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Caroline McCarthy - Registered Solemniser

Cork, Kerry, Tipperary & more :)
Reviews (11) 5/5
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Caroline McCarthy is a friendly and highly experienced Celebrant.  A member of Our Spiritual Earth who have won many awards between them.

She is an HSE Registered Solemniser – so yes! you can have a fully legal marriage ceremony. All your questions about the legal requirements can and will be explained to you both to ensure the process is simple and easy to complete.

One of the most important and greatest celebrations of your life and your love is your wedding day. You will be in safe hands.

  • A calming, guiding hand, there to support you through every stage of the creation of your ceremony.
  • Both of you can benefit from the wealth of knowledge, experience and support that Caroline can give to all couples,
  • resulting in great memories for you, your family and friends."

OSE respect difference – whether in spirituality, faith, religion, gender identity, inter-faith, or no faith - creating and delivering a ceremony totally reflective of you both and your beliefs.

  • “Focused around the exquisite moment of speaking your personal vows to each other, we work with you to create your own very special ceremony. Giving you complete freedom of choice to decide what you would like to be doing and saying within your ceremony.
  • If you naturally lean towards the simpler ceremony, I listen to you and create that with you. You can also include any type of element and/or tradition for the day, and I will provide all the various examples of beautiful rituals, interweaving readings, stories and heart-felt memories.  
  • From Hand-Fasting to Unity Sand, Wine Box & Love Letters or Candle lighting and Remembrance - I have extensive experience and resources for you both to utilise whilst crafting your ceremony, to ensure that your ceremony is special, personal and memorable. 
  • I will be fully there with you if you choose to include family and friends to participate in your ceremony. I believe that yourselves, friends and families are sharing this beautiful and powerful moment, which has taken much preparation, and I want it to be the most enjoyable and meaningful it can be for all the couples I work with.”

I have experience of leading ceremonies both indoors – at hotels, castles, boutique country homes, rustic barns or outdoors – beaches, parks and gardens are especially popular – the choice is yours.  I am always happy to advise about the setting up for your ceremony.  Ensuring a professional but a happy, relaxed and very calming approach to your ceremony.

Having a celebrant-led wedding, gives you the opportunity to completely tailor your experience, allowing the possibility to capture all your unique details, personalities and stories to create a magical ceremony, full of love.

“I would be honoured and humbled to be your Solemniser/Celebrant for your wedding.

So, let’s get together and chat about your day and how to make your dream ceremony a reality.

Please contact me to take the next step :-)


