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Michael Grace Celebrant/Married With Grace

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Hi, I'm Michael

Michael Grace Celebrant / Married with Grace (Celebrant and Solemniser).
Turning your vision into reality.
Celebrating love and life.
They are my guiding principles. I work with couples and families to craft and create personal unique celebrations of the important life milestones, from birth to death.
Choosing Michael Grace Celebrant ensures a personal, individual and unique service to celebrate your special occasion with a beautiful and memorable ceremony.

What's my ceremony style?

Words from my couples:
“Special and Personal”, “Beautiful Ceremony”,
“Created an atmosphere to suit our personalities”,
“Created lasting and magical memories”,
“Warm, kind and professional service”,
“He put us both at ease and took the time to get to know us.”,
“Michael made us feel confident, excited and at ease about our ceremony.”,
“personal and warm approach to the ceremony”,
“very professional, caring, empathetic and genuine”

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Why choose Michael?

All my ceremonies, whether it is celebrating the arrival of a new baby, getting married or the end of a wonderful life, have the couple or family right at the centre. I create personal, individual and unique ceremonies to celebrate the important milestones in a life. The input and choices come from the couple or family, my job is create the ceremony to reflect the individuals and families in a unique bespoke way.

What do I offer?



Married with Grace (Celebrant and Solemniser)

I am passionate about people, friendship, relationships, love and romance and it is those passions that help me create my wedding ceremonies. I create special and memorable (legal) wedding ceremonies with you and for you, to share your love for each other in front of your family and friends (or on your own).
Together we will create a day that celebrates your journey from the time you met to the day of your wedding.

Marriage is a special union between you and a symbol of your love for each other, and I will work with you to make your day very memorable and unique to you.

I specialise in Destination Ireland wedding and elopement ceremonies. If you are thinking of getting married or eloping abroad, what better place than your ancestral home?

Ireland, also known as the Emerald Isle, is famous for its landscapes, literature, poetry, music and a thousand welcomes. Céad Míle Fáilte.

​Ireland is the ancestral home for millions of people around the world, Great Britain, USA, Australia, Canada to name a few.

​I can help create that perfect traditional Irish wedding, working with partners (photographers, musicians, hotels, guest houses and florists) in the many fabulous destinations and venues in Ireland.

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Why choose Michael for your wedding?

My style is relaxed, open and romantic which allows a couple to turn their dream into reality. Your wedding ceremony is crafted by you, guided by me. Everything in your ceremony is exactly as you dreamed for your special day. I welcome you to explore all possibilities to make your wedding a day to truly remember. My guiding principle is personal, individual and unique.

“Coming from New York, we had a very specific vision of melding the typical elements of an American wedding with the Irish traditions that keep us tethered to our heritage, and the result that Michael curated was extremely special, organic and beautiful.” Claire and TJ

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Naming Ceremony

Naming Ceremonies

A new baby is like the beginning of things – Wonder, Hope, A Dream of Possibilities

Baby Naming gives you the opportunity to mark the birth and naming of your baby in a way that suits you, unique to you and your beliefs.

This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate this new little life or new arrival (adoption, fostering), expressing all that you wish for your child in their future ahead, make promises and vows to him or her as parents, siblings and grandparents and to gather with your community of friends and family who encircle and support your new family.

My naming ceremonies range from welcoming a new baby, adoption ceremonies and fostering ceremonies. I also include in this coming of age ceremonies as children pass through each stage of their lives, from child to young adult to adult.

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Why choose Michael for your naming ceremony?

Your Child, Your Ceremony, Your Way

A unique and personal ceremony to welcome your child into your family.

“Michael was the celebrant for our sons naming day recently and I couldn’t recommend him enough! He took so much time to make sure we were happy with every little detail for the day. Michael made the day absolutely stress free and was so easy going with timings and getting to know everyone involved. I would highly recommend Michael. Thanks so much for a beautiful ceremony!” (Laura and Craig and Baby Leo)

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Renewal of Vows

There are many reasons why a couple renew their vows of marriage including an anniversary, a birthday or other significant occasion during their journey together.

I will work with you to create a ceremony that celebrates your journey together in married life.

Your ceremony will be crafted as you wish, involving all those who have traveled your journey with you.

Vow Renewals around the country, celebrating your love at some of the most unique destinations. I

I would be delighted to help you organise your special day, putting you in touch with wonderful photographers and musicians.

