Weddings Your wedding day is amongst some of the happiest days of your life. You have found the person you want to share your life with and you want to celebrate it.
My role as a celebrant is to assist you with the planning of your perfect day. Whether it be a formal wedding or a simple garden wedding with a few close family and friends, I am able to assist with making it truly special. My Commitment to you...
Funerals: The loss of a loved one is an extremely sad & solemn occasion. Whether the deceased is a family member or close friend. Circumstances of the death can be very different, whether the person has died from old age, or from an accidental death or illness, it is a very emotional and stressful time.
Civil Ceremonies are different from traditional religious funerals, they give the family and friends the opportunity to really celebrate the life of their loved one.
I like to work closely with the family leading up to the funeral to offer support and guidance through these hard times. The family get the opportunity to share the life story of their loved one with me. This provides me with a real understanding of the deceased person’s character, which helps me to deliver a very personal service.
Renewal of Vows: Renewing your vows is a beautiful way of reaffirming your love & commitment to each other. It is a special time to reflect on your journey so far and to look forward to many more exciting times ahead with your family & friends and most importantly each other.
Some people choose a significant anniversary to renew their vows, you may like to include your original wedding party, you may have children you would like to include, or maybe you just want it to be an intimate occasion for the two or you.
The format of the service is up to you. You can repeat the vows you made in your marriage ceremony or write new vows that reflect your current circumstances. I would be delighted to assist you with a ceremony that is memorable for you, your family and friends.
Naming Ceremony: Naming Ceremonies are a Non-Religious ceremony that formally welcomes a child into the world or into a family. It can be a birth of a child or an adoption of a child.
It is an opportunity for the family to involve members of the family or friends in the future development of the child, pledging love and commitment to the child.
The ceremony often involves the naming of one or two people as the child’s God parent or Carer.
Certificates are often given to the people named as the child’s carer.
Commitment Ceremonies: Commitment Ceremonies are often used when couples of the same sex wish to pledge their love and commitment to each other. Sometimes couples that love each other but don’t wish to be legally married choose a commitment ceremony.
It is a life celebration that can be as formal or informal as the couple want it to be, often shared with close family and friends or intimately with just the couple.
A commitment ceremony does not have any legally binding implications or legal rights, it does not require any witnesses, it is purely a way of committing your love to another person. Some couples choose significant rituals to celebrate this by exchanging rings, or other gifts.