Love on the Wild Atlantic Way


Coastal Ceremonies

How can we help?

Coastal Ceremonies is run by Clara Malone and Orla Cronin both accredited IIOC Celebrants.

The IIOC stands for the Irish Institute of Celebrants which provides professional training to people who want to become qualified Celebrants.    Orla and Clara both qualified as accredited celebrants in 2017 after completing an eight month practical course with the IIOC.   The training consisted of modules covering storytelling, ceremony enhancements, crafting a couples love story, creating and writing a ceremony, ceremony rituals and traditions and so on.


Accredited celebrants from the Irish Institute of Celebrants are dedicated to promoting the use of ceremony to help each client create a ceremony that reflects the couple’s beliefs, philosophy of life, style, personal stories and personality.


Planning your wedding, vow renewal or baby naming ceremony can be a busy time, but Coastal Ceremonies takes the stress out of your planning from the moment you get in touch.  Once you get in touch, we will arrange a face to face meeting or Skype call which usually takes around 1 ½ hours to 2 hours. During this consultation we talk through your ceremony from start to finish; what ideas you both have, who you want to include in your ceremony, what readings you were thinking about, the music you both love, ceremony enhancements you would like to include and so on.


Coastal Ceremonies have so many resources for you to use; a booklet of suggested poems, readings and song lyrics, advice on how to write your own vows if you so wish, recommended suppliers including photographers, make-up artists, musicians.


After our consultation we write and create your ceremony from scratch and send you the first draft for your review. Leading up to your big day, we go back and forth making any amendments and additions.  We plan another call a few weeks before your ceremony where we finalise the ceremony.  Coastal Ceremonies will be at your venue an hour before the start of the ceremony to ensure all is in hand and to reassure anyone with last minute nerves.  We are available to chat, email, meet from the first day we talk right up to the day itself.   Get in touch with us today and we can talk you through our process. We would love to be part of your big day.


Your Ceremony, Your Way.

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contact Clara on +353 87 2452858 or Orla on +353 87 9740546

Photography by Gavin Coughlan

“Our wedding was many years ago. The celebration continues to this day.”

~ Gene Perret