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I Do Candle Lighting

Loughrea, Co. Galway
Reviews (48) 5/5
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I Do Candle Lighting is a decorating service for your Church or Civil Wedding Ceremony. We decorate through use of candles, candelabras, lanterns and fairy lights. We offer hire packages to suit all budgets and we do all the work for you. Nothing says romance like candle light.

I Do Candle Lighting is a Church and Civil Ceremony Decorator from Loughrea, Co. Galway servicing weddings throughout the local area including Galway, Dublin, Kildare, Westmeath, Cork and most counties nationwide..

I Do Candle Lighting is a reputable decor company that has been part of the wedding industry since 2013 specialising in candles, lanterns, blossom trees, fairy lights, tea lights, red carpet, ivory carpet, chair covers.

Reviews

5.0/5
48 reviews
Quality of service5.0/5
Value5.0/5
Responsiveness5.0/5
Flexibility5.0/5
Professionalism5.0/5
Roisin
Added 5th Dec 2019
Wedding 27th Oct 2019
Clare did a great job and made our day even more special
Response from I Do Candle Lighting
Thank you Roisin.
Ava Branton
Added 5th Dec 2019
Wedding 12th Jul 2019
Claire is amazing to deal with. Her product and professionalism is second to none. On our wedding day we moved from inside to outside and she had this done with no stress to herself or our guests. Her contact to detail is to be admired. It was a real joy to deal with Claire for our wedding and I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Response from I Do Candle Lighting
Thank you Ava. We were blessed with such fabulous weather that day.
Ciara Carmody
Added 5th Dec 2019
Wedding 4th May 2019
Clare was amazing to deal with, we live in Sydney so had to communicate over email and Clare was so responsive. Our church was double booked with a confirmation In the morning but Clare had it all under control and everything was perfect! Beautiful decor and all our guests were so complimentary. Fantastic quality, I couldn’t recommend Clare enough.
Response from I Do Candle Lighting
Thank you Ciara. Hope all is well in Sydney.
Bríd Brennan
Added 5th Dec 2019
Wedding 27th Apr 2019
We were very fortunate to have Clare decorate our church for us. We got married in an old beautiful church which Clare was familiar with. She knew what would work in the venue and let us tailor our package to suit us. She moved her beautiful blossom trees to our hotel after the ceremony at no extra charge.
Response from I Do Candle Lighting
Thank you Brid.
Clodagh
Added 5th Dec 2019
Wedding 2nd Feb 2019
We had the pleasure of having Clare decorate our venue for our wedding. We were absolutely blown away with everything on the day. Every single detail was out of this world, it was like living a fairy tale. Clare is amazing at what she does and I could not recommend her enough. Any couples looking for the highest quality wedding decor for their big day, look no further than Clare at I Do Candle Lighting, you will not be disappointed. Thank you Clare for everything x
Response from I Do Candle Lighting
Thank you so much Clodagh for taking the time to write these kind words. Glad you had a fairytale wedding day. Kind regards Clare.
Orlaith & Gerry
Added 25th Nov 2018
Wedding 17th Nov 2018
Clare thank you so much for the job you did on decorating the church the day of our wedding It exceeded our expectations and looked stunning You went above and beyond to help us on the day and we are extremely grateful Wishing you continued success Clare you deserve it Thanks again Orlaith & Gerry x
Response from I Do Candle Lighting
Thanks guys so glad you were happy with everything. Have a lovely Christmas.
Donna
Added 6th Dec 2018
Wedding 16th Nov 2018
We booked Clare to decorate our curch for our wedding in November. It's a really small church and it was important to me the decoration wasn't overpowering, but I also wanted lots of candles! Clare was an absolute dream to work with, helpful, friendly and responsive ad on the day...WOW! So many people commented on how the church looked, it was so magical! I would, and already am, recommending Clare to everyone!
Response from I Do Candle Lighting
Thanks Donna. Glad I got the balance right. Cratloe is a small but very beautiful church and we can never have too many candles right ???? xx
Kymberley and Paul Mahony
Added 23rd Nov 2018
Wedding 10th Nov 2018
What an amazing job. The ceremony room that Clare decorated looked fabulous. Everyone who attended the wedding commented on how gorgeous the room was. We would absolutely recommend I do candles. Book her now you won't regret it.
