photo by Dara Vaughan
“We had the great pleasure and joy of having Clara as our celebrant at our recent wedding. I was an anxious bride and had no idea what I wanted our ceremony to be. Clara was amazing, she spent time with both of us working through what we wanted the day to feel like, who we wanted to include in the service and how we could remember loved ones no longer with us. On the day itself we were both incredibly relaxed and thoroughly enjoyed the ceremony. Clara had spent time getting to understand our story and delivered a highly personalised ceremony which reflected us as a couple – there was plenty of laughter as well as a few sentimental tears. Many of our family and friends praised Clara and the uniqueness of the service – within a few weeks one couple has already engaged Clara for their wedding!! Thanks Clara you made our day incredibly special xxx “
“When my husband and I decided to have a naming ceremony for our son we had a couple of things on our minds. Firstly we had never attended a naming ceremony for any other baby and secondly we were conscious of the fact that our families and friends were used to more of a traditional ceremony for babies. We wanted our families and friends to enjoy the day and feel included. From the initial meeting with Orla we were so happy with our choice. We felt that Orla really understood our needs and put our minds at ease. She ensured that Oran was the centre of the entire ceremony and wrapped everyone else around him. Orla gave us lovely ideas for the ceremony and we decided to have everyone offer a flower to Oran which created a beautiful bouquet of flowers that we kept as a memory of the day. We had the most amazing relaxed day. Orla facilitated and guided everyone with her lovely relaxed and friendly ways and she made it so enjoyable for everyone.”
Thank you so much Orla from the Kavanagh’s
“Clara officiated at our Christmas wedding in 2017. The wedding was a day to remember that was made possible on the basis of Clara’s wonderful ceremony. We had laughter and tears (of joy), solemnity and frivolity, a mix that made the ceremony unique and truly memorable. After the service, more guests congratulated us for the ceremony than for the marriage. Anyone who is looking for a Celebrant would find it hard to better Clara.”
“Clara, we wanted to thank you again for such a wonderful experience renewing our vows.
You were so helpful, from even before our journey began, to the day of the ceremony. All of your tips, guides, and thoughtful advice made the experience so easy, it was truly a time we could simply enjoy. The ceremony itself was magical, and your words beautifully related what our family meant to us. Plus the kids even had some fun too with the sand mixing (which sits now in a beautiful jar in our family room) and knot tying.
Marriage is something we hold dearly, and to be able to renew our vows in such a beautiful place like Ireland, was a dream come true. Even more so, to have this experience with our children, filled our hearts with love and understanding of how important family really is.
Thank you so much for helping make our dream a reality. We will remember it for the rest of our lives.”
Scott and Shirley
“Clara with Coastal Ceremonies helped us have a fabulous day renewing our wedding vows with a Handfasting ceremony in Loop Head, Kilkee. She spent a lot of time over the months leading up to our trip ensuring she had every detail ready for us, and that we would have a familiar face on our travels to Ireland from the United States. The video and email communication with her was spot-on, and she even gave us great recommendations of other vendors and nearby restaurants. Truly made our experience fun and low-stress. Would highly recommend Coastal Ceremonies to be a part of anyone’s special day.”
Brian and Briana
“Clara officiated over our 10 year wedding vow renewal. As we are currently building a new house, we thought it fitting to hold the ceremony on our site. Despite being surrounded by concrete blocks and rubble, Clara couldn’t have made it any more romantic and perfect. She put us at ease immediately and was very patient with our children who were present and really got them involved. Clara has such a lovely, warm personality and was the perfect person to officiate at our ceremony. We’d both highly recommend the services of Coastal Ceremonies to anyone. Thank you Clara for making our anniversary so special.”
Eadaoin and Diarmuid
“Orla! Thank you so much for the wonderful ceremony – it was so special and we absolutely loved it. I couldn’t have imagined it better. Thank you”
Kate and Jonas
“Mitch and I were truly blessed to have Clara from Coastal Ceremonies as our celebrant for our special day. Clara was super organised and professional from start to finish. The whole process was totally stress free, and Mitch told me that on the day, Clara was a godsend, keeping him calm and making sure everyone and everything was in the right place at the right time. Highly recommended. We were totally delighted. Thanks Clara x”
Louise and Mitch
From start to finish we had a fantastic experience creating our wedding ceremony with Clara. Starting with all the content creation, right through to delivery, Clara adds warmth, a really relaxed vibe and a very personal touch. Would highly recommend Clara!
Cliona and Donal
A huge thank you to Clara for being such an important part of our day. She made the ceremony incredibly special and personal, and everyone we have spoken to since has remarked on it. Many of our guests asked how long we had been friends with Clara and were amazed when we explained how we had found Coastal Ceremonies online, although I was happy to tell them how we considered Clara a friend since meeting her in the run up to the wedding! She met us several times in the run up to the wedding to discuss what we wanted included in our ceremony, and it was absolutely perfect. Every part of it was meaningful to us. Shane and I could not recommend Coastal Ceremonies enough.
Maeve and Shane
Orla, with regard to your superb baby naming ceremony for my daughter Marilou and delivery of same, what can I say… it was so so good and was so well received by all the guests, I can say that 100% of them commented in a a really positive way about you and your words as I went around chatting with everyone later on!
Everyone thought you were a friend of mine (one of the gang!) as it was all so cordial and laid back and perfectly informal!
I would and will absolutely recommend you and Coastal Ceremonies to anyone looking for a special, personal and heartfelt ceremony. I will most definitely be back in touch as my kids make their way through all of these coming of age milestones so inherent in our culture!
Thanks so much,
Fiona, Andrew and Marilou
~ Deepak Chopra