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Entheos Ireland; Irish Ethical Celebrants Society (IECS)
Hi, I'm Michael
Michael Grace Celebrant / Married with Grace (Celebrant and Solemniser).
Turning a 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Why choose Michael for your renewal of vows?
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!
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?
Whether it is a funeral, memorial service or scattering of ashes I will create, with you, a unique and personal ceremony that embraces the beliefs and values of the deceased. A ceremony that celebrates the life and spirit of the departed.
Reviews for Michael Grace Celebrant
Total Reviews: 24
Average Rating: 5
Long lasting and magical memories!
Well, where do we start! I have heard from all our guests nothing but positive reviews and lovely comments about the ceremony and the way you created an atmosphere that suited Gerard and I. We felt nothing but calm and at ease leading up to the day and of course, the day of. We really appreciated you checking in on us and how we were feeling and helping us keep our nerves at bay. The simple touches that you suggested, suited us to a T! Such as the hand fasting, your opening welcome and how you intertwined our love stories. We loved how you asked us three words to describe each other – Which was quite difficult because there are so many things you love about your partner, but it really made the process a lot more special having to think extra hard about only the best things about your partner. Gerard and I have both agreed that our favourite part of the day was the ceremony, in which you had a fundamental role in helping create long lasting and magical memories! From the bottom of our big, fat hearts, thank you! There are no other words to describe how grateful we are that you were our celebrant.
He is just amazing
Michael was the celebrant for our recent wedding and he is just amazing! We are thrilled we found him. He made our ceremony so special and personal, we were so happy with it and it was both our favourite parts of our day. All of our guests commented about how great it was. He also is just genuinely so lovely and makes the process of putting together the ceremony so easy with lots of video calls to talk through the important things about the day and to get to know you as a couple. On the day he went above and beyond to make sure everything ran smoothly. He even goes so far as to ensure all other parties on the day like the photographer and musicians etc know all the key parts of the ceremony so that they are ready for those important moments. We highly recommend him to couples looking for a celebrant for their ceremony, you will not regret it.
10 out of 10
Michael was our celebrant for our ceremony at Macreddin Village, Wicklow.
We were delighted to have Michael as part of our special weekend, he made the ceremony very intimate and personal, all of our guests were singing Michaels praises for the rest of the day. Everyone was blown away with how special Michael made the ceremony.
From our initial call with Michael, he was very helpful throughout giving us great ideas for our ceremony, he made the planning process very enjoyable and relaxed.
Could not recommend Michael strong enough, 10 out of 10!