Magical First Look at Cliffs Of Moher Followed by Emotional Winter Wedding in Hotel Doolin Barn – Triona & Robbie

By MrsRedHead In Weddings

Magical First Look at Cliffs Of Moher Followed by Emotional Winter Wedding in Hotel Doolin Barn

Triona & Robbie… What can I say… Your wedding was definitely one in a million…

They got married in Co Clare and held their wedding reception in Hotel Doolin in the West of Ireland this winter. First looks are without a doubt, one of my favourite parts of a wedding day.

 Stunning. wild, rugged and breath-taking scenery – the Hag’s Head , Cliffs of Moher in Ireland is the ideal location for a romantic and intimate First Look.


MrsRedhead Photography Ireland

” Such an amazing day, we took a gamble having the big day in early January but it certainly paid off.  The whole day went without a blip, everything was exactly how we wanted it and our guests seemed to have enjoyed it as much as we did.

Our first look photos at the Cliffs of Moher with Mrs. Redhead were unreal although it was a little chilly to be up there, especially in suits and dresses but it allowed us to mingle with our guests after the ceremony too. I highly recommend it unless your a staunch traditional couple.

Giving the ring bearer duties to our dog Bodie, he stole the show before the bride arrived obviously.

 Hearing my sister and the band play ‘At Last” by Etta James and ‘Cosmic Love’ by Florence and the Machine and also having ‘Liscannor Bay’ written by Micko Flynn as the song for our first dance.

 Bringing both hearing and Deaf cultures together made it a unique experience for everyone.

 The sparkles photo late in the evening (suggested by our photographer MrsRedhead ) were unreal and made the whole day a magical one.



Magical First Look at Cliffs Of Moher Followed by Emotional Winter Wedding in Hotel Doolin Barn


We had been living together for around two years and I was very keen to pop the question. I had been planning it for some time, but circumstances kept getting in the way, mainly the unpredictable Irish weather. For example we were staying in a Glamping park in Mayo and I had planned to propose after we hiked Keel hill overlooking to beautiful Keel Beach in Achill Island.  But as luck would have it, when we got there, a damp fog covered the hill and we literally couldn’t see each other never mind the ring he had brought with me.

I was disappointed but it didn’t deter me.


So on March 25th we both went out to Loop Head, which as some may know, is the furthest point on the Clare Coastline and we went for a walk to the Bridges of Ross.  For those who aren’t familiar with the area, there are plenty of rocks and crevices so I decided to wedge the ring box down a crevice to surprise Triona.  I got Triona to the exact spot while beginning to explain how rock is formed which infuriated Triona as I never studied rock formation. Given the fact that she came from Clare and living in Liscannor, she has a pretty good idea how things work on the coastline!  Anyway it was all part of the plan. While going on about rocks, I pointed down to where I had hid the box and Triona was like.. “what’s that”.  Next thing, I’m on one knee and safely managed to retrieve the box ( I could think of a hundred things that could have gone wrong) and asked Triona “if she would marry me”.

She said yes and we’ve been together ever since.





When I was celebrating my birthday back in May 2013 with my friend Mick, I never thought I would be lucky enough to meet my future wife, but that’s exactly what happened. When I was introduced to Triona by Mick, I was captivated from the first moment.  Triona, (who we all know is so generous and caring,) heard it was my birthday, offered to buy me a birthday drink, but I (ever the gentleman) politely refused instead offering to buy her one.  And so it was; we ended up chatting and laughing for the whole night.  We got on so well that I knew he had to meet Triona again so before the night ended I had already secured a second date the following week.

May 2013 was the start of one of the hottest summers most of us will ever remember, referred to by some as the Indian Summer. I just moved to Lahinch and Triona was living in Liscannor so we spent some amazing times together.  Triona would drive home from work and we would have a picnic of cheese, crackers and wine, and would spend hours down at the beach together eating, drinking wine, listening to Ben Harper, Gomez and other great bands, all the while laughing at all the revellers coming out of the nightclubs and going for late night swims.  And no, Triona didn’t have any late night swims.  She has a fear of jellyfish, crabs and any type of sea creatures that could appear to frighten the life out of her. We had an unreal summer and it was nearly too good to be true. One evening the crackers went to Triona’s head and she put a very temporary end to the fun. This blip lasted around 12 hours before she decided that what they had was the real deal, and so the story goes…




Magical First Look at Cliffs Of Moher Followed by Emotional Winter Wedding in Hotel Doolin Barn


What advice would you give to other couples planning their day?

Don’t stress about the small things and pray the weather is on your side, especially in Ireland where four seasons can occur in a day, we were lucky though.

Where did you go/are you planning on going on honeymoon?

We decided to just have a ‘mini-moon’ right after the wedding due to our workload in January.  We spent 2 nights in lovely Inchydoney in Cork and 3 nights in the beautiful city of Lisbon in Portugal. Had the best of both worlds and some good weather too. We just returned from the official 2 week honeymoon Mauritius in April/May and the place is spectacular.


      Photographer: Mrs. Redhead Photography

Second shooter Aleksandra Skibniewska


●      Ceremony: Hotel Doolin

Celebrant : Coastal Ceremonies

●      Wedding Dresses/Suits: Thistles (Galway) & Burkes Menswear (Ennis).

●      Bridesmaids dresses/Groomsmen suits/Wedding party outfits: County Boutique (Ennis), Sheneil Shoes (Oranmore, Galway) & Burkes Menswear (Ennis)

●      Shoes: Nozomi Shoes (Ennis) & Pavers (Cork)

●      Accessories: Seoidin

●      Flowers: Louise Eustace from Gracevents.

●      Cake: Hotel Doolin

●      Cars: Friends and Family

●      Wedding Favours: N/A

●      Stationery: Hotel Doolin & Gracevents

●      Makeup: Make-up by Debbie

●      Hair: Jane O’Flanagan

●      Wedding Rings: Diamond Factory UK

●      Ceremony/Reception Music: Helen Ball – Vocals, Elaine Hogan – Harp, Jon O’Connell – Guitarist, Adam Shapiro – Fiddle

●      Band/DJ: The Converse All Stars & DJ Will Softly

●      Planning/Styling: Hotel Doolin

●      Rentals/Decor: Hotel Doolin