Bri & Tim are a local Chattanooga couple who decided a big traditional wedding wasn’t for them. If you know me at all, then you know I love it when couples choose to do things their own way!

      They decided to elope on the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland and then take a two-week honeymoon to travel around Europe. It was an honor to trek to the Cliffs to photograph their wedding and celebrate with them. The night before we met for dinner and beers to go over the next day’s plan. Bri wasn’t thrilled with the bouquet a local florist had made for her and from my past experience shooting international weddings I knew to be prepared. When I landed in Dublin earlier that day I’d stopped in at a flower shop and picked up a few treasures and a bucket. As I drove the four hour trek across the country I stopped along the way and cut extra stems. After eating some of the most delicious mussels I’ve ever had and drinking a local beer I headed back to my Airbnb to work some floral magic!

      With all international weddings, we hit a few bumps that morning! Bri’s curling wand shorted and wouldn’t work. But it’s all a part of the journey! I brought mine right over! Things don’t always shake out the way you plan but I love being a part of the team and making sure things shake out!

       

       

      Bride holding bouquet of flowers with a view Bride and groom walking in front of a castle in Ireland Bride and groom in front of famous pink house in Doolin Ireland shot by Chattanooga photographer Our Ampersand Photography Bride and groom in front of famous pink house in Doolin Ireland shot by Chattanooga photographer Our Ampersand Photography Bride with bouquet and groom kissing in bucolic Ireland Wedding on the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland with a rainbow Cliffs of Moher, Ireland elopement with a rainbow Bride and groom on Cliffs if Moher in Ireland on a windy afternoon Recently married couple at the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland captured by Chattanooga photographer Jaime Smialek Cliffs of Moher elopement captured by Chattanooga photographer Our Ampersand Photography Recently married couple on the sea cliffs of Ireland Wedding at the sea cliffs of Ireland photographed by Chattanooga photographer Jaime Smialek

      Check out the beautiful Cliffs of Moher in Ireland for yourself!

       

      I am forever grateful Bri reached out to me and trusted a total stranger to travel all the way to Ireland to document such a special day. I feel so lucky to get see the far corners of the earth and tell these stories.

       

       

       

       

       

       

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