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.