It’s not often that a poem is suitable for a baby naming, wedding, and funeral (yes it has been done)! An exception is the iconic tongue twister Oh! The Place You Will Go, by Dr. Seuss. It’s a personal favorite of mine and is packed with encouragement, advice, and excitement!
February 29th….what’s behind the tradition of this being the day a woman proposes?
Bachelor’s Day is an Irish tradition on leap year that opens women to initiate dances and propose marriage. If the proposal was refused the man was expected to buy the woman a silk gown or, by the mid-20th century, a fur coat (no thanks!). The tradition is supposed to originate from a deal that Saint Bridget struck with Saint Patrick! Continue reading →
I attended the launch of Marie Forleo’s new book ‘Everything is Figureoutable’. Marie posed the question, ‘do we misinterpret nerves and fear?’ Is the feeling of butterflies in our tummy, sweaty palms, and dry mouth symptoms of nerves? Or is it excitement? Bruce Springsteen once said he has these very symptoms before going on stage. Bruce does not associate these feelings with fear, instead, he knows it’s his body telling him he is ready to ROCK! Continue reading →
Before I was a celebrant, I didn’t realise throwing confetti was a skill that needed to be taught and that blowing bubbles can stain a wedding dress! Did you know there are lots of other things you can throw or wave in the air to salute the newly married couple? Read on! Continue reading →
Attending a wedding fair, wedding showcase or wedding show is all part of planning your wedding. With the exception of summer, hotels and specialist venues host wedding fairs the rest of the year. Some showcase their services, and others will invite a range of preferred wedding suppliers. Continue reading →
Aoife and Robie celebrated their ceremony in the beautiful Trudder Lodge, a period House in Newcastle, Co. Wicklow.
Heavy rain showers had no impact on the style, elegance and excitement of the day! I was the very lucky celebrant who was chosen to create Aoife and Robie’s wedding ceremony and I loved every minute of it!
The ancient Scottish tradition of handfasting was a very special moment, when Aoife and Robie made joint promises for their married life ahead. Following this they shared their peronal promises for each other. Their marriage was sealed with the giving and receiving of a ring and New Zealand Jade.
They also secured love lettters in a wine box ceremony, that is waiting to be opening on their first anniversary!
I wanted to say thank you so much for your wonderful, personal ceremony on May 27th. Everyone raved about you and the ceremony. It was so unexpected for most people that I think they were genuinely entertained. The main comment was how personal and romantic the entire thing was.
Robie and I said from the start that you were our star supplier for the day. We knew once we met you that you were the perfect addition to our day. You guided us through it with such grace and determination that I honestly cannot imagine doing the day without you.
The one thing I really wanted to make sure is that we felt the ceremony, took it slowly and enjoyed it. I can honestly say that we did and it remains my favourite part of the day.
Aoife and Robie
If you would like to have a chat about planning your wedding ceremony, please feel free to give me a call on +353 877813594 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Come and meet me at the National Equality Wedding Show, being held in the Pillar Room at the Rotunda Hospital on Saturday 21st February from 2 to 7pm. I don’t have the stand number yet, but I will be there! Don’t forget, this wedding show is for everyone!
To be honest, I feel very lucky to share in the wedding celebration of any couple. But in recent months, since the change in Irish legislation, I am very excited to work with more same sex couples and to help them create a ceremony that will bring their love and joy out of darkness and into the beautiful light of their wedding day.