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.


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.


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. ???

Unfortunately Marry Me is not available for Funerals.

Reviews for Marry Me

Total Reviews: 29

Average Rating: 5

reviews (29)


Beautiful and personalized wedding ceremony!

5 Stars
Rachel Keller

Wedding | 07/06/2022 | Ballyseede Castle Hotel

My husband and I were planning our wedding in Ireland (while living in Canada) and were apprehensive about a lot of the details – including who would marry us. Once we met Mary all of our anxieties washed away. She helped us come up with a unique and personal wedding ceremony, and it turned out exactly as we had hoped. Several of our guests told us it was “the best ceremony they’ve ever taken part of” and we could not be happier. Thank you Mary!


Wedding Ceremony

5 Stars
mark meleady

Wedding | 07/28/2022 | Lady Gregory Galway

Hi Mary,
Thank you you so much for such a warm and personal celebration of our special day.
You kept us at ease throughout the ceremony and catered for all our needs.
I would recommend you to any couple planning their special day.
Kindest Regards,
Siobhan & Mark


Gillian and David’s Wedding

5 Stars
Gillian Jackson

Wedding | 05/20/2022 | Greenhills Hotel

We had the absolute pleasure of having Mary as our celebrant for our wedding in May and from our very 1st conversation to the last word said at our wedding we could not have been happier!! Mary is an absolute gem!! She made us feel so at ease and made everyone feel comfortable and included!! We highly recommend Mary for any wedding ceremony and were very glad she could share out special day with us! Thank you so much Mary!! From Gill and Dave Hogan xx — with David Hogan.

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