Montana & Sam's elopement in Northern Ireland
Montana and Sam didn't want a big, big wedding. They were attracted by the idea of doing something special and just for the two of them and in another country, so they decided to elope in Ireland.
We planned this elopement 5 months in advance and to be honest, that's enough time for good organization. My main advice is to choose a weekday for your elopement, and everything will be organized in the best possible way.
We finally decided on the date, August 17, 2023. And Montana told me, that her grandmother from California and a couple of Sam's friends would join their secret ceremony.
The guys wanted to see each other for the first time right at the ceremony. Therefore Montana was getting ready with her grandmother, and Sam was getting ready separately with his friends. They chose absolutely lovely hotel deep in the countryside - Th Old Bank.
It was convenient that Montana and Sam were meeting in the same house, but in different rooms, and I was able to capture everyone's morning preparations.
Particularly touching was the moment when Montana gave her grandmother a gold bracelet. No one could hold back their tears.
Dunluce castle elopement ceremony
Sam and his friends were the first to go to the ceremony site - the famous Dunluce Castle. Here I gave them a surprise gift from Montana. The guys were surprised and were simply happy. That day was very windy, and near the ocean the wind can still be felt stronger. Therefore, the guys had to work hard to light the cigars.
How beautiful Montana and her dress looked in such gusts of wind! You could admire her endlessly!
Following the ceremony with the incredible Dunluce Castle as a backdrop, the couple spectacularly opened a bottle champagne and shared it with all the guests.
Eloping in Ireland you can visit many gorgeous locations
Next we set off to explore the northern coast of Ireland. And the first stop was - Ballintoy Harbour.
This is an incredibly beautiful place with a secret beach.
White and black rocks create a unique impression, sometimes it seems as if this landscape was simply painted.
The strong wind did not allow us to stay here for long, and we decided to go to a more a quiet place - Dunseverick Castle.