Kildare's favourite psyhic and radio personality Deborah R has another arrow in her bow after newly qualifying as a wedding celebrant.
This means Deborah R can now officiate at civil wedding ceremonies, and as part of the package she also helps write the couple's love stories as well as their vows.
“I started all this because I believe in love,” said Deborah R.
“I even wanted to set up my own dating agency to help people find love.
“A friend of mine told be about becoming a wedding celebrant and I was hooked.
“I found this ex minister in the UK who taught me. It was an online course with classes and homework every week. I am finished all my exams now and qualified. I am crazy about it and people don't even know I am doing it yet.”
Although Deborah R can't legally marry you, she can officiate at the ceremony once the couple have signed on the dotted line in the registry office.
“Often what happens is that the couple go to the registry office a week before to get married and then have a ceremony.
“I can perform religious and non-religious ceremonies. I like to help couples remember where they first met and I record their love story.
“Then I help them write their vows. Their love story can be readout at the ceremony which is a really beautiful thing to do.”
Deborah R describes herself as an old romantic at heart.
“I just love seeing people in love, and what better way for me to portray my passion other than to marry two people whom want to spend their entire lives together?
“Part of my service includes helping the couple to write their individual ‘Love Story’ of how they met. I then write it for them, and once they are happy I read it out aloud to their guests during the ceremony.”
This is just one aspect of her services, she will also be offering various types of old Celtic rituals such as ‘Hand Fasting’, ‘Jumping The Broom’, ‘The Unity Candle,’ ‘The Sand Ceremony’ and many more.
The Naas native, who has a well known show on Classic Hits 4 FM, is now open for business.
Her first ceremony is booked in for next June.
“I have availability and I want to spread the word. I offer the couple a bespoke ceremony, as each couple will have the option in choosing what they want, making each ceremony unique and equally beautiful. It’s your wedding your way.
“If you are getting married or know someone please have a look at my brand new website www.deborahrceremonies.com.”