Hello and welcome. My name is Vanessa Cooney. I‚'m here to tell you a little about myself. Over the years I have been involved in many things, such as music, acting but found I was never satisfied with what I had. I had a yearning to ‚Äòbe‚' someone who could make a difference.
I was raised in the public eye as both parents were hard working successful retailers in a small market town in Co. Cavan. My father also, on Saturdays, was available for hire to capture weddings on video. In the evenings while he was editing I‚'d hear the murmur of a wedding ceremony from start to finish under my bedroom floor boards. Not surprising I picked up on weddings subconsciously, but also this strong work ethic to multi-skill was handed down to me as a child.
I have accomplished quite remarkable achievements through singing, art, dancing, public speaking, acting swimming etc when I was younger. Over the years singing became a favourite so called pass time which landed me in roles on small television productions, competitions, regional choirs and even on the world wide stage winning Silver for Ireland in 2007 at an International Singing Competition. I realised at the tender age of 14 I could sing at Weddings. This is where my journey to becoming a Wedding & Funeral Celebrant began.
In 2008 I decided to change jobs. Not great timing but again it has lead me to where I am today. I was let go from my new job shortly after starting due to the recession. I had to get my thinking cap on so went back to college to study Performance Arts, Music & Sound Engineering for a year. Ahead of my time back then, I used social media as a marketing tool and used it as a form of free advertising, thus branching out and made Wedding Ceremony Booklets & Pamphlet‚'s. These were a success mainly because I dug deep into the thoughts and ideas of what the Bridal couple wanted. I offered a service and advice over and above many couple‚'s expectations.
Now a new chapter is beginning for me, fully trained and being an Independent Celebrant with the UK Society of Celebrants, I can roll all my skills, knowledge, training and experience into an exceptional and professional service.
Please feel free to contact me via email or any of my social media mediums with any queries you may have regarding Weddings, Renewal of Vows, Naming, Civil Partnerships & Funeral ceremonies. I will be more than happy to help you.