Boutique weddings are ON!

Small wedding, micro wedding, mini moon, hand blessing, exclusive, boutique ceremony. These are all the buzzwords to describe your wedding day, post pandemic. So, moving forward, think select. Think less numbers but more meaningful. Happily, you may feel less stressed as there are less details to work out. No onsite childminder needed. No children’s entertainer to be booked. Yes to your wedding, your way.

Certain venues cater to boutique weddings. You will feel like King and Queen for the day despite the smaller scale. Visit Ghan House or even Cabra Castle for that fairytale feel or plush pampering you so deserve.

And, of course, check in with the Celebrants you are considering as to their availability and pricing. Here at the Roving Rev we strive to accommodate our couples on their wedding adventure. A few dates remain for 2021 and there is some room in the 2022 calendar, except April. The sky is the limit for 2023 and beyond! Pricing is around 400 euros. Elopements are priced by special arrangement.

Boutique weddings are the new norm and are to be celebrated! Intimate conversations with your guests, tender moments with your Beloved, and maybe even a Zoom recording of your ceremony by a wedding guest. All possible when you keep your numbers down and your Spirits up. Isn’t it time to Celebrate your Love? Get in touch today.

Call Em on +353 42 967 5207 or WhatsApp at +353 83 859 9551. All the Best!

Castle Wedding in Ireland

Your Castle Wedding in Ireland

You deserve your dream day to be all that you ever imagined. So why not plan your destination wedding to Ireland and have our ceremony in a Castle. To begin with bliss, you will need an Officiant so time to look for your Wedding Celebrant Ireland. The Roving Rev is an Award Winning International Wedding Celebrant, marrying happy couples on either side of the pond since 2010. Her marriages in America are legally binding, however in Ireland she offers symbolic ceremonies. The Roving Rev recommends that international couples sign the legal paperwork in their home country first (or soon after) they enjoy their Irish wedding abroad.

The Roving Rev most oftens officiates weddings in castles all over Ireland. American couples have shared that they enjoy her voice and presence and that she is easy to understand with her American accent. With a decade of experience and the ability to personalise ceremonies to each couples’ unique vision, the Roving Rev can create your fairytale, medieval or modern wedding in an ancient Irish castle.

Whether castle ruins, a sacred site on or near a castle or a refurbished castle, neither you nor your guests will ever forget the wedding in a castle! The Roving Rev coordinates with your other suppliers on your Big Day to get all the ceremony details just right. Call +353 83 859 9551 today to check availability and pricing. Your fairytale wedding awaits!

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On Eloping to Ireland

More couples are eloping to the Emerald Isle! Here’s why:

Frazzled? Fed up with seating arrangements? Walking on eggshells around family trying to control your wedding day? Tired of being a people pleaser? Want to focus on your love more than anything else?

You have come to the right place. Elopements are gaining momentum with more couples taking to the friendly skies and having a simply beautiful ceremony abroad. Ireland is becoming a favourite country for destination weddings. It’s lush countryside provides a stunning backdrop for outdoor ceremonies. Some couples come from America, Australia, England and all over to celebrate and honour their love on the Emerald Isle.

If you are considering eloping, look no further. Em Ryan, has coordinated many weddings since 2010, offering tips and tricks to couples as they plan their overseas wedding. An American expat and Irish citizen, Em is well able to guide you through the steps needed to have a lovely elopement in Ireland. And, it is actually easier than planning a big wedding in your home country with a multitude of wedding vendors and suppliers to coordinate there.

Let The Roving Rev do the light lifting for you. Because it is your wedding, your way, when you elope! No egos to dance around. No feuding family members to placate. Just you and your partner, looking into each others’ eyes, holding hands, and saying your “I Do’s”.

How about a castle setting? A manor house? A sacred site, perhaps? Some places require permits and whatnot but to keep it simple, Em can recommend exquisite sites for your pop up/flash mob wedding, which is her specialty.

Let Em coordinate the particulars and answer any questions you may have about:

*transporting your gown and/or tux

*preferred photographers experienced in elopements ready to capture your ceremony before, during and after

*hair and makeup suggestions

*bridal floral bouquet and groom’s boutonniere ideas

*ceremony music playlist

Note that the above is a short list. If you are interested in eloping, you know that the shorter the to-do list, the better. Let Em, The Roving Rev, carefully curate your elopement ceremony and leave the details to her.

