Everyone is always saying how important it is to personalise your Wedding..... well it starts with the ceremony!

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Vow renewals

A vow renewal is a way to celebrate your grand adventure of married life.

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Baby-naming ceremonies

Honour their existence. Give them their name. Make wishes for their life.

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Who I am. What I do.

My name is Mary O’Donovan and I am a Family Celebrant and Registered Solemniser. I specialise in personal wedding, baby-naming and vow renewal ceremonies. I am a member of the Earth Spiritualist Foundation and have had extensive training.

I must be honest with you and admit I’m a hopeless romantic and I absolutely LOVE my job as a Celebrant. It’s just such an honour and a privilege to be in the presence of pure love and joy.

I am committed to creating and delivering a warm, personal ceremony that reflects the couple’s lives and relationship. I can supply samples and offer help with readings and vows if needed. Your ceremony can include choices from many beautiful enhancements, such as unity candle, sand ceremony, Celtic handfasting and ring warming. You have complete freedom of choice when it comes to content and inclusion of spiritual or religious references, etc. – whatever is important to you. I will work with you to craft your own unique love story to share with you and your guests.

I’ve been in the wedding industry for 14 years as a videographer and editor in our family business. This experience has given me a great insight into what couples want and, indeed, don’t want on their day. This insight led me to become a celebrant. I am always so excited to deliver a ceremony that reflects a couple’s love and uniqueness and to help create the perfect atmosphere for a wonderful day which you will remember for the rest of your lives.

