Berenice Farrell is an Officiant of the Spiritualist Union of Ireland. She is registered as a solemniser with the General Registrars Office in the Republic of Ireland.
Annette and myself were exceptionally delighted that Berenice was part of our day, she was brilliant from day one, meeting us at the venue, to bringing extra copies of the reading which I of course forgot. The ceremony went without a hitch, despite our fumbles and giggles, she really made the whole thing feel like it was sculpted to who we are. Berenice put us at ease before the ceremony and that just set the day up for us and our guests.
Just a few words to say a very belated thank you for doing such a fabulous service for us in Rathsallagh House in March. It really was so special and you helped make it the amazing day that it was. With all our love Kari and Fergus.
Myself and James were married on 2nd August 2019 in Adare, County Limerick. Coming from a catholic family myself and my husband being of a non religious background we had become rather undecided regarding the type of ceremony that would suit us for our big day. We looked into spiritualceremonies.ie and booked the lovely Berenice. From the moment Berenice contacted us to arrange a meet up it was very clear we were in good hands. Living in the UK we were slightly apprehensive arranging everything for our wedding from afar. However, we needn’t have worried with Berenice. She kindly arranged to meet us off our flight at Dublin airport when we made our sole visit prior to the wedding. Berenice immediately placed our minds at ease regarding our ceremony and spent some time getting to know us in order to create the beautifully personal ceremony that she did. With the help of Berenice we were able to create a ceremony that was personal and meaningful to us. We were able to include a religious element with a reading and hymns but we were also able to include the special touches like the unity candle and the hand fastening. Many of our guests commented about how wonderful the ceremony was and like nothing they had attended before. A huge thank you from us both Berenice, we cannot recommend highly enough.
Our solemniser Berenice Farrell, was absolutely exceptional. Right from our very first meeting Berenice we knew that she would be the right person for us. Berenice was relaxed, informative, very engaged, and really went to great lengths to learn about us as a couple. Over the couple of meetings we had it was very enjoyable to get to know Berenice and an absolute pleasure to plan our ceremony and the elements to it. Berenice was very clear and concise on how the ceremony would proceed, which pieces would work best, and how to plan any other section, the importance of which cannot be underestimated when so many parts of the big day are being planned. On the day itself, Berenice was an absolute professional, making sure everything went perfectly, while also being an engaging and kind presence at our wedding. Everyone loved her. I could not recommend Berenice highly enough, myself and my wife Lucy are very grateful for everything she did for us.
We had the pleasure of having Berenice Farrell as our spiritualist celebrant at our wedding ceremony in the Dunboyne Castle Hotel last July. From the first contact we had with Berenice her professionalism, advice and attention to detail were all second to none. She helped us design our own ceremony in a relaxed setting and spent over two hours with us guiding and advising us though every step. We really can’t thank her enough for that initial meeting as we were truly impressed at how lucky we were to have found her.
She went above and beyond the call of duty to make the day so incredibly special for us by treating our marriage ceremony with the utmost respect and sensitivity. Nothing was too much for Berenice, no matter how much she had to do, and her ability to add in cúpla focal was such a bonus for us.
Berenice worked in an extremely subtle and non-intrusive manner as she officiated our ceremony with every guest present unanimously agreeing how exceptional she was. We really were totally overwhelmed by how our ceremony came together on the day and that was down to Berenice’s outstanding contribution. Of all the amazing people who helped us make our day so memorable Berenice was number one, and without her no other part of the ceremony would’ve worked out so well.
We are so thankful that we chose to have a spiritualist ceremony and were extremely lucky to have Berenice as our celebrant. We will be forever grateful to her. Thank you so much, Berenice, for helping us to immortalise the incredible memories of our wedding day.
Brian and I want to thank you so much for the warm and professional ceremony that you hosted for us. We knew we were in safe hands anyway but it really was a fantastic, enjoyable part of the day. Thank you also for giving us a hand with pinning on button holes!
So many of our friends and family went out of there way to mention how yourself and the ceremony were so impressive. We had a lovely day and I can only appologise for not thanking you thoroughly enough at the time – I was a bit all over the place after I was handed the champagne!
We hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas and that you have a fantastic New Year. You contributed so much to our Christmas being magical!
Take care and enjoy the rest of 2019 thoroughly,
Fiona & Brian Dockery.
We can’t thank you enough for officiating such a beautiful, meaningful wedding ceremony. You were amazing and we feel so grateful that you were there to marry us! The feedback we have been getting from family and friends on the ceremony and you has been so lovely and so positive, they thought you were just brilliant!!
I have been meaning to email you, apologies for the delay, it’s taken some time to come back down to earth after it all, it flew by too fast.
Peter and Paula
I wanted to email you to say thanks so much for everything, but just never got around to sitting down with the laptop.
