One Year Married | Our Fairytale Wedding in Ireland

Yesterday, September 12th, marked one year since Andrew and I said “I Do”, in Ireland.

This year flew by and I cannot believe that I am just now getting these up on my blog! We absolutely adore these photos by our amazing photo team, Iris + Light, as well as out breathtaking video by Nate Puhr. This team truly capture all of the magic that was felt on our wedding day.

And let’s not forget…..our INCREDIBLE wedding video by Nate Puhr….

Kristen and Andrew \\ Galway, Ireland from Nate Puhr (photo and cinema) on Vimeo.


All of our amazing vendors who brought this vision to life…


Planner | Aislinn Events

Venue | Cloghan Castle 

Photographers | IRIS + LIGHT 

Videographer | Nate Puhr 

Florist | Fleur Weddings 

Hair | Bliss Bridal Hair Styling 

Makeup | C Beauty with Fiona 

Caterer | BBQ Joe’s 

Cake | Carol’s Cakes Galway

Sound & Uplights | Hear It 

Chargers and Napkins | Frog Prince

Cutlery | Gold Cutlery for Hire

Bride’s Gown | Melek Dikici 

Bridesmaids Dresses | Lulu’s 

Bride’s Headpiece | Be Something New 

Flowergirl Dress | Renz

Shoes | Bella Belle 

“Once Upon a Time” Vow Book | Wedding Story Writer

Vintage Nightgown and Robe | Chariot Marie 

Veil | Love Sparkle Pretty 

Invitations and Paper Goods | Social Savvy 

Cuff links | Nest of Reveries

Suits | Men’s Wearhouse 

Springfield Castle Wedding | Ireland Destination Wedding | Crystal & Heather

My jaw dropped as I pulled up to Springfield Castle. It was just like a scene from a movie. It was surreal to know that this was really my life and this couple had flown me all the way to Ireland to trust me with documenting their precious memories.

Heather and Crystal planned their destination wedding on internet research and blind faith. Their trip for the wedding, would be their first time visiting Ireland. The luck of the Irish was definitely with them. The day carried out flawlessly. All of the vendors worked their magic and there was no rain until after dark. Just perfect!!!

This day was a laidback and romantic celebration of love. With under 20 guests, the brides were surrounded by the ones closest to them, in one of the most magical places on the planet. I was thrilled to be there to capture it all!

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Venue- Springfield Castle

Florist- Tie the Knot Weddings

Hair and Makeup- Upstyle Junkie

Ring box- My House of Dreams

Placecard Holders- Kara’s Vineyard Wedding

Where am I Getting Married….?

With it being a year and a half since our engagement, it’s not surprising that people are beginning to get curious about what is going on with our wedding plans. At the time we got engaged, we knew we would have a 2-year engagement. We needed time to plan things out. I already had a booked calendar for 2015 and waiting till the following year just felt right.
With that, I feel it’s time to let you all in on a bit more about our plans. The first thing being, where is the wedding happening? 
If you have been following me for awhile, it will come as no surprise that I will be getting married…..
in IRELAND!!!!!
at a CASTLE!!!!!
I’ve known this for quite some time now…but it still feels surreal to type that out!
The wedding will take place on September 12th, at a magical castle in Galway, Ireland. It will be a very small and intimate celebration and we are so excited! It’s less than 7 months away and things are slowly but surely coming together. We’ve got our venue, photographers, videographers, my dress, and our planner. We are still working on some of the other details and will be in Ireland next month, squaring away some of those things. Know an Irish vendor that I MUST check out? Send me their way! :)
After 6 years of photographing weddings, it feels absolutely crazy to be the bride myself. I am so excited about the new perspective I am gaining by being on this side of things. Wedding planning is hard work!
And so the countdown begins…. 209 days until I am married to my prince charming. I will continue to blog updates throughout this process. This will be my biggest project yet and I would love to share that journey with all of you!
For now, I leave you with our wedding logo, courtesy of Julie Story. As well as some photos of our castle.
Stay tuned! xo
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