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Summer in Europe | Sweden, Ireland, & Denmark

Well… I’m back! After a little less than a month away, I am back in the States and have (mostly) adjusted back to real life! It was a wonderful trip to Europe, getting to spend such quality time with Kristi-Anna and Johannes and celebrate their wedding (which is coming to the blog this week as well!) as well as do a little sightseeing in three different countries. This trip took months to plan and there is a part of me that cannot believe it is over! But it went better than planned and I am so thankful for all that Ben and I got to share together and with our dear friends! Over the three and a half weeks (a bit less for Ben), we stayed in 6 different places… so needless to say this last week it has been nice to be in one place! :) I took lots of pictures, of course, so I’ll share some of the highlights! I shared a bit about Stockholm in my post a few weeks back, but after the wedding in Säffle, Sweden, some of us got to return to Stockholm for a day of sightseeing. We were all admittedly exhausted but so happy to have this extra day post-wedding to spend some time together in this beautiful city.European Vacation Scandanavia Ireland Sweden Denmark Photography Stockholm Dublin Copenhagen Cliffs of Moher Irish Photographer Hill of Tara Doors of Dublin Howth Coastal Photographer_0004European Vacation Scandanavia Ireland Sweden Denmark Photography Stockholm Dublin Copenhagen Cliffs of Moher Irish Photographer Hill of Tara Doors of Dublin Howth Coastal Photographer_0003European Vacation Scandanavia Ireland Sweden Denmark Photography Stockholm Dublin Copenhagen Cliffs of Moher Irish Photographer Hill of Tara Doors of Dublin Howth Coastal Photographer_0001

Newlyweds! :)European Vacation Scandanavia Ireland Sweden Denmark Photography Stockholm Dublin Copenhagen Cliffs of Moher Irish Photographer Hill of Tara Doors of Dublin Howth Coastal Photographer_0002

When we planned this trip for Kristi & Johannes’ wedding, I had the crazy idea of stopping over in Ireland for a few days on the way home… because I mean, it’s right there! To my surprise, Ben agreed and so did Dave and Alyce… so we all went to Ireland together… and let me tell you. It was everything I’d dreamed. I loved Ireland. I had an idea of what Ireland would look like in my head… and it was all of those things. I wanted to see hills with sheep, narrow roads between stone walls, cliffs on the coast, a pub, and a castle. One day Ben and I took a bus tour across the country from Dublin to Galway and literally saw all of those things. Amazing.

A castle in Limerick (and swans, to boot!)European Vacation Scandanavia Ireland Sweden Denmark Photography Stockholm Dublin Copenhagen Cliffs of Moher Irish Photographer Hill of Tara Doors of Dublin Howth Coastal Photographer_0025

The Cliffs of Moher… oh the Cliffs of Moher. I have really never seen anything like it. I don’t know… the Grand Canyon wowed me… Niagra Falls? Ridiculously amazing. But something about Moher. The sheer drop, the green contrast against the blue ocean. Just incredible. We loved it- and my photos do not even do it justice.European Vacation Scandanavia Ireland Sweden Denmark Photography Stockholm Dublin Copenhagen Cliffs of Moher Irish Photographer Hill of Tara Doors of Dublin Howth Coastal Photographer_0005European Vacation Scandanavia Ireland Sweden Denmark Photography Stockholm Dublin Copenhagen Cliffs of Moher Irish Photographer Hill of Tara Doors of Dublin Howth Coastal Photographer_0006European Vacation Scandanavia Ireland Sweden Denmark Photography Stockholm Dublin Copenhagen Cliffs of Moher Irish Photographer Hill of Tara Doors of Dublin Howth Coastal Photographer_0007European Vacation Scandanavia Ireland Sweden Denmark Photography Stockholm Dublin Copenhagen Cliffs of Moher Irish Photographer Hill of Tara Doors of Dublin Howth Coastal Photographer_0008

