Today, at long last, I want to tell you all about Laura and Mitch and their amazing wedding in Ireland. Laura and Mitch originally booked me for an intimate wedding in their hometown in Florida. Then, one day not long after the digital ink had dried, I get an email from Laura. How would I like to go to Ireland? Gosh, I dunno… well maybe HECK YEAH!! And so there we were in Ireland. Just the three of us at sunrise on the Cliffs of Moher (otherwise known to all you loyal Princess Bride fans as The Cliffs of Insanity). And after we spent a thrilling and freezing hour making gorgeous photos at the cliffs, it was time for a ferry ride to the Aran Islands for the actual ceremony, which would occur in the Teampall Chiarain on Inishmor. Their ceremony was performed by a Celtic priest and completely unlike any other wedding ceremony I’ve ever witnessed. It was unquestionably the most intimate and beautiful ceremony I’ve ever been a part of, so much so that I found myself holding my breath more than once during the part of the ceremony inside the temple for fear that someone might notice I was still there. Between you and me, I’ve never seen two people so much in love, and I’m deeply honored to have been a part of their story. And so, here are a few of my favorite photos from Laura and Mitch’s amazing wedding day.
Dara Molloy Celtic Priest, Aran Islands, Ireland
Dara Molloy is a Celtic priest whom I met this summer when visiting the Aran Island of Inis Mor, off Galway and the West Coast of Ireland. Dara authored “Legends In The Landscape, A Pocket Guide to Inis Mór, Árainn,” which provides a wonderful introduction to the area’s history of rich Celtic spiritual traditions and a lore-filled road map to the significant cultural sites across the island.
I have been performing wedding blessings and marriage ceremonies for over 30 years. For the last 15 years, or so, the ceremonies I perform are independent of any particular church or institution. Please check our page about Celtic Nature Wedding on The Aran Islands
Who I am:
- I am a Celtic priest and monk
- I am in my early 60’s
- I am married with four young children I belong to the Celtic spiritual tradition but not to any formal church, sect or cult
- I am freelance and self-employed
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