Ireland: Ross Errilly Friary Pt.1

Ross Errilly Friary in County Galway, Ireland

Photography by Indigo Lace Collective

Featuring the Catalina gown

I get chills every time I even think of this friary. I can not even explain how incredible this was. Built in 1310 it was in use until 1832!

Bride wearing a mikado ballgown wedding dress with beaded waist banding runs in the field outside Ross Errilly Friary in Ireland

Bride wearing a mikado ballgown wedding dress with beaded waist banding and tulle wings at Ross Errilly Friary in IrelandWe walked into this huge friary on a cold morning in Ireland and we were all just speechless. We were the only ones there and we just took some time to explore before we started taking pictures.

Bride wearing a mikado ballgown wedding dress with beaded waist banding and tulle wings at Ross Errilly Friary in Ireland

Bride looking out window of abandoned friary wearing a mikado ballgown wedding dress with beaded waist banding and tulle wings at Ross Errilly Friary in Ireland

Wind blowing the tulle wings on a bride wearing a mikado ballgown wedding dress with beaded waist banding at Ross Errilly Friary in IrelandI felt like a kid again. We walked through this place, ducked under doorways, admired the windows and coves and could just imagine and picture the people that were there before us. It was so surreal.

Bride standing in abadoned friary wearing a mikado ballgown wedding dress with straps and beaded waist banding with tulle wings at Ross Errilly Friary in IrelandClose up image of bride's tulle wings blowing in the wind while wearing a deep plunge mikado ballgown wedding dress with straps and beaded banding at the waist at Ross Errilly Friary in Ireland

Our Catalina dress is a Mikado ballgown with a plunging neckline and spaghetti straps.  My favorite part about this wedding dress is the double bands at the waist that are beaded with a beautiful mix of crystals and pearls!  It’s the perfect delicate touch!  Catalina also features a scooped, low back.

bride in abandoned friary wearing a mikado ballgown wedding dress with straps and beaded banding at the waist with tulle wings at Ross Errilly Friary in IrelandWe chose the Catalina wedding dress from our Lily Rose Collection and it could not have been a better fit. It was elegant and ethereal and that was just the look we were going for. We chose to pair these incredible wings from Sara Gabriel with it and obsessed is an understatement. They blew in the wind with a mind of their own and we adore them!

Bride sitting in front of window in abandoned Ross Errilly Friary in Ireland wearing a mikado ballgown wedding dress with straps and beaded banding around the waist and tulle wingsBride sitting in front of window at Ross Errilly Friary in Ireland wearing a mikado ballgown wedding dress with straps and beaded banding at the waist with tulle wings

View of bride wearing a mikado ballgown wedding dress with straps through her tulle wings at Ross Errilly Friary in Ireland

We were very careful to be respectful of our surroundings!  These pictures instantly transport me back to the time the four of us spent in this place!

Bride wearing a mikado ballgown wedding dress with straps a plunge neckline and beaded banding at the waist walking at Ross Errilly Friary in IrelandBride leaning against column at Ross Errilly Friary wearing a mikado ballgown wedding dress with straps and tulle wingsBride leaning against column at Ross Errilly Friary in Ireland wearing a mikado ballgown weddign dress and tulle wings

tulle in front of bride's face at Ross Errilly Friary wearing mikado ballgown wedding dress with straps and a plunge neckline with beaded banding around the waist

I go back and forth on what my favorite location was and this is really close to first place. The beauty of this place was absolutely overwhelming. I will never forget this place and how at peace it made me feel!

bride wearing a mikado ballgown with straps and beaded banding at waist with tulle wings at Ross Errilly Friary in Irelandclose up view of bride looking down wearing a mikado ballgown wedding dress with beaded banding at waist and tulle wings at Ross Errilly Friary in Ireland