Love Stories: Marc and Marsha’s Vow Renewal Ceremony in Howth

Today’s love story is that of Marc and Marsha who had a vow renewal ceremony in Howth, with our celebrant Declan Gorman, to celebrate 25 years of marriage. They chose to have their vow renewal ceremony with just the two of them in the Baily Lighthouse.

Couples have “walked out together” on Howth Head for as long as love has been around. It was on this very spot that Molly Bloom, heroine of James Joyce’s Ulysses, persuaded her fellow Leopold, with her eyes, to ask for her hand in marriage.

Marc and Marsha first met in Prentiss, Missisippi, Marsha’s home state, in the year 1991. Just two years later they were joined in marriage in the quiet community of Trenton in Gibson County, Tennessee. After their wedding, they went directly to the Humboldt Golf Club where they were both members.

The Irish writer and wit Oscar Wilde famously dismissed golf as a game that gets in the way of a good walk. However, you can both attest to its health-giving properties, but in particular to the joy and unity it can give to a couple… although importantly, a couple who both enjoy the game!

Their wedding celebrant Declan read an extract from James Joyce, of Leopold’s proposal to Molly. It was a fitting and romantic reading, that did their location justice. After, they both agreed to continue to love each other and give their all to their marriage.

Marc and Marsha finished their ceremony with a Celtic handfasting ceremony. Their hands were bound together as one with wild flowers. Handfasting is an age old Irish wedding ritual where the term ‘tying the knot’ comes from.

Of their ceremony Marc and Marsha said, “We would like to offer our heartfelt appreciation for our wonderful ceremony. We had a very enjoyable time, both in renewing our vows, and making Declan’s acquaintance and forming a new friendship.”

Everyone at Marry Me Ireland wishes Marc and Marsha the most magical life together. We hope your vow renewal ceremony in Howth 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 or vow renewal ceremony of your dreams – traditional, unique or otherwise. So get in touch today and we can start planning your special day!