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What is a Wedding Celebrant?

Frequently Asked Qestions

A Wedding Celebrant proforms traditionanal, alternative and nontraditional ceremonies in places, and under circumstances where mainstream religious clergy will not. Wedding Celebrants perform same-sex weddings and commitment ceremonies. Celebrants, also called Officiants, often perform ceremonies in parks, on beaches, on mountains, on boats, on hiking trails, in hotels, in banquet halls, in private homes, and many other places.

Why choose a Wedding Celebrant?

Gone are the days of one-size fits all, and simply top hat and tails. Weddings have become more about personal choice, and truly inspired by the couple and their life together. Be it a vintage tipi theme , or a camping weekender , each couple look to make their day personal and meaningful, and just really about them. With so much choice out there now to personalise your day, have you thought about how you’d like to personalize your ceremony?

The Legal bit:

To be legally married in Ireland, you must sign the marriage license in front of an authorized person, a Registrar (Click here- HSE)  or Priest for example, however you don’t legally have to have your Wedding Ceremony performed by them – exchange of rings and vows are purely ceremonial and not a legal requirement. Often services led by a Registrar are less than personal and are restricted by content. You have to tick boxes to choose set commitments and your ceremony may not include anything that’s related to religion, or information about your journey to your big day (unless you’re really lucky!). You may not meet the person marrying you before the service either, it’s usually pretty quick and will need to be set into a set time, and not be late (no bride prerogative allowed)! You now have an alternative to this structure. A Wedding led by a Wedding Celebrant. Celebrants offer you the chance to have your ceremony, your way. Exactly how you’d like it. Personal, about you, to your timing and your choice of location. No longer are you restricted by choice of ceremony! Hooray!

Location, Location, Location

This is one of my favourite parts about being a Celebrant. Telling couples they don’t have to stick with licensed venues. Weddings officiated by a Celebrant can be performed in licensed and unlicensed venues! As the legal part is done separately to your ceremony, you can choose where you’d like to take your nuptials. Be it in a field in the middle of Kerry, in a converted barn, at home, or on a beautiful beach in Waterford, you have the freedom to decide and choose somewhere that’s meaningful to you. No restrictions on location!

Tell YOUR Love Story:

No two relationships are the same, every couple’s journey of love is unique and special. Everything you’ve ever dreamt your wedding to be, a wedding celebrant can make this a reality. Tradition is what you’re making with your partner. You’re coming from different worlds, different beliefs, and different paths, but when you met, you started your story. Your wedding is a celebration of your journey thus far, as well as, your continuing adventure in life together. 
 
Your ceremony becomes more than just a date and a booking. With a Wedding Celebrant, it all starts by exploring your requirements, your wishes and having the chance to truly reflect on why you want to get married. Your Wedding Celebrant will meet with you, then write a ceremony for you. Personal and tailored to you. It will be beautifully constructed, as traditional or non traditional as you wish and with added personality. So if you wanted a ceremony that reflected your humour with stories of your crazy adventures together, no problem. If you wanted a ceremony that added quotes, readings and poems that combine your backgrounds and heritage, or even passages in another language for example, no problem. It’s your ceremony and it will be written to truly declare your personal love.

A Personal Touch:

Have you ever thought about adding in something unique, how about a hand fasting or sand ceremony? I will explore even more ways of making your service personal to you as a couple. It’s truly an exciting time! A Wedding Celebrant gives you the freedom of choice. Choice of location, choice of time and choice of words. No longer do you need to be restricted to a set framework. You can have a ceremony that is created together by you and your Celebrant to reflect your personal beliefs and lifestyle.

Can you do same-sex weddings?

YES! Whether you are a same sex or heterosexual couple who wishes to include children in your ceremony or of differing cultural /religious backgrounds it is my purpose to help you celebrate the uniqueness of your union and the ceremonies that I help create are designed with your wishes in mind.

How is booking confirmed and how is the balance paid?
 

- An initial, obligation-free meeting to listen to your ideas and discuss how we can create a meaningful and unique ceremony together. During this meeting we’ll discuss the process of writing your ceremony. Should you wish to proceed, I would ask that you complete a booking form, sign a celebrant service agreement and pay a booking fee to secure my service


My services include:

- Access to my resources (poems and verse, sample vows, ritual ideas and music suggestions). 
- A second meeting, whereupon we will discuss the first draft of your ceremony. Shortly after the
second meeting I will email you the first draft of your ceremony. 


- Rehearsal at my home office or at the venue (venue permitting) in the weeks prior to the ceremony, if required.
- I will dress appropriately to ensure that I reflect your dress code.

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