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JOIN US IN IRELAND

For Our Wedding

 

Joe and I have been thinking about this day for a couple of years now, and settling on a location was not an easy decision. The people we love most are spread out all over the world—from Kentucky to Mexico, California to London—I'm sure you can imagine how tricky it gets.

We know this may be a long shot, and we totally understand, life is busy and it's hard to get away. But we are also too often reminded that life is short. 

Come away with us, just picture the amazing memories we'll make!

 

#BenchiBeWed

 
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Kilkenny, Ireland


36 Days. 

7 Countries. 

1 Couple in love.

Kilkenny, Ireland


36 Days. 

7 Countries. 

1 Couple in love.

 

KILKENNY

Ireland

 

We've spent some time searching for the perfect venue for our destination wedding, and as soon as we saw a photo of Mount Juliet, we knew: "This is it! It's magical!" 
And we've also no doubt we'll be creating some amazing memories in Co. Kilkenny’s most acclaimed country Estate. 

Only 20 minutes from Kilkenny, one hour from Dublin and 30 minutes from Waterford, Mount Juliet is a wonderfully relaxed location for a luxury break, away in the Southeast of Ireland.

Enjoy everything the estate has to offer including golf on the Jack Nicklaus-designed course, a dining experience at the Michelin Star Lady Helen Restaurant, treatments in their luxury spa as well as lake fishing, falconry, woodland walks, bike rides through the estate, and much more. 

 


 

CEREMONY, COCKTAILS,
DINNER & DANCING

 

Thursday August 24, 2017

 


4:30pm – ?

 

Mount Juliet
Thomastown,
Co. Kilkenny, Ireland.
Tel: +353 56 777 3000
Email: info@mountjuliet.ie

 

 
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Seamus Heaney


“Walk on air against your better judgement.” 

–Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney


“Walk on air against your better judgement.” 

–Seamus Heaney

OUTLINE OF EVENTS

We're currently working out all the details. In the meantime, here is a sampling of what we have in the works:








 

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ARRIVAL + TOAST

August 20th


It's arrival day and no doubt we'll be over the moon with excitement! 

We see this as a relaxing day and a time to get settled in.  We invite you to join us this evening in the Majors Bar for a celebratory glass of bubbly, or your beverage of choice. 

– Hosted event –


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DRIFT–RACE–DRIVE

August 21st


It's a a full day driving adventure, and if you love cars as much as Joe, this experience may be exactly what you've been waiting for! DARE is a drifting academy, super-car experience, racing and full auto-test with a head-to-head race to finish the day.


We've reserved 8 spots. RSVP today!

$450pp, includes lunch

WATERFORD

August 22nd – 11am


We'll take a tour of the factory, to see where the magic is done; shop in their gift shop where they have the largest selection of Waterford Crystal in the world; and finish in their café, indulging in a sumptuous treat.  Afterwards, we'll check out the town and have lunch with a view to the sea.


We've reserved 20 spots. RSVP today!

$35pp, lunch extra

FALCONRY

August 22nd - 4pm

 

This once in a lifetime experience puts you up close with some of the world's most exquisite birds of prey. 

 

We've reserved 30 spots. RSVP today!

$40pp

 

 
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WELCOME RECEPTION

August 22nd – 6pm

 

Let's get the party started with celebratory cocktails! Like any proper destination wedding, our first event is an introduction to our guests and our host property. There will be no strangers here; only friends you haven't yet met.

 

– Hosted event –

Then we head over to Langton's, where we provision for our Pub Crawl excursion!

Dinner Menu     |     $20+pp

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AFTERNOON TEA


August 23rd – 3pm

 

In between your archery and spa session happens to be the perfect time for afternoon tea or a "cuppa cha," as Dubliners would say). Fun fact: Did you know that Ireland is Europe's largest consumer of tea? At just over 3kg per capita, it even beats England by a titch.

 

We've reserved 20 spots. RSVP today!

Tea Menu     |     $40pp

 

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SMITHWICK'S EXPERIENCE


August 23th – 7:30pm

 

Founded by Monks in 1231 and listed as one of the top 26 hottest new attractions in the world to visit in 2015 by The Lonely Planet, this Kilkenny brewery is one to see. Join us for a private evening at the one and only Smithwick's Experience, where we'll enjoy a paddle tasting of their beers, grub on some local fare, and get the VIP after-hours tour. After all, it is Ireland's favorite ale!

 

We've reserved 30 spots. RSVP today!

$40pp

 


THE MOST SPECTACULAR DAY

August 24, 2017


 


 

 

#BenchiBeWed

 
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An Old Irish Blessing


May good and faithful
friends be yours,

wherever you may roam.

An Old Irish Blessing


May good and faithful
friends be yours,

wherever you may roam.

 
 

ACCOMODATIONS

We'd love for you to stay with us, so we've blocked a few of our favorite rooms:
 

MANOR HOUSE
DOUBLE

August 22nd - 25, 2017
3 Nights

 
 

 

MANOR HOUSE
SUPERIOR

August 22nd - 25th, 2017
3 Nights

 
 

ROSE GARDEN
LODGE

August 20th - 25,2017
5 Nights

 
 

 

MANOR HOUSE RIVERVIEW

August 20th - 25,2017
5 Nights

 
 

We also found some great listings on Airbnb, plus a few other hotels and
Bed and Breakfasts
in the area.

Joe and I will be checking in on August 20th and checking out on August 25th
All wedding related events, with the exception of the pub crawl, will be hosted at
the Mount Juliet Estate

Please plan to join us in Dublin, for a few days in the city, on August 25-28, 2017
Our hotel is The Gibson Hotel.


WE REALLY HOPE YOU WILL PLAN TO ATTEND!

 
 
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William Butler Yeats


We are happy when for everything inside us there is a corresponding something outside us.

–William Butler Yeats

William Butler Yeats


We are happy when for everything inside us there is a corresponding something outside us.

–William Butler Yeats

 

THE MAIN EVENT  
IS IN IRELAND...


  ...however, in true Rayna + Joe fashion, we're taking this adventure very seriously—and of course, we invite you to join us on a multi-country trip through Iceland, Denmark, Ireland, England, Greece, Spain & Morocco.

What better way to celebrate our love than with you, in unforgettable places around the world?

Interested in joining us in Ireland, or one of the other destinations? 
RSVP and we'll send you all of the details.

 

 

 

SENDOFF PARTY

Lexington, Kentucky

 

This is where it all began... We met at Thursday Night Live in May of 2013, and we never looked back. It has definitely been a bumpy road since then, but couldn't imagine being in this car with anyone else. 

We plan to have a sendoff party, in Lexington, for friends and family unable
to join us in Ireland.
 

Event Details TBD. 
 

#BenchiBeWed

 
 
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James Joyce


“Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age.”

–James Joyce

 

James Joyce


“Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age.”

–James Joyce