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I travel Nationally & Internationally
Hand-fasting, creative writing, Irish customs & heritage.
English; I've been known to learn phrases in other languages with a little coaching from my clients!
Hi, I'm Rosemary
I’m an intuitive, open minded, open hearted Celebrant, researching, writing and delivering love-filled ceremonies for weddings, naming days, vow renewals, elopements and milestone events such as retirements, coming of age, or graduation. I love words and the impact the right ones can have on a ceremony. I like to have fun with words too and include gentle humour to a celebration.
I am on the Register of Solemnisers in Ireland; I can complete the legal element of your wedding within your ceremony.
I work in Ireland, Italy and the UK and have also had the pleasure of a Floridian wedding . I have a passport and am ready to travel!
What's my ceremony style?
By listening carefully to what my clients say, (and sometimes what they don’t say!), I write ceremonies that reflect their personalities and beliefs. I build a relationship with them and from our conversations, I find a common thread to weave through my ceremonies, linking their story to places, readings, music and other elements. I treat every client as if they were my own family to ensure their ceremony is all they dreamed of, and more.
295 - 650
Adding extra elements to a celebration keeps the guests engaged. Sometimes it might just be some fun before the couple arrive - a warm up pep talk reminding them to switch off phones or risk having to buy everyone a drink! That (almost!) always works!
Why choose Rosemary?
If you want a Celebrant full of enthusiasm, joy and quirky facts about wedding traditions, I’m your woman. I love sharing good news and joyful occasions with others, researching wedding traditions, songs and readings. There’s nothing quite like finding the perfect words for a ceremony. I find a lot of weddings are about the party and not the marriage. Let’s change that by putting the focus on the reason why we are gathered together. By listening to the story of the couple and joining in the celebration of their love for each other, they receive the greatest gift of all.
I am also on the Register of Solemnisers in Ireland; I can complete the legal element of your wedding within your ceremony.
What do I offer?
650 plus travel
Why choose Rosemary for your wedding?
From 2021 clients Catriona & Darragh :
Rosemary was a pleasure to work with and did an excellent job capturing everything we wanted as part of our very personal wedding ceremony. After several covid cancellations, Rosemary stuck with us every step of the way and was so flexible even when we had to make some changes on the day. Full of suggestions for enhancements and open to adapt our suggestions into the ceremony. Very friendly and personable. Very punctual. An excellent orator who commanded the room very effectively and there were so many comments from our guests how she had captured us so well as a couple. We couldn’t recommend her enough and will always be grateful for her contribution to our day. Thank you so much Rosemary for a beautiful wedding ceremony.
I love working with families introducing a new child to their family and community. This can be a new baby, a foster child, or a newly adopted child. Naming ceremonies are also wonderful when a new family is created through a re-marriage, where new children are introduced to the family dynamic. While they may not be changing their name, it is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate their arrival in the family and to tell their new relations a little about them.
I research, write and deliver a ceremony based on the instructions received from the family. I will find suitable readings and enhancements for them or, using their chosen texts, work the ceremony around their choices.
If the family has no idea as to where to start, I will talk them through a number of options and guide them to a ceremony that suits their beliefs and personalities
250 plus travel if applicable
Why choose Rosemary for your naming ceremony?
I am open minded and friendly. I listen to what my clients want and guide them in perfecting their ceremony. I’m quick thinking and fairly unshakeable – important when dealing with babies and small children who don’t know that they are the centre of a ceremony and sometimes want to add their own voice to the proceedings! Knowing when to keep going, or to offer the parents a moment to stop and take care of their child’s requirements is key to a calm, stress free and joyful ceremony. Life happens, embrace it!
Renewal of Vows
I love working with people who have been together a long time; sometimes the questions asked during the creating of the ceremony spark a memory that evolves into a key part of their story. Intimate ceremonies for a family gathered to celebrate the milestone achieved are an honour to be part of.
As with all my ceremonies, if the clients have an idea of what they want, I listen carefully and make suggestions to enhance their plans. If they don’t know where to start, I offer various options that reflect their personalities, ethics and love for each other. Together we select readings, poetry or songs to suit their style; enhancements to add an extra element to the ceremony, and how the ceremony should flow. I offer guidance as to involving family members, making it a truly inclusive experience for everyone.
400 (plus travel if applicable)
Why choose Rosemary for your renewal of vows?
I listen – I take everything my clients tell me and work it into a ceremony that reflects their life and love together. I make suggestions if required, based on my experiences in Celebrancy, public speaking, and event management. I love my job and love celebrating the milestones of life.
Unfortunately Rosemary Hartigan, Celebrant & Legal Solemniser is not available for Funerals.
Reviews for Rosemary Hartigan, Celebrant & Legal Solemniser
Total Reviews: 16
Average Rating: 5
Rosemary was our wedding celebrant last Saturday when we got married in BrookLodge. We knew when planning the ceremony that with Rosemarys guidance we were in safe hands & that Rosemary would do a great job. It was on the day that we saw the full extent of how much preparation, thought & genuine feeling Rosemary put into the ceremony. Our ceremony was full of sentiment, personal to us & was humorous. It’s obvious Rosemary loves what she does. We are forever grateful to Rosemary for our beautiful wedding ceremony which set the tone for an amazing wedding day. We couldn’t recommend Rosemary more highly.
Couldn’t recommend Rosemary enough!!
Rosemary completely tailored our wedding ceremony to exactly what we wanted; it was personal, romantic, funny, relaxing and both the bride and groom and our guests cried and laughed the whole way through. Everyone commented how the ceremony was so ‘us.’ Rosemary perfectly captured the story of us – the words she used to describe our love story were so so beautiful and witty. She was flexible and allowed us to choose what we wanted mentioned/not mentioned and she guided us through what we could include in the ceremony. She was so friendly to deal with and a really calming presence on the day. We couldn’t recommend Rosemary enough honestly! Our ceremony was everything we wanted, and more!
Thank you Rosemary
Rosemary was simply fabulous to work with from start to finish! She has a wonderful way with words that that brought so much joy and laughter to our ceremony; we can’t thank her enough for that! She made the process of planning a ceremony so easy and hassle free and really took on what we wanted our day to look like. It couldn’t have been better!