Sunday 22 September 2019

Queen of the castle: TV's Kathryn weds her long-term partner Pádraig

White wedding: Kathyn Thomas and husband Pádraig McLoughlin with daughter Ellie. Photo: Shane O'Neill
White wedding: Kathyn Thomas and husband Pádraig McLoughlin with daughter Ellie. Photo: Shane O'Neill
Laura Lynott

Laura Lynott

Kathryn Thomas looked stunning in an ivory silk gown with a daring low-cut back as she married her long-term partner Pádraig McLoughlin at the majestic Kilkea Castle.

The couple were accompanied by their toddler daughter Ellie, who was dressed in a white ruffled dress by designer Helen Cody. And, in a nod to the large bow on her mother's dress, little Ellie's outfit had its own tied ribbon.

The 'Operation Transformation' presenter wed her restaurateur fiancé inside the castle's Baronial Hall.

There was a heavy security presence at the entrances to prevent any uninvited guests catching a glimpse of the bride.

However, Kathryn's agent later released two photographs to the media after the ceremony.

It said it was "delighted to confirm that Kathryn Thomas and Pádraig McLoughlin have married in a ceremony in Ireland today".

Pádraig's son Conor was best man.

There were a number of celebrity guests at the wedding, including 2fm broadcaster Eoghan McDermott, who was a colleague of Kathryn's on 'The Voice of Ireland'.

Kathryn's hair was styled in a sleek bob and topped off with a futuristic white gold headband. The only hint at the presenter's cheeky and fun-loving personality was the low-cut back.

Pádraig is understood to have selected the menu for the couple's guests.

The castle is in Castledermot, Co Kildare, close to Kathryn's family home in Carlow.

The choice of venue ensured optimum privacy as there is virtually nothing but countryside for miles.

Kathryn told 'RSVP' recently: "For me, there's no rules when it comes to a wedding. The most important thing is it's me, Conor, Pádraig and Ellie and our families.

"As long as the craic is good and we get to stand up in front of our families, we don't have to say a whole lot.

"I think everybody knows why we are together. It's made more special that Ellie is here. I was never pushing the wedding thing.

"I feel like I've been engaged since 1941. I've never been pushing it or driving it home and now with Ellie it feels like, as a family, it's a great privilege to be able to celebrate with our friends."

Irish Independent

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