Yesterday we visited the incredible Dark Hedges, they were planted over 200 years ago. Sadly in a recent storm one has fallen and is now up for auction. They’re expecting an avid Game of Thrones fan to pay well over £100,000.
I love the beauty of the place, I’ve not yet watch the series but if the scenery is this spectacular I think I will. I also still want to spot our gorgeous horn tankards which feature in the show. Getting the box sets ready now
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Pinched myself hard today when I realized my 2020 season is nearly booked up (holy heck, it’s time to save the rest of my time for passion projects + tons of international adventures 🙈)...
Then I pinched myself really hard after that. I ended up at a landmark I could only ever dream of seeing in person until this point in life. For someone who swore they would never give @gameofthrones a chance, my good friends @ash_nic11 + Josh persuaded me this time last year to watch the first episode (I can’t thank them enough for the push) + it quickly became my favorite show of all time. I’ve watched the show so many times now + still can’t get enough of just how incredible it all is. The story is so good, but the cinematography is on another level. Weddings may be my jam for the next decade or so, but ultimately I do have high hopes of working in production on something of this shows caliber one day in the future.
For now, I’ll just continue to be mesmerized by how stunning Ireland is 🇮🇪
Seeing The Dark Hedges in person was on my bucket list for years (even before Game of Thrones put it in the limelight). So, when Tara and Chad said they were heading to Northern Ireland, I said “I have the perfect spot for your engagement shoot!” I’m so glad they were as excited about it as I was. It was as mesmerizing in person as it is in pictures.
I knew that it was a popular spot for tourists because of it’s Game of Thrones notoriety, so we trekked there at sunrise, and were blessed with a quiet road and a sliver of sun before the wind and rain blew in and soaked us.
The history of this magnificent place dates back to 1775, when 200 beech trees were planted to line the roadway of an old Irish manor. Today only 90 trees remain. Can you imagine how glorious it would be if all 200 trees survived?
Winter wonderland at the Dark Hedges ❄️❄️❄️
What a scenic time of year to visit Northern Ireland!
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Game Of Thrones inspired!! Beautiful handmade solid wood board 15”diameter 2”deep. Hand burned image of Dark Hedges #gameofthronescountry This unique board is perfect for a wedding cake or as a cheese board. These are made to order! So allow time for completing your order.
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I love tunnels in nature and this prime tourist spot in Northern Ireland was one I have been keen to explore for a long time.
My interest in pop up books and old Victorian toy puppet theatres inspired the style. I hope you like the video which shows how I built up each layer!
The Dark Hedges of Northern Ireland.
Who is a Game of Thrones fan? If you are you will likely recognize this grove of Beech trees from the first season.
They are a little hard to find on your own but if you can make sure and visit early in the morning.
You will miss the crowds and get some great light.
Had to blur a few people out but still love visiting this beautiful road.
They might just have to introduce parking wardens with the muppets that still insist on parking on the road instead of using the car park. 😒