Lyrath Estate Wedding

Christmas Fairyland


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

Beautiful Lyrath Estate 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.

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.


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

Wedding Portraits at the Lyrath Estate

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. During winter weddings the sun sets quite early, so we had to be quick before it got too dark.

Family photos and Bridal party at Lyrath estate

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.

First Dance

Wedding Sparklers

Thank you!

photo of lyrath estate at night

Wedding Details:

Venue: Wedding photos were taken on the grounds of Lyrath. They have a beautiful lake and luckily we had a crisp, bright winters day. The old house part of the hotel is where we had a drinks reception and the rooms are so grande and beautiful. The staircase was the perfect photo vocal point for our family photos.
Band: All Talk  were the wedding band. Being a Music teacher bride put a lot of time into choosing the band. They were amazing! Aisling is the lead singer and she was previously on The Voice. Wow, what a voice! They played everything and had the floor full all night! The icing on the cake was the DJ Sax they provided after the band. It kept the party going until the wee hours.
Photographer: ArtZ Photography. Arthur was so kind to us throughout the whole process. He did a beautiful engagement shoot for us and really got to know us well. He is so easygoing and captured the most important moments without being intrusive. We would highly recommend him to future bride and grooms. He was one of the best decisions we made when planning the wedding.

Invitation Designer Website Kilkenny Design and Graphics LTD

Dress DesignerRiki Dalal bought at De Stafford IE

VideographerRobin Wallace

Makeup Artist/ MUA: Kate McCormack Makeup

Hair Stylist: Aisling Pollard


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