Top 5 tips for writing your own vows
Top tips for writing your own vows Something that I am seeing more and more of (and I love) is Irish couples willing to write their own vows. Usually I find that my Irish couples are too self-conscious to write their own vows, preferring me to write something or going with something taken from my Read More
Easy ways to add tradition to your Irish elopement
Fancy an Irish elopement? If you have decided on an Irish elopement or destination wedding, the chances are you are interested in the culture, history, stories and music. You may also have been blown away by the stunning natural beauty of our little island. If you are looking for adventure, for romance, or just for Read More
Celebrant led ceremony – Jason & Holly
Celebrant Led Ceremony Yesterday I received some photos from a couple who got married in the Summer of 2019. It was one of my favourite ceremonies of 2019, mainly because of the couple themselves. Jason and Holly were one of the most laid back and relaxed couples I have ever worked with. They were one Read More
Eloping in Ireland – why do it?
Eloping in Ireland Have you decided to elope but aren’t quite sure where to go? Then let me ask you, do you dream of a mystical elopement ceremony atop a cliff or hillside, surrounded by nature? Maybe an ancient castle is where you imagine saying your vows. Are you looking for history, great food and Read More
Ethical Celebrant – why choose one?
What is an Ethical Celebrant? Two years ago I graduated as a celebrant, having completed an intense training course. I was absolutely thrilled and looked forward to all the wonderful celebrations I would get to be a part of. I was very lucky to get the opportunity to do a ceremony so soon after graduating Read More
Elope to Ireland – Jenn & Gary
Jenn & Gary’s Intimate Irish Elopement In 2019 I was fortunate enough to perform two beautiful elopement ceremonies in Loughcrew Estate. The second of these was for a couple, Jenn & Gary, who travelled here from the U.S. They planned to have a big family celebration back home but they wanted to do something just Read More
Alternative 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
Same Sex Elopement Ceremony Cliffs of Moher
Last year I had the absolute pleasure of performing a romantic and intimate same sex elopement ceremony on the beautiful Cliff of Moher. The beautiful couple, Sam and Shannon from Pennsylvania, decided to run away on a trip of a lifetime and adventure to Ireland, rather than do the big wedding at home which was Read More
What is a naming day celebration?
Naming Day Celebration I am currently working on a naming day celebration for a little boy, which is another type of ceremony that Independent Ethical Celebrants provide. I am still often asked what exactly is a naming day celebration, and how does it differ from a traditional christening. The answer is pretty similar to the Read More