Response from I Do Candle Lighting
Thanks you too. It was my pleasure decorating for you. Looking forward to seeing the documentary. Wishing you and the boys a merry Christmas
Gerard Sweetman
Added 23rd Nov 2018
Wedding 21st Sep 2018
Wow what can we say about I do candle light. We had our wedding in loughrea hotel and spa and our decor was by i do candle light. We had everything we wanted and more. It was magical. We knew what We wanted and we got It and more. Like a fairytale. And the transformation from ceremony to reception was out of this world. To any other couples looking for that magical day Choose I do candle light You won't be disappointed. Thank you so so much Claire. You are gifted and lovely To deal with. Stunning stunning stunning Xxx Gerard and Stefano xxx
Response from I Do Candle Lighting
Thanks guys I had a great time decorating your wedding. Have a great Christmas you two.
Laura
Added 20th Nov 2018
Wedding 24th Aug 2018
Clare, thank you so much for doing such an amazing job decorating the Triskel for our wedding on 24th August 2018. The service you provide is second to none and the final look on the day totally exceeded our expectations. The venue looked truly magical. You have been so helpful in the run up to the big day and put us at ease. We highly recommend you to any future brides and grooms!
Response from I Do Candle Lighting
Thank you Laura it was a pleasure as always to dress the beautiful Triskel for you and Una. It is one of my favourite venues.
Shannen Reen
Added 23rd Nov 2018
Wedding 17th Aug 2018
We asked Clare to decorate the Church for our wedding and she was absolutely fantastic. From the first communication to Clare she was always so lovely and helpful and listened to what we wanted. She travelled down to Kerry to cater for our wedding and we were so so happy with how beautifully she made it. She is absolutely fantastic and so lovely to deal with.
Response from I Do Candle Lighting
Thanks Shannen I enjoyed coming to beautiful Killarney to decorate your wedding. The Cathedral there is just spectacular. Have a lovely Christmas
Gavin
Added 20th Nov 2018
Wedding 20th Jul 2018
Clare decorated our ceremony room for our Humanist ceremony. I was always worried about the room looking like a typical hotel meeting room. That was until we met Clare. She was great from start to finish and transformed the room into an amazing and beautiful setting for our special day. Everyone in the ceremony complimented the room and even the hotel agreed the room had never looked better. If you are looking for someone who can take your ideas and create the wedding you always dreamed of then Clare is the person for you :) I would highly recommend her for any future couples out there...
Response from I Do Candle Lighting
Thank you Gavin. I'm so glad I made the planning easier for you both. I really love my job and feedback like this is wonderful to receive.
Jacqueline Sheedy
Added 23rd Nov 2018
Wedding 14th Jul 2018
We got married on the 14th July 2018 in the St Mary’s Church the Claddagh and the reception was held in the Galway Bay Hotel. Claire was phenomenal to deal with from the very beginning. Her expertise and eye for detail is outstanding. The church was decorated with elegance and beauty. Our guests are still talking about it six months later. She then transferred the decor from the church to the hotel. It added sparkle to our magical day. I can’t recommend Clare enough. She did an amazing job.
Response from I Do Candle Lighting
Thanks Jacqueline. As you know Claddagh is one of my favourite venues. It is just perfect for my candle and fairylight decorations. Have a wonderful Christmas
Loren
Added 20th Nov 2018
Wedding 5th May 2018
Claire was so friendly and so easy to work with, I gave her an idea of how I wanted it to look, knew she would know better than me in how to decorate it so left her the reigns and my god did she deliver. Fantastic service all the guests were in awe of the room as none of them had ever been to a civil ceremony before. Claire converted a few that's for sure it was so stunning.
Response from I Do Candle Lighting
Hi Loren thank you so much for this lovely review. Hope you and Ronan are well. It was my pleasure decorating Claregalway Hotel for for wedding. Wishing you a very happy Christmas too xx
Sandra
Added 21st Nov 2018
Wedding 24th Mar 2018
Clare was fab to deal with from start to finish.. I really got the wow factor when I walked into the church to see it so beautiful..everyone was saying how good it looked..highly recommended
Response from I Do Candle Lighting
Thanks Sandra. Hope you all have a great Christmas
L
Added 22nd Nov 2018
Wedding 23rd Mar 2018
Clare did an amazing job decorating our church venue. The church interior colours are very strong and not great for the background of photos. Clare's decor meant that we didn't even see those colours on the day as the lanterns, draped veil at the entrance and very tasteful pew ends enhanced the church. An older family friend who attends the church every day even commented that the church had never looked so well! Clare was a dream to work with and I'd highly recommend her services to all couples!
