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tying the knot

Weddings and Civil Ceremonies

Weddings

Civil Weddings

Perhaps you want a wedding that allows you and your partner to express your love for one another, witnessed by your family and friends. We can work together in planning this unique and beautiful ceremony.

This gathering can be an intimate indoor affair or outside amongst nature.

Cliff Top Ceremonies

Cliff Top Ceremonies

I have been involved with a number of weddings which have taken place on the stunning Cliffs of Moher in County Clare, Ireland.

I can work with you and your partner to organise this very special and unique outdoor wedding ceremony that can be magical on the edge of the Atlantic sea.

Vow Renewal

Vow Renewal

Together, we can design a special ceremony to allow you to recommit to the one you love. We can work together in planning a beautiful unique event that will celebrate your ongoing mutual love.

Again we can locate the perfect venue from the comfort of your own home to any outdoor setting.

love sweet love

I can provide you with a ceremony which you design to your own desires. The day is yours. It is special so let’s get it spot on. I can visit you before your day as often as you wish to prepare and plan. Every detail will be perfect. I will look after all the readings and the ceremony. We can choose a venue which is special for you.

We can put your own vows together. On the day I will officiate and provide you with a most beautiful experience. I can sign your marriage registration form on same day and during your ceremony.

I can be booked to do any type of wedding or civil ceremony welcoming all couples be they straight, same sex or transgender.  We all deserve love and for that to be recognised and celebrated.  Labels don’t really apply to two people in love.

John is registered with the HSE

the ceremony itself was perfect

John was honestly a pleasure to work with from start to finish. Our plans had to change over the course of our conversations due to Covid 19 and our wedding becoming a lot smaller, and he was so helpful during that process. As I had to cocoon during this time, he ensured that there was hand sanitiser and masks and social distancing on the day which was a massive relief as it meant I didn’t have to think about that myself and could focus solely on getting married!

The ceremony itself was perfect – we wanted no fuss, no long readings etc, and John just got it. The short readings and vows selected felt really personal, and it was lovely that he could bring in little things about us, especially seeing as our families couldn’t be there. I was incredibly touched by him including a piece about my grandmother who’s ring I was using, and the whole thing was just really beautiful.
He also braved the swell on the cliffs to do a handfasting ceremony for us, which was really special. The weather was awful that day, but he never flinched.”

Becca and Colm - June 2020

thank you John

“I have never met you but you preformed a miracle for my sister Christina  and Martin Nilan last weekend – your the essence of kindness and I believe anything your involved in is from you heart. I wish you all the best in in this adventure. Thank you John”

Carola O'Brien - Mar 2020

we had the perfect day

“John thanks so much for yesterday, we had the perfect day and an amazing night. The whole place was talking about the ceremony and how special it was, your a gentleman and delighted to have you as part of our day. Happy New Year to you and all the best”

Nadine and James - Jan 2020

the words were amazing

“Once again, thank you so much for the amazing ceremony!! We thoroughly enjoyed it and are so happy with how it turned out. The cottage was amazing, the words were amazing, the feeling was amazing, and then the cliffs were amazing. Thank you so much again!!”

David and Angelena - Oct 2019

the ceremony was beautiful

“We would like to sincerely thank you for all your help last week we had an absolutely fantastic day and your help contributed to that in so many ways so John thank you so much for everything the ceremony was beautiful and most importantly to us my mum loved every second of it.
Thanking you”

Jo Ann & Mick

we couldn’t have asked for a better day or ceremony

“We couldn’t have asked for a better day or ceremony. Thank you so much for keeping everything light-hearted. Kayla and I love to laugh together, and having a few chuckles on our wedding day was very refreshing. Thank you as well for taking the forms to the HSE office, it saves us valuable time on our trip and that is so very much appreciated.”

Kayla & Eric Fischer, Sep 2019

You attention to detail was perfect

“Thank you John for making myself and Eric and Masons day truly amazing. Your attention to detail was perfect and thank you for investing your time to marry us. Everyone thought you did a fabulous job and couldn’t fault any of it”

Selana and Eric, Woodstock Hotel, Ennis

It was fantastic

“Thanks very much for everything today John. It was fantastic. I am very proud to be wed by you to my beautiful bride Ber. People here are raving about the ceremony”

Rory and Bernadette

the most wonderful experience

“We had the most wonderful experience with Rev. John Burns during our wedding. John was very well organized and patient with us. He listened to us and he understood us. He’s an excellent celebrant and would highly recommend him to other couples who want to marry in Ireland. He made our experience memorable”

Rachel and Rudy, May 2019, Florida, USA

Everything was amazing!!!

“John Burns was an absolute pleasure to work with since day one. We were referred from Stephen Neary at Eloping in Ireland and from the first email, John was able to answer any questions that I had. He put together a beautiful ceremony for us and most of our work was done through email communication”

Maegan and Sean, May 2019

It is very important to note that if you wish to have your wedding registered in the State, you will need to give the HSE three month’s notice so that the paperwork will be ready for your special day.

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