony in the Celtic wedding on the Aran Islands by Emily Black Photography A celtic wedding ceremony on the Aran Islands in Ireland by Emily Black Photography Celtic marriage ceremony amongst church ruins on the Aran Islands by Emily Black Photography An elopement ceremony amongst the church ruins on the Aran Islands in Ireland by Emily Black Photography A Celtic blessing during their elopement ceremony in the Aran Islands by Emily Black Photography The bride and groom walk down a country lane on the Aran Islands after their celtic elopement ceremony. Photos by Emily Black Photography The bride and groom explore the beach in the Aran Islands in the rain. Photos by Emily Black Photography A tattooed biker couple get married on the Aran Islands in Ireland by Emily Black Photography A wildflower bouquet for this hippie bride on the Aran Islands by Emily Black Photography

Credits

Photographer – Emily Black Photography
Dress – Free People
Officiant – Dara Molloy
Hair – Alex Hedmann

Author: Cat Ekkelboom-White

Cat is the editor of We Are The Wanderers as well as a photographer for Wild Connections Photography and mentor at the Adventure Wedding Academy.

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