Hello, my name is Mairead Quinn from Athlone, Ireland. I’m a qualified professional Celebrant; Family and Funeral Celebrant, accredited by Entheos Ireland. I am registered as Solemniser, which allows me to legally marry you on the day!
I live with my husband, two kids, a dog, and a cat!
Through personal experience, I developed a fond interest in becoming a Celebrant. On the week of our wedding, my dad was admitted to hospital due to a serious illness, unfortunately, he was unable to attend our wedding. Shortly afterward, my dad died. We had a Catholic funeral for him, I felt that this ceremony was generic and impersonal, it was more about the prayers than a celebration of the person's life. Reflecting on the ceremony, this strengthened my belief in conducting such a course, qualifying me to provide a more personal and emotional touch to these special occasions.
I am a modern, imaginative Family and Funeral Celebrant with a passion for creativity and composing a sincere, authentic ceremony. I love meeting people and learning about them and their stories. My personality is friendly, cheerful, and fun. I feel privileged to work as a Celebrant and be part of the most special moments in peoples' lives.
I come from a professional background with lots of experience in project management. This means I carefully manage each stage of the process to ensure it is stress-free throughout.
Your ceremony will be delivered with warmth, sensitivity, and fun. You can relax and enjoy every minute, knowing I will guarantee everything is exactly as you dreamed it would be.
I work with families and couples to create ceremonies in keeping with their wishes, values, and beliefs, whether this is to cherish the life of a loved one who has passed away or to celebrate the love of their lives!
Writing a eulogy for a loved one can be a daunting task. It can be hard to find the right words when you are grieving such a loss. It is a celebrant's job to create the best possible tribute for someone that has died and it can be reassuring to have the help of a professional if you are struggling to know where to start at this difficult time.
I also provide bespoke Memorial Services and Ceremonies for the Scattering of Ashes.
"Mairéad is amazing. We are living in London at the moment so it was very hard to organise a wedding from here plus Covid! Mairéad went over and beyond her role. She has a lovely personality and really took the time to get to know us. She kept in touch in the lead-up to the wedding and ensured we were happy with how the ceremony was planned. Mairéad is very supportive and makes the whole process easy and perfect. We had so many laughs, tears, and special moments throughout the whole ceremony. This wouldn't have been possible without her. We had many positive comments from our guests to say how amazing she was. We couldn't recommend her enough. Thanks a million, Mairéad for making our ceremony so special." - Cat and Joe
"Mairead, I don’t even know where to begin in thanking you for everything you’ve done to make our day so special. From the first phone call, constant contact and availability, zoom calls, meeting before the wedding too, of course, making our day so special. You’re attention to detail and the care you showed for us and our story were second to none. The ceremony was so special and personal and this was said to us the entire day by our guests. Thank you so much for everything and for making our day amazing."⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ - S&P⠀⠀⠀⠀
"We had Mairéad at Celebrant Moments as our celebrant. She was excellent, we had no idea about any of the ceremony but she helped us through it all. She provided us with lots of samples of poems, readings, music, our vows and the wording for the ring exchange. Mairéad even played our music on her own sound system which saved us some money too! Everyone was so impressed with the wedding ceremony, Mairéad had us laughing and crying. I highly recommend Mairéad as a celebrant. She was always at the end of the phone for us! Thanks, Mairéad." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ - Georgia and Simon xxx⠀
"So calming and really genuine, you can tell that Mairéad really loves what she does and will go out of her way to make sure you love it too. She was quick to answer any and all questions and so supportive of our ideas for the ceremony. We got to involve our son in our wedding ceremony which was very special. She is super informative and really charismatic and I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone who is looking for a celebrant who is fun, passionate, supremely talented, and really approachable."
- Hannah & David
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