Hi, my name is Yvonne Cassidy and I am an Independent Family Celebrant and the current Chairperson of the Irish Celebrants Association.
I offer an alternative choice to couples who are looking for a personal ceremony, that is written in collaboration with them. Whether it is an intimate elopement, a large family wedding, or a naming day celebration, we will create a ceremony that reflects your beliefs and tells your story. Ceremonies can be religious, secular, spiritual or a mix, it is your choice and I can help guide you along the way and make recommendations.
Being independent means I do not complete the legal side to a marriage; this is completed separately by the HSE and I can help guide you through the process and what is required. This frees me up from certain restrictions and gives couples more freedom and options for their wedding day.
Specialising in ceremonial rituals, independent ceremonies focus on the couple and what is important to them. The wedding ceremony is the most special part of the day, it is the moment you declare your love for each other and sets the tone for the whole day. My job is to make sure the day is all about you from the very start!
Based in Dublin, I work nationwide. I offer a ceremony coordination service to couples who need assistance finding suitable venues and ceremony vendors; this is especially useful for overseas couples.
Yvonne was our celebrant and planning our wedding from Australia wasn’t easy but Yvonne made sure our ceremony was the easiest part for us. Yvonne is extremely professional and really gets to know you as a couple to create a beautiful and personal love story to share with your guests. We wanted to include our guests in our ceremony and celebrate some old traditions such as handfasting which Yvonne was able to include with ease. I have to say the highlight of my day was “tying the knot” with my husband. I would highly recommend Yvonne for your special day, she is amazing.
- Lauren & Tom
Yvonne performed the ceremony for our wedding in Farnham estate, Cavan in August 2018. She did an excellent job throughout the build-up and celebration of our union. On the big day, she was very professional in her approach - it was clear that she had everything well rehearsed and she had been in touch with the hotel to see everything had been arranged for the event.
A large number of our guests approached us on our wedding day to compliment us on how enjoyable the ceremony was.
We were very happy with Yvonne and would recommend her strongly as a marriage celebrant to others.
- Fernanda & Karl
We had the pleasure of having Yvonne be part of our big day!! She made our day really special, made everyone laugh, feel relaxed and welcome.
We had family members attend who had only been to church weddings, they commented saying it was the most intimate and personal wedding they had ever been to and they thoroughly enjoyed it!
Everything was at ease and we felt completely happy to leave Yvonne in charge of our ceremony, she's so friendly and professional!
We would highly recommend Yvonne for your big day.