11 reviews
Quality of service5.0/5
Cecily & David Maher
Added 6th Dec 2022
Wedding 3rd Dec 2022
Antoinette, where do I start?? There’s no words to thank her for the amazing ceremony she did for myself and my husband. From the second I rang her to enquire we just knew she was the celebrant for us. Her demeanour is just so uplifting and would instantly put a smile on anyones face. The ceremony she put together for us was just incredible and something we will never forget. Everyone we spoke to afterwards said how amazing it was and how she kept everyone engaged and how the little special touches she created just made it. She created such a unique ceremony that was so different from many weddings ourselves and our guests had been to before. I could ramble on forever about Antoinette and would not hesitate to book her. From the bottom of our hearts Antoinette thank you so much for everything you’ve done.
Mayara Ashe
Added 5th Dec 2022
Wedding 27th Oct 2022
She's the best to make your ceremony unforgettable. We loved every second of our wedding ceremony with her. It was absolutely amazing and magic. So professional and down to earth. She was our angel, she always will be in our hearts for being our Celebrant. No words could describe how amazing she is and how much we love each second of our wedding ceremony. Thank you so much for everything, for making our day completely unforgettable. Love, Mayara Ashe
Amy Hughes
Added 19th Sep 2022
Wedding 2nd Sep 2022
A massive thank you to Gabrielle for performing our ceremony earlier this month. She created a perfect atmosphere, really fun and relaxed, and brilliantly told our story to our guests. From our first conversation she was fantastic to deal with and made our choice of celebrant very easy. The resources available on the website (not to mention all the guidance she provided) really helped us personalise the ceremony and make it memorable. She was also extremely helpful on the day, showing up early, speaking to everyone involved in the ceremony to make sure they knew their parts, printing out all the readings and vows, etc. I lost count of the number of guests that commented on how lovely and special it all was, and how well Gabrielle led it. I cannot recommend her highly enough!
Sarah Kennedy
Added 19th Sep 2022
Wedding 20th Aug 2022
Thank you to Antoinette who married my husband Declan and I in August 2022. Antoinette created the perfect wedding ceremony, filled with humour and love. She made all of our guests, family and wedding party feel some welcome and involved.
Noemie & Arnaud
Added 19th Aug 2022
Wedding 4th Aug 2022
Antoinette married my husband and I on Thursday 4th August 2022. Being both French and with our family who do not speak English, we worked with Antoinette to have a bespoke ceremony celebrated in both languages, with my brother’s participation. Antoinette met with my brother via zoom calls numerous times to produce the most beautiful and personalised ceremony we could hope for. I knew the ceremony would be special, but I did not expect I would enjoy it soooo much, feel so relaxed and emotional at the same time. I enjoyed every minute of it and was impressed with the quality and aptness of the texts chosen, the beautiful and elegant set up around the registry table, and obviously the friendly and joyful vibe Antoinette brought to this very special time. Antoinette is truly an amazing celebrant, she does her job with love and passion and definitely goes above and beyond to deliver what will remain the perfect wedding ceremony we will cherish for a lifetime. Thanks Antoinette!
Added 27th Mar 2022
Wedding 3rd Feb 2022
A huge thank you to Caroline McCarthy for the beautiful ceremony performed for Brendan and I. We had a great day and our guests were all raving about the beautiful ceremony and Caroline's ability to bring humor into it. They thought it the best wedding ceremony they had been at.
Response from Antoinette Coleman-Kelly - Registered Solemniser
Hi Nicola & Brendan I loved your wedding; a fabulous venue, and you were an amazing couple to work with. Thank you for su)ch a great day. It's people that make a super day :
Karolina & Krzysztof Rosa
Added 9th Mar 2022
Wedding 29th Jan 2022
To Caroline McCarthy: Thank you so much Caroline for the fantastic job you did leading our wedding ceremony. On the day you agreed to be our celebrant, you immediately put us at ease by guiding us through the different elements of the ceremony, and with your warmth, sense of humour and kindness you made the preparations enjoyable and hassle-free. We appreciate the time you spent coaching us via zoom, and your openness to all our ideas, such as allowing us to say the speeches and vows in our native language, or dancing our way to the exit! During the ceremony, everything was really professional yet light and fun - several guests told us it was the most personal ceremony they'd ever been to. We had the most amazing time getting married and you were a big part of that. So, thank you once again Caroline, we wish you all the best in the future!
Response from Antoinette Coleman-Kelly - Registered Solemniser
Karoline & Krzysztof You were a fabulous couple, with great ideas, and I enjoyed every moment of your ceremony. Together we created something meaningful and wonderful. You dancing at the end to Kool & the Gang singing Celebration was so special and so you xx