We had the best day, so much fun, and such amazing memories. The kids keep asking if we can get married again, and they also tell everyone that ‘we’ got married, not me and Stephen, but the 5 of us! I’m delighted that they felt apart of the day, so thanks so much for helping include them in it.
27th Sep 2019
Dear Berenice,Myself and Mark would just like to thank you for our beautiful ceremony you did for us it was so thoughtful, personal and you made it full of love. Everyone spoke about how lovely you were and how lovely the ceremony was and that there wasn’t a dry eye in the room ha. This was all thanks to you. We can’t thank you enough for it all. That is the reason we picked you for our ceremony. We are so happy you were a part of our special day. It means a lot to us that you done the ceremony for us.
Both Liz and I were so lucky to have found Berenice. With Berenice’s structure and guidance we had the most wonderfully special ceremony with family and friends. Berenice took the time to understand us both as individuals and as a couple. From that she was able to create a ceremony that truely reflected our personalities. Both Liz and I always felt at ease knowing that Berenice was always available, making us feel like the only couple she was involved with. All of our wedding guests spoke about the ceremony highlighting how magical and personal it was. A massive thank you Berenice for capturing a journey together so perfectly. X
I cannot say enough about Berenice. She is such a lovely down to earth person .I attended a friends wedding a few years ago and Berenice was the celebrant and I remember saying that day if I ever get married I want Berenice to be my celebrant. From our very first meeting with her we were blown away with how personal she was. She wanted to get to know us as a couple first and than tailor the ceremony around that .She was always at the end of the phone or email . On the morning of our wedding Berenice came to see me and ran through a few things which really calmed the nerves. The ceremony itself was magical and exactly how we wanted it. Family and friends are still talking about the ceremony and what a lady Berenice was. I have already recommended Berenice to two of my friends.
Chrissie and I had a magic day last Thursday!
The wedding was full of high emotion and yes we too felt the love both during the ceremony and throughout the rest of the day as well! ❤️??
Thank you so much for being our celebrant…we were meant to have someone like you, who ‘got-us’ so quickly; who helped us to put together a meaningful service and who was good fun as well! Many of our family and friends commented on how brilliant you were as well!
Cath and Chrissie
We just wanted to say thank you so much for all your help leading up to and including our wedding day. You were so supportive and reassuring. We were very lucky we got you as our solemniser. Many of our guests really enjoyed our ceremony and you had a big part to play in that and only had positive comments on your delivery of the ceremony. You made it very special for us Berenice and we will be forever grateful to you for all your help and support.
Keep doing what you are doing, it is a special role that only special people can do:)
Thank you very much Berenice.
Ger & Paulina
Just a brief to thank you for your efforts at our wedding on the 25/09 in Ballyseedy. Ailbhe and I were absolutely delighted with how everything went. You really helped us craft the ceremony we desired, to make something personal and meaningful that we’ll never forget. And the feedback was fantastic! Everyone was taken with the ceremony and your contribution!
Billy and Ailbhe
honeymoon is over and only getting a chance now to say thanks for an amazing ceremony, you really made it very easy for us to look good and not make fools of ourselves. People really enjoyed the ceremony and that is all thanks to you.
Thanks again, we really appreciate it!
Anthony, Niamh and Leo
Hi Berenice ,
just back to normal now after the wedding and holidays and just wanted to say a huge thank you for the beautiful ceremony you did for us, everybody who attended said they had never been to anything like it before , it was fab, thanks so much again
Amy and Simon
We just wanted to thank you for leading a lovely ceremony for our wedding. You were so relaxed and professional at the same time and we really enjoyed the ceremony.
All the best,
Angela and Des
We don’t know how to begin thanking you for the amazing ceremony that you gave us. I can honestly say that it vastly exceeded our expectations. From the first time we met a few weeks before the ceremony, right the way up to the finish, you were incredibly professional, yet personal. We loved how you took the time to get to know us a little so you could incorporate that into our ceremony. The way you helped us to personalise it was just so special for us and also for every last one of our guests. The atmosphere was so relaxed and it was more like listening to a beautiful story than a formal ceremony. If there were any cynics in the crowd beforehand, I can assure you that they were all convinced that a spiritual ceremony, especially with the way you personalised it, is the way forward. We even had the guys around the room approach us afterwards to genuinely express their surprise and gratitude for such a wonderful experience.We will be recommending you to everyone we know that is planing a wedding – they will not regret it. Please feel free to share our comments/experience with others because we hope they make the right choice and involve you in their day.
All the best, I’m sure we will meet again soon at friends/family weddings.
Brian & Evelyn
Myself and my husband were married on the 7th of August by the wonderful and lovely Bernice Farrell. Bernice wrote us a wonderful and personal ceremony and everyone shed a tear. Any advice we needed Bernice was always so helpful and kind. On the day we were married Bernice multi-tasked by calming nerves and making our ceremony so special. We couldn’t have asked for a better day and we cant thank her enough. Thanks so much and I have already recommended the spiritualist union to a few engaged friends!XXX
Hope you’re well. I just got back to work today, so back to reality!
