Childhood sweethearts Deborah and Keith from Ballina have known each other since they were 12 years old.
They went to school together, and began dating around the time of their Leaving Cert.
The couple planned for a laid-back, 'not too traditional' August wedding with a small number of guests; with the emphasis on good food and good fun. They chose The Millhouse in Slane Co. Meath as the venue for both their ceremony and reception, saying their 'I do's in The Mill where their mothers recited poetry in a personal, relaxed interfaith exchange of vows.
For the couple, The Millhouse was the perfect place to host their wedding celebrations- it was the first place they visited on their venue hunt, and they fell in love with it straight away. "We loved everything about it," said Deborah, "the setting, the house, the mill. We loved the idea of having the venue all in one place and loved the way The Millhouse feels very special but also laid back. From the moment we went there, we just felt like it was exactly the kind of wedding we wanted."
Wedding Photographer Niamh Smyth @ The Photography Hub
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