We stopped along the way in Galway, Kinvara and more. It was so lovely.European Vacation Scandanavia Ireland Sweden Denmark Photography Stockholm Dublin Copenhagen Cliffs of Moher Irish Photographer Hill of Tara Doors of Dublin Howth Coastal Photographer_0009European Vacation Scandanavia Ireland Sweden Denmark Photography Stockholm Dublin Copenhagen Cliffs of Moher Irish Photographer Hill of Tara Doors of Dublin Howth Coastal Photographer_0019European Vacation Scandanavia Ireland Sweden Denmark Photography Stockholm Dublin Copenhagen Cliffs of Moher Irish Photographer Hill of Tara Doors of Dublin Howth Coastal Photographer_0010

We stayed in Dublin, which of course delivered in the pub category. :) My favorite part about Dublin was probably the doors… so many colors and so much character in each one.European Vacation Scandanavia Ireland Sweden Denmark Photography Stockholm Dublin Copenhagen Cliffs of Moher Irish Photographer Hill of Tara Doors of Dublin Howth Coastal Photographer_0021

Oh and Howth! This may have been a favorite spot as well! It’s a small fishing village on the coast right outside of Dublin. Just beautiful!European Vacation Scandanavia Ireland Sweden Denmark Photography Stockholm Dublin Copenhagen Cliffs of Moher Irish Photographer Hill of Tara Doors of Dublin Howth Coastal Photographer_0011European Vacation Scandanavia Ireland Sweden Denmark Photography Stockholm Dublin Copenhagen Cliffs of Moher Irish Photographer Hill of Tara Doors of Dublin Howth Coastal Photographer_0012European Vacation Scandanavia Ireland Sweden Denmark Photography Stockholm Dublin Copenhagen Cliffs of Moher Irish Photographer Hill of Tara Doors of Dublin Howth Coastal Photographer_0013

Our last day we stopped at the Hill of Tara, or Tara of the Kings (a place the kings in Ireland used to gather to meet). I can’t lie. It was spectacular. If I’m being honest, it was fun to see my name and my maiden name, Sullivan, everywhere. But the Hill of Tara? Very cool.European Vacation Scandanavia Ireland Sweden Denmark Photography Stockholm Dublin Copenhagen Cliffs of Moher Irish Photographer Hill of Tara Doors of Dublin Howth Coastal Photographer_0015European Vacation Scandanavia Ireland Sweden Denmark Photography Stockholm Dublin Copenhagen Cliffs of Moher Irish Photographer Hill of Tara Doors of Dublin Howth Coastal Photographer_0016European Vacation Scandanavia Ireland Sweden Denmark Photography Stockholm Dublin Copenhagen Cliffs of Moher Irish Photographer Hill of Tara Doors of Dublin Howth Coastal Photographer_0017The whole crew!European Vacation Scandanavia Ireland Sweden Denmark Photography Stockholm Dublin Copenhagen Cliffs of Moher Irish Photographer Hill of Tara Doors of Dublin Howth Coastal Photographer_0018

We spent the last 22 hours of our trip in Copenhagen. Just long enough to see some of the beautiful waterways and eat Danishes (or, what they call “Vienna Bread” which is hilarious to me. Who really claims these pastries?!) European Vacation Scandanavia Ireland Sweden Denmark Photography Stockholm Dublin Copenhagen Cliffs of Moher Irish Photographer Hill of Tara Doors of Dublin Howth Coastal Photographer_0022European Vacation Scandanavia Ireland Sweden Denmark Photography Stockholm Dublin Copenhagen Cliffs of Moher Irish Photographer Hill of Tara Doors of Dublin Howth Coastal Photographer_0023European Vacation Scandanavia Ireland Sweden Denmark Photography Stockholm Dublin Copenhagen Cliffs of Moher Irish Photographer Hill of Tara Doors of Dublin Howth Coastal Photographer_0024

Later this week I’ll share some from Kristi & Johannes’ wedding in Sweden as well as an exciting house update! So, don’t be fooled by my absence lately… this week will be busy on the blog! :)

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  • rachelle

    i love everything about every one of these pictures.
    like for real.
    i would buy canvases of almost all of themReplyCancel

  • Kaley

    What’s more spectacular? The views or your polka dot jeans?ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn

    So glad to see these pictures of your trip. The places you visited are amazing, and you all look great!ReplyCancel

  • Kristen Duffy

    I can’t believe I missed this post…so beautiful!!ReplyCancel

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