Response from I Do Candle Lighting
Thanks Louise. I loved decorating for you especially as the church was my local parish growing up, I even made my confirmation there so it was a treat for me too. Wishing you a lovely first Christmas as a married couple xx
Erica Kelly - Wedding Sales Manager
Added 20th Nov 2018
Wedding 1st Jan 2018
Working with Clare to make a couples Big Day wishes come true is just a dream! Clare brings beauty, elegance and the real 'WOW' factor when decorating a wedding room for you. We've worked with a lot of wedding suppliers over the years and I Do Candle Lighting stands out in their field for professionalism, standard of service and overall attention to detail. 100% a lady you need to talk to when planning your wedding day.
Response from I Do Candle Lighting
Thanks Erica. I really enjoy working with you and your team in the fabulous Hodson Bay Hotel. See you soon no doubt.
Nicola
Added 6th Dec 2019
Wedding 4th Nov 2017
Claire was fantastic from start to finish. I didn’t have to worry about a thing. The church was amazing
Lisa & Brian Moran
Added 20th Nov 2018
Wedding 7th Oct 2017
Of all the suppliers that we dealt with in the planning of our wedding, Claire/'I Do' Candle Lighting were top of the pile. The quality of the service that Claire offers is second to none. One of my favourite bits of the day was how the cathedral looked. She was a pleasure to deal with and I knew after a single meeting with Claire that the church decor was one thing off the list of things to worry about. It was in Claire's safe and competent hands. She's extremely good at what she does. She was recommended to me by a friend and I would have no hesitancy is recommending her to others in the future.
Response from I Do Candle Lighting
Thanks guys. Galway Cathedral is so magnificent itself, all it needs it my candlelight and fairylight. Hope you are both well and wish you a merry Christmas
Bridget and John
Added 10th May 2017
Wedding 6th May 2017
Clare thank you so much for decorating our church for our recent wedding! It was just so beautiful and you tailored it perfectly for the church. You were incredibly professional and helpful all day and we got so much positive feedback from our guests. Thank you again and all the best with everything xxxx
Response from I Do Candle Lighting
Thanks for your lovely review and kind words.
Ciara Cagney
Added 1st Nov 2016
Wedding 29th Oct 2016
What can I say.... I am still speechless as to how amazing Claire from I do candle lightening was.... For her to do and recreate EXACTLY wat I wanted in my head for my wedding and d exact way I wanted it decorated she did it to a tee with no fuss, stress or awkwardness she was just unbelievable and people would be silly not to hire her...especially for a stress free wedding just AMAZING... Claire u are AMAZING AND THANK U SOOO SOOO MUCH ????????????????????????????
Response from I Do Candle Lighting
Aw thanks Ciara. It was my pleasure. Thank you for putting your faith in me and allowing me to be creative. Best wishes to you and John xx
Roisin Barry
Added 14th Nov 2016
Wedding 30th Sep 2016
Our church decor looked amazing. Every little detail was thought of and outdone my expectations. Provided great background for photos also. Very quick with responses to any queries I had and a problem free experience from start to finish.
Response from I Do Candle Lighting
Thank you Roisin for your lovely feedback. It was a joy decorating for you. Best wishes to you.
amna azim
Added 14th Nov 2016
Wedding 17th Sep 2016
Clare is one of the amazing person I have met. She knows how to transform a barren lace into a beautiful venue. I was fortunate to have found her and she did a brilliant jaw dropping job leaving all the guest baffled. She made the event so special. Im a perfectionist and prefer to concentrate on finer details and She is so approachable and has taken care of minor details, from organising material to decorating to the highest level of perfection. beyond my expectation... She was my saviour and my hero for the day.. thanks a million Clare for making the day s special and putting smiles on everyone's faces..keep up the good work..good luck .. ????
