Dave and Ann

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Tying the Knot – Handfasting

1. Handfasting   At Legalmarriageceremonies.ie couples often ask us for ideas which will make their ceremony more unique and more spiritual than religious. We are more than happy to make some suggestions and we have found that this one is at the top of the list for a few reasons. First, it’s the origin of the phrase, “tying the knot”. It’s also probably the most universal spiritual vs. religious wedding tradition, found in cultures all over the world. The word “handfasting” actually derives from

Putting you in the frame – Videography

When it comes to wedding videography there are a hundred and one questions, so we at Legalmarriageceremonies.ie thought that we would like to get some advice from the professionals.So Darren from dmweddingvideos.com has put together a list of Do’s and dont’s and we are more than happy to share them with you. So it’s over to Darren… 15 things to know   I know planning a wedding is incredibly daunting, so let me help where I can by telling you a bit about wedding videography and

How much will your wedding cost

Whether you want a three-day extravaganza with all the frills or a pared-back intimate event, weddings can be a costly affair. But knowing exactly what you want — and what you can do without. Weddings can be a costly affair and sometimes you can feel “Hey it’s getting out of control” It seems sometimes when you mention the word Wedding then the costs can jump by 300% and before you know it your trying what to include and what you can

How to choose the perfect wedding venue

When it comes to choosing a wedding venue there are so many things to consider. Choosing somewhere that suits your style as a couple can be overwhelming to say the least! You end up looking out for the wow venues or the most unique venues because you don’t want to settle for ‘just another wedding venue’. There are lots of venues out there, hidden away in all corners of Ireland so it’s easy to get completely confused and view many that aren’t

The season of romance and love.

If you are  planning to pop the question to your loved one this Christmas you might be surprised to know that the most popular day that couples  get engaged on is in fact Christmas Eve. While you may assume that St Valentines Day is the day when the lucky man gets down on one knee, it is in fact the fourth most popular day trailing behind Christmas Day, and New Years Eve. So regardless of what day you choose I think

Wedding Planning For Our Irish Weather

Weather is probably the most discussed topic of conversation in Ireland. Even when you pass a stranger in the street they often refer to how cold it is, or what a beautiful day we are having. So are you planning a magical winter wonderland wedding? Or maybe a romantic outdoor summer wedding? Although in the past it was rare to plan an outdoor wedding in Ireland, it’s now becoming a lot more popular, and if we keep on getting summers

Some Of Our Favourite Alternative Wedding Readings

Wedding readings are always at the heart of a wedding ceremony and can be a very tender moment for the couple and their guests. At a recent wedding many guests were from Argentina, so as a slight alternative we at legal marriage ceremonies suggested that some of the readings should be read in Spanish so that the guests would feel more included, the couple took our advice and it went down a treat, they even added in some magnificent Salsa

What Is An Interfaith Minister ?

Ann and I (Dave) are One Spirit Interfaith Ministers, which gives us the freedom to perform ceremonies for people of all faiths and/or none. We got married in September 2016 by a One Spirit Interfaith Minister (Celebrant) and were amazed at the freedom which we had when it came to crafting our own special ceremony. We could choose our own readings, songs and poems whether they were spiritual, secular, witty or not. Simply put, it was a perfect fit for