Wedding Celebrant

Vanessa Cooney Wedding Celebrant Embracing Life CeremoniesMeet Vanessa Cooney from Embracing Life Ceremonies.

Vanessa is an Independent Celebrant with the UK Society of Celebrants.

What does that mean?

A  Family  or Wedding Celebrant is a Celebrant that can write and deliver Wedding/Civil Partnership Ceremonies, Renewal of Vows Ceremonies, Naming Ceremonies or other Life Event Ceremonies that are conventionally accepted as being joyous & happy in nature.


Website: Embracing Life Ceremonies

Phone: 0879412872

Facebook: Embracing Life Ceremonies on Facebook

The official bit:

Once you have arranged your notification appointment, the HSE will issue you with an MRF (Marriage Registration Form) or documentation for Civil Partnership. This document will then be passed onto an HSE registered solemniser, who will witness the signing of this document so if you are marrying / civil partnership at a Registry office, this signing will take place there. If you choose to have Vanessa host your ceremony, couples need to arrange for the Registrar (the HSE) to hold onto the MRF/Partnership documentation, and at the second arranged meeting with them, you (along with your two witnesses) would sign the document in the presence of the HSE Registrar, this means that you would need to arrange two appointments with the HSE – first, to give Notification, then later a second appointment to sign your legal documents.

So, why choose a Wedding Celebrant like Vanessa?

If you cannot arrange for a registrar to be present on the day of the ceremony as the date is not available, or if on a legal basis, the location cannot be used ‘officially’. If you would like a more personal ceremony, written and designed together with your celebrant, from scratch – unique to you as a couple.

Your civil/ commitment ceremony can take place in a location of your choice and you have as many options of music, readings, poems, rituals, entertainment and of course having fun, leaving a life time of special memories for you all, with a complete devotion to your expectations

Vanessa has many years of experience, understanding and extensive resources and knowledge of the wedding industry, and of course she has ‘the know how’ and skill to create a very special memorable ceremony for the most wonderful and important day of your lives.

Your ceremony, she promises, will be sincere but not forgetting entertaining, fun, fabulous and of course perfect. She officiates a professional, dedicated, reliable service with seamless delivery with an engaging and heartfelt manner because she loves what she does. Vanessa has many other strings to her bow to complete her wedding services:

  • Tree décor, used as a Memorial Tree or Wishing Tree
  • Heirloom Wedding Certificates for new couples to sign and later to hang in their home beside their wedding photos
  • Wedding Ceremony singer and pre-reception music

I am here to support and work together with you to include your ideas, beliefs and way of life, guiding you with my extensive experience and expertise to make your personal ceremony unique, intimate and unforgettable”.