From Melbourne to Kilkenny.
We were delighted to welcome both Ester and Tom to Ballilogue with their family and friends for a memorable three day celebration. It was their first visit to Ballilogue and neither Tom or Esther had seen the venue they selected from their Melbourne base until the days before their celebration!
A hamlet in the privacy of the Kilkenny countryside. 'We loved the images, the look of Ballilogue and our Skype call and e mails with Mark on the creative team at Ballilogue inspired us with confidence'.
A Kilkenny Summer Wedding.
The couple had chosen the June Irish bank holiday weekend for their wedding celebration. Many guests travelled from afar for the celebration and many stayed in the luxury of the Ballilogue Hamlet itself in the eleven beautifully appointed bedrooms overlooking gardens, orchard and the green lush landscape.
The Occasion Itself.
A casual supper on the first evening and the day of the wedding a canape and champagne reception in the walled garden followed by the exchange of rings with guests seated in the Old Dairy.
This was followed by a sumptuous four course Dinner at 5 pm in the beautifully decorated marquee with views over the gardens at Ballilogue with speeches, great wines and the best of local produce prepared by the Ballilogue caterers, Trish and Eamonn and their terrific team. Photos and video in the gardens, Mrs. Meaney's Cottage Museum and the sounds of fun and laughter echoing through the Dairy, courtyard and glass atrium as guests found places to wander, chat and enjoy the sunshine.
An Evening of Revelry.
As evening approached the musicians brought guests to their feet in the marquee for a touch of Irish traditional music and the sounds of fiddle, guitar, clapping and hoots of encouragement filled the night. Soon the party was in full flow, time for the gin and whiskey bar, supper of crispy bacon served on the local artisan blahs, the disco ball revolving and sparkling across the line of Ballilogue stone farmhouses and barns!
The Day After.
The following day, easy relaxed breakfasts and a delicious afternoon of BBQ of spit roast and salads, an extra day in the relaxed company of good friends, extended family and all in the privacy of Ballilogue, with the added pleasure of exploring the design and craft shop in the old Piggery and a visit to the lovely village of Inistioge closeby.
We wish both Tom and Esther a long and happy life together from all of us at Ballilogue!