With Rev Sharon Q.

From Australia

CORK CELEBRANT & MARRIAGE SOLEMNISER
Non-Denominational Holistic Minister

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Are You Ready to be a Rockstar Couple
on Your Wedding Day?

I know what it’s like to be in the spotlight.  As a blues/rock musician, I’ve performed on some of the biggest stages.  So I know how it can sometimes take you by surprise – even just for a split second, when you realise all eyes are on you!

I absolutely adore my role as a Celebrant & Registered Solemniser, where my goal is to facilitate the best ceremony of your life!    However this time – the spotlight will be on you, because this time it’s YOUR big day!

My role as your Celebrant & Solemniser is to ensure your ceremony is polished, professional & stress-free – so you can SHINE on your wedding day, like the Rockstar you deserve to be!

For a Ceremony as
Unique & Special as You Are

I will listen carefully to your wishes, and help you to discover your own ceremony style!

Hi Sharon,

     Hope you are keeping well.  We would like to thank you for delivering such an amazing Wedding Ceremony for us back in April at Fota Island Resort and for helping make our Wedding Day absolutely perfect.

From your preparations in the lead up, your kind and thoughtful words on the day, down to taking care of the documents after, you took the stress out of everything.

All of our guests said that it was the most personalised and relaxed wedding ceremony they ever experienced.  I think there could be a few vow renewals on the way 😊

We will be forever grateful and we love your Marriage Cert.

Best Wishes,

Caroline & Richie

Hi Sharon,

     We just wanted to reach out and thank you so much for everything yesterday! It was such a lovely day and we got to spend it with the most incredible people that made it so special. We appreciate it SO MUCH! And thank you for sending those photos! They were amazing!
Caroline & Kyle, Cork Cliffs, Co.Cork
(photo above)
The Charm of Celtic Handfasting

Are You Getting Married In Ireland ?

Congratulations!  Would you like a unique & meaningful ceremony created especially to suit your own style and wishes?  Would you like a beautiful ceremony your guests will be talking about for years to come for all the right reasons?

Would you like an expert Celebrant & Solemniser with a lifetime of experience in the Art of Ceremony & Celebration, who will listen to your requirements and create a ceremony which suits your vision perfectly? 

No matter if you’d like your ceremony to be short & simple, but meaningful and without all the fuss – or that fairytale ceremony filled with all the enchantment and magic of a Hollywood movie, with over 30 years experience in the art of ceremony, both in my homeland Australia and here in Ireland (since 2012), I will work with you to create the ceremony of your dreams, whatever that means for you.

What About the Legal Parts ?

As a Registered Solemniser of Marriages I am duly authorised to create & conduct legal marriage ceremonies.  Which means with me as your expert Celebrant & Solemniser, your wedding ceremony will also be a real legal marriage on the day if that’s what you really want!

Does a Legal Marriage
Cost Extra?

The Marriage Act of Ireland forbids me to charge a fee to Solemnise a marriage, which means if you would like your unique & personalised wedding ceremony to be a real legal marriage – there will be no additional cost for the legal parts.  A legal marriage ceremony is the same price as a non-legal wedding ceremony.

Are You a Humanist Celebrant?

I am from Australia, the home of the Civil Celebrancy movement.  The first Humanist Celebrants in the world were trained by my Celebrancy teacher from Melbourne, who is considered to be the founding father of Civil Celebrancy in the world.  It’s therefore no surprise why my Australian Civil Ceremony style can easily be mistaken for a Humanist Ceremony.

I am a non-denominational Celebrant which means the ceremonies I conduct are not restricted in any way by the rules or beliefs of a Religious or Secular organisation.  

The bonus with me as your Celebrant is that because I am non-denominational, I am not required to include any wording in your ceremony designed to promote the beliefs of any organisation.   With me as your celebrant, you are free to choose either a non-Religious, Humanist style, Spiritual, Mixed Faith or Religious styled ceremony or any combination in between, to suit your wishes perfectly, what ever that may be.

aWhat Style of Ceremony
Can We Have?

I will help you discover your own ceremony style based on your own beliefs and wishes to create a beautiful ceremony just perfect for you.