Trying to navigate the Irish legal marriage process is daunting. The Roving Rev highly recommends avoiding the HSE (Health Service Executive) and their requirements to give more than 3 months notification of your Irish wedding. This usually involves a preliminary trip to Ireland to fill out the paperwork during the workweek. In her experience, it is easier and less expensive to do the legal bit in your home country before flying or ferrying over to Ireland.

Also, the flipside of marriage is divorce. Hopefully you will never have to go there, but if you do, Irish divorces are extremely expensive and take many years of litigation. Currently, there is a 2 year mandatory separation period before a couple can even apply for a divorce.

So, let the Roving Rev, smooth the road ahead for you. Keep it simple and sincere and have your ceremony here! The Roving Rev has wed over 100 happy couples in America and Ireland since 2010. She officiates symbolic ceremonies and hand blessings in every county, North and South, on the island of Ireland. Get in touch today! +353 083 859 9551. Message the Roving Rev on Whats App or Viber or give her a ring! mel-and-greg-hand-blessing-b-n-welope sacred site 1

Your Same Sex Wedding Wonderland

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Em Ryan at The Roving Rev has been celebrating rainbow weddings in America and Ireland since October 2013, when marriage equality became every couples’ right in New Jersey. Some questions have come up as to same sex wedding traditions. There are none! We are creating as we go!

So here are some ideas to keep in mind as you plan your wedding ceremony (and your wedding day or weekend):

Supplier selection:

Many couples in the community choose gay or gay-friendly wedding suppliers as it saves “coming out” over and over again. For a variety of wedding suppliers, please visit Wedding Suppliers.  Also suggested, check out suppliers on Irish LGBT Weddings or Gay City News which brings us to…


The Roving Rev has had wonderful experiences officiating ceremonies at Dromquinna Manor in Kenmare, Co. Kerry and Gweedore Court Hotel in Gweedore, Co. Donegal. Please also see GCN’s venue recommendations at the Gay City News link above.

What to Wear:

Clothes! Unless you are planning a clothing-optional wedding. So you may both choose to wear tuxes or suits or Bermuda shorts. Or you may both wear wedding gowns or dresses or tuxedas (tuxedos with a feminine flair). Veil or no veil? A second dress for the reception? Outfitting a trans bride with a more generous shoe size or gown length? A trans groom with a more suitably tailored tux? How about kilts? Again, your choice completely.


Man of Honour or Best Maid? You will likely need someone to witness the legal bit at the HSE, fluff your gown and hold your bouquet for you. You may need a second someone to hand you the personal vows you may have written or the wedding rings during the ceremony. You may choose to have a Page Person or Flower Person and other attendants as well. Children and pets can even get involved with delivering the ring at the right moment. Get creative!

Wedding Shower/Stag/Hen:

How about a Jack & Jill party? All genders welcome! Or keep it to just the Hens or Stags on a wild weekend in Lanzarote or Ibiza? Decisions, decisions!


The Roving Rev is a premium Wedding Supplier with over 50 real reviews since 2010. She also coordinates some ceremony details at her couples’ request. She is known for celebrating diversity, with the majority of her couples from multicultural backgrounds or the gay community. Em Ryan is fluent in French, Spanish and English and is often called to create multilingual and gender-neutral ceremony wordings.

Your ceremony can be any day, any time, any where, as The Roving Rev is an Independent Celebrant, offering symbolic ceremonies and hand blessings. The legal bit is done in the HSE office and then you are free to have your ceremony anywhere you like. With an Independent Celebrant, you can have your ceremony indoors or outdoors, with no legal restrictions on your Wedding Day vision!

Are you considering a hotel venue, castle, manor house, barn or beach setting? Anything goes! Would you like a Celtic Handfasting? Jump the Broom? Tie The Knot? Unity Candle or Unity Sand Ritual? Readings from the Bible, the Koran, poetry, world literature, or song lyrics? Would you like an unplugged ceremony without guests’ cameraphones impeding your professional photographer’s process? All of these elements may be coordinated by your Independent Celebrant, whether or not you choose The Roving Rev.


While you may or may not choose “Here Comes The Bride” to walk down the aisle, you may opt for some contemporary favourites when you are not marrying in a Church, Temple or Mosque. “All of Me” by John Legend and “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri have been popular in recent years but your song is not their song. Choose what resonates with your hearts and you will have an excellent beginning to your ceremony and later, at your cocktail hour and reception.


