R&R at Ashford Lodge

Ruth & Ross

Photography by the very lovely Moathill Photography

Dear Simone,

I’m not sure how to start this email without getting overwhelmed. Last Saturday was the most beautiful day of my life & you were an instrumental part of making it so.

We told you that we first saw you at our friend’s wedding last Spring & commented on how beautiful you made the ceremony. We thought you knew the boys! It was so touching and personal.

And then we met you for our wedding. Simone, you treated us like we were the most important couple that you had ever met. Like ours was the only ceremony you would ever perform. Like fulfilling our dream meant fulfilling yours.

I’m overwhelmed by each and every personal touch. From the remembrance candles to the vows and ribbons, to how you weaved what we told you about the people in our ceremony, to how you told our story, to how you carefully minded our kids, it was all so simply beautiful and unique. Thank you.

And to then get the gift of the ribbons & the cert the next morning, blew me away.

Thank you again Simone. My favourite decision was choosing you to be our celebrant.

With the warmest regards & love, R&R. X X

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Claire and Patrick

I first met Claire, a leading Irish wedding photographer, when we worked together on a surprise vow renewal ceremony, held at the lakeshore in Glendalough.  So, I was very honored when she asked me to be the celebrant for her and Patricks wedding.

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Courtesy of Paula O’Hara – Wedding Photographer 

 

Having seen Simone working before, I immediately knew I would love to have her at my own wedding too. When planning ours, our main concern for the ceremony was that it would be personalised to us and intimate. Simone worked with us to achieve exactly that and went above and beyond our expectations every step of the way. She thought of every detail to incorporate our loved ones and each ceremony element she helped us choose reflected us completely, including having our dog involved in the ceremony! Simone’s manner is kind and compassionate and she is deeply committed to achieving her client’s desires. Many of our guests also commented on her warm and friendly disposition throughout the ceremony. We are so thrilled to have had Simone deliver our ceremony and couldn’t recommend her more highly – Claire and Patrick

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Courtesy of Paula O’Hara 

Claire and Patrick’s wedding was elegant and timeless.  It was also the first time I worked with a ring bearer who was a (all be it gorgeous) golden retreiver! She was as good as gold. A last-minute decision to hold the ceremony inside turned out to be the right one, as it poured rain a few minutes in! I have such beautiful memories of Claire and Patrick’s day, and feel privileged to have been part of it <3

For fine art wedding photography contact Claire at Studio Brown 

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We this is very exciting!  A Mrs2Be Brides Choice nomination is a big deal for me!brides_choice_awards_nominated_large_960x960 Creating and delivering a wedding ceremony, on one of the most important days in a couple’s life to that point, is an enormous responsibility.  While many think the ability to perform a ceremony comes naturally, they do not realize the amount of preparation that goes on behind the scene.  The hours I spend rehearsing and reviewing the ceremony or arriving at a venue two hours before kick off to ensure everything is ‘ship shape’, is never time wasted.

I am nominated in the Celebrant category, but there are a few more categories I think I am eligible for:

  • Acrobatics: as I am a dab hand at catching the mother of the bride as she trips on the red carpet (true story).
  • Florist: for making a button hole for the father of the groom out of flowers from the venue’s garden (also a true story)
  • Beautician: for not crying when hot wax poured down my arm from a toppled candle (another true story)

So thank you from the bottom of my heart for the nomination and good luck to all the nominees, you all rock!

Simone <3

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