Guide to your Vow Renewal Ceremony
Pick Your Date – A wedding anniversary, birthday or other special occasion.

Choose Your Venue – Return to the place you got engaged or married, a favourite holiday destination, location of your family home.

​Choose Your Vows – Your original wedding vows or new commitments to each other.

​Choose your Ceremony – Ring Exchange, Readings, Poetry, Lighting of Candles, Blending of Sands, Handfasting.

​Invite Guests, or Not – On your own or with family and friends.

Celebrate – What more can be said!

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Why choose Michael for your renewal of vows?

“If you’re looking for the best Celebrant for your wedding or vow renewal in Ireland, look no further – you just found him! My husband and I decided to renew our vows for our 20th anniversary. I didn’t even know where to begin, but I stumbled across Michael’s site and from then on all the pieces came together. Michael was absolutely extraordinary!! It all started with a few emails, followed by zoom meetings so we could plan our special day! He went so far and above any expectation I had. He helped me find an amazing photographer and his close friend to life. He is absolutely amazing.” E&B July 2022

Ally & Jeff


Celebrating life rather than mourning death.

Funeral Services: I create personal funeral services to celebrate the life of the deceased. Working with the family, the funeral service remembers the deceased, their personalities, their passions and their beliefs.

Scattering of Ashes: For families who have chosen cremation the next question is what to do with the remains of your their loved one. Many choose to bring them home or replace their remains in a local cemetery. But there are so many other ways to scatter the ashes of the departed through a ceremony that reflects both their personalities and their beliefs. ​

Memorial Services A memorial service is usually held to celebrate the life of the deceased. It can be held anytime after their death, one year later or on a birthday or other anniversary. It is a lovely way to remember the departed when out of the initial shock of your loss.

Why choose Michael for your funeral?

“Thank you so very much for you’re beautiful service for Dad. You made it so personal and full of compassion. I don’t know how you did it, but you brought through the essence of Dad in your words. It was so beautiful and just what he would have loved. So many of our family and friends said how beautiful it was and loved how the service was done, and that was down to you.”
The Dunne Family, October 2023.

Ally & Jeff

Reviews for Michael Grace Celebrant/Married With Grace

Total Reviews: 38

Average Rating: 5

reviews (38)


We couldn’t have asked for better

5 Stars
Sarah and Philip

Wedding | 10/10/2023 | Marine Hotel

A big thank you for our wonderful wedding ceremony. It was personal, heartfelt and at times light-hearted, which is what we hoped for. We asked for a joyous celebration and that is exactly what we got – a ceremony full of love and affection. So many of our guests spoke to us of how much they enjoyed the ceremony – the words ‘personal’ and ‘moving’ came up quite a bit!
And you held us steady throughout the whole thing, all we had to do was follow your lead. Given how emotional the day was, that was a very good thing as there is no way we would have managed without you there to steer us. Your recommendation for the harpist was excellent as Marina Cassidy provided a beautiful musical accompaniment.
Thank you so much for all of your pre-wedding preparation and for the wonderful ceremony on the day – we couldn’t have asked for better.


The most amazing ceremony

5 Stars
Emer and Jamie

Wedding | 03/29/2024 | Four Seasons Hotel, Carlingford

Me and Jamie just wanted to thank you so much for the most amazing ceremony!! I couldn’t think of a better man to have gotten us through it!! You made us so calm and we got so so many comments about how wonderful the ceremony and yourself were!
Thank you for being such a big part of our day!


Perfectly tailored, unique, heartfelt ceremony

5 Stars
Chelsea and Brian

Wedding | 10/09/2023 | Bellingham Castle

From the moment we met Michael, we knew we were in good hands! We planned a destination wedding from the US and communication with Michael was always easy and timely. It was important to us to incorporate wedding traditions from both the US and Ireland in our ceremony; Michael provided plenty of suggestions and ultimately crafted a perfectly tailored, unique, heartfelt ceremony that represented us as a couple. He delivered our ceremony as if he had known us for years. Michael is genuine, warm, professional, and incredibly personable. He welcomed and mingled with all of our guests and provided a calming presence and little instructions before and during the ceremony, which really put my husband and me at ease. We received numerous compliments about our ceremony and still months after, our guests talk about how wonderful Michael was. We cannot recommend Michael enough. Thank you for being such an integral part of our wedding day!

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