Idyllic Inishbofin Island Wedding, what a location.
Julia Anne and Denis asked me to capture their Inishbofin Island Wedding. Obviously happy to be asked is an understatement, as it's a real head-turner. The family has been coming to Inishboffin for over 20 years so are almost locals. To have the wedding on the island was very special of course.
If you haven't been to Inishbofin yet, then I'd definitely recommend a visit. The seclusion of the island, just seven miles off the Galway coast, undoubtedly makes it a little Irish gem. Naturally, its award-winning sandy beaches and crystal clear waters are a real treat for visitors. The ferry travels in from Cleggan daily and even drops off the shopping.
It was an early start as I headed out on the fast ferry at 8 with Haley Coleman Makeup
and Ls Hair.
It was a lovely fresh Saturday morning. The views on the way over to Inishbofin were simply breathtaking. We were like tourists heading to work with the odd selfie or 3 or 4 a must! ha!
The owner of the Dolphin Hotel
, Pat met us at the pier and brought us up the hill to the bridal party. He was an absolute star, carting us around for the day, and was always at hand to offer assistance.
The full bridal party was staying at the Dolphin Hotel. Nice and handy for me to go back and forth to the lads and gals throughout the morning. While the hair and make-up were getting underway I even got my steps in. I went for an early morning stroll to scout locations for later in the day. The scenery was in abundance and there was plenty to choose from. Before heading to the church I captured some nice shots with Julia Anne in her dress. Her flowers by Cleggan Farm Flowers
were extraordinary. Wild colourful and particularly suiting the occasion.
The I Do's.
Having the ceremony in Inishbofin church just past the pier overlooking the water is without a doubt stunning. We took a few group shots outside the church and headed for a stroll along the shorefront. The bridal party then headed down towards Days bar
for a few drinks with guests. Shortly afterward we headed to the most picturesque beach I've ever seen for the bridal party shots. Croagh Patrick could even be seen looming in the background. We captured some fun bridal party photos, then a few shots with just the bride and groom before heading off to the celebrations. Some more family photos were taken at the hotel. There's a lovely balcony on the side which was nice and handy for guests to jump in and out without having to stray too far from the party. I left just before dinner after a quick cake cutting and let them celebrate far into the wee hours.
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