So as our wedding plans were slowly coming together, we met with Clara of Coastal Ceremonies to chat about the big day and it was one of the best decisions we ever made, besides getting married of course. Throughout the whole process, Clara was so professional and dealt with all our requests with such ease. Given her vast amount of experience in the area, she was able to offer some great insight into what makes a wedding ceremony unique and special, covering all the finer details that made ours our own.
Often wedding ceremonies can drag on too long while guests begin to lose patience slowly, but thankfully with the help of Clara, we got it right. From the type of ceremony (we went with a sand ceremony given where we live), to where we were positioned so our guests felt part of our special moment, to the number of songs sang on the day. Every single aspect was covered in great detail which made our wedding a day to remember. So if we were to offer any advice to a couple who plan on getting married…do it with Coastal Ceremonies and whatever guidance Clara offers you, take it, I promise you won’t regret it! Thanks again for everything. T&R xxx
We were planning our elopement wedding all the way from the states and Clara made it so much easier for us to do so! We started off with a Skype meeting with Clara to get to know each other and from there she was able to write the most beautiful ceremony, capturing both our personalities and our personality as a couple. She is extremely knowledgeable of the industry and even helped us with other recommendations for our ceremony at the Cliffs of Moher! We are so happy Clara was the one to marry us and can’t recommend using her enough! Thank you so much for making our ceremony so special and a time we will never forget!
Orla, what can I say, you wove a spell of peace and magic all round you as Celebrant of Kate and Jonas’ Wedding. Babies shushed, the rain danced lighter and you held us all in a beautiful space that was reverent, mindful and absolutely present. You launched us with majesty into a mighty and joyful celebration that lasted several days, but more importantly left many with the feeling of quiet awe that they had been part of something quietly wonderful. Take a bow girl !! Colette (mother of the bride)
Thank you Orla for being our amazing Celebrant at our August Wedding. We were just so delighted with the ceremony; the intro, the stories, the handfasting – so great ! The incorporation about Celtic traditions was so fantastic and you made us both feel very at ease.
Thanks also for facilitating us via skype and emails, and being such a delight to get to know. Love always. Neil and Kath
Clara made us feel so comfortable and taken care of for our vow renewal and hand fasting ceremony especially when we were coming over from Sydney. She took the time to get to know our story and incorporated that into the ceremony beautifully! Would highly recommend!
I surprised my husband by organising a renewal of our wedding vows on the Cliffs of Moher, facilitated by Clara from Coastal Ceremonies. It was absolutely fantastic to say the least. Clara made things so easy for me as time was limited on my side. Clara has an amazing ability to interact, involve and relax the crowd. She is warm engaging and great fun . I highly recommend Coastal Ceremonies if you want a SPECIAL day. My husband is still in shock and very grateful to Clara and me of course 😂.. five stars all the way 💓💓
Clara was nothing short of amazing. We organised our wedding in Ireland from Australia and she made the whole process a breeze from start to finish. A wonderful, warm person who made our day very, very special.
I am so glad we choose to work with Coastal Ceremonies and Clara. Working with Clara was so natural! She took the time to get to know us and customize the ceremony with so many details personal to us. She was so patient working with us from a country away via FaceTime and email! She asked questions and truly wanted to understand our story and this reflected in the ceremony. She kept us organized and on time for our tasks!! Her drafts for the ceremony were so helpful to have and understand the flow of the day!
Meeting Clara her personality just effortlessly lit up the space. She put my mom at ease. The day itself was so wonderful and personal. All our guests raved about the ceremony. Myself and Husband loved loved our ceremony. It was filled with love, was personal, and kept the guests engaged.
Myself and my husband highly recommend Clara and Coastal Ceremonies. It was such a magical day because of how smooth our ceremony went!!
Clara from Coastal Ceremonies was the perfect celebrant for our Ireland elopement. She took the time to get to know us as a couple as well as the history of our relationship. The ceremony she wrote for us was amazing- the perfect combination of funny, sweet, and loving. I would recommend Clara to anyone looking for a celebrant for their ceremony and we will definitely use her again if we renew our vows in the future!
Clara is amazing! From our first conversation we felt supported and relieved. She was very responsive and always went out of her way to answer our questions. Coming from the United States to have our blessing ceremony in Ireland we were completely lost on where to begin. Clara and Coastal Ceremonies helped to create a day that we’ll always cherish.
Clara was the most accommodating person I’ve met, creative and pleasant. They set up the ceremony to make this a surprise as that was what I wanted. They seem to be able to perform a ceremony with class and perfection to meet anyone’s desires. I would highly recommend Coastal Ceremonies to anyone wanting a memorable and beautiful ceremony. Superb service.
Clara with Coastal Ceremonies helped us have a fabulous day renewing our wedding vows with a handfasting ceremony. 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 to be a part of anyone’s special day!
Clara was absolutely amazing! She really captured the essence of me and my husbands relationship. She kept in constant contact leading up to the wedding as well as afterwards to make sure we enjoyed our trip, and our wedding, and to check that we made it home safe. Thank you for everything Clara! You’re amazing!!!
My husband Matt and I recently did a Hag’s Head elopement with Clara officiating. She was fantastic! She wrote a beautiful and unique ceremony that perfectly fit our personalities and what we wanted. She was extremely helpful every step of the way and added a lot of thoughtful touches. I highly recommend working with her!
We are so grateful to Orla and Coastal Ceremonies for the incredible service provided on our wedding day. On very short notice Orla could not do enough for us. Her enthusiasm was infectious and we were so grateful for her thoughtfulness in the lead-up and right through to the end of the day. You made the whole experience so personal and we cannot say how very glad we are to have found you as our celebrant! Thank you again, from the bottom of our hearts.
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 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,
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.
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!
“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”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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
“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 “
Orla! Thank you dearly for celebrating our wedding with us. You are very kind and we truly enjoyed working with you. You made our moment so very special to us. Thank you for all of the work you put in to the ceremony. With love, Ron and Brittaney
My husband Jimmy and I had the absolute pleasure of having Orla as the celebrant for our wedding in May 2018. Orla was so lovely to work with. She was so friendly and easy to talk to and was genuinely interested in finding out about our story and incorporating our personalities into our special day. Her down to earth and easy going personality meant that we always looked forward to our meetings or conversations with her. Orla took on board any of the suggestions we had with regards to what we wanted included in our ceremony and was always ready to offer sensible and well thought out advice. She brought warmth, humour and a sense of calm to our wonderful day. Orla was incredibly professional but also very authentic and genuine. We knew long before our wedding day that she was a perfect fit for us, which is why it was so lovely to hear the comments from our friends and family after the event – everyone had nothing but lovely things to say about Orla! Friends told us it was the most personal wedding ceremony they had been to and we had a number of people ask us for Orla’s contact details afterwards so that they could speak to her about their own upcoming big days! Despite only meeting for the first time a few months beforehand, by the time our wedding day arrived we felt like Orla was an old friend already! If you’re looking for a friendly and professional celebrant who will fill your day with warmth, sentiment and humour, then we couldn’t recommend Orla highly enough! Thank you Orla 🙂 Tríona and Jimmy
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