Stephen & Lee McCormack Gregory
Added 15th Dec 2021
Wedding 19th Nov 2021
Antoinette, where do we start ???? from seeing you celebrate a ceremony 2 years ago, I knew there and then it was you to be our celebrant ???? well we are absolutely blown out of the water from everything you have done to help myself and my now Husband celebrate our day. ?? All of our guests have never came across anything like our ceremony last Friday, everyone has made a point to us both, to say this ???? from having our whole ceremony totally personalised for both of us and for all the extra MAGIC & SPARKLE ????? we included both the sand and hand fastening ceremony and these ceremonies certainly drew a few tears, not just for us but for our guests aswell ?? We are both so greatful for everything you have done for us both. we will certainly be recommending Antoinette to all of our family and friends who have big plans for a magical ceremony just like ours???? ???????????? Thank you ???? Love, Mr. & Mr. McCormack - Gregory 19.11.2021
Ciara and Scott
Added 17th Dec 2021
Wedding 8th Aug 2021
From the moment I made contact with Antoinette I knew instantly she was the celebrant for us. She has a warmth like no other and a calmness that is infectious. I'm not the most organised person and she literally saved the day on many occasions. Reminding me or reasking have I, x y and z done. A dream deal with. Although we had many date changes this was no issue. Reassurance was always plentiful and a gentle reminder always given as to the true meaning of love and that we would get our day no matter what. On the day anntionette was nothing short of a pure perfectionist. From her magical set up to her outstanding performance on the day. She honestly hand on heart was the topic of many conversations in the day and after. My only regret is on the day I didn't get time to spend a moment with this beautiful soul. The day ran away with us pictures guests etc. But from myself and my husband.... THANK YOU... You went above and beyond for us and we will never forget it. I think when you meet such an empowering person they will stay with you forever. If you are thinking of booking anntionette for your special occasion. Stop thinking and do it. She is top class at what she does and will definitely go above and beyond for you. She really is a truly magical person.... Love and light Ciara and Scott August 2021
Jennifer Leung
Added 8th Jun 2022
Wedding 15th Jul 2021
After meeting a few different celebrants over zoom we finally met the perfect one! Caroline was in a league of her own in comparison to the other celebrants we spoke to. The moment I spoke to Caroline I felt completely at ease about our ceremony, all my worries and concerns flew out the window. Caroline talked us through the whole ceremony and covered every little detail (Caroline even taught us how to walk down the aisle!) She was so easy to talk to and approach and also always easy to contact which was incredibly important. Caroline is not only a lovely woman but a perfectionist at her job. She made sure we had everything we wanted included in our ceremony and helped us to really make it our own personal ceremony. I have been to weddings where the ceremony is obviously copied and pasted for one couple to the next. This is not the case with Caroline, she is just amazing . Everyone at our wedding absolutely adored the ceremony and thought Caroline was just so natural and perfect on the day with a bit of humour thrown in , which helped with the nerves ! Thank you so much Caroline. You are Amazing and we are so grateful that you were part of our special day. We highly recommend Caroline! I wish I could give her 10 stars not 5!
Response from Antoinette Coleman-Kelly - Registered Solemniser
Hi Jennifer & Dav Thank you so much for leaving such a lovely review. You already chose a fabulous venue, and it was my absolute pleasure to officiate at your ceremony. It was also lovely that we had such a lovely day and were able to have the ceremony outside. It was lovely to work with you to create the ceremony that you wanted and I am thrilled that not only you and Dav liked it, but your guests too :-)
Helen and Aidan
Added 26th Jan 2022
Wedding 5th May 2021
Antoinette married myself and my husband in 2021with 6 guests it should have been 2020 with 120 guests but with Covid it was cancelled 3 times what a woman. She was not only a wedding celebrant in these hard times she became a friend she has a very calming presence even on zoom calls which is all we could do...coming up to the wedding itself were very worried about the emptiness of the room with only 8 people but why did I worry we may have had 120 people in the room as she was brilliant from start to finish we cried we laughed everybody got a job to do and was very much involved....she made us feel like it should have been a celebration of love and why we were there in the first place and she pulled it off so very well we decided to do it all over again on May 15th 2022 with a renewal/wedding party and hopefully 120 guests and we wouldn't be able to do it without Antoinette Coleman-Kelly by our sides....she is truly an amazing celebrant as it is not a job to her its a passion.. Thank you Antoinette from the bottom of our hearts for showing us what love really is. Helen and Aidan xx
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