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Alternative Weddings

If you are looking for an alternative wedding venue or theme that is anything but traditional, check out our unique real Irish weddings with a selection of alternative wedding venues in Northern Ireland and Ireland.

If you are looking for something a little less mainstream to stand out from the crowd, our pick of real Irish weddings are sure to inspire you in the quest for finding an alternative wedding venue in Northern Ireland or  Ireland. We have a selection of fun inspirational shoots that are perfect for the alternative bride and groom, including: tipi weddings, outdoor weddings, barn weddings, restaurant wedding, museum weddings and all things shabby chic! Gather ideas from our alternative brides and grooms with real-life inspiration on venues, stationary, flowers, photography, cakes, transport and more!  Be original and host a wedding that is something a little bit different but that your guests will never forget, a world of alternative wedding inspiration awaits you!

Real Irish Wedding – Julie McGuinness and Fergal Mullally

This wedding involves a romantic leap year proposal followed by a ‘Wedstock’ themed do

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Real Irish Wedding – Sinead Murphy & John O’Dwyer

This couple got married in a 12th Century Medieval crypt...

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Real Irish Wedding – Zoe McDowell and Stephen McCallum

This couple went for an elegant black and white colour scheme incorporating… penguins!

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Real Irish Wedding – Catherine O’Donoghue and Andrew Fleury

12th September 2014. Ceremony at Three Patrons Church, Rathgar and reception at Village at Lyons, Co. Kildare. Photography by Nicola Webster A mutual love of GPS brought this couple together… The couple Catherine and Andrew first met in Q Bar in Dublin in 2006. “We bonded over GPS tracking, of all things!” Catherine begins. “Both of […]

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Real Irish Wedding: Amy Robinson & Jim Donaghey

17 May 2014, Riverdale Barn, Aghagallon

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Real Irish Wedding – Beth Wickham and Morena Thomas

Saturday 25th April 2015. Ceremony and reception at Riverdale Barn, Armagh

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Real Irish Wedding – Paul Rossiter and Sharon O’Keeffe

19th February 2015. Ceremony and reception at the Village at Lyons, Co. Kildare

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Real Irish Wedding: Sarah Edwards & Phillip Douglas

Thursday 1st August 2013. Emmanuel Church Lurgan with a reception at The Mill at Ballydugan, Downpatrick.

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Real Irish Wedding- Alan & Maureen McCraken

17 November, Hugh McCanns, Newcastle, County Down

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Real Irish Wedding: Emma Gibb and Jason Hoy

27th April 2013, Shane’s Castle Antrim with a reception at Breckenhill, Ballyclare

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Real Irish Wedding: Loraine & Michael

21st August 2013, The Belfast Barge, Lanyon Quay.

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Real Irish Wedding: Joni McGeehan & Clive Beatty

Medieval wedding, 28th July 2012, Ulster History Park, Omagh.

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Real Irish Wedding: Helen Sherrey & Russell Hunter

20th August 2012, St Mary’s Church, Kilmood with a reception at Larchfield Estate, Lisburn.

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Real Irish Wedding: Elinor Cunningham & Leo Smith

2nd August 2012. The Church of the immaculate conception with a reception at Coolbawn Quay.

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Real Irish Wedding: Brona Culhane & Barry Lee

Our Lady of the Wayside Church, Kilternan, Shanahan’s on the Green, Fallon and Byrne, Exchequer Street, Dublin.

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Real Irish Wedding: Jaime Bennett & Dave McGookin

Saturday 6th July 2013, Killyleagh Yacht Club

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Real Irish Wedding: Lisa Thompson & Michael Ferguson

Friday 17th August in London and Saturday 25th August at Montalto Estate, Ballynahinch

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Real irish Wedding: Emma Gibb and Jason Hoy

27th April 2013, Breckenhill, Ballyclare.

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Real Irish Wedding: Jaime Bennett and Dave McGookin

Saturday 6th July 2013. St John’s Parish, Church of Ireland with a reception at Killyleagh Yacht Club.

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