Yvonne Kavanagh OSUI
Yvonne Kavanagh is an Officiant of the Spiritualist Union of Ireland. She is a Registered Solemniser in the Republic of Ireland and a Registered Officiant in Northern Ireland. Yvonne’s approach is rooted in individuality, mindful that every couple’s journey is uniquely their own. She works with couples to include elements that hold the most profound meaning for them, creating unique ceremonies that express their love and resonate with their beliefs and values. Yvonne’s ceremonies reflect each couple’s distinct love story.
As a Registered Solemniser in the Republic of Ireland and an Officiant in Northern Ireland, Yvonne has the honour of legally marrying couples and guiding them through significant life events. Her ceremonies flow with ease and are full of joy and love. Yvonne’s positive outlook infuses every ceremony with an air of optimism and celebration.
Yvonne strives to ease the burden on couples during what can be a stressful time. Her well-prepared approach and attentive guidance provide couples with the assurance that their ceremony is in capable hands. Her expertise and calming presence ensure a joyous and seamless experience.
With over two and a half decades of marriage and four children, Yvonne possesses a profound understanding of the delicate tapestry of love, commitment, and family bonds. She has a background in business and education, but it is her artistic flair, natural good humour and respect for each couple’s wishes that fuels her creativity when writing ceremonies.
Drawing from her deep Celtic roots, Yvonne’s ceremonies often embrace cherished Celtic traditions, such as the ancient ritual of handfasting. She finds joy in seeing couples embrace their heritage – whatever that may be, while creating a ceremony that truly reflects their identities. By working closely with couples to create their perfect ceremony and being meticulously prepared, Yvonne ensures that every detail is flawlessly executed, allowing couples to relax and embrace every moment of their ceremony on their big day.
Yvonne was a breath of fresh air from the get-go. She took two awkward humans and made us comfortable in front of a crowd – a feat in itself! She listened to us in our first meeting and wove 11 years of our story into a beautiful ceremony that had us and the guests feeling every emotion going. She made suggestions that we’d never have thought of that just added more depth to the day and were my favourite parts of the ceremony itself. I love that one of my core memories of my ceremony is the laughter that she helped bring out from our friends and family.
Honestly I cannot praise her enough – through such brief meetings we felt as if we’d known her a long time and she us. She has a unique ability to find and forge a connection. I have to say as someone that was just looking to get a quick and easy ceremony over and done with, she helped create memories that we’ll cherish forever and made us super comfortable doing so. I felt ready and safe knowing she was going to steer us through the ceremony – she checked in on us both in advance and made sure we were ready. Yvonne has a gift for this – anyone that gets to work with her will see that.
From the moment we met met Yvonne, we knew she was the right fit. She made us feel at ease and was warm, calm and fun! She met us both on the day beforehand and had a chat which was a lovely touch and we had a beautiful ceremony that was exactly what we wanted. Naturally, we were both nervous but honestly, she just put us both at ease and it was a fun and happy ceremony were we all shared a few laughs. We had so many people asking about her afterwards and have recommended her to our friends. She absolutely made our day and made it very special. Thank you Yvonne! Tim and Han xx
Thank you for making our day so special, you were so good ❤️
Yvonne is just a celebrant you need if you want your day to be very special. She’s warm, funny, easy to communicate with ,and thoughtful. From our first meeting we knew we found the right fit. All our guests spoke about how magical and intimate our ceremony was and that’s thanks to Yvonne. There was a lot of happy tears in the room. We couldn’t rate her high enough she’s way more than 5 stars
From the moment we reached out to Yvonne, she exuded professionalism, warmth, and attentiveness. She took the time to truly understand our love story, our values, and what we envisioned for our ceremony. Her dedication to tailoring the ceremony to our unique personalities and desires was evident in every word spoken and every moment experienced