Response from I Do Candle Lighting
Thank you so much for your kind words Dr Amna. It was a wonderful experience being part of your Eid celebration. It was a joy getting to know some of your community and traditions. Looking forward to working with you again xx
Louise
Added 1st Nov 2016
Wedding 27th Aug 2016
Claire was amazing to work with From the day we booked her she was so helpful We wanted a romantic classy day and we got just that She turned our room into a fairytale and I will never forget that wow feeling we had when seeing the room. Her work is outstanding and we cannot thank her enough
Response from I Do Candle Lighting
Thank you Louise. You were a dream to work with. I'm glad you had the fairytale day you so deserved.
Audrey Griffin
Added 1st Nov 2016
Wedding 19th Aug 2016
Over the moon I had Claire from I Do Candle Lighting decorate the church for our big day. It looked magical and nearly every guest commented on how well the church looked. The lanterns etc look wonderful in all the photos too. Would highly recommended her. She even sorted me out last minute with our wedding candles. Worth every cent!
Response from I Do Candle Lighting
Thanks Audrey. It is easy when you love what you do and it makes all the work so worthwhile when I get lovely feedback like this. Best wishes to you both.
Aisling & Andrew Dunne
Added 1st Nov 2016
Wedding 22nd Jul 2016
Absolutely thrilled with the church decor! It was so pretty and took all the stress away from me having to do it myself! I also had some decor at the hotel which was fab and made the room look magical! Would highly recommend Clare x
Response from I Do Candle Lighting
Thanks guys, so glad you were happy with everything. Best wishes to you both.
Lisa Egan
Added 1st Nov 2016
Wedding 2nd Jul 2016
I knew when I saw I Do Candle Lighting at a wedding fair that I wanted it at our wedding ceremony. Claire did not disappoint. I was blown away when I walked into the church. All our guests said the church looked amazing. Claire is so easy to deal with and will do anything that is asked of her.
Response from I Do Candle Lighting
Thank you Lisa. As always it is my pleasure and thank you for trusting me with such an important day in your lives. Best wishes to you both.
Jean & David
Added 16th Jun 2016
Wedding 28th May 2016
I didn't really get to talk to Clare at all on or after the day of my wedding. But I have to say she was spoken about. Young and old, men, women and children on the day of our wedding and people that have since seen our photographs have all commented (and still do) on how beautiful and stunning the church looked. I cannot thank Clare enough for all her hard work. She is an amazing lady. :)
Response from I Do Candle Lighting
Hi Jean & David, thank you for the lovely feedback. Also thank you for trusting me to decorate such an important event in your lives. You deserved it to be special. You have a lovely family and I loved being part of your day. Best wishes to you all.
Máire
Added 1st Nov 2016
Wedding 8th Apr 2016
Clare was an absolute doll to deal with from start to finish. She was a dream and not once did I worry about how my church would look. I was blown away walking up the aisle morning of my wedding. In fact I barely seen my groom I was so taken with the decor at first :-) I'm really not a "flower" person and explained this to Clare so she beautifully decorated with the candles and some flowers it was my DREAM church. Guests have been commenting since how the church decor was the nicest they've seen yet.
Response from I Do Candle Lighting
Thank you Máire. I'm blown away by all the lovely feedback I am receiving. So glad I helped make the day special for you. Best wishes to you all.
Carmel & Joe
Added 21st Dec 2015
Wedding 10th Dec 2015
Hi Clare, Just wanted to say a Huge Thank You to You ... For the Totally Amazing setting that you created for our wedding last Thursday in The Village at Lyons. Clare we were blown away... It was Spectacular !! It was truly Magnificent and people are still talking about it.....( including us !) We truly can't Thank You enough....it was above and beyond any expectations that we would have had... You were lovely to work with, a true professional and we wish you every success with your wonderful business in the future.. Thank you so much for creating the Fairytale wedding of our dreams.... Now .. .. That's what dreams are made of. Our very best wishes to you Clare... Words simply can't express ..... It was our best decision to have you as part of our day ! Forever Thankful
valerie and jason sheridan
Added 11th Nov 2015
Wedding 7th Nov 2015
Clare done a brillant job with decorating our church was outstanding would highly recommand her and such a lovely woman thanks to clare for being part of our bug day.
Karl and Nadine
Added 20th Nov 2015
Wedding 25th Sep 2015
Claire from I do candle lighting is an absolute credit to hersel and her company I could not have chosen a better woman to decorate our church and reception it was magical and absolutely beautiful and everybody still continues to comment on how beautiful the church and reception was on our big day, I can't recommend I do candle lighting highly enough. A huge thanks again to claire for all her hard work.
