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Irish Ethical Celebrants Society (IECS); Irish Institute of Celebrants (IIOC)
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: 9
Average Rating: 5
Michael was the most wonderful surprise to our elopement-style wedding! We flew over from the US and we’re just hoping for someone nice to marry us, but man oh man, we ended up with an amazing man who not just married us, but basically helped us plan our whole ceremony and guided us through our whole magical day! We reached out to Michael to see if he was available and he immediately responded to us letting us know he was. Over the next few weeks, we corresponded multiple times about how we wanted our ceremony to look/feel and he gave us wonderful advice and suggestions that we would’ve never thought of otherwise. On the day itself, it, of course, was pouring, and we had only an outdoor location. Thankfully the weather gave us 40 not so rainy minutes and Michael was so wonderful as he guided us through our ceremony. He was such a lovely, calm voice and made both my husband and I feel so at ease. He performed the ceremony flawlessly even while it was freezing, pretty misty, and the wind was howling. After the ceremony, we wanted to go to a local pub for a Guinness, and Michael and his wife were available to celebrate with us and it was extremely special. All of our friends at the wedding discussed how we were going to be able to fly him out for their weddings back in the states. I cannot say enough wonderful things about Michael and would absolutely recommend him to any and every couple!
Don’t really know where to start but we can’t thank you enough for everything! You were a very big part of making our day what it was and you made a big difference in how the whole vibe was which is exactly what we wanted..relaxed, calm, loving and just the most perfect day! So many comments from everyone about how amazing the ceremony was
From contacting Michael first we got a good feeling that he would do our ceremony as we wanted it.
We had a few calls and then a meet up a few weeks before the wedding which we think was really important as Michael got to know us personally and incorporate that into the ceremony. The ceremony was brilliant and we’re really happy with the way it went, we were delighted with the sand ceremony and the involvement of our children. People spoke afterwards about how special the ceremony was and how personal it seemed, this was down to Michael getting to know us.
Thanks a million for making our ceremony one to remember Michael