Irene has been with Journeys of the Heart since 1997 and has a great love for working with people from all traditions, cultures, backgrounds and beliefs. Having recently retired from the Environmental Chemical Industry she is thrilled to be pursuing more of the things she values most and is delighted to be creating ceremonies as an essential part of this calling.
Irene loves Renaissance and Celtic weddings, as well as Native American ceremony, and takes great joy in rituals that honor ages past. She believes that all of us are connected and are one with each other and all of creation. She considers the sight, sound, and scent of the ocean to be very healing, romantic and spiritual and, as such, will accept a beach ceremony at every opportunity.
Irene believes that all of life’s essential transitions deserve to be recognized, and whether creating a wedding, baby blessing, house blessing, funeral or memorial service, she is very skilled at designing ceremonies that bring people closer together. She considers it a great honor to be with couples and families during these significant moments in their lives.
Irene maintains her own inner peace and serenity through the practice of yoga, meditation and the Native American path. She is a Usui/Karuna Reiki Master, Crystal Practitioner and Teacher. Irene loves music and movement and was once a professional ballet dancer with the Philadelphia Grand Opera and the Thomas Cannon Ballet. However, she has long since hung up her slippers to pursue many of her other interesting passions and joys, including reading, family and spending time with her sweet grandson.
Irene has a great sense of humor and is quick to share her gentle laugh. At any time of the year, you may find her walking in nature or sitting by the water – be it the ocean or any of the area’s beautiful lakes and streams. Irene brings her grounded sense of calm, wisdom and peaceful joy to her work with Journeys.
Irene did such a great job for my wedding. From the time I met her I knew I was gonna like her. She made everything go smooth and helped us with questions along the way. I’ve been to some weddings when the officiant just read what’s on the paper. But Irene was totally different she made it seem like she has known us forever. The few people that were there could not stop saying how great she was and where did I find her. I highly recommend if you were planning to get married to ask for Irene if she is in your area you won’t be disappointed. Just want you To tell Irene, thanks again for making our wedding beautiful during these times with this epidemic.
We wanted our twins to be blessed and had a struggle to find what I exactly wanted. I came upon Journeys of the Heart’s site and gave a shot to reach out for more info. We were lucky enough to get paired with Irene and after we spoke with her it felt she was the right fit. She was a blessing in disguise and the boys ceremony was absolutely beautiful. We had an intimate ceremony to welcome our children into the world and Irene went above and beyond our expectations. My favorite part was that she included our guest to bless our twins with wishes and love by adding rose peddles into their holy water. With all being said, Irene was AMAZING. She’s so sweet and easy to work with. She made our twins day so special and perfect. THANK YOU!
We can’t express enough how wonderful Irene was for this whole experience. She was helpful and supportive during my illness and also with this pandemic. She made our ceremony so special and unique. She is a pleasure to be around and has such a soothing aura about her. Everyone asked me where I found her. I said I think God dropped her out of the sky 😊. I told them all about wonderful Journeys of the Heart. My sister-in-law used your service about 10 years ago and that’s where I heard about you. I said that just proves they have good taste like me. Again, Irene is a gem. Thank you so much!
I just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the amazing ceremony today. You are amazing. I couldn’t have dreamed of it being any more perfect.
I am so grateful to have found you to be the officiant to bless our daughter. The crystals that you brought for her to forever keep around her was amazing!
Many blessings Irene. Thank you so very much!
Diane set us up with Irene for our baby’s Blessing Ceremony/Christening, and she was wonderful! We were able to customize our ceremony to incorporate our personal beliefs, our family members (including those of different religions), and readings that reflected our hopes & values. Irene was easy to reach for any/all questions or changes, and was super nice and patient with our entire family! It felt like having another family member there with us as our officiant.
Thank you so much for a beautiful and lovely ceremony for Kaia. It was absolutely perfect from start to finish and so so special. I wanted to pass along a few photos from the day as well as my wishes and hopes that we are able to celebrate again in the future.
Journeys of the Heart as a company is amazing. They are quick to respond, and have a number of officiants to choose from. We read through the list and found Irene to be the best fit for us. After meeting her in person, we knew we chose the best choice for us. She is truly wonderful. From the moment we met, we got this peaceful vibe from her, and as two very emotional people, that was definitely a must have. She worked with us to create a personalized ceremony for the big day. She offered suggestions, fixed up some wording to sound more formal, and lent us a helpful hand whenever it was needed. On the day of the wedding she was prompt and quickly helped the guys get in order (we didn’t do a first look). She delivered our ceremony so beautifully that there wasn’t a dry eye in the whole place. She was patient (with our cries of happiness) and was overall the only person I could ever imagine guiding us through our handfasting and marriage. Every single person commented on how unique, loving and wonderful our ceremony was – a large part of the credit to that belongs with Irene. I highly recommend Journeys of the Heart as a company, but especially Irene Fulton.