DIY Irish Wedding at The Millhouse

June 24, 2017 | juliette

Adelle and Stephen’s Irish wedding at The Millhouse was full of handmade details, timeless style, and touching moments. The couple pulled together all of their family and friends to help with nearly every element of this wedding, from playing music to baking cakes to decorating the venue. The result was an absolutely charming even that Darek Novak Photography captured with such attention to detail that we can feel the love that went into every moment. The bride’s elegant Laure de Sagazan wedding gown and pink bouquet created by Boutique Blooms were the perfect finishing touches to this lovely wedding!

The Couple:

Adelle and Stephen

The Wedding:

The Millhouse, Slane, County Meath, Ireland

I chose a dress by Parisian designer Laure de Sagazan as I was drawn to her relaxed, effortless style. She uses beautiful materials such as French Calais lace and silk crepe. I found a boutique in London called The Mews of Notting Hill that stocks only Parisian designers. As soon as I tried on a Laure de Sagazan dress, I knew there was no going back! The only difficulty was choosing just one dress from her collection as I loved them all. I had to return to The Mews several times before I decided on the Verlaine dress. It’s such a beautiful dress, and I had so many compliments about the dress on the day, so it was definitely the right decision!

Stephen is a graphic designer so he designed the invites, order of service, table plan, table names, menus… everything really! He created some illustrations of the two of us for the invites which I loved as it was so personal using his own work.



It was a real DIY event. We got all our family and friends on board and involved! Stephen‘s brother Warren, who was also the Best Man, is a musician and he played a song he’d written for the ceremony. Warren’s girlfriend Aine also played live traditional Irish music during the ceremony and drinks reception. Stephen designed and created everything from scratch. My mum and bridesmaids cut and arranged the table flowers. Stephen‘s cousin Alison did mine and the bridesmaid’s hair. We made our own favours — bags of coffee beans. Our friends and families baked cakes, and everyone was on hand to decorate the venue the day before. It was a real team effort, and we’re very thankful for everyone who was involved!

Processional – “3 College Square” by Ensemble Eriu
Ceremony Music – “The Morning Prism” by Warren McCarthy
First Dance – “Slow Show” by The National

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Darek Novak Photography
Venue – The Millhouse
Floral Design – Boutique Blooms
Cake – The Cake Cafe, Dublin
Officiant – Eithne Dempsey
DJ – Aidan Kavanagh
Live Music – Let’s Set Sail
Invitations – Loft27 Design
Wedding Dress – Laure de Sagazan via The Mews of Notting Hill
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – ASOS
Groom’s Apparel – Beggars Run
Groomsmen’s Apparel – Next
Rings – E Katz & Co Ltd


Congratulations to Adelle and Stephen, and a special thanks to Darek Novak Photography for sharing this beautiful wedding with Junebug! If you just can’t get enough DIY wedding inspiration, you’ve got to see this absolutely enchanting southern DIY wedding at Aurora Acres!

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