The perfect wedding party and honeymoon home
When planning our wedding in Baltimore I could not hide my excitement...at the thoughts of spending two weeks in this utterly idyllic home (and the wedding of course!) We arrived before our wedding and had our two-week honeymoon there.
From the moment we arrived, we knew it would be so hard to leave River House, and were given a wonderful welcome by Jim and a very thoughtful and kind gift from Colleen and Charlie. Every little detail in the house is perfect, and so much thought and love has gone into each and every room, corner and space. A friend who read out Yeats' poem The Song of Wandering Aengus at our ceremony even made a lovely reference to the house and its trees and the river.
While the house was ours for most of the fortnight, we did have post-wedding barbecue the day after the wedding, and the conservatory was perfect for our little trad seisiun and sing-song.
We actually only had about 3 days of rain and when the sun was out it was hot, we couldn't have asked for more.
As a fisherman, myself and my friend Graham made full use of the river, though I have to admit I didn't catch anything. All the kids thought they were in a Disney film set, and the day before our wedding my niece Aishling said that although they were looking forward to our wedding, they couldn't wait for the day after in the house, as there's "just so much to do here." An impressive raft was duly constructed.
A great base location too, as we took day trips almost every day.
We also had our dog Ella with us, who, being a city dog, thoroughly loved the space. And again, Colleen and Charlie went the extra mile and even organised a neighbour to look after Ella while we were getting married etc.
It is no exaggeration to say that we could easily live there, it is the very kind of house we hope to live in in the future. As hard as we found it to pack up the car and leave, Ella felt even more at home as she wouldn't leave and lay down beside Jim in protest at our departure.
Thank you so much for making our wedding and honeymoon even more memorable.
We will be there again, I've already been promised that :-)
Adrian and Sinéad
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