Bjorn & Aisling’s Boho DIY Wedding

I first met Bjorn and Aisling as good friends of my daughter and her partner Johnny, I’ve watched as they became a family, with their little boy Tadhg, then getting engaged.  I was thrilled they chose me as their celebrant to create and deliver a wedding ceremony like no one else’s!

They both work in the film industry, and are a hardworking, driven, extrovert and fun-loving couple – so I knew we were going to have fun creating their ceremony!   We had a few video calls so I could listen to their ideas and plans (and get to know Tadhg their son) before creating their ceremony.

Helping and reassuring them through their marriage legalities. The couple were planning a DIY Boho Style Wedding in a friend of the family’s rustic barn. My daughter also volunteered my services & my garden – to create the bridal bouquet, using hydrangeas and gypsophilia which I really loved doing.


This took place the day before wedding rehearsal at 5:30pm, I was staying overnight at a local Inn. Knowing everyone was exhausted with setting everything up for the wedding (I really do applaud them on doing everything themselves – it is such hard work).

Having got everyone involved in the ceremony’s attention, we chatted through and agreed the running order for the ceremony, making a few tweaks to the ceremony itself.

I left everyone feeling reassured that ALL would be well on the day (always expect the unexpected!)


Aisling and Bjorn wanted a fun, relaxed, happy celebration with all their families and friends.

I created a unique wedding celebration ceremony with traditional elements, all of which guaranteed to keep their guests attention and ensure it would be memorable.  The day was gorgeous, a beautiful warm day, everyone looked amazing, the venue looked fabulous, all their hard work had really paid off.

We had a slight delay, which was no problem at all, as a few guests got stuck in traffic.

After welcoming everyone, instead of the outdated tradition of the bride being given away, we asked both sets of parents for their blessing and to continue to support them as a couple. A tense moment but I am pleased to say both sets of parents agreed unanimously!

The rest of the ceremony was awesome, guests “Ooooing” and “Ahhhhing” as they listened,  at the end the cheers for the happy couple was incredible.

A moment I will never ever forget –  along with meeting Ricky Gervais lookalike Tim Oliver(scroll to the bottom for a picture), is when I shared the marriage advice and secrets to a good marriage which guests had written during the ceremony – it was such fun! 

Happy Ever After & lots of love to you Mr & Mrs Franklin!


“We had heard how great Louise was before asking her to be our celebrant at our wedding.

Bjorn and I feel so blessed that even our expectations were dwarfed by what she actually brought to our wedding. Respect, passion, creativity, humour, and bundles of support which we needed running up to our big day. 

She was so cool, calm and collected through our video chats, at our rehearsal and then on the day itself, the build-up to our ceremony and the ceremony itself.  

I almost want a little pocket-sized version to carry around with me always!! 

She welcomed our guests with a smile, had everyone crying, laughing and cheering and literally helped make our wedding as beautiful and as memorable as it could’ve been. We can’t thank her enough. 

A & B x”

Photography by the talented Alex MacPraed

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