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I travel Nationally & Internationally
Writing, poetry, conjuring ceremony enhancements that don't yet exist. Excellent at involving guests.
English, (Gaeilge) Irish, French
Hi, I'm Ciara
My name is Ciara and I am a creative and forward-thinking celebrant. I am from Waterford, Ireland but I am willing to travel all over the country and beyond . I am currently available for Weddings, Vow Renewals and Baby Namings. I love working with people to create individualised ceremonies tailored just for them. If you imagine it, I can script and perform it! No ceremony is too big or too small. I weave ancient traditions with brand new ideas to create the day you’ve always dreamed of. I speak English and Irish fluently and I will give French a go!
What's my ceremony style?
I bring a uniqueness to your ceremony by really getting to know you beforehand. Together we will decide on symbolism and rituals that really showcase your values and your hopes for the future. I do this through scripting every ceremony from scratch over the months before the celebration. If you want a fun-filled, sincere and completely unique day, get it off to a great start with a Mo Chuisle ceremony.
Namings €250, Weddings €600, Vow Renewals €450
Wait...There Are No Rules!!
Myself and my clients were struggling to find ceremony enhancements that suited both parties when I had a lightbulb moment. There are no rules! Let’s make one up! And so we did, and so the happy couple became trend setters much to the delight of their celebrant and their guests!
Why choose Ciara?
I put my clients at ease with my relaxed yet organised approach to the ceremony. I make the guests feel very present and important which sets the intentions for the rest of your day! I will work closely with those involved beforehand to make sure the ceremony goes off without a hitch. This day is about you. The more we get to know eachother in the lead up the more memorable and intimate the day will be.
What do I offer?
My ideal couple are those who still want to get married after speaking with me! So all are welcome here! In with the old and in with the new I say. My favourite type of ceremony is one which is grounded in the values and beliefs of the couple both individually and as a unit. Through the use of tried and tested ceremony enhancements like sand, candles, music or handfasting entwined with my own original twists, we will craft a ceremony that is not only unique to you but also provides you with keepsakes you can bring forward with you as you journey through life together.
No ceremony is too big or too small. With a Mo Chuisle ceremony you will always be at the heart of it in every moment.
If you book me we will meet many times over Zoom or in person to discuss your ideas. I will share my expertise and ideas with you and together we will craft your ceremony. As I get to know you I will write your all important Love Story. This works as the ‘sermon’, which showcases you as a couple and your journey to this point. I perform this story to your and your guests setting a romantic and fun-filled tone for the rest of the day. I will fine-tune this Love Story to reflect your personalities and leave you with a story you will never forget. Really romantic? Well we’ll break out the doves. Mortified by the idea of gooey words? Well we’ll use a different approach. his ceremony is yours and will be brought to life in whichever style you like.
Why choose Ciara for your wedding?
I am calm, organised and professional in everything I do. I will put you at the heart of your ceremony and make your love shine. I am bursting with new ceremony ideas but also value older traditions. I will make sure you and your guests experience a ceremony to remember and I will do it all with a great big smile.
Celebrating your new arrival is an absolute must and what better way than a Naming Ceremony. Bring together your nearest and dearest and I will help you welcome your little one to the world with a mix of guest participation, symbolism and ancient ritual you are sure to remember forever.
As a Primary School teacher I have many tricks up my sleeve to involve the whole family in this special day. Together we will provide special moments to symbolise the welcoming of your newest family member through music, arts and crafts and anything else that reflects you as a family. All ideas are welcomed and no idea is too big or too small.
Why choose Ciara for your naming ceremony?
I am skilled in dealing with children and adults alike! I perform ceremonies with a big smile on my face. I engage with the guests and family making the ceremony a heartwarming and memorable moment in time. I capture this moment through symbolism and keepsakes that the child and their family will cherish forever.
Renewal of Vows
Vow renewals are a great way to show your family and friends the strength of your relationship. They allow you to take a moment as a couple to celebrate all you’ve achieved throughout your marriage. Whether it be 5 or 25 years on from your wedding day, a celebration of lifelong love and commitment to eachother is always something to celebrate.
I offer a refreshing take on vow renewal through brand new ceremony rituals and a sermon based completely on your journey so far through life together. I will help you put pen to paper to write those all important vows and I will put you at the heart of each and every part of the ceremony.
Why choose Ciara for your renewal of vows?
I will get to know you throughout the months before the Vow Renewal service. I will create a ceremony unique to your life and the milestones you hold dear. I am calm, whitty and openhearted. I will draw in your guests and give make them feel present in your special day. And I will do all of this with a big smile on my face. If you want a relaxed, enjoyable and romantic atmosphere for you service then I’m the celebrant for you.
Why choose Ciara for your funeral?
Reviews for Mo Chuisle Celebrancy and Solemniser
Total Reviews: 16
Average Rating: 5
Wedding Ceremony by Ciara
Ciara was amazing, she truly was! We decided to go with a celebrant for our marriage as we aren’t particularly religious but wanted the ceremony to be personal to us as a couple. Ciara was definitely the woman for the job! So down to earth and so knowledgeable around the history of marriages. The story telling really drew our guests in. We received so many compliments about Ciara and our ceremony. We even had a few “this is the best wedding I’ve been too” comments. We can’t wait to get our video back so we can watch it over again. Thank you Ciara! Leigh & Colm.
Ciara O Connor is such a lovely person, from the first time we spoke to her about being our Celebrant We knew we had choosen the right person, she is warm and bubbly and so much fun. Ciara gave us so much advice on readings & music and was there every step of the way.
Thank you Ciara for making our wedding day so special.
We would highly recommend Ciara O Connor to be your celebrant.
Colette & Eamonn
Perfectly crafted ceremony
Ciara wrote and delivered a fantastic ceremony for our wedding day. She really captured the essence of our relationship in the love story she wrote and the ceremony itself was fun, slightly different and relaxed, exactly as we wanted! A lot of guests told us that both the ceremony and Ciara’s delivery were amazing. Ciara was fabulous to work with and delivered exactly what we asked for. I’d have no hesitation in recommending Ciara for any special day.