Shelly will bring that touch of magic to your Special Day

Bespoke blessings made in a shared space between you, your partner and your guests. Shelly will guide you through.

How It Works

Before the wedding we will meet and talk about what kind of ceremony you would like, this is an informal meeting to discuss ideas and the arc of the ceremony, some couples know what they want and other couples like more guidance on how to create the ceremony so I am there to help and guide if you are not sure what you want and to offer suggestions.

If you are not sure about what to do I have a wonderful wedding ceremony template from which we can work.

An example of what might be discussed is whether you want to include any special poems or readings, or if you want to say vows to each other. We will also discuss if you would like a handfasting or a more traditional ring ceremony or if the place in which you are getting married holds special significance and if you want that included in the ceremony.

I will take everything we have discussed and create a ceremony which is tailored to you. We can also meet closer to the wedding to have a short rehearsal so everyone knows how it all works, this can be really helpful to allay any nerves and to iron out any general issues about where people are standing and what your cues are and how the venue can work best as the backdrop to your

On your special day I will arrive early and be on hand if there are any last questions or concerns. And finally, all that is left is for you to relax and enjoy your unique ceremony, which will be filled with light, joy, love and beauty.

My Approach

I am a trained actor and have a lot of experience in facilitating groups. I am a also a psychotherapist and a relationship counsellor.

I originally became a wedding celebrant when a friend asked me to officiate at her wedding and I discovered I really enjoyed creating and performing what became a sacred beautiful ceremony and I felt truly honoured to be part of such a special occasion. I find it very exciting that people are now creating their own ceremonies and am delighted to be a part of this growing trend.

You can listen to a minute sample of a ceremony greeting below.

Although I am not religious, I am a spiritual person and this will be reflected in the ceremonies that I perform. My aim is to help and support each couple to create a heartfelt ceremony and to perform this in a dignified, professional manner.

I believe that each ceremony should be beautiful, sacred, transcendent, filled with love and ultimately be a marriage blessing for the couple.

Or give me a call on 087 779 2643 to talk about booking me for your ceremony.


"After a very easy preparation process, where Shelly met us to talk over our needs for the ceremony and to take on any suggestions we had, she took full control and created a truly beautiful marriage ritual. We experienced a deeply personal, heartfelt and profound space held and officiated with grace and the perfect balance of sincerity and humour. I hold Shelly in the highest regard and wholeheartedly recommend her as a celebrant for marriage, she's a complete pro and total delight to deal with."
   Louise and Conor Horgan-Smyth.

"Shelly we are beyond happy with all you did for our Wedding day. You truly were the perfect person. The ceremony was spot on to reflect our personalities. Your sense of humour brightened our day and helped us get through it with minimal nerves. Your guidance and support was invaluable. Our friends and families are still raving about how fantastic the ceremony was, and that wouldn’t have been possible without you. You did a fantastic job we will be forever grateful."
   Aoife and Joachim

“When we decided to get married we wanted someone who, not only would carry the day to great spiritual heights and find a way to bless our union with beauty and reverence, but also someone who could gather everyone there, our friends and family, our loved ones and include them in all that was being said, prayed for, and wished for, with humour, grace and utter simplicity. Shelly is a master of ceremonies in every way; she presided over our nuptials with complete dedication and in the process managed to make everyone gathered around us also feel changed."
   Dolores Rice & Andrew McCarthy

Some questions and answers about Ceremony Blessings


What does it cost?
My fee is €450, this includes our initial meeting, possible rehearsal (depending on location of wedding) travel expenses within Dublin, creation of your wedding script and the wedding ceremony performance.

Is the wedding legal?
Unfortunately I do not have the authority to legally marry you.  You will have to contact the Registrar at the General Register Office where you will be issued with a Marriage Registration Form which you give to whoever is solemnising your wedding at the Registry Office.

Do we have to have our civil ceremony first?
Generally couples have the civil ceremony first at the registry office and then have the larger celebration/ceremony at a later date when they are legally married.  As your personalised wedding is really a celebration of your love and commitment to each other, it is up to you if you want it before or after the civil ceremony. I have worked with couples who saw the wedding ceremony as the most important part so they chose to have the civil ceremony at a later date. It's really up to you, as I can perform the blessing before or after your civil ceremony.

Can we have the ceremony at the weekend?
Yes, I will perform a ceremony any day of the week just make sure to book well in advance as Saturday or Sundays are the most popular.

Can we hold the ceremony outdoors?
Yes, I will perform the ceremony in whatever surroundings you like.

Can we write our own vows?
Absolutely, this is something that we can discuss at your meeting and we can decide where in the ceremony is the best place to say your vows.

Can we put poems/readings into the ceremony?
Yes, you can choose poems, songs and readings for either yourself or a member of your family or friends to say.

If there are any questions you have which are have not been covered,
please contact me for more information