About Yvonne Cassidy Weddings

Who am I? 

Hi I’m Yvonne, owner of Yvonne Cassidy Weddings.  I am an Independent Celebrant and venue stylist, based in Dublin in Ireland.  I help couples create amazing weddings. 

I absolutely love weddings.  From the fashion to the flowers and everything in between, but most of all I love the stories.  A wedding is a love story that is played out for you.  

The early days

I spent years working in administration and in my professional career I planned nationwide corporate events. This meant organising venues and catering in addition to dealing with speakers and handling hundreds of bookings.  But I was unhappy working in a corporate environment and felt stifled.  There was little room for creativity, little room to be anything more than ‘grey’, and I felt like every day I spent there I was giving up a little bit more of myself. 

Wondering how I was going to change my story, my mind kept coming back to weddings.  I love planning events, I love seeing all the parts of the puzzle coming together, and in one of those light-bulb moments, Yvonne Cassidy Weddings was born.  I quit the day job and started working on making my idea a reality. 

I realised to have the freedom for creativity and expression that I wanted I needed to be my own brand.  I also needed to make sure I had the right tools for the job, so I joined a mentoring programme with one of Ireland’s top wedding planners.  This set me on a road I was not expecting but one that I know I was destined to discover.  

Wedding Celebrant

I found a course, ran by the Irish Institute of Celebrants which trained people to be Independent Wedding Celebrants.  Instinctively I knew I was meant to do the training.  So alongside the mentoring programme I embarked on an intense training course with the IIOC. Six months later I was accredited and sent out into the world to create amazing ceremonies for amazing couples.  

Independent celebrancy appealed to me because I enjoy a good love story. No matter how unremarkable a couple might think they are, there is always something in their story that sets them apart from any other couple.   I liked that Independent Celebrants were just that, independent.  It does not matter what I am or what I believe, all that matters is the couple on their wedding day.  This is how it should be.  The journey to become a Celebrant was one of self-discovery as well as anything else.  I was challenged, pulled out of my comfort zone, and found skills and abilities that were always there but never really got a look in.  I found my creative outlet!  

Wedding ceremony styling & planning

I continued to explore the planning and styling side to weddings and in styling found another outlet of creativity.  Adding that extra bit of ‘wow factor’ to a wedding by dressing up a venue is a great feeling.  Seeing the transformation from ordinary to beautiful is worth the sweat and sore muscles!! 

On the planning side I decided to concentrate on wedding ceremonies and, combined with the celebrant service and styling service, I recently created a ceremony coordination service which provides a ‘one stop ceremony shop’ for couples.    

So this is me! I love helping couples have an amazing wedding and I am ready to help you! 

Contact me today and let’s have a chat about your perfect wedding!