Helen O'Shaughnessy - Wedding Celebrant

La Casita, The Pass. Old Slane Road, Drogheda, Co. Louth
Hi ! I'm one of the returned Irish, home after  many adventurous years in New Zealand. I trained at the respected New Zealand Celebrant School, and I bring my skills, my passion, my Kiwi 'can do' attitude, and my Irish love of life and humor to the role of Celebrant. I'm a Humanist. I live for today, I believe in the good of people and I try not to take life too seriously.  I live in Drogheda, but am very happy to travel for a ceremony. At this time, I am unable to complete the legal aspects of marriage so that does mean an appointment with a registrar to officially say " I do". The upside is you get to say "I do" twice !! I offer a very personal service. "It is people, it is people, it is people". There are no restrictions on venue or on the format of the wedding ceremony itself. So, you can have the  readings, poetry, symbolism, participants, as you wish. Please feel free to contact me by phone or by email. I'm open to a short, commitment free meeting to discuss options, and to see if I am the right celebrant for you. Lets make this wonderful dream a stress free reality together !
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3 reviews
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D?arbhla and Hugh
Married on 24th Jun 2018
From the moment we read Helens profile we knew that she was the right celebrant for us. Having only looked into a few, we felt we were clutching at straws. Many came from a performance, artistic or literature backgrounds (or others) that just didn't seem to fit. We both felt that her demeanour came across perfectly from her description alone (and one that stood to her). Upon meeting Helen (we don't live in Ireland but she made it very easy for us), she instantly made us both feel comfortable and with that we felt connected. Neither of us felt happy with having someone celebrate our wedding if we didn't "click". From the first email to the wedding itself nothing was too much for her. She gave us both the space to have things exactly how we wanted them whilst also having a friendly balance with providing her professional opinion - one which we greatly respected. She really did guide us through the whole process with ease. She made us not only feel comfortable throughout but also confident in details of our ceremony. It wasn't just us, the guests said they had never experienced anything like it. Helen captured everything about us perfectly with the perfect notes of our personalities. It is a true talent to be able to make a bespoke ceremony and get it right! We will be forever thankful for making our day so special. We would 100% recommend Helen without hesitation .
Response from Helen O'Shaughnessy - Wedding Celebrant
Wow! Thank you so much for this wonderful review, your words means so much to me that I got your magnificent day ‘right’ for you. Dearbhla and Hugh, Ill never forget your wedding day, colourful and Celtic, and so full of love and fun. I learnt too ! I’m the proud owner of a little quaich....I wish you many years of happiness together. Thank you. H.
Added 23rd Oct 2018
Married on 11th May 2017
Last May 2017, we were a couple in a foreign land wanting to get married in NZ without anybody with us. It was Helen who had helped us so much on our BIG day. When we were badly in need of a celebrant, I spoke to Helen and she quickly replied and accepted our invitation to be our celebrant. Few days before the wedding day, she arranged for a meeting for a getting to know and discussed the flow of the celebration. It was so smooth and stress-free arrangement. Further, Helen has gone an extra mile when she even gave insights on the wedding program. She offered to read a lovely poem made by her husband to make our wedding ceremony more meaningful. Helen being our celebrant, made us feel the occasion very surreal and solemn one which is forever tattooed on our minds and hearts.
Response from Helen O'Shaughnessy - Wedding Celebrant
Lera and B, I remember those few days very fondly, very frantically putting it all together in a short space of time. It was a wonderful evening. I will never forget your words to each other (unrehearsed !) how beautiful you both looked, and the sincerity of your feelings for each other. Thank you so much for this review, and for having me as your Celebrant.
Added 14th Jan 2018
Shannon Davison
Married on 5th May 2017
Helen was amazing, we were so comfortable around her, we knew she was the celebrant for us. She listened, gave helpful advice and was really encouraging with any ideas we had. She understood what we were after and our ceremony was just beautiful. We highly recommend Helen, she is amazing xoxo
Response from Helen O'Shaughnessy - Wedding Celebrant
Shannon and Brendon, so lovely to hear from you and thank you for this review, it really means a lot to me. You were such a happy bride, and Brendon playing music on his guitar, especially to welcome you, was quite something. Love to you and the family. H
Added 22nd Jan 2018
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