Mae and Mike Whyte
Added 20th Nov 2015
Wedding 29th Aug 2015
Claire was a true professional my photo's were amazing, really set the mood that i was looking for.
Elaine Hogan
Added 10th Nov 2015
Wedding 27th Aug 2015
Would highly recommend Clare, her work is amazing. I was blown away by the decor on my wedding day, was better than I could ever imagine. Will never forget what Clare done on my big day.
Martina
Added 10th Nov 2015
Wedding 25th Jul 2015
I can't say anything negative- top quality - church looked stunning - nearly up staged the bride "
Sharon fahy
Added 17th Nov 2015
Wedding 12th Jul 2015
The church was just amazing with de candles nd lanterns highly recommend .
Audrey & Ollie O'Donnell
Added 18th Nov 2015
Wedding 11th Jul 2015
Couldn't of been happier with Claire & her service. The church looked so amazing & the pictures really look classy with the lanterns, the arch & alter pieces we ordered. Lovely person to deal with.
Mr & Mrs Timothy
Added 20th Nov 2015
Wedding 5th Jun 2015
Claire was really nice to deal with & she did a brilliant job decorating the church for our wedding
Lisa Callanan
Added 19th Nov 2015
Wedding 31st Dec 2014
I Do Candle Lighting were great to deal with. Claire met me at the church in advance of the wedding and gave excellent ideas and advice on what pieces would be suitable for a smaller church. Lots of my guests commented on how well the decor looked after the ceremony. I Do Candle Lighting were very professional and I would definitely recommend them.
Aisling & Brendan Costello
Added 17th Nov 2015
Wedding 27th Dec 2014
I Do Candle Lighting is AMAZING & really sets the scene for the day. The only thing for the bride to remember is that Claire is a busy lady and might need access to the church a day or two before the wedding in order to set up. Make sure u know ur local priest or church caretaker so you can gain access if you need to do so.
Joanne
Added 5th Dec 2019
Wedding 5th Sep 2014
From the minute I contacted claire she was so professional and just perfect. Our wedding was in the cathedral in loughrea and to this day people still comment on how magical and romantic the church looked. Brilliant personal and stunning service.
Nicolle Moloney
Added 10th Nov 2015
Wedding 18th Jul 2014
Thank u for all your help on the run up to our special day ! U really took the stress and worry out of decorating such a big church ! U new what would work and it looked just stunning .I wanted simple but elegant an u and your team gave us just that ! Delighted to say ur doing yet another family wedding next yr !! All da best for the future and continue lighting the way ! 5* service . Nicolle
Alan and Katie
Added 18th Nov 2015
Wedding 27th Jun 2014
We found the service excellent and they were so accommodating. All positive
Denise Mernagh
Added 24th Nov 2015
Wedding 26th Apr 2014
Clare was amazing, she is so talented. The church looked like something out of a fairytale.it was an amazing romantic setting just what I wanted. I would definitely recommend I do candles to anyone.
Nichola Gilroy
Added 16th Nov 2015
Wedding 25th Apr 2014
Claire was amazing , decorations were absolutely fab .
Enrika
Added 18th Nov 2015
Wedding 5th Apr 2014
We couldn't be happier with the service. Claire was amazing to deal with. Even though she has never decorated the church we got married in before, she did a fantastic job. Claire communicated everything so well and responded to all our queries prior to the wedding promptly and effectively. The church looked stunning and we didn't have to worry about a thing. Definitely would not hesitate to recommend this service to anybody. It has been the best choice we made for our wedding in terms of decorations.
Aisling Walsh, 22 January
Added
Hi Clare, we just want to thank you so much for the amazing job you did for our Wedding on December 27th in Clonberne church. You were a joy to work with! Everyone was asking about your work. I would highly recommend you to anyone and I have already passed your details on to 3 brides. The future is bright for you. Best of Luck with everything and thanks again xxx
Conor and Elaine Fleming
Added
We wanted to drop you an e-mail to express our sincere thanks to you on what a fantastic job you did on the day. From the first moment we met you were very professional and full of great ideas. On the day in question you showed up early and decorated the Church to an impeccable standard. So much so that it drew many compliments from the congregation. Your service was first class and very reasonably priced. For adding what you did to our wedding day we cannot thank you enough. Kind regards, Conor and Elaine Fleming
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