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Always & Forever – Celebrant

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Hi, I'm Gareth

Hi, my name is Gareth Matthews, I am a Celebrant & Registered Solemniser based in Ireland, Co. Louth. I offer Nationwide coverage and available for ceremonies 07 days per week.

As a Celebrant and Registered Solemniser, I can offer couples and families a full range of ceremonies to mark all life’s milestones/rite of passage, while meeting the individual needs of the couples and families. Ceremonies range from Weddings, Baby Naming, Rite of Passage to Funerals.

What's my ceremony style?

My style is Relaxed and Professional, while making you feel at ease. I love to get to know you as a couple or family, and when celebrating your ceremonies together, it’s with someone you know and are totally relaxed with.

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Why choose Gareth?

Personally, family and the importance of family is everything to me, (my family are my world). Values I hold close are respect, honesty, openness, kindness, listening, equality, trustworthiness, empathy & understanding.

I would describe myself as a kind person, who is warm, open, a great listener, trustworthy and will make you feel at ease, as together we create memorable ceremonies.

What do I offer?

Gareth Matthews Weddings


A wedding ceremony is one of the most important ceremonies a couple will have to plan. So I love all styles of ceremonies and couples. I love my couples to feel as relaxed as they can on their special day, may that be a formal or relaxed ceremony.

Legal Wedding Ceremonies,
Non- Legal Wedding Ceremonies (Ceremony Only),
Micro / Intimate Wedding Ceremonies,
Wedding Blessings,
Vow Renewals,
& More

Prices From

From €600

Why choose Gareth for your wedding?

I love ceremonies, love creating a wedding ceremony that is so personal to the couple and reflects their personalities.

Gareth Matthews Baby Naming

Naming Ceremonies

A Baby Naming Ceremony is a beautiful ceremony celebrating the birth of your baby into your family.

This is a very bespoke ceremony and, if you wish enhancements could be included, examples of these could consist of planting a tree, a wishing tree (messages to the baby from you and your guests) tied to a tree etc.

Baby Naming Ceremonies / Naming Days,
Adoption Ceremonies,
Stepping Stone Ceremonies (ages 7-8 year olds),
Coming of Age Ceremonies (12 years plus),
Renaming Ceremonies,
& More

Prices From

From €350

Why choose Gareth for your naming ceremony?

I work with families and individuals to create a ceremony that is personal, unique and meaningful, in a relaxed and fun way.

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Renewal of Vows

At milestone anniversaries, some couples may wish to renew their wedding vows; for others, they might just want to celebrate their love and commitment regardless.

Some couples want to celebrate their love again with their family and friends in a way that they could not have before and may wish to include their adult children.

During or after an illness, some couples wish to renew their vows.

Whatever your reason/s, Always and Forever will help you create a bespoke and memorable vow renewal ceremony that you and your family will cherish forever.

Vow Renewals,
Wedding Blessings,
& More.

Why choose Gareth for your renewal of vows?

I work with couples to create a ceremony that is personal, unique and meaningful to them, in a relaxed way.

Gareth Matthews Funerals


Losing anyone we love is one of the hardest things we have to face in life. To honour your loved one, Always and Forever will help and guide you through the ceremony process to create a bespoke and memorable life celebration ceremony (funeral).

Together with you, Always and Forever will write a fitting eulogy, suggest readings, poems, enhancements and music, ensuring your loved one will have a celebration of life ceremony that represents their true personality and individuality.

If your loved one has a pre prepared ceremony, I would be honoured to carry out their wishes and lead their celebration of life ceremony.

Funeral Ceremony / Celebration of Life,
Scattering of Ashes,
Month’s Mind / Anniversary,
Pre-Planned or Pre-Arranged Ceremonies,
& More

Prices From

From €300

Why choose Gareth for your funeral?

I work with a family to create a funeral / celebration of life ceremony that is personal, about your loved one and their journey in life. We will build a celebration that reflects them, their style, music etc.


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