Howth Head is a peninsula in north Dublin and one of the prettiest villages you will find in Ireland. I live right opposite Howth Head on the Dublin mountains and go to sleep staring at the Baily Lighthouse flashing from my window every night so maybe that’s why I love it so much. But honestly, once you see these gorgeous images by Lisa O’Dwyer that capture Nick and Candice’s gorgeous destination engagement in Dublin pier, we are pretty confident that Howth will be on your wish list of places to see. Nick and Candice came over from the UK to tie the knot and we are delighted to be able to feature their wedding in a few weeks but not before you see these beauties.
You know us, we love the details so we were delighted when Candice shared the story of how they met and ended up in Dublin for their engagement session..
“We met in February 2004 through a friend at a Blink-182 gig, then didn’t see each other until July 2004 at Leeds Festival where we coincidentally put our tents next to each other! We got together that weekend then had a year of living 100 miles apart only seeing each other every 2-3 weeks. We moved in together in 2006 & have lived together ever since. In October 2010 we went on a 2 week trip around Europe. In Amsterdam Nick proposed on a bridge near the red light district (his sense of humour!).”
I love how Lisa captured the beauty of this dainty fishing village. The day and night life in Howth is great is generally buzzing with people on weekends. There are so many great pubs and restaurants in the area and I remember as a kid, my parents would drive us the 40 minutes to Howth just just for the fish and chips.
We are of course fans of the engagement session but some couples are still only getting used to the idea. Candice told us why they opted to spend some time with Lisa before their wedding day.
“We decided to have an engagement session because it was offered to us as part of a package & although we had never thought about it before we thought it would be a good way to meet the Lisa & get used to having our pictures taken (something which we have never had done before!). It made the pictures on the Wedding day a lot more relaxed because we’d done it before & knew what to expect! It was also really nice to finally have some pictures of us together in nice surroundings & our own clothes – most of our holiday pictures are of one of us with the other taking the picture!”
Thanks so much to Candice and Nick for allowing us to share their engagement session with you and we will be featuring their wedding in the coming weeks so watch this space. To the wonderful Lisa O’Dwyer – another big thank you is owed and you guys can check out her website and blog if you fancy some more pretty things today. See you tomorrow for our wishlist!