Celebrating Life... Creating Memories...

About Lifelong Memories

Sam Hanna, Independent Celebrant, Northern Ireland

Hello…and welcome to Lifelong Memories. I’m Sam Hanna, an Independent Civil Celebrant.

I’ve worked as a Celebrant since 2014, having trained in both Family and Funeral Celebrancy with the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants.

As an Independent Civil Celebrant I offer a range of ceremonies covering Weddings, Elopements, Vow Renewals and Baby Namings.

I am an experienced Funeral Celebrant and can also give advice on Funeral Pre-Planning.

Having an Independent Civil Celebrant lead a Ceremony gives YOU the freedom to have YOUR Ceremony exactly as YOU want.

As I am Independent, I don’t have a professional connection with any Church or Humanist organisation – which means I am free to create a ceremony which exactly fits your circumstances.

While in to-day’s more secular society many people no longer have any religious belief, many others still have faith or spiritual beliefs without actually attending any Church.

As an Independent Celebrant I can offer flexible alternatives to the traditional religion-based ceremonies – alternatives which will allow you to have a ceremony completely reflecting your personal values and beliefs.

Working with you I will create a ceremony which will be absolutely individual and personal…a ceremony celebrating life, while creating memories for everyone involved…

While most ceremonies take place in Northern Ireland, I am always happy to travel elsewhere when necessary.

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Elopement Locations – Northern Ireland

Northern Irish Elopements
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Handfasting Tradition

Handfasting is an ancient Celtic tradition believed to date back some two thousand years. The couple’s hands are bound together ...
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A Romantic Adventure

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What people say

Our Services


While you mourn a death…together we can celebrate a life…

Naming Ceremonies

A name distinguishes us from others…and gives us a sense of belonging in the family…

Vow Renewals

A wonderful way to celebrate your marriage all over again…while renewing your love and commitment…


Your Day, completely Your Way…with an Independent Celebrant…


Romantic and unforgettable…celebrate your marriage on a cliff-top or beside an ancient castle…

Funeral Pre-planning

Puts you in control…makes your wishes known to your family…

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