Love Story – Timothy and Veronica Duckett’s Vow Renewal in their Ancestral Castle

Today’s love story is that of Timothy and Veronica Duckett. They reside in the USA and were visiting Ireland for a week long trip this past July, with a special visit to Timothy’s ancestral castle Duckett Grove. While they were there, Veronica decided to surprise her husband with a vow renewal ceremony in the castle grounds.

The young couple met when they were seventeen. Veronica was sitting on a curb outside a Californian hotel when she made eye contact with Timothy as he walked by. When she saw him again in the hotel lobby she plucked up the courage and introduced herself…. the rest they say, is history!

They’ve now been married for 6 years and have an adorable 9 month old baby boy, Octavian. When asked what Veronica loves most about Timothy she told us, “it has to be that however old he is he will always be a kid at heart.” She added, “He also makes me happy by buying me chocolate no questions asked when I’m having a bad day.”

Our wonderful celebrant Jenny Lorimer performed the vow renewal ceremony on the 13th July 2017. The beautiful couple had never used wedding rings before so Veronica bought two Claddagh rings for both her and her husband to wear during their vow renewal. However, when Jenny asked Timothy to place the ring on his wife’s hand, instead of placing the Claddagh ring on her finger, he took out a surprise ring (one which Veronica had previously told him she loved) that he had been carrying around in his pocket waiting for the right moment to give it to her. Safe to say there wasn’t a dry eye in sight.

Veronica and Timothy finished off their vow renewal ceremony with one of Ireland’s oldest forms of marriage, handfasting. This is where the couple’s hands are tied together with colourful ribbons, the knot symbolising something that only gets stronger under pressure, just like marriage.

All the team at Marry Me Ireland wish Veronica and Timothy all the best for their future together and we hope that your vow renewal ceremony was everything you wished for and more.

Here at Marry Me Ireland we have a wide variety of exceptional celebrants who can deliver the wedding ceremony of your dreams – traditional, unique or otherwise. So get in touch today and we can start planning your special day!