Today’s stunning couple Bonnie and Matt were married by Marry Me Ireland Celebrant Ciaran McCauley with a street ceremony. They chose an elopement on the streets of Galway after a day out enjoying the countryside and The Wild Atlantic Way. Miraculously, the rain stayed away. There were no guests present, just Ciaran, Bonnie and Matt and their photographer Jam Shoots. The pair looked absolutely drop-dead gorgeous and in the backdrop of the Irish coastline and they created some breath-taking images. Bonnie’s bouquet was crafted by Yes Flowers. Her dress was tailor made by Gena Cristiani and her hair was styled by Bliss Bridal Hair Styling. Check out these stunning images.
It took a wedding to bring Bonnie and Matt together. Bonnie runs her own wedding business, Bliss Events in Mexico. Matt was introduced to Bonnie through friends and an unplanned Skype conversation ensued. He said that he knew he loved her from that very moment. Bonnie later agreed to travel to Florida to see him and was very surprised when she received a plane ticket, which was booked by Matt. Little did she know that he had changed his connecting flight and bought himself a ticket on her flight from Atlanta to Florida to catch her on the transfer stop-over. What a dramatic and brave romantic gesture, what a way to start a fabulous love story and meet for the first time face to face. Their first date was in a restaurant in the Atlanta Georgia Airport where they shared their first kiss. On that flight to Florida they both felt like they had known each other all their lives. Bonnie said how Matt asked her to marry him a hundred times, and she said yes every time. There is an old Irish expression; Má tá sé i ndán duit, ní himeoidh sé díot or ‘What’s meant for you will not go by you’ and those two are meant for each other.
The ceremony was intimate and atmospheric in the narrow-cobblestone streets of Galway City, just as the sun went down. Curious passers-by stopped to have a look in disbelief. They chose a traditional Irish Handfasting to symbolise their union and they kept their vows a secret from each other until the moment came along. It really was a magical scene.
Thanks to our stunning couple Bonnie & Matt we wish you well! Also thanks to our wedding celebrant Ciaran McCauley and photographer Jam Shoots.
Wedding Planners: Bliss Events
Marry Me Ireland Celebrant: Ciaran McCauley
Photographer: Jam Shoots
Flowers: Yes Flowers
Hair & Makeup: Bliss Bridal hair Styling
Wedding Dress: Gena Cristiani
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