Hi there, I'm Cathy!!
A little bit about me ...
I am mum to two grown up boys. I still don’t think they know what to think of my new found career! Never the less, they think its great and are very encouraging.
I am naturally a very chatty person and love meeting new people. Yes, i know you could be rolling your eyes thinking “I bet she says this to everyone”! But seriously, i genuinely do and i love a good laugh.
After getting a call from a colleague with whom i had done a conference with sparked me to get into Wedding Planning alongside Family Celebrancy as a business. I am naturally a very good organiser and no matter what is happening, be it a wedding cake melting in the heat or changing room choices at the 11th hour, I am calm. Someone one said “you are unflappable”!
After 20 plus years in the hotel industry I have built up great relationships with venues and suppliers. My overall training and experience throughout the years with specific emphasis on my experience in Wedding and Events has made it possible for me to take this leap.
BECOMING a family celebrant was a “natural step” for me. I trained with the Irish Institute of Celebrants in 2017 and am an accredited celebrant. I can perform wedding ceremonies, vow renewal ceremonies and baby naming ceremonies.
During this time I received professional training in helping couples to craft a ceremony which reflects their beliefs and personality, and one which is unique to them.
As I am a celebrant with no affiliation to any particular association, couples have so many more choices and options as to what they would like in their ceremony.
Either as a wedding planner or wedding celebrant, it is a great privilege to be part of a couple’s wedding day, and I get a kick out of being there on the day itself. It is such a great celebration of two people’s love for each other, and I love being part of that.