It is my privilege to create Ceremonies for all of life’s milestone occasions irrespective of belief, gender and orientation.
So whether you describe yourself as a person of faith and spirituality OR a humanist OR a person that is agnostic or atheist or indeed somewhere in between I can help you create your own beautiful unique bespoke Ceremony.
I will create with you:
Edel will create for you
Baby Welcoming / Naming Ceremonies
Special Anniversary Ceremonies
Funerals & Memorial Services
As a One Spirit Interfaith Minister I am registered with the HSE and can legally Solemnise weddings in Ireland.
If you are looking for more for your ceremony . . . . . . something personal and unique for your special day ? You’ve found it !
No two people are the same, so why should your ceremony be any different ?
Having been mother of the bride for my two daughters, I know just how much work goes into planning a wedding. But when it comes to planning your ceremony, well, that’s where I join you to guide and advise, helping you to make the choices and decisions needed to create a ceremony that reflects you, a ceremony that is personal to you.
So, now that you know a little about me, I hope you feel more at ease reaching out. I'd love to hear from you !
I am based in Dundalk but I am available travel to any destination within the 26 counties.
Any Day and Time
I work any and every day and will deliver your ceremony at a time that you choose !
I never take more than one booking per day.
Committed and Professional
I take the time to get to know you and your partner.
I will provide you with friendly advice and support, carrying out your ceremony with professionalism.
A Commitment Ceremony is very much like a wedding ceremony but it has no legal standing, it is symbolic.
Sometimes for example, a couple will be legally married abroad but want to have a ceremony at home with family and friends.
Or if the couple are going through a lengthy or difficult divorce, they may want to make a commitment to their new partner surrounded by family and friends and a commitment ceremony is a lovely way to do this.
The arrival of a new baby is an exciting and joyful time. A Welcoming or Naming Ceremony is a beautiful and personal way to mark the arrival of your precious baby into your family and share your joy with those you love.
They are a unique and personal alternative to a traditional christening for new or not so new babies.
During the ceremony, as parents you will state your love and commitment to your child.
In place of godparents, whose traditional role is to help guide the child in a Christian life, "supporting adults" or "mentors" (who may be friends or family members) promise to support your child throughout their life.
You can choose poems, readings and music that have a special meaning for you.
Above all, it is an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the gift of new life that you have received.
I believe that every milestone in life is an opportunity for a celebration and wedding anniversaries are just that. They create a space and opportunity to acknowledge the ups and downs that you have shared over the years and how these have made you even stronger as a couple.
They are a chance to renew vows, reflect and acknowledge the gifts that life has bestowed such as a loving and supportive partner, children, health and wellbeing.
They give you the chance to perhaps have the ceremony you would like to have had but due to circumstances at the time was not possible.
As a One Spirit Interfaith Minister, my role is to officiate at the funeral service, support and guide the grieving family in creating a fitting tribute which honours the deceased and celebrates their life.
The service can include a eulogy, poems or songs tailored to the wishes, beliefs and values of the deceased and the bereaved family and can also include spiritual or religious readings and hymns.
It can take place at the crematorium, burial site or funeral home. Or if preferred, a memorial service can be held at a later date in a venue of the families choosing.
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