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I travel Nationally & Internationally
Luxury indoor weddings, Storytelling, Ceremony Enhancements, Poetry
Irish Institute of Celebrants, Entheos Ireland
Hi, I'm Alison
I’m Alison your creative Celebrant in Cork performing weddings in Ireland with a fresh perspective. 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 from mid 2022 which I am delighted to be able to offer my couples.
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 poet, 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 guest. The day is all about you and your milestone as it should be and I am there to set the tone for the celebration.
Why choose Alison?
I am bubbly and enthusiastic. I am also very calm and relaxed. I am also 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 milestone 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.
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.
Why choose Alison for your wedding?
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.
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.
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.
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: 8
Average Rating: 5
A beautiful memorable experience
We absolutely adored our ceremony with Alison. It was without doubt a highlight of our day. From our first meeting with Alison we knew we wanted her to be part of our day as a celebrant. She made sure she got to know us and our story and our ceremony was so personal and unique to us because of that. Everyone keeps telling us how much they loved the ceremony it was so magical. I recommend Alison to any couple getting married, , she will make the day a beautiful memorable experience 💓
Amazing to work with
Alison was amazing to work with. From our first zoom call we knew that she was the right person to tell our love story. The ceremony was beautifully written and included so many personal touches including candle and hand tying rituals and hand picked readings. Alison guided us through the process and provided samples and support along the way. The final result was something I will remember the rest of my life. All through the night people were coming up to us complimenting the ceremony and how unique and special it was. So grateful to have had Alison be a part of our big day and can’t recommend her highly enough!
The Best Decision!
We got married in April 2022 and made the best decision by having Alison as our celebrant.
From the first contact we had, to the selfie taken just before she said goodbye, we throughly enjoyed every interaction we had with Alison. She has a bubbly, enthusiastic, lovely personality and a love for her job that shines through.
She got to know both of us through conversations and was very quick to come up with a sermon, that explained who we are as a couple, as well as including some very funny and witty stories to keep all our friends and family entertained.
Her fresh approach to how she delivers her sermon, I have NOT seen in any other sermon previously.
Our wedding was delayed slightly due to a mix up with the musician and Alison had no problems at all in chatting to guests, while we waited. At no stage whatsoever did she mind waiting.
I don’t know how to put this into words, other than to say that if you do chose Alison for your wedding day, I guarantee you not regret it.
We wish her the very best in her business but have no doubt that she will be very successful.
Sheena & John Patrick. Kerry.