5 Top NI And ROI Locations For Dramatic All-Weather Wedding Photos

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Ireland is a beautiful , dramatic, iconic place to be getting married. With many places on our doorstep being the envy of the world, take advantage and go dramatic for you big day.

We worry about the weather being not perfect but these location are the perfection you need whether it be rain, sun, snow or wind. Let your veil blow and immerse yourself and your groom in the dramatic backgrounds we recommend:

Dunluce Castle – County Antrim

Channel your inner Narnia inspiration and shoot your pictures in Dunluce Castle surrounded by myth, legend and drama. Precariously perched over looking the rolling Atlantic swell, the ruins sit majestically towering over you, making it a backdrop that will explode with dramatic illusion in rain or shine. See more here: discovernorthernireland.com/Dunluce-Castle

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Rossnowlagh Beach – Co. Donegal

With the wild rolling Atlantic Ocean lapping the crisp, golden sands, Rossnowlagh Beach is a breathtaking location. With panoramic views stretching from Coolmore to Carrickfad, the mix of blue seas, yellow sands and green grass will make your photos pop. And with the sunsets being of an almighty beauty, it is very worthwhile hanging onto your photographer a little longer and sneaking out just before your first dance for a final, exquisite shot. See more info at www.ireland.com.

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The Dark Hedges – County Antrim

In case you haven’t been on planet Earth recently, The Dark Hedges are the icon of Game of Thrones. The stunning, dramatic avenue stretches towards Gracehill House with beech trees twisted and imposing along the way. Whether it is sunshine or grey skies, The Dark Hedges are hugely imposing and gothic. A must for GoT fans and a huge contender for the ultimate shoot, bride and groom fans all over the world would jump at this opportunity and it is on our doorstep. Oh and you might just have The Grey Lady, the ghostly resident present in your pictures. For more information check out discovernorthernireland.com.

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Devenish Island Monastic Site – Co. Fermanagh

Pose where the Vikings have walked, secluded against the stunning Fermanagh Lakelands. Devenish Monastic Site dates back to the 6th Century and boasts several sets of ruins including the 12th Century St. Molaise house and Round Tower. The island is, however only accessible by a frequent ferry from July through to November. See more here.

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Glenveagh National Park – Co. Donegal

A world away from hustle and bustle, Glenveagh National Park mixes the dramatic backdrop of the stone-bricked Castle with the beauty of nature for unique, enviable photos. One location with a mix of castle and Derryveagh Mountain, with a hint of Errigal mountain, the contrast of green to barren to garden is exquisite. For more information click www.glenveaghnationalpark.ie.

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Mussenden Temple and Downhill Demesne – Co. Londonderry

Mussenden Temple is located on the cliff edge in Downhill Demesne and has the ultimate wow factor for a backdrop. The temple, which is dramatically situated 120ft above the Atlantic Ocean has panoramic views of Magilligan Point, Downhill Strand, Portstewart and County Donegal with the Ocean crashing off the stunning rugged coastline. The Demesne itself, which is wheelchair accessible, is a mirror of the flamboyant character of its creator Frederick Augustus Hervey, Bishop of Derry and Earl of Bristol. With stunning walks, sheltered gardens and 18th Century ruins to strike a pose in, your pictures will be, timeless, dramatic and enviable. More info: discovernorthernireland.com.

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Benburb Valley Park – Co. Tyrone

A stunning, secluded walk with a quaint white bridge to wrap your arms around each other and kiss as the shutter clicks. The park is situated in the Sperrins which are an Area of Outstanding Beauty and has River Blackwater running alongside Bluebell walk towards Benburb Castle. Natural colours, trees and seasonal flowers will surround you as you get one with nature with a dramatic twist. For further information check out discovernorthernireland.com.

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By Rebecca Armstrong, Excalibur Press