Bernadette Dolan OSUI

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Bernadette Dolan is 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.

Hi Bernie
We just want to say thank you so so much for making our ceremony so special. We knew from our very first meeting that you would add that magic touch to the day. What we loved the most is how you created such a relaxing encouraging atmosphere from start to finish not just for us but all of our guests as well. Every request we had was accommodated with a smile. You reminded us every step of the way to have the ceremony that we wanted. And I have to say we enjoyed every minute of it. From the meaningful parts to the musical theatrical parts it was just so much fun and magical and it was the perfect start to what was the best day of our lives. Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts. We were so lucky to have you guide and share the most important part of our day. You are amazing at what you do. Love Carol and Jay xx

Carol and Jay Maher
Knightsbrook July 2022

Bernie was fantastic on our big day. Caring, professional, organised and fun. Bernie brought great warmth to our ceremony and gave great advice as we were designing our day. Nothing was too much trouble for Bernie and we felt we were in very safe hands all the way along on our wedding journey. We both loved having Bernie with us on the day and would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a celebrant for their big day

Joe and Caio
Smock Alley

We could not recommend Bernadette enough, so professional throughout the whole process. She is a lovely and kind lady with such a warming personality. From when we first made initial contact over the phone to when we met on our special day, Bernadette made us feel at ease and excited about the vows and the ceremony and incorporated our ideas exactly how we wanted. Thanks for being a part of our special day, We are celebrating our first year anniversary this weekend x

Dean & Megan
Castleknock Hotel

Hi Bernadette,

We just want to thank you so much for the beautiful ceremony at our wedding last week. You were so helpful and supportive from the first time we contacted you, and you really made us feel at ease on the day. Every element of the ceremony was beautiful, from the readings, prayers, music, candle lighting and hand fastening ceremony. You somehow made the sun shine for us at exactly the right time too! 😂 Every guest was amazed by the beautiful ceremony and how it went, as were we! So thanks again for making our day so special.

Jonny & Ange xxx

Jonny & Ange
Ballykealey House

Hi Bernie,
I just wanted to thank you for the beautiful ceremony at our wedding.
We were absolutely delighted with how it went, so thank you very much.
You really understood us as a couple, which meant we were able to have a fun and relaxed ceremony which we thoroughly enjoyed.
Thank you so much again, and I hope we can cross paths again soon!
Eoin and Ellen

Eoin and Ellen
Ballintubbert Gardens

Dear Bernie,

There are no words to say how much you added to our day and we were privileged you were on our journey with us.

You were sent for a reason.

As we start our journey as husband and wife, we really want to say thank you from our hearts.

Bernie, you shone with happiness and love 💕.

Love and kindness on your journey of bringing more couples together. They are very lucky


Gill and Mike McGee

Mike and Gill
Gerards Church Drogeda

Hello Bernadette
I hope you are well. We are married one month today!!
Sorry I am only getting in touch now!
Thank you so much for doing our ceremony for us.
You were a pleasure to work with and you were absolutely amazing
. Your such a lovely warm person.
We were so happy with everything you did for us and the kids.
We loved it all.
Thanks again for everything
Caoimhe and Conor xx

Conor and Caoimhe
Mill House Slane

Hi Bernadette

I just want to say a massive thank you.
You were amazing. Everyone thought you were brilliant.

Sorry I didn’t get to say goodbye.

Thanks again ????

Steph and Jason

Hi Bernadette,

So sorry im only getting a chance to email you now.

I just wanted to say thanks so much for everything, you were absolutely amazing, you made us feel so relaxed and comfortable. Everyone commented on how lovely you

Many thanks
Michelle and Mark

Michelle and Mark
Clanard Court

Dear Bernie…Thank you so much for making our day so special.
The ceremony was without doubt the most amazing part of the wedding planning and our day.
So a huge Thank You….You made our day so special!
Le Gra,
Michelle and Stephen

Michelle and Stephen

Gosh where do we start?
Thank you so much for marrying us in the most beautiful and unique to us ceremony!
You are truly magic and played such a big part in our day.
So many incredible memories.
Thanks for everything,
Britt and Andy xx

Britt and Andy
Ballintubbert Garden Co Laois

Hi Bernie
Finally getting round to sending you an email, thank you so much for your lovely ceremony which put us totally at ease.
It was really lovely and meant alot to us both.
Laura and Thomas ❤

