Lyrath Estate Country House Wedding, Kilkenny

or “Christmas Fairyland Wedding”

If there was an award for the most emotion and love seen at a wedding, then Lorraine and Padraig’s winter wedding at Lyrath Estate in Kilkenny would definitely be on the shortlist to win the prize. This was such a beautiful day, so full of love, laughter and happy tears. For a documentary wedding photographer like myself, who lives for capturing genuine heartfelt moments. This wedding was an absolute pleasure to be a part of.

Lorraine and Padraig are such a brilliant couple and couldn’t have made me feel more welcome. Add to that the Lyrath Estate, a really beautiful wedding venue in Kilkenny. Amazing winter crisp weather (it was one of the those crisp winter days with blue skies and the sun shining). This was a wedding that really did have everything – including super cute flower girls!

Thank you so much to you both for asking me to be your wedding photographer. It has been so nice getting to know you both and I wish you both a very long and happy marriage together. Which I know it will be.

Here are just a few of my favourite shots from your amazing winter wedding day.

The Wedding Venue (Old House)

Beautiful Lyrath Estate Country House was the choice for the wedding venue for the bride and groom. Long ago Lorraine was dreaming to have their wedding happen at this Venue as it has it’s magnificence and charm that some venues might be missing. A perfect wedding venue with beautiful grounds and gorgeous sunsets.

The venue capacity is up to 250 guests and the reviews are great from past wedding couples

Lorraine and Padraig’s love story blossomed at the Galway Races in 2016, a chance encounter at the popular summer races in the west of Ireland bringing them together.

They were dating just three years when Padraig popped the question, the romantic backdrop of the Amalfi coast forever more a special place in the story of their lives.

The trip was a surprise present for Lorraine’s 30th birthday and little did she know there was something a little extra – and sparkly! – patiently waiting for her upon landing in Italy.

Morning Preparations

Georgeous Riki Dalal designer wedding dress and wedding details, accessories. LouBoutin wedding shoes and amazing accessories.

The Ceremony

The wedding ceremony took place in Tullaroan Town, hometown of the bride.

Bride and Groom Portraits

The grounds of the venue are perfect for portraits and there are so many photos we could take here. The possibilities were endless but we picked this location for portraits and at the Old house, by the river. Tip for Winter Weddings – at winter weddings the sun sets quite early, so we had to be quick before it got too dark.

Family Photos and Bridal Party

Family photos during a wedding are one of the most important photos to take and it can be fun too! The key to fun wedding family photos is having them planned and efficient!

Wedding Reception

What can I say – beautiful decorations, flowers, atmosphere and space.

Wedding Sparklers

The couple decided to do a Sparkle Entry and it was also magical. Tip: if you are planning sparklers on your wedding – make sure you get the extra long ones.

First Dance

Beautiful music. Loving atmosphere and emotion filled wedding moment. Bride and her mum after the first dance.

Wedding Details

Venue: Lyrath Estate Wedding Venue
Band: All Talk Wedding Band
Photographer: Arthur Zukayev Wedding Photographer
Invitation Designer Website Kilkenny Design and Graphics LTD
Dress Designer: Riki Dalal bought at De Stafford Ireland Bridal Shop
Videographer: Robin Wallace Video
Makeup Artist/ MUA: Kate McCormack Makeup
Hair Stylist: Aisling Pollard Hair

Venue Details

Official Website:
Phone Number: +353 56776 0088
Address: Lyrath Estate, Paulstown Road, Kilkenny R95 F685, Ireland

Real Weddings: Lorraine & Padraig’s picture perfect winter wonderland wedding