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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: 28
Average Rating: 5
Rosemary is a joy!
Rosemary was our celebrant for our wedding on October 28th, 2023. I cannot recommend her enough! From our first communication via email, I felt completely at ease with her. She was quick to respond to any questions and we had some great craic over email! She guided us every step of the way and was always able to come up with solutions and ideas to include in our ceremony. The ceremony she performed on the day was so personal and all our guests were raving about how much they enjoyed it! They loved our story element that she included, the ring warming ritual and they felt she reflected the joy and love we were feeling throughout the day! I would highly recommend Rosemary to anyone, such a lovely, caring lady! Thank you Rosemary!
A Truly Wonderful Celebrant
Rosemary was the cornerstone of our perfect wedding ceremony, and we couldn’t be more grateful for her incredible contribution. From our initial meeting, it was clear that she wasn’t just a celebrant; she was a storyteller committed to understanding our narrative. Taking the time to know us personally, she crafted a ceremony that was not only beautiful but uniquely reflective of our journey as a couple.
Rosemary’s calming nature was a true blessing. Amidst the excitement and nerves, her presence provided a sense of tranquility that allowed us to fully absorb the significance of the moment. Her professionalism and genuine warmth put us at ease, making the ceremony an incredibly intimate experience.
Weeks later, the compliments about our ceremony are still pouring in from our guests. Rosemary’s words resonated with everyone present, creating an atmosphere of love and sincerity. Friends and family continue to express how moved they were by the heartfelt and personal nature of the ceremony.
Rosemary worked closely with other suppliers, our harpist and venue, ensuring that every detail fell into place perfectly.
Rosemary’s dedication, calming presence, and collaborative spirit made our wedding ceremony an unforgettable and cherished occasion. We wholeheartedly recommend Rosemary to any couple seeking a celebrant who goes above and beyond to create a truly special and unique experience.
Joseph & Robert
Aoife & Donnacha
Rosemary was absolutely brilliant! As soon as we first made contact with her we knew that she was the one to officiate our wedding. She was warm, kind, professional and put us at ease immediately. On the day everything went as it should, even exceeding our expectations.
Our family and friends couldn’t compliment the ceremony enough and it was so so special hearing our story on the day.
The lead up to the big day was so easy with Rosemary and we used to enjoy our calls with her. We got to know each other on a personable level and we now have a friend in Rosemary ❤️