Making your Special
Milestone Moments
Truly Memorable

Welcome to Ceremonies by Clodagh

Making your special milestone moments truly memorable!

I guess you're planning a ceremony.. Many congratulations, how very exciting!!

Hi, I'm sure you have already guessed my name is Clodagh. I am a professional modern Celebrant born in the north of the beautiful Emerald Isle and still with a tinge of an accent to prove it.

I love what I do and take great pride in my work creating bespoke, enjoyable and distinctive ceremonies, leaving amazing lasting memories never to be forgotten.

To me, your ceremony should be as unique, extraordinary and exceptional as you are, reflecting your personality and love. It's about celebrating your milestone moments your way, wherever, whenever and how you decide, making the most incredible and often surprising memories along the way!

Based in Lincolnshire, I am willing to travel across the UK, Ireland and beyond to make your special ceremony a truely unforgettable experience.

Why Choose Me?

I am warm, caring, enthusiastic and easy to talk to. I am fully qualified as a celebrant and provide the highest level of professionalism at all times with meticulous attention to detail.

As a life coach, I spend a lot of time asking questions and even more listening. As a celebrant I do exactly the same but rather than asking about your life goals, I ask about your life story, your love story and how you want to celebrate it.

If you need a little confidence boost before your ceremony, my complimentary coaching session will certainly help.

I am passionate about helping others to make their dream ceremonies extraordinary, a special moment in time, never to be forgotten by them, their family and friends.

If you would like to celebrate your day with a ceremony less ordinary and rather extra ordinary, I think we would be the perfect fit!

"May your hands be forever clasped in friendship and your hearts joined forever in love"

Why Choose a Celebrant?

Good question!

Celebrant-led ceremonies provide you with the freedom and endless possibilities to create meaningful and personal ceremonies that will resonate more with you, your partner and all those you invite to share in your most significant and special days.

Unlike most registrar-led ceremonies, you will have the opportunity to meet and to get to know celebrant officiating your ceremony.

Without restrictions, you can have your ceremony at anytime and at any place you choose. It can have religious elements or not depending on your wishes, and it can include your own unique and special vows and special and unique symbolic or spiritual elements. In short, a celebrant wedding gives you the freedom to create a ceremony that in less ordinary and rather extra-ordinary!

Having a Celebrant led Wedding Ceremony means you have complete flexibility over your venue – anywhere, anytime. With so many hidden gems, stunning private estates, beautiful outdoor locations, unlicensed and licensed venues out there, a Celebrant offers you the chance to have your wedding in any location you find and love.  Meaningful spots, settings of unimaginable beauty… this alternative to a civil ceremony opens endless doors.

A Celebrant will also personalise your ceremony to suit your style and you will get to know your Celebrant over the course of planning your wedding so you have a personal, meaningful connection for the most important day of your life.  Your Celebrant will create a unique ceremony from scratch, one that truly reflects you as a couple. It can be light hearted, humorous, formal or simple and will perfectly suit you as a couple.

Aside from writing a service that is purely about you, the couple, a Celebrant-led wedding could include:

Wedding Ceremonies with Spiritual Symbolism

Many couples choose a celebrant wedding as they want to incorporate an element of spiritual symbolism in their wedding: this could include Hand Fasting, candles, crystals, trees… the list goes on!

Traditional Wedding elements:

Another way in which people personalise their ceremony is by tying in relevant traditions (such as a Jewish glass smash or Chinese tea ceremony) or cultural points; this could be something that has been passed through the family, or a totally new tradition that you want to set for future generations!

Involve guests in the wedding

You could involve your guests with special readings, songs or even to play a part in your tradition. This adds an extra layer of flexibility, meaning you can choose the people that are special to you and give them a key role in your day.

Ceremony abroad and at home We’ve mentioned the huge plethora of venue options when you have a celebrant-led wedding, including ceremonies abroad. But a popular aspect of these ceremonies is that it gives you the option to have both home and away.

For those that can’t attend your abroad wedding, you could use a celebrant to renew your vows back home or have a second wedding altogether.

In the UK, Local Registrars are bound by their legal format and there are limitations to the content of the service they can provide. They have set times, set locations and restrictions on what they can and cannot say or do. It is more than likely you will also not know the person delivering the most important words to you as a couple either.

Celebrant led weddings offer an affordable alternative. You no longer have to search purely for wedding venues that are licensed; you may have a favourite restaurant, farm, beach or even holiday home that hosts large parties, the options are endless with a Celebrant. In addition, since there is so much variety in what a celebrant can provide (and where they will do so), there is no set fee structure. As a general rule of thumb, you could expect to pay between £450-£1,500

If you opt to have a registrar officiate your wedding, you will typically pay between £46 if you’re marrying at a registry office, or £86 at a registered religious building. This fee may increase substantially if you intend on getting married at other approved premises.

You can combine a wedding ceremony with a celebrant and a registrar.

You can choose to carry out the legal aspect of your ceremony with a registrar, followed by the personalised and meaningful Celebrant-led celebration in the presence of all your family and friends.

Of course, this is more expensive. However, it’s a popular option for couples who want to tick off the legal side of marriage at the same time as their Celebrant-led ceremony.

My Qualifications

  • Member of the Institute of Professional Celebrants
  • NOCN Level 3 Diploma in Couples and Naming Celebrancy
  • NOCN Level 3 Diploma in Funeral Celebrancy
  • Diploma in Personal Performance Coaching (The Coaching Academy)
  • Diploma Education and Family Coaching (The Coaching Academy)
  • Certified Master Coach & Master NLP Practitioner (ABNLP)

If your looking for a ceremony to be remembered and full of fun, honesty, humour and encased in love, then please..