I took a trip back in time.

James and I just returned from a trip to Dublin. Our friends from school were getting married so we flew to Dublin to celebrate their wedding with family and friends.

The wedding took place against the picturesque backdrop of Glendalough, Co. Wicklow about 45 mins south of Dublin city. Glendalough, or the 'Glen of two Lakes', is one of the most important sites of monastic ruins in Ireland. It’s monastic ruins date back as far as the 10th century!

The wedding ceremony was one to remember and the bride looked beautiful. It was officiated by Sarah’s brother Conal and the night finished up with an acoustic sing-along session in the ruins of a 10th century church, circa 3am. The only light at this point in the night was provided by the stars in the sky.

The day after the wedding Mark’s parents organized a scavenger hunt around the historic Glendalough site. James and I were on a team together and eventually a search party was sent out to find us - we still had not arrived back two hours past the time limit 😂

This was our second trip to Ireland for a wedding in the last two months so we were forced to make it a flying visit. Five days just isn’t enough time to travel, see everyone and conquer the jet lag but we made the most of it! Congratulations to the beautiful couple, Sarah and Mark. 

The first four photos below are from Sarah and Mark's official wedding album and the rest were taken on my iPhone.

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There is a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.
— Leonard Cohen.
 - This photograph reminded me of a beautiful Leonard Cohen quote from the track Anthem.

- This photograph reminded me of a beautiful Leonard Cohen quote from the track Anthem.

Check out this amazing drone footage shot by Ciaran Cassidy, which gives a great overview of the Glendalough valley. The beauty of Ireland never ceases to amaze me!