Laura and Thomas
Annbrook House

Hi Bernie, on behalf of myself, Michael and all of our guests we cannot thank you enough for such a beautiful, entertaining, laid back and at times funny ceremony. We absolutely loved it from start to finish and would love to do it all over again… you will be hearing from us for our vow renewal ???? you really set the mood for the day and all of our guests complimented how relaxed and beautiful the ceremony was. We wish you all the best. Take care, The Brophy’s x

Elaine and Michael
The Abbey Athy

Hi Bernie, just want to say a huge thanks again to you for Saturday. It was just a lovely ceremony and so many people have come back and said that to us. My Mum said that she has never been to a religious ceremony before that she liked but she loved our one so that’s a huge compliment in itself!
We can’t thank you enough for making it so special for us

Orla and Shane
Airfield Estate

Hi Bernie,

Just wanted to say a huge thank you from myself, Melissa & fíadh. Without you there ceremony would not have been possible and I definitely owe a massive thank you as you kept me calm as well as could be.

The ceremony was so beautiful and literally everyone has said it to us. We are so grateful in everything you did.

Thank you again
Craig & Melissa McKeown

Craig and Melissa
Knightsbrook Hotel

Hi Bernadette,

Just a quick email to say thanks! We were both so nervous about being the centre of attention, hence why it took us nearly 20 years, that’s until we met you.

You made us both feel so at ease and gave us the most beautiful ceremony, it was small, no fuss and exactly what we wanted!

Your amazing at what you do, so a massive thanks from myself and Darron. I have and will always recommend you to everyone!


Best wishes and stay Safe,

Emma & Darron Dunne ❤️????

Emma and Darron
Fallons Kilcullen

Just wanted to say a massive thank you to Bernadette for making our ceremony last November so so special. We met Bernie at a wedding fair the precious January and she made us feel so at ease and relaxed we knew that we wanted her to celebrate our wedding with us. The ceremony was so personal and special for us. Our nerves were diminished as soon as we sat down at the top of the aisle and Bernie was so calming and reassuring. All our guests really enjoyed our ceremony and we felt that was the most special part of our day, it reflected who we are as a couple and everyone commented on that too. Thank you Bernie. We really appreciate all your hard work you put in to making it so personal and special for us. xxx

Rachel and Alan
The Clanard Court Hotel

Hi Bernadette,

Just wanted to drop you a mail to firstly apologise – I’ve only just found your final draft in my spam folder!!!! So sorry for not getting back to you last week, I’m sure you thought we were so disorganised haha!

We both cannot thank you enough for last Saturday. I can only speak for myself in saying I was so nervous beforehand but as soon as I saw you the nerves were gone – throughout the whole ceremony (and process leading up to it) you made everything so easy and relaxed. We felt safe and cared for and I can honestly say the ceremony was our favourite part of the day because of how personal it was for us and how we were able to really enjoy it.

We have had nothing but amazing feedback about the ceremony from our guests – people were absolutely blown away by it. We are eternally grateful to have had you be such a huge part of our day.

Wishing you all the love and hoping our paths cross again in the future.

All our love,
Chloe & Mark xxx

Chloe and Mark

Hi Bernadette

We just want to thank you for making our ceremony so special. It was everything we wanted and so many people commented on how lovely it was. You are a wonderful soul and we wish you every bit of success.

Lots of love

Mr and Mrs Halligan 🙂 x

Aanita and Patrick
Four Seasons Carlingford

Hi Berni
We are finally getting around to thanking you for the most amazing ceremony. We’ll never forget it, it really was special. So many guests went out of their way to single out the ceremony as the highlight of the day!
We were ushered down the aisle and onto the madness, so didn’t get to thank you properly in person..we loved it!

It was a pleasure to meet you

Gillian & Allan

Gillian and Alan
Boyne Hill House

Dear Bernie,
We would like to thank you sincerely for being our celebrant at our wedding on Friday 2nd August, 2019. Your personal, friendly yet professional touch made us both feel at ease from the time we first met you. Our ceremony was a focal part of our day and we were very moved by the whole ceremony. The feedback we received was very moving.

