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Wedding Ceremony


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“You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how.”

Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell

Hi, I am Mairéad, a Wedding Celebrant and Solemniser based in Athlone but will travel to many parts of Ireland. 

What is a Wedding Celebrant?

If you looking for a modern, totally bespoke style wedding ceremony with a Wedding Celebrant - I'm Mairéad and I may well be your ideal Wedding Celebrant - I officiate ceremonies in beautiful locations across Westmeath, Galway, Offaly, Dublin and many locations around Ireland.

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I can create a modern bespoke version of a traditional ceremony or a non-traditional ceremony. My ceremonies are full of love and smiles and I will tell your story with funny stories woven through the script and present your ceremony in a way that makes you both feel comfortable and at ease. 

Perhaps you would like some elements of a cultural service or create a mixed-faith ceremony; maybe you want something different; do you want an unusual location - a hot air balloon, beach, back garden, or beside a lake? Ireland has so many beautiful locations for a wedding - some of them quite hidden!
We can include your much-loved pets or children in the service - they can have special roles which will be truly memorable. We can include your family or people who are special to you both, through readings, poems, or rituals like handfasting or a sand ceremony.

​A celebrant-led wedding ceremony can include readings, songs, or poems that say something about you both and your story; the service can also include rituals to create a ceremony that is perfect for you as a couple and beautiful memories for everyone involved.

See the Ceremony Elements Menu here to see other rituals for your wedding ceremony.

Let me craft a bespoke light-hearted wedding script for you which incorporates everything that is important to you as a couple.


​Your celebrant ceremony is the beautiful exchange of personal vows and the celebration of your wedding with no rules, no restrictions on where it takes place, and no time limitations.

I am a One-Stop-Shop so I can legally marry you on the day. Check with the venue, that they are approved by the registrar.

Dream of having your wedding in your back garden, this can happen too but you will have to do the legal admin in the registry office. This can be done the days prior to the celebrant-led wedding or even weeks or months before (it can even take place after) - it provides you with the legal certificate to prove you are married in the eyes of the law. 

How it works:

  • ​Introductory consultation meeting with both of you and me - your Wedding Celebrant - let's talk and ensure we are a perfect fit - this can be a virtual meeting or face-to-face.
  • I will send you examples of readings, poems, and wording for the vow exchange and ring exchange, this will make everything a bit easier for you.
  • You will be fully involved in approving the final script.
  • On the big day, I will arrive early to ensure everything is set up correctly - so you can thoroughly enjoy the ceremony.