Who will walk you down the aisle? A friend or family member? Both parents? No parents? This can be a touchy subject as we have seen from the recent royal wedding of Harry and Meghan. You may choose to walk each other down the aisle or simply stand in place with the Celebrant (for smaller ceremonies).


Loyal and faithful may not be part of your loving, open but committed union. We can omit these words and opt for ones that reflect your unique and devoted love. We can use the words husband, wife or partner. It is entirely up to your preferences.


Optional but many couples opt for an exchange of rings. You could do claddagh rings as engagement ring(s) and then turn them around for wedding rings. Or go with wedding bands. Or cigar bands or tattoo your ring fingers. Only limits are your imagination!


Keep your own name or add your partner’s name? This can be easy or a Battle Royale. Up to you to decide. You may even choose to hyphenate or share both surnames. On your wedding day, you may opt to have your Celebrant pronounce you “happily married” “Mr. and Mr.” or “Mrs. and Mrs.” or “Mr. and Mrs.” It is all how you identify and if you want to put a label on your new marital status.


Buffet or sit-down, BBQ with a prosecco van? Ice sculptures and chocolate fountain? Rehearsal dinner or a pint at an Irish pub the evening before? Breakfast with guests staying nearby overnight? Plan your details on your own or with an experienced wedding planner or hotel coordinator.

Wedding Decor:

White, off- white, black, or every shade in between? How about a truly rainbow-coloured wedding complete with flowers in every shade and unicorns galore? Tiaras, tutus, or flamenco fans for guest favours are entirely up to you. You can be as traditional or non-traditional as you like. There are many ways to show your Pride! It is your wedding after all.


Destination wedding to Ireland? Or off to a sunny locale in Spain, France or Italy? Whatever you do, enjoy your newly minted marriage!

Just so you know who your author is…Em Ryan was once wed to a trans woman in a fairy circle of giant sequoias by a Druid. She knows how to write an LGBT ceremony like no other! Call or text The Roving Revon 0838599551 to get your uniquely memorable ceremony off to a rainbow start!


Premium Wedding Supplier

Em Ryan, The Roving Rev, is now offering international ceremonies for discerning couples. Are you looking for something a bit morish? Would you like to level up your wedding ceremony to include customs, traditions from Ireland or around the World? The Roving Rev speaks 3 languages fluently: English, French and Spanish! She has officiated multilingual ceremonies in America and Ireland.

A 2018 Finalist for the WOL Celebrant of the Year and 4 Time Winner of the Wedding Wire Couples’ Choice Awards, The Roving Rev is here to help you realize your dream wedding ceremony!

If you seek an adventurous elopement in Ireland or a destination wedding to the Spain, France or the UK, do ring The Roving Rev on 083.859.9551. Em is proud to be a premium Wedding Supplier.

Em offers non legal, symbolic ceremonies in Ireland (though legal when performed on American soil). She can do elopements on short notice, destination weddings, and pop up weddings at Castles, gardens and wherever your imagination takes you.

For American couples, it is actually less expensive and easier to get the legal bit done on American soil first, the week before your Irish wedding. Just 5 working days notice is all that is needed in the USA as opposed to 3 months in Ireland. This is why more and more engaged couples are choosing the Emerald Isle for their destination wedding or elopement!

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Budget Bride

Hi Celtic Couples! The Roving Rev has arrived from America! And she is ready to celebrate your wedding! Yes, she has an American accent, right out of the movies, so if that is something you are interested in, let’s get started.

She also has some budget tips for euro-conscious couples. Here they are!

Expect to spend 3% of your wedding budget on your Celebrant.

Interview potential celebrants prior to choosing your perfect match.

Shopping for wedding favors at EuroGiant or Dealz makes for a savvy couple.

Remember to purchase your ceremony items and bring them to your ceremony venue. For example, you may wish to include a Unity Candle, handfasting cords, Unity Sand, or loving cup. Whatever the special ritual, these items need to be bought in advance along with the rings, ring bearer pillow, aisle runner, pew bows, flower basket, flower petals, ceremony flowers, etc.

Your ceremony does not need to be expensive to look expensive. Ask Reverend Rian for more tips when you interview her. She would be happy to share from her years of experience marrying happy couples.