Ceremonies

All Ceremonies

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I celebrate all ceremonies, including Marriages, Naming Days,  Renewals of Vows, Milestone Events and Funerals.  


I will assure you a very personalised service for a moderate and fully inclusive fee and have many lovely testimonials that you are welcome to see which may help you with your decision.


You are most welcome to meet with me for an obligation- free chat about your special day.


Weddings

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Many couples do not know where to begin with their ceremony and the paperwork involved, so that is where I come in. I am here to assist you with all of this and to be beside you throughout in order to make it all as simple as possible for you both. As an experienced celebrant, I have many ideas to share to make your ceremony unique and memorable for you and your guests. It is very important that the ceremony reflects your wishes and your personalities. After the ceremony is written, it is e mailed to the parties to ensure that the ceremony is exactly as they want it to be.

 

“Walking with your hands in mine and mine in yours, that’s exactly where I want to be always.” —Fawn Weaver . 

Same Sex Weddings

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Congratulations to LGBTIQ couples who now share the rights of others in our community!  You finally have the public recognition that you deserve and the ability to make official the union that has already taken place in your hearts.

You may wish to formalise the commitment that you may already have made. I have several couples wishing to do just that who are using my wedding room for small and intimate gatherings.

I believe in equality for all and would be delighted to be invited to work with you to create a wonderful, personalised ceremony.


“To know and love one other human being is the root of all wisdom.” From Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh

Naming Ceremonies

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Some parents now choose to have a Naming Day in preference to a religious Christening ceremony. These celebrations are to formally name and welcome babies and young children into their families. Older children may also have naming ceremonies. I have also performed Namings for adults who have changed their name.

I always encourage parents, grandparents and others special to the child to play a part in the ceremony, perhaps by doing a reading or performing a ritual, such as candle lighting. I have many ideas to share that will make the ceremony personal and centred on the guest of honour. 

As with Christenings, godparents or guardians are traditionally appointed during the Naming Ceremony. Decorative certificates are presented to the godparents / guardians and to the children to commemorate the occasion.


"Children are seedlings in the garden of life...    need to be loved, appreciated  and held in awe of their potential,  to be unique, beautiful and like no other."

– From "The Garden of Life” by Maggie Dent..

Renewals of Vows

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Couples frequently choose to renew their wedding vows to celebrate a significant anniversary and to share this celebration with family and friends. Some couples have, for various reasons, had a marriage ceremony that was not able to be shared with others, such as an overseas wedding or have had a basic ceremony because of illness, imminent travel etc. A Renewal of Vows Ceremony enables the couple to celebrate their commitment to one another with others who are special to them.

Sometimes, a marriage has faced difficulties that have been overcome and couples like to celebrate their rekindled love for one another with a Renewal.

A Renewal of Vows Certificate is presented to the couple and, as with weddings, I will write a personalised ceremony to ensure that it is memorable and meaningful.


“Grow old along with me; the best is yet to be.” —Robert Browning

Celebrating Milestones

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Celebrations of significant birthday milestones are gaining popularity. A ‘This is Your Life’ style presentation is wonderful at a 70th or 80th Birthday. I consult with families, prepare the document and conduct the ceremony. 


The ‘history’ is presented to the guest of honour as a commemorative keepsake.