Warmest wishes,
Noel & Owen

Noel & Owen

Hi Berni sorry that I am only getting to text you now but since our wedding life has been quite busy..both myself and anita for what was the biggest day of our lives could not have got through it without your support long before our big day and when the day came itself you made us feel so at ease your ceremony from beginning to end was truly amazing and extremely powerful that there was not a dry eye in the place all of our guest passed comment on how beautiful and relaxed the ceremony was ? so from the bottom of our hearts thank you for jyst being you and for making our day truly the best day of our lives..siobhan/anita ? XX

Siobhan & Anita

Dearest Bernie,

So we are finally coming back down to earth after an amazing few weeks.. Got back from Spain last night as part of honeymoon part deux with aaron .. Great time and Italy was just gorgeous although was tough missing the little man!!

Sorry it’s taken this long but we both want to say a massive thank you for giving us the most amazing ceremony.. You were so so wonderful and are just an amazing, warm and kind person .. It was so lovely to have met you and we are so thrilled you could do our ceremony.. It was hilarious and relaxed and down to earth .. Exactly what we wanted!!

So please know how grateful we are are to you, and know your kind heart will not be forgotten!! Xx

Rowena & Dave

Ah bernie! The ceremony was brilliant! Just how we all planned it! Everybody said it was so special! We all had a great time after! Delighted with ourselves ! Thanks so much for everything you did!!

Eoin & Vivienne

Hi Bernie,

We cannot express fully how privileged we feel to have had you officiate our wedding. You have been amazing from beginning to end. Thank you so much

Lots of love, light & Angel blessings

Cathy & Kenny

Cathy & Kenny

Hi Bernadette a massive thanks from Jamie and I for the most beautiful ceremony you performed for our wedding. So many of our friends and family said it was the nicest ceremony they had ever attended. You made it really special thank you so much. Hope you enjoyed the setting of Dromquinna xxxx

Jamie & Audrey

Bernadette Dolan performed our ceremony last Saturday in Dromquinna Manor in Kenmare Co. Kerry. From the 1st time we met Bernadette she was so warm and listened attentively to what we wanted. It was so easy to work with Bernadette and we came up with a very personal and meaningful ceremony. Bernadette did such a professional job on the day and made us so relaxed. All of guests are still talking about and thought it was one of the nicest ceremonies they ever attended. Thank you so much Audrey and Jamie x

Audrey & Jamie

Dear Bernadette,
Thank you so much for being a very special part of of our wedding day.
Your beautiful ceremony struck just the right cord with the two of us and all our guests. It was both solemn and relaxed and allowed us to enjoy your words and reflect on our commitment to one another.
A huge number of our guests have also asked us to let you know how much they enjoyed the ceremony.
We wish you all the best and enjoy the lovely job of marrying happy couples !

Annmarie & Simon

Dear Bernadette,
Thank you so much for being a very special part of of our wedding day.
Your beautiful ceremony struck just the right cord with the two of us and all our guests. It was both solemn and relaxed and allowed us to enjoy your words and reflect on our commitment to one another.
A huge number of our guests have also asked us to let you know how much they enjoyed the ceremony.
We wish you all the best and enjoy the lovely job of marrying happy couples !
Gra agus solas
Ann Marie.

Ann Marie & Simon

Hi Bernadette,
Anthony and I are back now from a wonderful honeymoon in Italy! I wanted to write to you and thank you again for such an incredible wedding ceremony. It was everything I could have ever wanted. You put us at ease, you made sure our ceremony allowed us to reflect on the moment and take everything in. I will never forget how wonderful it was. Thank you for everything leading up to the ceremony as well. I felt you truly cared that Anthony and I had a ceremony where we expressed our love for each other and our family and friends in a way that suited us personally. Thank you again, Bernadette! We will always have such fond memories of you. Take care! -Timory and Anthony

Timory & Anthony

Hi Bernie,I just wanted to text you to sat thank you somuch for Sunday and making our day and the lead up to it so special. We had a fantastic day– Aoife and Rob

Aoife & Rob

Dearest Bernadette, We couldnt have hoped for a more perfect celebrant. You made it so easy and so personal.. We feel so lucky that you were part of our special day. We are sorry you could not stay to continue the celebrations. Lots of Love, Linda and Ev xxx P.S You look great on TV

Linda & Ev

Hi Berni, Just wanted to say thank you for yesterday….you were amazing…it wouldnt have been the same without you being our celebrant. Thank you so much from both of us, Dervla and Danielle xxx

Dervla & Danielle

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