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

Vow renewals

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

Baby-naming ceremonies

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

Who I am. What I do.

My name is Mary O’Donovan and I am a Professional Independent Wedding and Family Celebrant. I specialise in personal wedding, baby-naming and vow renewal ceremonies. I am an accredited member of the Irish Institute of Celebrants (IIOC) and have had extensive professional training.

My services will appeal to those who wish to have a unique ceremony written specially for them and delivered any time or place they wish!

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 venue and content – for example, a wedding anywhere of your choosing, 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 consider it a great honour and privilege to be part of a couple’s wedding day. It is so amazing to be in the presence of such love and absolute joy. 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.

What People Say About Us

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 is one of those gems that if you are privileged to know her you are one very lucky person. She will make the most amazing celebrant & I couldn't recommend her highly enough...I'm even thinking of renewing my vows so she can marry us again
Newly Weds
Mary is one of those people when you meet, you know you're in safe hands. Such a heart of gold and amazing attention to details.
Newly Weds
You could not ask for a more honest, genuine and ‘in-touch’ person than Mary. I know that she will make your day very special, personal & unique. PS. (I already have her lined up (in my devious mind) for my two sons, who haven’t yet decided to take the plunge!!!)
Mary - Celebrant


Limerick, Ireland

P: +353 (0) 86 876 9602