Marry Me

Mary O'Donovan

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Ringwarming, Sand Ceremony, Handfasting, Wine Box, Unity Candle


Irish Institute of Celebrants, Irish Ethical Celebrants Society



Hi, I'm Mary

I am an accredited member of the Irish Institute of Celebrants. My own ethos here at Marry Me is ‘Your Day Your Way’. Your wishes for your ceremony. My Celebrant service allows you to have a personalised ceremony with as many of your own personalised elements blended in as you wish.

What's my ceremony style?

My type of ceremony empowers a couple to have whatever type of ceremony they want. I have no limits and no restrictions whatsoever on what can be said or done at my ceremonies. It’s all about you as a couple. You are unique and I always endeavour to deliver a ceremony that reflects a couple’s love and uniqueness and help create the perfect atmosphere for a wonderful day which you will remember for the rest of your lives. There’s nothing like delivering a light, relaxed and love-filled ceremony, which you and your guests will love and remember it long after the day has passed.

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Why choose Mary?

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 extremely passionate about what I do and I just love creating the perfect ceremony for my lovely couples. Each ceremony I perform is as unique as each couple are so it truly reflects who they are as a couple.

What do I offer?



I am an award winning Best National 2021 Celebrant as voted by The Celebrant Directory. I’m also an accredited member of the Irish Institute of Celebrants (IIOC) , and also the Irish Ethical Celebrant Society ( IECS)and have had extensive professional training. My own ethos here at Marry Me is ‘Your Day Your Way’. Your wishes for your ceremony are paramount to me and I will do my best to facilitate them all. I am a hopeless romantic and love nothing more than to work with a couple to create an intimate, personal and bespoke ceremony that reflects who they are as a couple. Each of my ceremonies are unique because of this.

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Why choose Mary for your wedding?

From Niamh : (featured in this video)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
From Niamh’s sister Simone : 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.

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Naming Ceremonies

The naming ceremony is all about introducing a new person to the world, honouring their existence, giving them their name, making wishes for their life, making promises to care for them and to help them to grow into their true selves, electing a sponsor or mentor to look out for their welfare and creating a happy memory involving the child for everyone to cherish.

Rose Petal Ceremony– This is where each person takes a petal, makes a wish or blessing or good intention for the baby and then places it in a water bowl. The water in this bowl now carries the essence of these rose petals and it is also imbibed with all the positive thoughts and heartfelt messages. The baby’s head and heart is now anointed with the Rose Petal water. In this act we are bestowing upon the baby symbolically all of the good will and tributes and we welcome the baby to the family and community.

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Why choose Mary for your naming ceremony?

From Aoife Moloney : We are really and truly blown away by how special Mary made our son Oisín’s naming ceremony. 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.

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Renewal of Vows

Many people believe that entering into marriage is the final step in a romantic relationship. As they see it, a couple meets, gets to know each other, falls in love, decides they want to go through life together, and then take the final step – marriage.
But marriage is not meant to be the final step in couple’s relationship – it is really just the beginning of a grand adventure that hopefully, will be long and fruitful for each couple.

Simply put, a vow renewal is a way to celebrate your marriage. Perhaps you’ve made it to 2, 5, 10, 25 or 50 years together and you want the world to know you’d do it all over again in a heartbeat.You’ll exchange vows, recalling what you said when you were first married. You could also vary the wording and write original vows. This is an opportunity for both of you to really think about how you feel about your relationship, especially if the last time you exchanged vows was decades ago.

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Why choose Mary for your renewal of vows?

From Elaine (featured in the video here) Mary, yesterday was just perfect. You absolutely made our day in more ways then you can imagine! Your words, the way you brought us all together was incredible and we will cherish it dearly forever. Thank you from the bottoms of our hearts for the perfect day! Love Elaine and Shane. ???

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Unfortunately Marry Me is not available for Funerals.

Reviews for Marry Me

Total Reviews: 40

Average Rating: 5

reviews (40)


Shay’s Baby Naming Ceremony

5 Stars
Lynda Gloster

Naming Ceremony | 09/24/2022 | Our Home

Mary was such a pleasure to deal with and amazing in helping us plan our special day for our son. The ceremony was so personal and warm. Everyone was made to feel relaxed and Mary conducted the ceremony that proudly welcomed our son to our extended families. A month on and our family are still talking about how lovely the day was. I would highly recommend Mary to anyone, she is a gem.


Christabel & Adrian’s Wedding

5 Stars
Christabel Farrell

Wedding | 11/24/2022 | Radisson Blu Hotel, Limerick

Hi Mary, I really want to thank you for how you delivered our wedding ceremony, you’re a great story teller, it’s very easy to read a script and sound like you’re reading but it wasn’t like that at all you’re really delivered it beautifully, you know you enjoyed it when a half hour feels like ten minutes, as the saying goes time flies when you’re having fun 😂 Some of our guests even who always thought church weddings were the only way to go said it was the most beautiful ceremony they had attended and it had opened their eyes. Brilliant job well done & thanks again, we wish we could do it all over again 🥰🥰


Siobhan & Dave’s Vow Renewal Ceremony

5 Stars
Siobhan Neill

Renewal Of Vows | 10/01/2022 | St. Mary's Rugby Club

Many thanks to Mary for being part of our surprise renewal of vows ceremony for our 25th anniversary. I met Mary a few weeks before the night itself to arrange it as my husband Dave had no idea what was in store! Usually Mary has input from both parties to make the ceremony as personal as possible for all involved. In this case she was flying blind and she absolutely rose to the challenge. She suggested lots of little touches that worked really well considering the groom had no clue. ! On the night itself she was nearly as excited as me to see his face. The ceremony itself was witty, personal and reflected both our personalities while also including our three boys. It was an absolute pleasure to have Mary share in our night and I would highly recommend her to anyone thinking of celebrating their special day (with or without their spouses knowledge). ❤️❤️

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