A Dream Wedding at Ballyfin Demesne | Nick & Lisa

Wedding photos in front of Ballyfin Demesne

Nick and Lisa, both from Ireland, didn’t know each other for most of their lives. It was a fated meeting at a wedding for Lisa’s childhood best friend’s brother, where Nick was a groomsman, that the couple hit it off. From there, the love story flourished all the way to their own stunning wedding at Ballyfin Demesne. And we were honoured to be part of their very special big day!

But, first – the busy professional couple had an intimate proposal. One night, Lisa (a doctor) returned home from an exhausting 72-hour on-call shift, and she immediately knew something was different by the already-made dinner and the well-cleaned home. Nick had taken it upon himself to make the moment special by setting up a clean space and warm meal for his hard-working love to come home to. He popped the question, and after a post-dinner “yes,” their journey toward Ballyfin Demesne began!

The couple went through various considerations before landing on the breathtaking Ballyfin Demesne as their wedding venue. From Ashford to Hogs Head and Sheen Falls, a few local locations were on the list of possibilities, but Ballyfin Demesne fit all of the needs for capacity and days accessible. Location scouting is one of the joys of my job and when we finally find “the one” it’s cause for celebration!

When it came to the theme, Nick and Lisa were ready for the time of their life. They knew they wanted a night that would be good craic. What mattered most was creating an environment that would match the venue they fell in love with and would also provide their guests with a high-energy evening of fun. With stunning floral décor and live music, the excitement in the room fueled the atmosphere and vibe.

Lisa wore an elegant lace number by Zuhair Murad. She found the gown in London her second time searching for dresses. The bridesmaids wore beautiful satin pieces from Dresscode. Nick, already obsessed with the brand, chose a Tom Ford tux. Lisa also chose to dance the night away with an after-party dress she found online from Mila Nova.


The bride and groom enjoyed more than a handful of memories from their day, but the one that stood out the most was driving off from the church in a V8 with the hood down. It was the perfect moment for the couple to share some time alone right after their “I do,” while still maintaining the day’s energetic vibe.

Additionally, the newlyweds were glad they chose to overcome their nerves of public dancing and enjoyed their first dance together -something made easier by a backdrop of glittering fireworks.

Lisa and Nick remained in fantastic spirits despite any chaos the day threw at them. With the wedding approaching and the rehearsal set, three of the couple’s bridal party experienced serious car trouble- requiring last-minute rental cars, tow trucks, and even the arrangement of insurance policies. Despite the bumps in the road, they didn’t allow stress to bring them down. Instead, they enjoyed the wedding of their dreams!

To those planning a wedding, Lisa and Nick highly recommend hiring a wedding planner, especially if you are two busy professionals working long hours. If you’re short on time, a wedding planner is the best way to ensure a successful and memorable event.

I loved planning this special day for this beautiful couple! Is Ballyfin Demesne on your list of potential wedding venues? Is Ireland the wedding destination of your dreams? If Nick and Lisa’s wedding inspired you, here are even more Reasons to Host Your Wedding in Ireland.

Slán go Fóill,


Planner & Designer: Tara Fay Events | Venue: Ballyfin | Photography: Christina Brosnan | Hair: Aidan Darcy | Makeup: Sue Brophy  | Florals: Frog Prince | Cake: Anna Burke Cakes | Shoes: Gianvito Rossi | Dress: Zuhair Murad