Are you planning a short-notice, small wedding or elopement?

Many couples don’t want to wait. They are planning to get married in the very near future, eloping, or rushing a small ceremony with their photographer, some close friends, and family but dispensing with or postponing the reception party. 

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Dunluce Castle, Northern Ireland Elopement Photo Story Award

Dunluce Castle, Northern Ireland wedding image of The bride and groom listening to their celebrant

Dunluce Castle, Northern Ireland Elopement Photographer | The bride and groom listen to the words of their celebrant

The bride and groom listen to the words of their celebrant.

Heather and Casey came over to Northern Ireland from the United States to get married within the ruins of Dunluce Castle, an ancient venue surrounded by stunning coastal scenery. Their immediate family traveled with them, but there were no other guests apart from their celebrant, a videographer, and myself as the still photographer. The weather was exceptionally good, with unbroken blue skies for most of the afternoon, which is not typical for the area. The ceremony lasted for about half an hour, and once the family had congratulated Heather and Casey and spent some time exploring the castle grounds, Heather and Casey headed off to explore the surrounding area, including the nearby Dark Hedges and Kinbane Head, where I had planned some portraits.

Dunluce Castle, Northern Ireland wedding photography showing the bride and her father make their way through the ruins

Dunluce Castle, Northern Ireland Elopement Couple Image | the bride and her father make their way through the ruins of the castle

Heather and her father make their way through the ruins of the castle to the spot they had chosen for their ceremony.

Wedding Ceremony image from Northern Ireland of The bride, groom, and their immediate family

Elopement Ceremony Picture from Dunluce Castle in Northern Ireland | The bride, groom, and their immediate family captured

The bride, groom, and their immediate family captured during the ceremony.

Dunluce Castle wedding Ceremony image of the bride in the sunshine

Dunluce Castle Outdoor Elopement Ceremony Pictures | image of the bride in the sunshine

Candid shot of Heather listening to the wedding celebrant during the ceremony.

Dunluce Castle wedding ceremony Photography of part of the ruins

Dunluce Castle weddings in Northern Ireland - Elopement Photography | Wide shot of part of the ruins of Dunluce Castle

Wide shot of part of the ruins of Dunluce Castle where Heather and Casey's ceremony took place.

Castle wedding image of The couple walking after their ceremony at nearby Dunluce Castle

Castle Elopement Photography in Northern Ireland | The couple walking after their ceremony at nearby Dunluce Castle

The newlyweds descend the steep steps towards Kinbane Head after their ceremony at nearby Dunluce Castle.

Kinbane Head wedding Portraits in Northern Ireland of the couple

Kinbane Head, Couple Portraits from Northern Ireland | Portrait of the couple at Kinbane Head

Portrait of Heather and Casey at Kinbane Head, Northern Ireland.