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Wedding Ceremonies

Wedding Ceremonies

Your wedding day and marriage ceremony is one of the most significant days of your lives and it is a privilege for me to be part of that day.

As your celebrant, I will create a wedding ceremony with you that is just for you, that reflects your own love story, ideas, values and wishes.  Modern, traditional, ethnic, small, medium or large, using your style and personality, I will create that special ceremony that reflects you.

I love being a celebrant and my aim is to make your day happy and truly memorable, for you and your guests.

My professional services include:

♥   An obligation free meeting

♥   Preparation and lodgement of all legal documents and registration of the marriage

♥   Reading resources to assist in the ceremony preparation

♥   A ceremony created to reflect who you are and what you mean to each other

♥   As many face to face meetings, emails and drafts as you wish

♥   A rehearsal just prior to your ceremony

♥   A high-quality PA system so your guests can hear the ceremony

♥   An elegantly dressed signing table and covered chairs if required

♥   A presentation copy of the ceremony

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Naming Ceremonies

Naming or Name giving ceremonies are now becoming very popular as an alternative to baptisms.Most naming ceremonies are conducted for babies, although they can be at any time.  These have no legal requirement and I am happy to discuss your wishes and create a ceremony that reflects your requirements.

A Naming Ceremony not only introduces and acknowledges your baby’s chosen name; it is also an expression of your love, support and encouragement. It can also be an opportunity to acknowledge the role of others who will have a specific role in your child’s life such as siblings, grandparents and friends. It is an opportunity to appoint Godparents or Guardians. It is a wonderful time for a deepening of family relationships and a time for nurturing love and togetherness.

 

Your options are endless.

It will be my joy and delight to create for you a ceremony which recognises your love, hopes and wishes for your child. I will guide you through the planning stages of your ceremony as we email draft copies and speak personally as drafts are edited

until your ceremony is complete and one that you will cherish.

A Naming Certificate will be presented to your child along with Presentation Certificates to your child’s Godparents or Guardians.


Additional certificates can be organised to give to those you may wish to acknowledge such as Grandparents, Uncles and Aunts.

A beautifully presented copy of your ceremony is my gift to you as a keep-sake of your child’s special occasion

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Other Ceremonies

Renewal of Marriage Vows Ceremonies

It is a wonderful experience to celebrate a love that has matured and withstood the many challenges that life throws at us. A Renewal Ceremony or Re-affirmation of Vows can be held at any time during your marriage. Many couples choose a special anniversary. Perhaps other reasons for choosing to have a renewal ceremony are that friends and family could not attend your original wedding or you were married overseas.

Participants can be children, family and special friends. Memories from your wedding day such as re-using your wedding rings for vows, or your original vows, readings or songs can be included. You may wish to exchange gifts to commemorate the occasion.

You can celebrate with family and friends and as large a number of people or as small a number of people as you wish.

It would be an honour to assist you as we design a warm and meaningful Renewal of Vows Ceremony as you renew the bonds of love and devotion within your marriage. I provide the same level of service as for a marriage ceremony except without the legal requirements and documentation.

At the conclusion of the ceremony you will be presented with a Renewal of Vows Certificate along with a beautifully printed copy of your Renewal of Vows Ceremony.

Commitment Ceremonies

Not all couples are able to marry for social or legal reasons. In this case a Commitment Ceremony can be a beautiful way to express your feelings and love for one another. It is about respecting each other’s individual beliefs and talents and working together to create a future together and a loving home. You may want to exchange vows and promises to each other and exchange rings as a sign of your love and commitment to each other.

There are all manner of rituals which you can incorporate into commitment ceremonies which may include candle lighting, hand fasting, a wine or sand ceremony, rose ceremony, ring warming, gift-giving between the couple, or any number of other special rituals to choose from.

A special Commitment Certificate will be presented at the conclusion of the ceremony along with a beautifully printed copy of the ceremony.

I will assist you in designing a ceremony that will reflect your love and commitment to each other and to make the ceremony a memory to cherish.

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