Romantic Castle Elopement in Kilkenny, Ireland

By Sarah Kate Photography

An Epic Kilkenny Castle Elopement

Laidback Luxury wedding in the Lyrath Estate Hotel & City Elopement

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Throwback to my beautiful friends Leslie and Brannigan, who only went and eloped in the most beautiful place imaginable - Kilkenny, Ireland! But here's the kicker - they did it in Brannigans Grandaunts garden and a fricking castle, Kilkenny Castle!

Can you even believe it? I know, I know, it's like something out of a fairytale.Let me set the scene for you, being the consummate romantic and all.

Leslie's bridal preparation was nothing short of stunning as she embraced the laid-back luxury of the picturesque Lyrath Estate for her intimate Kilkenny elopement. Nestled in the heart of Ireland, Leslie and her partner chose to embark on a romantic journey by eloping to Ireland as Brannigan has connections there, and what better backdrop than the enchanting Kilkenny Castle. The historic charm of Kilkenny Castle added an extra layer of magic to Leslie's special day, and the seamless blend of tradition and modern elegance created an unforgettable atmosphere. Against the backdrop of the castle's timeless beauty,

Leslie's bridal prep unfolded with grace and sophistication. The ambiance of the Lyrath Estate perfectly complemented the laid-back vibes, offering a serene setting for Leslie to prepare for her momentous occasion. Capturing every nuance of this magical day was Sarah Kate Photography, who skillfully documented the joy, anticipation, and love that surrounded Leslie's elopement. In the heart of Kilkenny, Leslie's bridal prep at the Lyrath Estate became a celebration of love in the enchanting embrace of Ireland's rich history and natural beauty.

The ceremony took place in Brannigans grandmothers back garden and then onto the incredibly Kilkenny castle, surrounded by their closest family members. The whole atmosphere was just so emotional and filled with love. It was one of those moments where you couldn't help but get a lump in your throat. And as luck would have it, the lighting that day was absolutely perfect. It was like the heavens above decided to shine down on Leslie and Brannigan as they exchanged their vows and received blessings from their loved ones. It was definitely a magical sight to behold.

I had the honour of being their elopement photographer for this extraordinary day. And let me tell you, capturing their love and joy was an absolute dream. There's just something about elopement photography that allows couples to be their truest selves and really soak in all the beauty around them. And in Ireland, of all places! It truly is the best destination wedding venue you could ever ask for.

If you're thinking of eloping, seriously consider Kilkenny, Ireland as your backdrop. It's got everything you could ever want - stunning castles, breathtaking landscapes, great pubs, luxury hotels near by and a sense of enchantment that you won't find anywhere else. And of course, don't forget to hire a kickass elopement photographer like myself to capture every single moment of your special day. Trust me, you won't regret it.

Well, that's it from me for now. I just had to share the incredible experience I had with Leslie and Brannigan's castle elopement in Kilkenny. It was a day filled with love, laughter, and pure craic. If you're considering eloping, I hope this little story inspires you to take the leap and create your own magical memories. Because life is too short for boring weddings, my friend!

Take care and keep on chasing those fairytales,

Sarah Kate

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