Utterly Enchanting + Intimate Destination Wedding in Ireland

A little bit of Jane Austen, a whole lot of love, a dash of adventure, and bunch of greenery… be still our hearts! This intimate + utterly enchanting wedding in Ireland seems to keep getting dreamier by the minute. Whitney + Sid traveled to Ireland together, as just friends, and it was there that they quickly fell in love. One year later, they returned to Ireland to get married in the place where it all started.

Whitney shares a bit about the inspiration behind the day + location: Sid went to school in Dublin and spent several years of his life there, so it’s a very special country to him. Additionally, Sid + I have family and friends split between the US, Canada, England, and India, so Ireland was the perfect middle spot for us all to meet! We wanted a wedding that spoke to our story, and also felt uniquely Irish. We wanted it to feel intimate, rustic and calm, and we wanted to do something that would be memorable to all those who came to support us.

The moment Whitney found Deelin Mor Lodge, everything began to fall into place, with the help of Annie Spring. Let’s take a peek at all the love + details captured by The Arroyos!

blue invitation suite

Ettie Kim crafted an invitation suite that was perfectly reflective of the day. It featured watercolors, line drawings, beautiful script — inspired by the neutral and vintage tones of the day, as well as the intimacy.

Enchanting Intimate Ireland Wedding

We are both artists by trade: Sid is a talented product designer, and I am a lifestyle, fine art, and wedding photographer. Since I photograph weddings myself, I’m pretty picky about what I wanted for my own wedding, and Sid’s life literally revolves around creating beautiful aesthetics. We wanted this to be a wedding that wouldn’t feel like just any wedding, so we put a lot of ourselves into the day.

The Custom Dress

Enchanting Intimate Ireland Wedding

Whitney worked with MyWony Bridal to create a dreamy custom gown. How ethereal is it? All the draping fabric that the wind picks up, the subtle touches of lace, and the color — sort of vintage + tea-stained. LOVE!

Enchanting Intimate Ireland Wedding

Enchanting Intimate Ireland Wedding

Sid had his suit custom-made from Irish wool, and he and I worked together to make welcome bags for every guest.

Enchanting Intimate Ireland Wedding

Enchanting Intimate Ireland Wedding

Look at all that lace detailing + the ruffles in the fabric!!

mywony bridal dress

The Abbey/Ceremony Space

Enchanting Intimate Ireland Wedding

Whitney shares: When I found the homes on Airbnb that would become our venues, I knew in an instant that those were the places we would host our wedding. The monastic abbey where we held our ceremony was also very intentionally chosen, though we hadn’t even planned to have it there until two days before we wed—but once we saw it, we knew. It’s like these settings were placed in our path somehow, and it all came together to create a wedding that was both perfectly Irish and perfectly ‘us’.

Enchanting Intimate Ireland Wedding

mywony bridal dress

Enchanting Intimate Ireland Wedding

Our Musical Choices

Processional: Delicate by Damien Rice

Recessional: Excuses by The Morning Benders

First Dance: Up from our favorite movie 'Sing Street’

Enchanting Intimate Ireland Wedding

All the music (aside from our reception dance party music), was played on a borrowed acoustic guitar by my brother, Devin. (You can see him in the corner on the right!)

Enchanting Intimate Ireland Wedding

Enchanting Intimate Ireland Wedding

What a ceremony location, right?!

Enchanting Intimate Ireland Wedding

Enchanting Intimate Ireland Wedding

How we adore rose petal exits!

Enchanting Intimate Ireland Wedding

Enchanting Intimate Ireland Wedding

castle bride

Given the opportunity, wouldn’t you want to do a bridal shoot in a castle-like setting?

Enchanting Intimate Ireland Wedding

Our Advice To Those Planning Now

Don't feel like you need to please a million different people, or let anyone pressure you into doing things for your day that you don't completely resound with. It's you + your spouse's wedding day, not anyone else's, and you have every right to make it your own. Don't want a cake cutting? Don't do it. Want to walk down the aisle together as a couple (like we did)? Go for it. There's no rule that you have to follow any kind of traditions or expectations if you don't want to, so have an amazing time making your wedding day a reflection of who you two are as a couple.

white and green bouquet

Keeping the palette neutral, Annie Spring crafted this gorgeous bouquet out of tons of greenery and white freesia blooms.

The Reception Space

tent reception

Enchanting Intimate Ireland Wedding

Inspired by the Old World, along with keeping things earthy + natural, the dinner space featured family-style tables and tons of candles to set the mood.

Enchanting Intimate Ireland Wedding

Enchanting Intimate Ireland Wedding

rosemary plate setting

Complementing the invitation suite, Ettie Kim crafted these darling escort cards with a line drawing of the property.

Enchanting Intimate Ireland Wedding

Absolutely + utterly ENCHANTING!! Congratulations, Whitney + Sid!

For a deeper look into the day, check out this clip from The Arroyos:

photography: The Arroyos // venue name: Deelin Mor Lodge, Carran, County Clare, Ireland // event design: Annie Spring // planning: Annie Spring // florals: Annie Spring // wedding dress: mywony bridal // hairpiece: A bit of love wedding // hair stylist: upstyle junkie // makeup artist: upstyle junkie // videography: The Arroyos // paper goods: Ettie Kim // calligraphy: Ettie Kim // handmade details: silk & willow

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