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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: 23
Average Rating: 5
Ciara was an absolute pleasure to work with from start to finish, She made the ceremony so special, fun & unique , She combined our Love, Family & Friends with the most beautiful loved story and wording. Ciara’s enthusiasm, Fun and overall presence was a major talking point of the day. We’re so grateful to Ciara for making the day extra special, Thank you so Much, Colleen & Shane
We were so delighted that we picked Ciara as our celebrant. She was a pleasure to deal with and made the whole process of organising our ceremony so easy and stress free. She is such a lovely, friendly person and made us feel so calm and relaxed on the day. All of our guests raved about the ceremony and loved how easy going and personal it was. We would highly recommend Ciara to other couples.
A memory, an unforgettable moment, remaining ever vivid and heart warming!
What can we say, from our first meeting with Ciara in Kilkenny we knew she was the right person for our ceremony. Her smile, warmth, sincerity, and genuine affection for who we are as a couple really came across. We never doubted from that day on that she was the perfect celebrant for us.
We were not wrong, when our day finally came along on a perfect crisp sunny winter day in January 2023, it was amazing. The ceremony was full to the brim of heartfelt laughter, excitement, smiles, tears, joy, happiness, it was everything and more then we ever could have imagined.
We celebrated some Celtic traditions of ring warming and handfasting, Ciara told the story of those wonderful traditions and our guests loved it. We wanted our families and friends to be part of the ceremony and Ciara made that happen and they loved it. Our guests on the day and the days and weeks that followed still talk about the wonderful ceremony and how wonderful Ciara made it.
As we reminisce and look back at the wonderful photos of the ceremony, we smile and laugh exactly as we did on the day. Ciara is a beautiful, caring passionate person and we are so grateful that we found her for our ceremony and she will always be part of our special day. If you are considering Ciara as your celebrant, please arrange to meet her as once you have you will stop looking!