Growing up on an island, the song and pull of the sea is never too far away and has always been a huge influence on my perception of this land. It’s a scene that is forever changing with inky blues and muted greens rushing up to meet the spring fields and stoic stone walls of the Irish coastline. Perched at the cliffside looking out into the celtic sea in County Waterford, it’s easy to see why a holy well and hermitage was established here in the 5th century by the early Irish saint, St Declan. There is a sense of energy and mysticism in the air that speaks of renewal and I hoped to capture all these beautiful elements and allow them to inspire the perfect celebration. Thanks to an amazing team of talented suppliers, the vision came to life and I couldn’t imagine a more romantic place to exchange vows.

Photography: Anne-Marie Bouchard of AMBphoto | Concept and Styling: Ciara O’Halloran of Style Serendipity | Florals: A New Leaf Floral Design and Decor | Location: Cliff House Hotel Ardmore, Ireland | Hair: UpStyle Junkie | Make Up: Annette O’Brien | Long Gowns: Myrtle Ivory Bridal Couture (lace gown: Claire Pettibone, silk gown: Amanda Wakely) | Suit & Short Lace Gown: Zara | Shoes: BHLDN | Paper Goods, Calligraphy and Silk: Neither Snow | Models: Eve and James of Andrea Roche Model Agency | Horse: Monatrea Equestrian Centre


Comments (30)

Sandy | Reply

Love this post. So simple yet elegant. The bride’s shoes are just whimsical, in fact that is what this whole theme makes me think of.

stacey | Reply

This is stunning!

Catalina | Reply

Amazing shoot! Such talented ladies :)

Anne-Marie | Reply

Thank you everyone for your kind words. Working with Ciara of Style Serendipity Mara of Neither Snow all the these incredible Irish vendors was a dream. So grateful to have the images shown to the world first on Once Wed.

Michael Costa | Reply

Beautiful work, beautiful bride, beautiful location!

Mindy Dalzell | Reply

Total dream wedding. Just amazing.

Naoise | Reply

Utterly gorgeous. Fabulous work all!!

LadyG | Reply

Oh WOW! What a stunning location! And kudos to the photographer, really nice work!

Christina Brosnan | Reply

Amazing work by some very talented people!

Lindsay | Reply

Wow, wow, wow! Congratulations! This is so beautiful! Well done to all involved!

Ciara | Reply

Thanks so much for featuring our shoot! So lovely to be able to show off Ireland at its best! It was so much fun working with such a dream team! :)

Lisa O'Dwyer | Reply

Stunning! I love the photography! So dreamy! Fantastic work from all of you!

Anne-Marie | Reply

Thank so much Lisa :)

Della White | Reply

Oh. My. So beautifully done!

Sara | Reply

bellissimo….proprio come piace a me!

joey | Reply

ummm, this might be one of my all time favorite once wed shoots ever!!!!!!

Anne-Marie | Reply

Wow…thanks Joey :)

Allison | Reply

Beautiful! Where are the groom’s duds from?

Anne-Marie | Reply

Hi Allison! The groom’s duds are from Zara, as is the lace gown the bride is wearing on the horse. A-M

Lindsay | Reply

Absolutely breathtaking!!

Philosophy Flowers | Reply

So light and airy. I love it!

Spencer | Reply

What a beautiful setting for a wedding. They make a great couple.

Urban Stylz Wedding Photography | Reply

Fantastic images , locations and color scheme!!! This is one of my faves!

Judith | Reply

Most beautiful wedding i have ever seen and i’m 70 years old. I can feel the magic of the place and it’s harmony w/ it even through the photographs.

Marisa | Reply

Ive been looking for this stunning calligraphy as a font…so many calligraphers use this same lettering and it has to be available as a font somewhere!! Please let me know if you know where to purchase the font!! This bride-to-be will be thrilled!!

hacky | Reply

Nice pics !! i just loved the last pic

Amit | Reply

Amazing Pics!! big thanks to the photographer. its my dream to visit an island in my life.

Amit | Reply

Just one word to the post ..wow !!

Amit | Reply

Only one word for this post and this amazing photography ..Wow!!


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