Love, Laughter and Happy Ever After: Jess & Dan’s Golden Celebration

White roses, shamrocks and beautiful pearl detailing made this destination wedding truly special.

Featuring sunlit fields of golden buttercups, a gorgeous off the shoulder wedding dress and stunning pearl studded veil, this wedding gave picturesque a whole new meaning. We adored this wedding from Jess and Dan and we think you will too. Ready to check it out? Let’s go!

It’s really special when a couple from abroad picks Ireland for their destination wedding, but given our long history with the USA, there’s nothing quite like an Irish-American wedding! Jess and Dan decided to have their nuptials on the gorgeous grounds of Tinakilly House in Wicklow, and Ireland couldn’t have gifted them a better day. These captivating images were caught on camera by Olga Hogan Photography and we think you’ll love them just as much as we do!

Coming all the way from Manhattan, they decided to embrace everything Irish; greenery, shamrocks, Guinness and even a céili band! They also brought a few American traditions with them. Their eighteen closest friends were bridesmaids and groomsmen, making it the largest wedding party Olga had ever photographed!

“Wedding planning was a surprisingly very fun process,” said Jess. “We really tried to keep it fun and as low stress as possible. When I was in the mood to do some planning, I would lean in and get a lot done. On days or weeks when work and life were busy and I just wasn’t in the mood to do wedding things, I would step away from planning for a bit.”

We’re told that Jess and Dan’s first dance upon entering the gorgeous Tinakilly House pavillion, will go down in history! All set up for dinner, they danced together elegantly to the cheers of everyone around them.

The sun shone all day so Jess and Dan opted for a stunning ceremony in front of Tinakilly House, surrounded by centuries-old trees. They were also blessed with an incredible sunset shining on to the golden fields of wheat with the Wicklow mountains in the backdrop.

When everything comes together like this it’s pure magic,” says Olga.

As for evening entertainment, Jess and Dan invited a traditional Irish band and a céili caller who spent the first part of the night teaching traditional set dances. “I hadn’t seen so much laughter on the floor in a long time,” added Olga.

The highlight of the day was just having so many of our close friends and family together in one of our favourite countries,” says Dan. “It was truly the perfect day, the sun was shining all day and not a cloud in the sky! We had an incredible time celebrating with all of our favourite people and felt so loved.”

We wish this lovely couple so much luck in their new life together. With any luck, they’ll have brought some Irish charm back home with them as well as amazing memories to last a lifetime.