Catherine McWade Ceremony expert and legal celebrant

Are you looking for a wedding ceremony like no other?

Completely personal and unique to you, your partner and your family and friends. This is YOUR day and this is a ceremony for you, your family and your friends. My ceremonies are all inclusive. My job as a celebrant in Ireland is to reflect your thoughts and wishes for the day completely. Let's work together to create a ceremony that will stay with you FOREVER. I am a legal celebrant and I will guide you on the paperwork you will need to have complete in order for your ceremony to be legally recognised.

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It is wonderful in these times that there are so many options on how to get married in Ireland, and where. From country houses, to cliff tops to incredible hotels, it can be as simple or elaborate as you like. As an Interfaith Minister and legal celebrant, my aim is to contribute a personal element to all ceremonies.

From the initial meeting, right through to the very end of the ceremony, I will be with you all the way and guide you with my knowledge, expertise and (when needed)  calmness.  When I get to meet a couple for the first time, I get a sense of excitement for what is to come.  You have so many options to work with and I will be thrilled to work with you so that your ceremony reflects both of you.  This could involve including some of the many rituals…..Handfasting, Sand Ceremony, Unity Candles… and many more which we can explore together.

There will be a lot of laughter and a lot of love, and connection with everyone that is there for you both.

Why choose me

I know that you will want to have a ceremony that is so special and personal that you will treasure it forever. The ceremony planning can often get lost or move down the list of all the 'to-dos'. This is where your celebrant comes in. Whether you want a ceremony to last 45 minutes or just 20 minutes - every one of those minutes should count. Because marriage IS a big deal, and you are making a huge commitment to each other.  I will write your ceremony from scratch and it will be completely yours. As a legal celebrant, we have all the legalities covered also.

How wonderful will it be to share that moment in time with those closest to you, to have readings, poems, music that mean something to you. I will work with you to make that happen. It is what I love to do.

2022: MARK & LUCAS

Next Steps

  • Send me an email with your name, number, wedding date and venue.
  • I will  arrange a call/zoom/wattsapp video so we can get a 'feel' for each other
  • If you are happy to book me, I will send you some ‘next steps’ information, including information you will need for the HSE, if I’m to legally marry you.
  • We will then have a meeting, where I get to know you both and we discuss the type of ceremony you would like, including any religious or spiritual beliefs, if any. I offer suggestions for some rituals that might suit, and, my favourite bit -  the chat we have about you both and how you came to be at this point – ready to marry.
  • I go off and draft up a ceremony for you, incorporating all your wishes. I’ll send some sample readings, vows, ring blessings and some music suggestions also. We can include any rituals you like ie. handfasting, sand ceremony, among others
  • This will be sent back and forth between us until you are happy (generally doesn't take too long)
  • On the day I will guide you and everyone contributing so that the ceremony flows seamlessly.

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Call me or Email Me If any of this sounds like what you're looking for, let's chat further.