Your ceremony will be like no other
Imagine looking back in 10, 20 or 30 years with a big smile, as you remember your incredibly personal and all round amazing wedding ceremony? I can give you that, and more. I will create a ceremony that is 'one of a kind' - just as you are. I am a HSE registered Interfaith solemniser based in Dublin who works anywhere in Ireland. I just love helping couples have the very best start to married life with a ceremony that is yours alone. I am honoured to get the opportunity to create ceremonies for many of life's milestones. As well as weddings, I create and officiate baby naming ceremonies, vow renewals and end of life ceremonies.
Some info about me
I'm Catherine, a wife and a Mum to a gorgeaus 12 year old girl. We love spending time together and are a great little team! I love music, and I love being outdoors, walking, hiking, exploring.
I know how weddings work!
I owned and performed in one of Ireland’s leading wedding and corporate bands for about 25 years. I also sang at 100s of wedding ceremonies. I have worked with over 1,000 wedding couples over the years and, from that first meeting, through to the wedding day, I love to be witness to the planning process, and to see it all come to fruition on the wedding day.
In 2019 I embarked on a 2 year training as an Interfaith Minister with OneSpirit Interfaith Foundation. As a result, I can perform ceremonies for people of all faiths or none. This is great for you, as you have a choice in what is included, or indeed, excluded in your ceremony. AND you will be legally married.
There will be much laughter and maybe a few tears, and everyone in the room will feel part of your big day.
Why choose me
On your wedding day, you deserve the very best from all your suppliers. I will work with you to ensure your ceremony reflects who you are as a couple. Everyone will leave with a feeling of 'wow that was a great ceremony'!. Most importantly, we will have fun with it and enjoy the process of setting the tone for the rest of the day.
As a wedding solemniser, I can LEGALLY marry you 7 days a week. Crafting and writing ceremonies for many major life milestones is where my expertise comes in. See my section on other milestone ceremonies I offer....baby naming, vow renewals and end of life. It is a privilege for me to be part of your major life event.
Not everyone has a religious belief, and I love working with couples and creating ceremonies that speak of them, including some wonderful rituals, such as handfasting, sand ceremonies and more.
Are you one of those families that would like an alternative to the traditional Christening? Would you like a ceremony that is unique and personal and inclusive? A Naming Ceremony could be perfect for you.
Are you married a long time? Did you ever wonder what it would be like to have your wedding ceremony all over again - but different!!! Well, let's talk then about the possibilities.
End Of Life
I am privileged to accompany families on their grief journey, when saying goodbye to a loved one. I'll go on the journey with you and give your loved one the goodbye they deserve.
Dear Catherine, I’d just like to thank you for your incredible contribution to our wedding. You created the most beautiful ceremony. Your attention to detail in combining two faiths was outstanding and we cannot thank you enough, the ceremony completely exceeded our expectations. Every single person that attended the wedding commented on how beautiful they thought the ceremony was and that’s a testament to all your hard work and creativity, it was absolutely outstanding. I couldn’t recommend you highly enough, you were amazing to work with and I very much hope our paths cross in the future. Thank you so much once again and all the best, Suzanne & Matthew
Suzanne and Matthew
Wedding - Rathsallagh House
Catherine, what can we say – your wedding ceremony was so much more than we could ever have imagined. You truly are born to do this. Your warmth put everyone at ease on the day. We had equal amounts of laughter and tears. You paced everything so well and it just flowed. It was so lovely working with you and we loved our chats. Wishing you all our love in the future.
Marie and Paul
Wedding - Station House Hotel
Hi Catherine, we had to mail you as soon as possible to say thank you so so so much. We couldn’t be happier. We had the best wedding ever. You were right when you said the Ceremony would be the most important part of the day. It was unforgettable. All my friends and family were blown away by you. Thank you so much for adding the prayer for my Dad.
Stacy and Graham
Wedding - Adare
Dear Catherine, thanks to you and your wonderful calm presence for making our wedding day the best day of our lives. Everything was perfect – from start to finish. I was so stressed leading up to it all and nothing was too much trouble for you. We were so lucky to have found you. Our ceremony was better than we could ever have imagined. I laughed til I cried and then you had tissues lol! Lots of love and our thanks.