Alternatives to traditional ceremonies – Radio 1 interview

Alternatives to traditional ceremonies Ireland is an ever changing country and this is evident in the way we celebrate life’s milestone moments.  A traditionally Catholic country, the ‘norm’ has been to celebrate life, love and loss in the church.  For many years there was no question that you would have your newborn baby baptised, or Read More

How to personalise your wedding ceremony

Wedding ceremonies are changing! The way we celebrate life’s milestone moments is changing.  Weddings are one of the main ceremonies where we are seeing this.  Modern couples are really putting a lot of thought into their ceremony now.  It is no longer something to sit through until you can start the party.   Previously it was Read More

Getting married in Ireland – the legal side

Getting married in Ireland You’ve gotten engaged.  You’re full of excitement.  You start looking at venues, bands, dresses. You pick your wedding party. And somewhere along the way you realise there is a legal process which needs to be completed in order to get married. This often results in confusion, panic in some cases, and Read More

Wedding Ceremony Readings for an Independent Ceremony

What Wedding Ceremony Readings can I choose for an Independent Ceremony? As a celebrant couples often ask my advice on wedding ceremony readings to include in their independent wedding ceremony.  The traditional prayers of the faithful are now being replaced with lyrics from favourite songs, extracts from childhood stories, quotes from the big screen, and Read More

Wedding rituals and how to use them to personalise your ceremony

How many times have you sat through a wedding ceremony and felt like you had heard it all before?  This unfortunately can be the way for many wedding ceremonies, standard wording and a standard script.  The result is a feeling of deja vu everytime you attend one of these weddings. Have you sworn that you Read More