Rev Geraldine Bown

Planning a wedding is exciting... BUT...
Suppose you don’t want a church wedding... yet want more than a civil ceremony?

As an Interfaith Minister, Celebrant and Legal Solemniser I would love to work with you to design a beautiful, spiritual AND legal wedding ceremony that reflects each of your beliefs and is centred on joy, love and commitment.

My role is to help you both reflect deeply about your relationship, the purpose of your relationship, your intention and expectations of your commitment, the vision for your lives together and combine all these things in a beautiful ceremony. The ceremony should be an authentic reflection of who you are and where you are heading together.

I also run Spiritual Exploration workshops and Spiritual Intelligence assessments from my home in Connemara, and I offer Spiritual Guidance/Counselling to people of all faiths and none.

I am based in Connemara, Galway and work mainly in the West of Ireland.

I offer an online 25 minute ceremony each Sunday at 12 o'clock (Ireland time). Details on the Events Page.


"Geraldine, I cannot express eloquently enough just how much we loved our wedding ceremony on Friday. Usually in the aftermath of a wedding people talk about the food, music and how drunk and hungover they got in terms of how much they enjoyed it. For us they have been raving on about the ceremony - the general consensus was it was the best one they were ever at in terms of either church or civil ceremonies. People were saying they usually zone out during ceremonies but on Friday everyone was totally engaged wondering what would happen next. Myself and Michael loved it from start to finish and couldn't be any happier with how it went. We appreciate so much the warmth and kindness you showed us both and the true professionalism in which you conducted the ceremony. Our heartfelt thanks and gratitude"
Kenneth and Michael

"We could not have asked for a better guide through the wedding process or officiate on the day. She was never anything but warmth, patience and openness personified.

She allowed us to have the wonderful celebration of our relationship which we both wanted. The love, relaxed atmosphere and light-hearted nature of our ceremony was thanks to Geraldine's careful planning, attention to detail and grace as a celebrant. She made everyone on the day feel included and welcome. We will never forget how special our wedding was and the spirituality and sense of harmony that Geraldine brought to the day.
We would recommend her to anyone seeking a personal, meaningful and memorable wedding ceremony."
Clare and Alan

"Geraldine gave us a wonderful ceremony for our wedding in December, guiding us through every step, helping to create a service that was perfect for us. She gave lots of suggestions for what we could include on the day, sharing lots of different ideas we had not thought of before. She confidently guided us through the whole process whilst giving us the freedom to do what we wanted and take out anything we weren't comfortable with. We wanted a ceremony that our friends and family would feel included in, which was tailored to us and who we are. Geraldine made us feel relaxed with her support, and delivered a beautiful, warm, loving service on the day. We had lots of people come up to us afterwards to tell us how much they enjoyed the ceremony. Particularly how inclusive it was for everyone. Even our photographer emailed us afterwards to say it was the best he had seen! Geraldine, thank you for everything. For your help and guidance, and your wonderful delivery on the day. We loved it."
Susie and Andy

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