YOUR WEDDING CELEBRANT
Offering a sacred, personal & legal alternative
to Church or Civil Weddings
in Cork, Kerry and surrounding counties
Hello and welcome to Rev. Helen Grubert’s Ministerial Website.
Some of the contents within may surprise you – in a good way.
I find that most people looking at this site are searching for the right wedding celebrant to create and perform a personalised wedding ceremony for their special day. I am pleased to say, you’ve come to the right place. But I’m not just a celebrant. As a One Spirit Interfaith Minister, I’m a Solemniser of Marriages registered to legally marry couples (without the need for a separate civil ceremony) from “all faith paths and none” – meaning that I can create for you a ceremony that is wide ranging and authentic to your beliefs whether they be religious, spiritual, undefined or humanist etc………., without the usual restrictions placed on other types of legal ceremonies.
Most importantly, I craft for you a ceremony reflecting your individual personalities and highlights your unique relationship; this can be humorous, romantic, relaxed, quirky, geek chic, themed, or unassuming: it’s all about what is right for you. I would like to add that I have on many occasions walked the balancing act between keeping the ceremony real for the couple whilst at the same time honouring the beliefs and sensibilities of their parents. As a minister, what also sets me apart from celebrants is that I’m not just there for the ceremony; I am there for you throughout the process of becoming married offering assistance and support and, where required, spiritual counselling and accompaniment and am used to dealing with some of the more sensitive issues and dynamics associated with contemporary family life, without losing the fun and sense of romance of the occasion.
As a One Spirit Interfaith minister, I am registered with the HSE to Solemnise (conduct,officiate, perform) legally binding marriages, without the need to attend a separate civil ceremony in front of the registrar. I was ordained in 2012 and became one of the first non-church ministers to be registered by the HSE to Solemnise Legal weddings in Ireland.
It is a great joy for me to create for you and then officiate a Wedding Ceremony which is really special and personal which reflects your personalities, your unique relationship and beliefs, taking you on that magical journey from being two people in love to being a committed and loving married couple. Click here to find out more.
I’m very happy to perform your commitment Blessing, Hand Fasting Ceremony, Vow Renewal, Baby Naming Blessing, Family Consolidation Ceremony, Coming of Age/ Leaving the Nest Ceremony, New Home (energy cleansing and) blessing, and many other ceremonies to mark life’s milestones, including End of Life Funerals and Memorials.
“Hi Helen, Well it’s been nearly three months and we are just getting back to normal after a fabulous and unforgettable time. We both sincerely want to thank you for what was one of the most amazing ceremonies ever, ours. You made our ceremony so engaging to everyone and so unique to the both of us. Everyone who talks about our wedding mentions you with such high praises”.
Helen and Howie Yerger, New York USA
“Greetings from Argentina! Just wanted to leave you a note, thank you so much for making the ceremony such a memorable day.We knew it would be good, but really exceeded our expectations. It was personal and very touching. Thanks for your professionalism, creativity and patience! We couldn’t have asked for it to go any better. Thanks for being so helpful and making it such a personable, yet fun, ceremony.”
Dec and Sarah Whooley
“Hi Helen, Thank you so much again. Everything was perfect and more than we dreamed it would be. We wouldn’t have had anyone else marry us and you added to the specialness of the day.We can’t express in words how grateful we are for your organisation and input.We hope you enjoy the photos, there are some great one of you! All the best”
Adam and Brenda
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
“From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for making our wedding day!! The ceremony was so important to Eoghan and myself and you really made it so special. It was so beautifully balanced; the right amount of humour and spirituality and really portrayed our love for each other in such a unique tailored way! We can’t thank you enough…”.
Eoghan and Gemma
“Hi Helen, We just wanted to take a moment to thank you again for being a part of our special day. It was truly the happiest day of our lives and you played such a big role in it! Everyone has shared with us how much they loved the ceremony and loved meeting you. We could not have been happier! I hope we can stay in touch, Thank you”,
Lena and Kevin, Los Angeles USA
“Hi Helen, On behalf of myself and my lovely wife Sarianne, I want to Thank you for the Lovely and beautifully personalized Ceremony that you put together for us. It was nice to have something that will stay with us for years to come and not remember it as the generic church sermon that you would normally receive. The input that you extracted from us really made the whole thing much more spiritual and meaningful. .Many thanks again for all the work you put into it. Best Wishes”.
Mark & Sarianne