Wedding Ceremony – Valerie and Michael, New Year’s Eve 2019

Derbhile did an amazing job delivering our wedding ceremony! Everyone was commenting on how personal the ceremony was and how impressed they were with her!
Her voice is so clear and carries so well. Her communication was always very clear and prompt and she ran everything by us. She made the process so easy.
Thanks so much for making our ceremony so special! Would definitely recommend Derv as an excellent celebrant.

Photo Description: I’m delivering a wedding ceremony in a pink suit. There’s a table covered in a white cloth to the right, trees in the background and guests seated on the left-hand side. (Photo Credit: Lopez Photography)

Family Ceremony – The Healys, June 2020

I am really glad that Derbhile was there to be a witness and guide us through the ceremony. She made it all so easy and relaxed, we had a great giggle, which is exactly the way we wanted. And we also got a recording of the ceremony afterwards as Derbhile had recorded it through Zoom.

I would highly recommend Derbhile for any type of ceremony, she is sensitive, eloquent and compassionate. She was prepared, helped me be organised through planning the event beforehand. Thanks a million Derbhile, you made our day really special.”

This pic shows the woods where the family had their ceremony on the left-hand side and me in my room on the right. I took the screenshot from Zoom.

Naming Ceremony – Baby Muiris, September 2018

We wanted a ceremony to officially welcome our son into the world. We didn’t know what we wanted except to have our families there to mark the occasion and celebrate with us. Derbhile helped shape a naming ceremony for us by describing different things we could do. The ceremony itself went way beyond our expectations. We were expecting something simple. It was that and much more as Derbhile brought a tone and message that was profound and fitting of the wondrous occasion of inviting a new person into our families. She was able to conjure lightness and gravity and a unique ability to elevate the occasion to something truly spiritual.

Pic to illustrate the magic of Muiris's baby-naming ceremony
Derbhile in full creative costume for Muiris’s baby naming ceremony

Birthday – Orla Shanaghy, December 2014

I was a celebrant long before I knew such a thing existed, as this review from writer Orla Shanaghy demonstrates.

I’m only sorry that my own wedding and the births of my children happened before Derbhile became a Life Celebrant, as I would have loved to have her officiate at those milestones in my life. However, I did get the chance to benefit from her skills at my fortieth birthday party. My husband asked her to say a few words at the party. She perfectly tread the balance between making me feel good, entertaining the other guests, and not mortifying me!
To anyone thinking of enlisting Derbhile’s services as a celebrant, I can only urge you to do so. You will be in the best possible hands.

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