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What People Say About Me

We booked Mary last year for our ceremony in July. From the moment we first contacted Mary she was nothing but helpful. Any questions we had were answered immediately and if we needed any guidance for the ceremony, Mary had the answers. No ask was too big or too small. We met Mary about a month before the ceremony for a coffee and a chat. Mary instantly put us at ease as we chatted about the ceremony she had prepared for us. We told Mary how we met etc. and she wrote our “love story”. It was so personal to us with a little humour added in. Mary delivered the ceremony beautifully on the day. There wasn’t a dry eye in the room. It was exactly what we imagined and more. All our guests commented how amazing it was. Thank you Mary for creating the most wonderful memories for us to cherish forever.​
Ciara & Keith
The Strand Hotel, Limerick.
From day one of meeting Mary at the Wedding Fair at The Inn at Dromoland, I knew I was in safe hands for our big day. Mary puts so much effort in from the get go. Her personality shines through in what she does, that’s how the ceremony turns out beautifully. She makes you feel comfortable, relaxed and stress free. Family, laughter and emotion all mixed for a simplest recipe of greatness from Mary. Thanks again for a day we will never forget, Jade & Christopher.
Jade and Christopher
The Inn At Dromoland
Mary, I just want to say a massive Thank you. You made the ceremony so special and personal to us. Everyone in the room commented on the laughter and tears of joy that was brought to the room. You took on board what myself and Jason wanted from the ceremony and it was more special than I ever expected. You will come highly recommended from us. I’ve already been asked for your number. I wish you and your family the very best for 2021. Love Claire and Jason
Me with Claire & Jason
Claire and Jason
Greenhills Hotel
I can’t recommend Mary highly enough. She is simply amazing. Our Ceremony on 11th December 2020 was so unique and so very special. Everything about it was just perfect. All of our guests were blown away by it. I would urge anyone who has got engaged over Christmas and who wants a ceremony that is unique and personal to give Mary a shout as you will not regret it. A total professional and a true lady
Dawn & Mark
Castle Oaks House Hotel
Mary joined us on September 16th for the renewal of our wedding vows after 15 years together. From the moment Mary arrived we were immediately put at ease! Mary had a vision for our ceremony and she brought our back garden to life on a beautiful sunny Wednesday afternoon. The ceremony was full of beautiful words and wonderful memories that were brought to life and she captured the day perfectly. Mary, Shane and I cannot thank you most sincerely for making our renewal of vows the perfect day.
Elaine & Shane
Vow Renewal
Mary was the celebrant at my wedding and I couldn't recommend her highly enough, she was amazing! The ceremony she prepared was beautiful and she made everyone so calm and relaxed. She also made sure our 3 year old daughter was included in the ceremony. Thank you Mary for all your hard work.
Lisa & Donals Wedding Pic with me edited
Lisa & Donal
Bunratty Castle Hotel
Mary was the celebrant at my Son Luke and my new daughter in law Selene’s wedding yesterday at the Castle Oaks House Hotel. It was the Sand Ceremony. Mary it was the most beautiful ceremony. It was from the heart, beautiful and funny. You made it so relaxing and your words were spot on for two young people getting married. We laughed and we cried. Thank you so much. What a wonderful talent you have. Would highly recommend Mary. What a beautiful and Happy Day. Thank you. X
Selene & Luke
Castle Oaks House Hotel
Thanks Mary for the beautiful Wedding Ceremony. I couldn't thank you enough, from the moment we met you we connected. Your words your attention to detail everything was just perfect from start to finish. You really made our Fairytale come true. Love Always Zunair and Ciara xx
Ciara & Zunair
Woodlands House Hotel
There are no words to express how special Mary made our day. It was magical Not a dry eye at the service. We are forever grateful Love you to bits Mary
Niamh & Seamus
No1 Pery Square Townhouse
Our wedding was brilliant and it was because Mary was was friendly, light and about us...I cannot begin to say how much I recommend marry me weddings.
Sylvia & Kenneth
The Strand Hotel
Mary O Donovan Celebrant, your warmth made everyone relax so much on the day. The ceremony had such emotional content to it. In my opinion it’s the way that weddings should be. A huge Thank You from All The Dillon Family for giving us an unforgettable day.
Simone Dillon
Sister of a recent bride
We are really and truly blown away by how special Mary made our son Oisín's naming ceremony. We knew we wanted to welcome Oisín to the family officially but didn't want a christening and were a bit unsure about how to go about an alternative - until Mary came on the scene to guide us through the whole process! Between making suggestions about poetry and ceremony enhancements to include, and listening to our every whimsical idea, Mary created a beautiful and truly personal ceremony that could not have been more perfect. Everyone who attended was blown away, with many people not really being sure what to expect from a naming ceremony. The whole day felt so natural and relaxed, and all of our guests felt included by the flower petal ceremony suggested by Mary. Overall it was a really special day and we cannot thank Mary enough for all her work and her amazingly warm and genuine ceremony! For anyone debating a naming ceremony, you cannot go wrong here! Thank you so much, from myself, Diarmuid and Oisín!
Aoife Moloney
'Mary married my husband and I June 28th of this year! Due to unforeseen circumstances we decided not to get married in the church but at our hotel The Armada. I contacted Mary at 4.30pm the evening before, explained the circumstance and without hesitation (even though she was away with family) she agreed to help us out. I have yet in my life to come across someone as warming as Mary. I didn't know what to expect on the day but from the moment she opened her mouth the whole room was blown away. Her words were full of comfort and humour which is exactly what I wanted. Mary is one fantastic human being and I will be forever grateful for how she helped me. I couldn't recommend her highly enough, my words don't even do her justice. Thank you Mary from the bottom of our hearts x'
Jessica & Chukwuma Manjor
Armada Hotel, Spanish Point, Co. Clare
Mary went above and beyond from the day we contacted her until the day of our wedding: July 23 2019. We live in Australia, I’m originally from Ireland and she made the process SO easy for us! The ceremony on the day was the talk of the guests! They were so enthralled and impressed by the level of intimate detail and consistent humour and authenticity tailored into our ceremony. We got exactly what we asked for and had all our guests crying and laughing with tears of joy. I would recommend Mary tenfold if you are looking for a personalised loving ceremony! She was amazing xx
Ceadlyn Murphy & Ben Jennings
Longcourt House Hotel, Newcastle West, Co. Limerick
I have to say, and all the other guests I am sure agree, it was the best, most beautiful ceremony I have had the pleasure of being at. Not a dry eye from start to finish. I would highly recommend Mary. Thank you so much for making my sister's and brother in law's day amazing.
Sylvia O'Connell
Armada Hotel, Spanish Point
Mary - Celebrant


Limerick, Ireland

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