Weddings, Elopements and Vow Renewal Ceremonies

Your Ceremony, Designed Just for You, Delivered in Your Perfect Location


Celebrant-Led Weddings and Vow Renewals

With a celebrant-led wedding, elopement or vow renewal ceremony you can have the wedding ceremony of your dreams, delivered in the perfect location. You don't need to worry about legal regulations and restrictions and you can choose the day, location and timing of your ceremony that best suits you as a couple. Your own unique love story will take centre-stage and you are free to choose readings, poetry and music that will complement and enhance the journey you have taken together so far. Browse through the meaningful ceremony enhancements listed below or let's chat about a uniquely customised  element for your ceremony. Together, we will craft a beautiful wedding or vow renewal ceremony that you and your guests will cherish and remember forever.

Celtic Handfasting Ceremony

Did you know that Handfasting was the original wedding ceremony of the ancient Celts? After all, it's where we get the saying "tying the knot"!!

In this ceremony, our couple face each other with hands clasped and then braided cords or colourful ribbons are wrapped around so that the hands are tied together. During the Handfasting, we call upon the earth and sky to bless the union with health, love and prosperity. Celtic Handfasting is a fun way to end your wedding ceremony as you then walk down the aisle, bound together for life.

Unity Candle Lighting

Lighting a Unity candle during your wedding ceremony is a special way to symbolise your two lives, joining together as one. This is also a great ceremony to get other family members involved.....for instance both Mums or Dads could light the individual candles to symbolise the love of both families and then the couple light the Wedding Candle to reflect the joining together of both families in this unique union. During the candle ceremony, we ask that your love will cast warmth and light on your lives together.

Sand Blending

This ceremony enhancement again represents the blending of two or more lives into one family. It is a great way to get children involved in the ceremony as each child (or indeed grandchild) can have their own sand, coloured to blend with the others. The sand can be gathered from your favourite beaches at home or abroad and the blended sand container can be displayed in your home as a unique reminder of the promises you made to each other on your wedding day.

Ring Warming Ceremony

This wedding ceremony enhancement is my own personal favourite and is perfect for small intimate weddings or for family vow renewals. As each guest warms the  wedding rings in their hands, they infuse the rings with good luck and best wishes for the couple in their lives ahead. What a wonderful way to celebrate the beginning of your married life together!

Celebrant-Led Weddings - The Legalities

As an independent wedding celebrant, I am not legally permitted to solemnise or register a marriage on the wedding day.

In order to legally register your marriage in Ireland you will  be required to complete a short ceremony with the HSE, either before or after the wedding date.

This leaves you free to plan the wedding ceremony you have always dreamed of, free from any legal requirements or restrictions.

Your Wedding.......Your Way!!

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