Choose from the following styles as a starting point for ideas:

  • Non-religious Humanist style ceremony
  • Spiritual ceremony
  • Spiritual with a Religious feel
  • Miixed faith ceremony
  • Mention God if you wish

With my unique collaborative design methodology, I encourage you to discover & develop your own ceremony style – which uniquely reflects your character and personality, and perfectly meets  your goals and vision.

My goal is to make you feel like you have designed your own ceremony.  As your creative Celebrant and ceremony designer, I appoint you as the Design Director !  This means with me as your celebrant you get to read and approve every part of your ceremony.   Along with my expert advice – you make the rules! 

I invite you to browse my website, and let me know if you have any questions at all.   No matter what style of ceremony you wish for, I would be honoured to work with you.

All Ceremony Styles

Venue: Innishannon House Hotel

Sharon was so professional and helpful from start to finish.We enjoyed being part of the ceremony creation process, Sharon always had great ideas and tips to add to the ceremony,to make it as personal as she could. Sharon’s bespoke handfasting cord was such a lovely touch and is such a lovely sentimental item to have when we look back at our big days in the years to come. I cannot recommend Sharon enough,if you want a ceremony that’s tailored to suit your day,there’s no better celebrant. Thanks Sharon
Aoife & Jimmy, Ballyvolane House, Co.Cork
So sorry only getting back to you now Sharon! Thanks so much for absolutely everything over the last few months and obviously for the day itself. You will always be part of our story now and we are beyond thrilled we happened to have found you. You made everything so special and gave everyone a great laugh with our “love story” 🤣 they were a roudy bunch but we didnt expect it any other way. You really did make it so special for us and we honestly cant thank you enough.  Wishing you all the best for everything in the future. We wont hesitate to recommend you to friends so hopefully our paths will cross again soon x
Lisa & Mike, Maryborough Hotel & Spa, Cork City

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“Special days are made by special people .. and you are one of them Sharon.  Thank-you so much for helping to create a wonderful day that we’ll never forget..how you told our story was romantic, funny and just magical.  Thank-you.”
Laura & David

Your Dream, Your Vision

From a plain and simple ceremony, meaningful & special but without all the fuss – or that fairytale ceremony with all the enchantment and magic of a Hollywood movie, I will help you to make your ceremony vision a reality. 

With a lifetime of experience in my homeland Australia and here in Ireland since 2013, I have the expertise and experience necessary to ensure that your ceremony is not only polished & professional, but also as unique & special as you are.

“Hi Sharon , We just wanted to thank you for such a lovely wedding ceremony yesterday. We had a wonderful day and it began with your lovely relaxed and calm manner before, during and after the event. All our guests were very complimentary and thought the ceremony was just perfect. We wouldn’t change a thing. Thank you once again.  Kind regards,
Ellen & Eamonn, Innishannon House Hotel, Co.Cork
We just had the most amazing week of our lives and you played a big part in it.  We knew from the minute we met you that you were the one for us.  Everything about the day was just pure zen it will be something etched on our memories for life!
Mark & Maeve, Triskel Christchurch, Cork City
Thanks for all your advice, ideas and guidance throughout the process and helping make the day the way we always visioned and hoped it would be 😊
Heather & Lauren, Blackwater Castle, Co.Cork

Heather & Lauren
Blackwater Castle, Co.Cork

“Thank-you so much for such an amazing ceremony.  I never expected a wedding ceremony to be so unique & beautiful it was better than we could have ever imagined.”
Aoife & Mark, Maryborough House Hotel, Cork City
“Sharon thankyou so much for being part of our special day.  How you created our ceremony was just amazing.  We are so glad we found you!
Trisha & Michael, Radisson Blu Hotel, Cork City

Celebrant Guarantee

As a valued member of the Enchanted Ceremonies group of non-denominational Celebrants, Holistic Ministers & Solemnisers, there is always a backup Celebrant on hand in case of an unforeseen emergency - this is your Celebrant guarantee!

Your Special Day

If you believe your ceremony should be an important part of your special day, no matter how big or small your ceremony wishes may be, you have found the right place.

If you would like a ceremony as unique as you are - created to suit your own style, please don't hesitate to get in touch so I can answer any questions you might have - and to find out if I am available on your big day.  I would be honoured to work with you!

from Australia (in Ireland since 2013)

Tel: 085 831 3437

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