I just thought I’d email you to say THANK YOU so much for making our wedding day so special. Every guest at our wedding said it was the most beautiful ceremony they have ever attended. You were so professional, kind and caring, we felt like we knew you for a long time.
We’ll be sure to recommend you to our friends at home who are getting married.
Thanks again and God bless you.
Debra, Karl & India-Rose x J
Hi Berenice, I just wanted to say thank you so much for being our celebrant at our wedding. We just loved every moment of it, it was just unbelievable! Everyone was just blown away with it all!! Thanks again and take care Catherine & Justin
Hi Berenice, Just want to again say a huge thank you for the service last Saturday which was absolutely perfect and everything we wanted and more. Am still recovering from the whole occasion which was mental! lol x thanks again – would highly recommend you.Declan
Hi Berenice, we just wanted to thank you for our beautiful wedding ceremony on 20th June at the Anglers rest. The ceremony couldn’t have been more perfect, it was so personal to us and heartfelt. When Jim and I first met you we were struck by your genuine warmth and this certainly shone through on our day. All our guests commented on what a beautiful ceremony it was, it reflected myself and Jim perfectly with depth and also humour, we really couldn’t have asked for more. thanks again Berenice for making our Wedding Day so special. Kind Regards Siobhan and Jim
My apologies for the delay in sending this but we just wanted to thank you soo so much for the fantastic work you did at our ceremony on 4th September 2015 in The Village @Lyons in Kildare.
Everybody commented on you and how personal and wonderful you made the ceremony. You also did an amazing job of keeping me calm just before the walk up the aisle! We couldn’t have asked for a better Solemniser and I think the ceremony was a great advertisement for a Spiritual Ceremony as so very many people commented to me.
I don’t think anyone hears this enough, but “you are excellent at your job”!! and such a kind and personable soul to have around on such an important day.
All the best
Deirdre and Eoin.
Our apologies for taking so long to get in touch. We just wanted to say a huge thank you for performing our ceremony so beautifully and for making our day so special. It was such a heartwarming, personal ceremony and very moving. I am so delighted Heather recommended you and we chose a spiritual ceremony. You made us and everyone involved feel so relaxed and we both really appreciate how smoothly everything went. Thanks for your prompt help with the hiccup with the readings too! All the guests commented on how lovely and unique the ceremony was. We wish we had more time to chat to you afterwards but things seem to move so quickly.
So please feel free to contact us at any time if you need anything from us. A million thanks for making the start of our marriage so special and we’re hoping in years to come you will do a renewal of vows for us!!
Fiona and Dean
Just a quick note to say thanks very much for all your help with our ceremony. Everyone thought it was a lovely ceremony and they were all particularly impressed with the Sand Ceremony as they had never seen it before! We had a great day. Thanks again.
Fiona and Seamus
I just wanted to say a huge thank you for such a beautiful wedding ceremony.
We could not have asked for a nicer celebrant.
I was extremely nervous to the point of almost collapsing before I walked up the aisle.
Who knew how nervous a bride could get !
Both myself and Colm were delighted we chose a spiritual ceremony.
My eldest sister was amazed at the ceremony and could not get over how personal and beautiful it was.
My mam who almost had a meltdown when I told her we were not getting married in a church even cried!!
My mother does not cry. Ever.
We cannot thank you enough.
Tina & Col
We had our spiritual ceremony in February and our celebrant was Berenice Farrell.We wanted to send her our sincere thanks for performing such a heartwarming and moving ceremony. It was most definitely our favourite part of the whole day. Berenice made the ceremony so personal to us and it really was lovely involving members of our family. We enjoyed the ring warming and my nephew was so pleased to have the responsibility of the rings for this part of the ceremony.The sand and candle ceremony were also very personal and moving and again I loved having my mother involved in this. Berenice was so flexible and it was so nice for us to choose what we wanted in our ceremony. Berenice made us and everyone involved feel so relaxed and we really appreciate how smoothly everything went. All the guests commented on such a lovely and unique ceremony. We are so pleased we chose to have a spiritual ceremony for our wedding and we are so delighted we had Berenice as our celebrant. Really she was fantastic and we were so overwhelmed at how beautiful the ceremony was. We would definitely recommend a spiritual ceremony to anyone thinking of a different kind of ceremony for their wedding and we would definitely recommend Berenice. Thank you all and esp Berenice for making our wedding day extra special. Fiona and Dean
Dear Berenice, Thanks so much for being our celebrant and making our ceremony so personal. Thank you for the kind re assuring words before the ceremony, we were both very nervous! Many of our family had never been to a spiritualist ceremony before and really enjoyed it , especially the blessing of the rings. My dad even quoted your kind words during his speech at dinner! You were so lovely and helpful to deal with and thanks for all the suggestions re readings etc Thanks again and wishing you a happy Christmas Ciara and Stephen
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