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 Readings for an Independent Ceremony

As a celebrant couples often ask my advice on readings to include in their 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 everything in between.  There really is no right or wrong answer, and I always 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