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"We could not have wished for a more beautiful and moving ceremony than the one Barbara performed for us. Which was all the more amazing as being overseas, we had never Barbara before our wedding day. We had met Barbara through a couple of Zoom calls, and told her our story of previous love, loss, and finding new love. Barbara transformed our story into a ceremony that will live long in the memory. So many of our guests asked how long we had known Barbara, such was the intimacy of the ceremony she performed. Barbara made our day so special, and we could not recommend her highly enough."
Brian Licken
"We can not recommend Barbara enough she made our ceremony unique, beautiful and so much fun our guest are still taking a about it , from our first phone call she summed our life’s up and wrote our beautiful vows we will cherish forever thank you so much."
Claire Cooney
"Thank you so much for being our celebrant in our wedding. We couldn’t have been happier with the ceremony. Despite living in Norway, the collaboration with you has been wonderful. You have been consistently professional and pleasant throughout the process. During the ceremony, you were so relaxed, friendly, and clear – exactly what we needed. Many of our guests have approached us afterwards, expressing how much they liked you and thought you were fantastic. You were the perfect celebrant for us."
Sivert and Tara
"We couldn’t have asked for a better celebrant! We were so thankful that Barbara really listened to our story and incorporated that into our unique, “perfect for us” ceremony. What a great experience. Thank you for everything friend! ❤️"
Jordin Jensen
"We both couldn’t have been happier with our choice of Barbara as our celebrant. Living in the UK, we were apprehensive of picking someone to perform the most important job on our wedding day over Zoom. All these apprehensions went out the window during our first virtual meeting with Barbara. She was kind, personable and perfectly encapsulated everything we wanted from our celebrant. It was apparent very quickly that she was the one for us. During our final Zoom meeting, Barbara formulated ‘our story’ and went through all the finer details of our ceremony. We couldn’t have been happier when she sent on her ‘script’ for the day. She had captured the essence of our relationship so well. The day of our ceremony was the first time we met Barbara. Everything went wonderfully, and if anything, we wish we could have hung out with her more! Everyone commented on how personable the ceremony was (there were definitely a few tears!). Barbara’s story of our relationship was a wonderful touch. We had read what she would say in advance, but her delivery of it really made it shine. Don’t hesitate to talk to Barbara, she’s wonderful and we couldn’t have been any happier with our ceremony! She’s a total dream to work with!"
Eoin Hanrahan
"Thank you Barbara for a beautiful ceremony! All our guests commented how romantic and personal the ceremony was. ♥️ Thanks for creating something so special!"
Nicole & Ander
"From the moment we met Barbara, we knew she was the one. She listened to our story and managed to portray it beautifully on the day, as if she had been with us on the journey herself. Her ability to tell someone else’s story, with all the emotion, is remarkable. She really made our day so memorable and enjoyable for us and all our guests. 10/10"
Dara Mangan
"The days and weeks after our wedding, Ali and I kept getting asked the same question. “How long have you known Barbara?” It was to everyone’s shock that Barbara managed to create such a personal and intimate ceremony having only met us a handful of times. Barbara asks the right questions and makes you feel completely comfortable. Getting married can be a stressful enough affair, but having someone like Barbara steer you through it is an absolute tonic. We cannot recommend Barbara enough."
Cillian and Ali
"Barbara was recommended to us by friends who had seen her in action at a wedding previously. They knew we were looking for a down-to-earth, calm, fun celebrant for our wedding, and we will be eternally grateful to them for passing on Barbara’s details. From the first moment, Barbara made us feel comfortable, safe and so excited for the Big Day! She was super informative and receptive to all of our questions and really took her time to explain all aspects of the ceremony and the options available to us. She made sure we were comfortable with everything and there was no stone left unturned in preparation and reminders as the day approached. We so appreciated the chats where she got to know us and our story, and the words she put together for the ceremony blew us and our guests away. Barbara led the ceremony in such a calm, fun and loving way that we never had any doubt that each moment of it would be anything less than perfect and so enjoyable. We, and our guests, cannot recommend her highly enough and we have already passed on her details to so many of them that were already planning renewal of vows before the ceremony had finished. Thank you for everything, Barbara, you will always be a shining light in our beautiful memories of the best day ever!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!"
Anne-Marie and Gavin
"Barbara was absolutely amazing to work with for our small wedding. She personalized our ceremony in a way that suited us so well and gave wonderful suggestions and direction. She was also very flexible during the planning process as we are located in the US. We met on Zoom several times before the wedding and she answered all of our questions and asked us questions about ourselves to make the ceremony just right. Many of our guests complimented her on such a beautiful ceremony. Thank you Barbara for helping make our day amazing!"
Anne Wright Nunn
"We got in touch with the lovely Barbara for our baby daughters naming ceremony. Barbara sat with us beforehand and we chatted about our baby, her personality, quirks, her birth story,etc. She put together a wonderfully touching, sweet and funny ceremony, involving the grandparents, siblings and our community of friends and neighbours. It was the best we could ask for and would highly recommend Barbara to anyone looking for a special ceremony, she was an absolute joy to work with!"
Ilenia Russo
"Your wedding day is a very special day. Making your vows to each other is a very precious time. Barbara delivered an Exceptional Ceremony. She captured the essence of us and introduced some beautiful poetry, and presented it in such a way that moved both us and our guests. Barbara is relaxed, kind, friendly, down to earth and very giving with her time. On the day she will deliver the perfect ceremony for you. We couldn’t have asked for better."
Sorcha & Jim
"Barbara is an absolute delight. We got in contact with her and explained that we were looking to have a small, casual wedding with a laid-back ceremony. She tailored her suggestions to this and kept everything as hassle-free as possible for us which we greatly appreciated. We had an (optional) in-person meeting a while before the ceremony to allow her to get to know us and it honestly was like catching up with an old friend. She’s super warm and friendly. Despite only meeting once she made the ceremony personable and wasn’t fazed by rowdy toddlers. Our families were really impressed by her. Thanks for everything "
"The naming ceremony for our third child was absolutely perfect- Barbara worked with us to create a personalised ceremony in which our family values and history were encompassed and celebrated. She was so easy to work with and listened carefully to what we wanted during our prep sessions to write a ceremony which we were truly happy with and needed very little further input from us. She just got us, got our story and our wish for an informal ceremony which would welcome our son and mark a new beginning for our family. We were completely at ease with her from our first interaction, she made it so easy and straightforward. On the day, she was the perfect balance of easygoing while keeping everything under control which allowed us to relax and enjoy the ceremony too, and not be worried if a few toddlers went walk about during the ceremony. She is truly great at what she does. We highly recommend her :)"
Edwina Love
Barbara put together the most beautiful ceremony for us we couldn’t of been happier with her care openness and professionalism throughout. From going through the layout of the ceremony ensuring we were happy to suggesting different ceremony enhancements to make it all the more special. But what really blew us away more than anything was the love story she wrote for us. When I first heard it I cried, she had so beautifully captured our relationship. On the day Barbara told it painting a picture for all of our guests of how we met, fell in love, and built a life together. It made people laugh and shed a few tears but mainly it left everyone with no doubt why they were that day. Thank You Barbara for giving us such a beautiful, funny and heart-warming ceremony.
Deborah Reilly & Rita Dunne



I love hearing from couples who are planning their ceremony and I like to get involved early if possible.

Barbara Ryan - Wedding Celebrant