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Bespoke Words

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I travel Nationally & Internationally


Luxury indoor weddings, Storytelling, Ceremony Enhancements, Poetry


Entheos Ireland



Hi, I'm Alison

Irish Wedding Awards 2023 – Celebrant of the Year

I’m Alison your relaxed, creative Celebrant in Cork performing weddings in Ireland with a fresh perspective full of celebration!. I perform personalised Weddings, Vow Renewals and Naming Ceremonies.  As well as being a Celebrant, I am also a Poet with an MA Creative Writing so you are guaranteed I will write you an amazing ceremony!  I live in Cork, but will happily travel around Ireland to celebrate your special day with you. I became a Celebrant because I knew people deserved to have their story shared with their friends and family. Couples are looking for a bespoke ceremonies, couples are looking for me! My ceremonies are fully inclusive – welcoming all faiths and none, all traditions and cultures. My wedding ceremonies are also legally binding should you require this.

What's my ceremony style?

I offer a relaxed style. The day is all about YOU! I am there to lead your bespoke ceremony and put you and your guests at ease. Love is at the centre of your ceremony and it is my great pleasure to celebrate love with you. I am a wordsmith who will articulate your feelings and story in a heartfelt and personal way. I am all about creating a relaxed atmosphere for you and your guests. The day is all about you and your milestone, as it should be, and I am there to set the tone for the celebration. My ceremonies are youthful, modern celebrations of love and life bursting with fun, personality and grace.

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Favourite Moment - Ring Warming Ceremony

A ring warming ceremony is a beautiful way to start your wedding ceremony. The rings, or other tokens of affection, commitment and unity, are passed around your guest. They are asked to make silent wish or intention for your future. When it comes to exchanging rings, they will have been warmed and blessed by your family and friends before taking their place on your hands. It is such a special ritual with lovely sentiment and a wonderful way to involve every guest in your ceremony.


Why choose Alison?

I am bubbly and enthusiastic. I am also very calm and relaxed. I am a poet so you can be sure I will write a ceremony that is as beautiful and unique as you. I totally get you and your wishes. I am available to help couples and families celebrate their milestones in the most befitting way possible. Your special day can have all the fun and personality it deserves when you work with me. As I said – I offer a fresh perspective on life’s milestones and offer bespoke ceremonies that represent you, your values and wishes, all while delivering my ceremonies with a smile and laid back approach.

What do I offer?



Have you always wanted to get married with a ceremony that captures you? A ceremony that doesn’t conform to rules and is non traditional, intimate and eclectic? If you have wanted elope to Ireland or to stay local for a bespoke ceremony you have come to the right place, because you have been looking for me. I am your creative celebrant with a fresh perspective. If you are looking for a unique and personal ceremony, whether it’s a micro wedding or a big affair – I want to celebrate love with you. My ideal couple are looking for something completely bespoke and intimate, and laid back. They want to collaborate to create a very special and memorable day. I love country houses and castle venues and luxury hotels. I also love to perform wedding ceremonies in outdoor locations that are special to you. Just let me know so I can wear the appropriate shoes!

I am Registered Solemniser with Entheos Ireland, legally marrying you 7 days a week at your venue. After we get to know each other I weave your love story into our ceremony which is always a treat. I write a ceremony tailored to you featuring ceremony enhancements like ring warming ceremonies or unity candle ceremony for example. I select readings and poems with you in mind and create a distinctly personal, intimate and loving ceremony. If you can’t find a reading you like, I offer a bespoke poem service for anyone looking for something extra unique. My ceremonies are fully inclusive to all faiths and cultures so we can include any elements you may like on the day. You don’t have to compromise on anything with me – from content to date and time – you can have whatever you like. My ceremonies are relaxed celebrations of you two – exactly as you want it.

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Why choose Alison for your wedding?

Irish Wedding Awards 2023 – Celebrant of the Year

I create ceremonies with the couple in mind always. Your love story is at the centre of the ceremony. I love to work with couples so that together we create the day of your dreams. I am bubbly and enthusiastic and will deliver a warm ceremony. I am calm and reassuring and someone who you can rely on. I set the tone for the rest for the day so your guests are well aware they’re here for an amazing day. Your guests will genuinely be enthralled – no one is checking their watch at this one! I totally understand you and your wishes and it is my job to deliver a ceremony with you and for you. I bring my laid back personality to my ceremonies ensuring they are relaxed and that you and your loved ones are at ease.

Naming Ceremony

Naming Ceremonies

I love working with families to welcome their new arrival to the world. Such a joyous occasion should be celebrated with your loved ones in a way that makes you happy. Baby naming ceremonies are a great way to involve siblings extended family in a special way.

Let’s introduce your new baby with all the love and warmth they deserve. I will create a gorgeous ceremony for your family to introduce and welcome the new baby to the world. I offer ceremony enhancements that distinguish your day from others and let’s you get your family involved in a natural and loving way.

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Why choose Alison for your naming ceremony?

I love celebrating the happy times with families and deliver ceremonies in a warm and friendly manner. I am also a poet and can craft a bespoke verse for your ceremony or to have at home to remind you of the day.


Renewal of Vows

Any couple looking to reaffirm their love have come to the right place. People renew their vows for many reasons; for a significant anniversary, after a time of illness or struggle or people who didn’t do their wedding the way they wanted to the first time around. My favourite vow renewal ceremony is an intimate gathering of the couple and their close family. I love indoor and outdoor ceremonies in a location that is special to the couple.

I write your bespoke ceremony for you and perform this on the day. I meet with you to get to know you and your love story – this is at the heart of the ceremony. I help you to choose readings and poems for the ceremony and can write a bespoke poem for those who are looking for something extra memorable.

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Why choose Alison for your renewal of vows?

I love celebrating love with couples and their guests. I perform intimate and romantic ceremonies bursting with love! I offer a relaxed style and love to work closely with the couple to create something magical.


Unfortunately Bespoke Words is not available for Funerals.

Reviews for Bespoke Words

Total Reviews: 19

Average Rating: 5

reviews (19)


All of her couples are very lucky to have her on their wedding days.

5 Stars
Annemarie and Tommy

Wedding | 09/30/2022 | Kilcoran Lodge

We were so lucky to have Alison do our wedding ceremony.

Alison is such a lovely warm person. On our first discovery call we knew that she was the lady we wanted to marry us. The chat just flowed and we clicked straight away. Alison understood us as a couple and created the most heartwarming ceremony that we both will remember for forever.

Alison was so responsive with emails and nothing was an issue. Alison was born to do this work, you can tell it’s her passion.

Tommy and I felt like we had a friend doing our ceremony for us.

All of her couples are very lucky to have her on their wedding days.


Everything we could have wished for!

5 Stars
Lavelle and Lloyd

Wedding | 10/09/2022 | Virginia Park Lodge

Alison was just what we were looking for when we were researching a celebrant to perform our wedding ceremony!

From our first contact Alison was excited and interested in us and our love story.

She took time to get to know us and portrayed our love story perfectly on our wedding day. Alison also helped us to write our vows to each other. The ceremony was amazing, everything we could have wished for!


Really couldn’t recommend Alison enough

5 Stars
Michelle and James

Wedding | 09/01/2022 | Clanard Court Hotel

Really couldn’t recommend Alison enough. From start to finish she made everything so easy. The ceremony was amazing and we smiled and laughed the whole way through . She told our love story beautifully and went above and beyond with the readings and made them so personal. Everyone commented on the day how amazing the ceremony was.

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