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Irish Ceremony Celebrant Wicklow

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I have trained with the Irish Institute of Celebrants (IIOC) and I am on the Register of Solemnisers with Entheos Ireland

Hi, I'm Barbara

Welcome! If you’re looking for a bespoke and personal ceremony written for you with joy and love you have come to the right place. I can create a unique, personal and unforgettable day.

I love to work WITH a couple when creating a ceremony. We will craft your ceremony together, and you will have full input as to what your ceremony will look like.

I am a proud member of Entheos Ireland. Entheos Ireland was founded to serve people who have been ostracised, marginalised or otherwise left behind by traditional faith paths on the basis of gender, race, sexual orientation, ability, nationality, parental/family status or any other reason. I am on the Register of Solemnisers with this joyful and inclusive group.

You will choose the elements to create your ceremony, but most importantly I will be with you along the way to help you discover what a perfect ceremony means to you

What's my ceremony style?

Being present! With modern life flying by us so fast we rarely allow ourselves to stop, breathe, and take note of the important occasions in our life. As a marriage celebrant I make it my mission to deliver a ceremony that family and friends will always remember with a genuine focus on the couple, their story and most importantly the love that they are sharing. That’s why I always get to know you before the big day. I also love for couples to get to know me too so we can have a meaningful connection on the day.

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Why choose Barbara?

I am here to get to know you, your story, where you are coming from and where you are going. I want you both to feel at ease with me on the day. I am here to guide you to create what is the perfect ceremony for you – and if you don’t know what that is – we can discover it together. No request is too big – I am here to give you the day you’ve dreamed of!

What do I offer?

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Why choose Barbara for your wedding?

The couple are at the absolute centre of the day. I love getting to know you personally, understanding what you want and channeling that all into the ceremony. I want your day to look like you personally created it. If you are not a fan of the mushy stuff your ceremony can be the most relaxed and chilled out day – if you love the grand gestures I can create that too. The idea is that I am here to listen to what you want and to tune the wedding towards that. You will know exactly what you are getting on the day as you will have signed off on everything. It is your day, your way!

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Barbara Ryan Naming Ceremony

Naming Ceremonies

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Why choose Barbara for your naming ceremony?

Baby naming ceremonies are unique, personalised and will leave cherished memories with you and all your guests. The focus is on the child with blessings and good wishes that family and friends bestow onto the baby. You can incorporate music, readings, grandparents and big brothers and sisters into the ceremony making it a truly family celebration. You can introduce your new family member to the world with happiness, joy (a few tears!) and love.

I will get to know you before the joyful occasion and we will create a ceremony which is unique to you and your child – at a time that suits them! The great things about a naming ceremony is that it can be held anywhere – pull up a few stools (or sit on the floor!) and we can have it in your living room! The child will be surrounded by those they love in a place they know.

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Renewal of Vows

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Why choose Barbara for your renewal of vows?

A vow renewal ceremony is a beautiful way to mark an anniversary and allows you to create a ceremony in any location you wish – from your back garden to the Cliffs of Moher! It can be a small intimate gathering with readings and music – or it could be a full blown wedding ceremony as you reaffirm your vows to each other in a loving and joyful space.

Do you wish you had done something different for your original wedding ceremony? A vow renewal is the perfect way to gather friends and family (or create a ceremony more intimate – with no guests!) and create that day you always wanted. Perhaps it was just the location you wish you had done differently – a vow renewal can take place anywhere, from your local park to your favourite restaurant, museum, beach – together we can create the perfect ceremony that reflects you and your partner.

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Unfortunately Celebrant Barbara Ryan is not available for Funerals.

Reviews for Celebrant Barbara Ryan

Total Reviews: 17

Average Rating: 5

reviews (17)


Perfect Celebrant

5 Stars
Deirdre Tobin

Wedding | 05/17/2024 | The Schoolhouse Hotel, Dublin 4

We were so lucky to have Barbara as our celebrant for our wedding (May 2024). She had been the celebrant for our daughter’s Naming Day back in 2019 so we knew how good she’d be. Barbara is an absolute delight to work with; she is thoroughly professional while also very friendly and warm. She really listens when you’re at the planning stage and works hard to come back with a ceremony that matches your personalities. She is so relaxed about any changes that need to be made, welcoming edits or suggestions. You get the feeling that she wants it to be perfect just as much as you do.

On the day, she arrived in plenty of time to set up and be a calm presence amidst the pre-wedding to-and-fro. The ceremony itself was gorgeous and delivered with such warmth; so many people complimented her. Barbara is very good at her job – all the expertise you need, and with a lovely, happy energy. We cannot recommend her highly enough.


A Wonderful Personal Wedding Ceremony

5 Stars
Brian Licken

Wedding | 02/09/2023 | Maritime Museum Dun Laoghaire

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.


We are so blessed to have found Barbara!

5 Stars
Annemarie MacClancy

Wedding | 07/30/1992 | Bellingham Castle

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!
Annemarie and Gavin!

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