About Alison Driscoll
Your laid-back Celebrant & Solemniser in Ireland
My name is Alison Driscoll and I’m a Professional Family Celebrant & Soleminser based in Cork, Ireland. I have always loved celebrating people’s big moments, from engagements to weddings, to big birthdays and little ones, because watching people come together to mark a special occasion brings me so much joy. I look forward to being part of many more special days to come and to helping couples and families deliver their day, their way, with my creativity, enthusiasm and professionalism.
Having worked in customer service and event management for the last decade, I love helping people to discover what it is that they want and delivering that to them. I have always valued my clients’ opinions and thoughts and worked closely with them to meet their wishes and needs. I am an excellent communicator and highly organised and use these skills to craft amazing ceremonies every day.
I live in Cork City and love to have a gander around town in the shops and the markets. Kinsale is my favourite place in the world and is the perfect escape in all weathers to clear the head. I am a bibliophile and have a to be read pile that could support a small dwelling! I love spending time with myself and my family and friends and of course my little dog Archie.
Alison was amazing to work with. The ceremony was beautifully written and included so many personal touches including candle and hand tying rituals and hand picked readings. Alison guided us through the process and provided samples and support along the way. The final result was something I will remember the rest of my life. All through the night people were coming up to us complimenting the ceremony and how unique and special it was. So grateful to have had Alison be a part of our big day and can’t recommend her highly enough!
Alison performed our baby's naming ceremony in his grandparents back garden. It was the most beautiful day and Alison was absolutely fantastic. We had never experienced a naming ceremony before, but knew we wanted to have something different to celebrate our little man. The day couldn’t have been any better and Alison couldn’t have been any nicer, I would highly recommend her for anybody looking to have something similar.
We were delighted with Alison as our choice of celebrant. On the day itself she was very well presented, friendly to everyone, and she presided over the ceremony with humour and grace. Alison guided both ourselves and the readers where required, and we always felt she was in control. While at times in the lead up to the wedding we wondered if we were doing the right thing by choosing someone relatively young, our fears were unfounded, and Alison was everything we could have hoped for!
We absolutely adored our ceremony with Alison. It was without doubt a highlight of our day. From our first meeting with Alison we knew we wanted her to be part of our day as a celebrant. She made sure she got to know us and our story and our ceremony was so personal and unique to us because of that. Everyone keeps telling us how much they loved the ceremony it was so magical. I recommend Alison to any couple getting married, she will make the day a beautiful memorable experience
Alison has a bubbly, enthusiastic, lovely personality and a love for her job that shines through. She got to know both of us through conversations and was very quick to come up with a sermon, that explained who we are as a couple, as well as including some very funny and witty stories to keep all our friends and family entertained. Her fresh approach to how she delivers her sermon, I have NOT seen in any other sermon previously. I don’t know how to put this into words, other than to say that if you do choose Alison for your wedding day, I guarantee you will not regret it.
We have talked about the ceremony and feel that you would be the perfect fit to help us create such a memorable day. You seem so organised, knowledgeable and easy to talk to, which is the perfect person for such a key moment of our wedding day. We both like the suggestions you were able to offer us and the flexibility within the ceremony to allow us to make it personal.
We’ve been chatting and we would absolutely LOVE to have you as the celebrant for our wedding! We really enjoyed meeting with you and it made us so excited. It was exactly what we were looking for and we felt that we could put our full faith and trust in you to do an amazing job.
We were delighted with you. So professional and put everyone at ease. Our guests were very impressed with you too, people couldn’t stop coming up to us!
The whole ceremony was created completely to suit us, it was such a personal experience, the humour, uniqueness and effort that could be seen through out the ceremony! Our guests all complemented the ceremony. We also had a pick of little ceremonies that we could include which was amazing as we then had our daughters and mothers involved. We would highly recommend Alison for any wedding ceremony it was one of our highlights of our day!
Alison was an amazing celebrant. She made things very easy and incorporated everything we were looking for into our day - and all this through zoom calls since we live abroad. From the first few questions to the end of the ceremony she made every moment incredibly special. Eimear and I thank you from the core of our hearts. If you are looking for a wonderfully calm and beautiful person then Alison is for you!
Alison, you were the most perfect celebrant for our wedding at the Maryborough Hotel. You spoke so eloquently and from our zoom calls you captured and delivered our love story perfectly for all our friends and family. It sounded like something from the movies! Even though we had read the script about 20 times beforehand we still thoroughly enjoyed it along with our guests. 5 stars, I couldn’t imagine a better wedding ceremony.
We read this yesterday and we basically wept with happiness! It is beautiful. I can't wait for our friends and family to experience this ceremony.
We spoke to Alison about to many things like our interests, how we met, trips we've taken, and our engagement to name a few, and somehow she managed to weave all of these little details into a bespoke poem reflecting our life together beautifully.
Alison's bespoke creations, tailored to her clients are one of a kind and really capture the essence of the couple. Alison would be a fantastic addition to anyone's wedding.
Alison made the day so special and memorable - people are still talking about the bespoke poem. Alison captured our love story perfectly.