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Wedding Ceremony

 

 

Your wedding is a celebration of your love for each other.  Together, we will make it a celebration that will deeply touch and enrich your lives and be a memorable and special occasion to remember with joy.

I offer my experience as a celebrant to provide you with exceptional professional and friendly service and assistance.

As your Celebrant, I will help you create a personal and inspiring ceremony that reflects your love, friendship and commitment to each other and your personal values and style.  You can relax with confidence, knowing that your ceremony will be delivered in a graceful and heart-warming manner.

Your ceremony can be intimate, simple, traditional, formal or highly creative.  We can include cultural customs, symbols, your family and friends.

All legal requirements will be adhered to according to the Marriage Act, 1961.

As the notice of intended marriage is legally required to be completed by you and lodged no less that one month and one day before your wedding day, it is advisable to make your booking as soon as you know the date of your wedding.

 
Love Commitment Ceremony or Commitment Ceremony
  “Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes, but no plans" - Peter Drucker.

A commitment ceremony is for couples, who for legal or other personal reasons, are unable to marry, but their love for each other is strong enough so they wish to make a public commitment to each other, in the presence of their family and friends.

Couples who were married overseas often choose this type of ceremony, so that they can recelebrate their union in front of their family and friends who were unable to join them for their wedding.

Like a wedding ceremony, multicultural traditions, values and beliefs can also be incorporated into a commitment ceremony.

As same sex marriages are not legal in
Australia, a commitment ceremony is a wonderful way to express and declare your devotion to one another in  a meaningful and moving ceremony, before your family and friends. 

Together, we will make it a celebration that will deeply touch and enrich your lives and be a memorable and special occasion to remember with joy.

I will help you create a personal and inspiring ceremony that reflects your love, friendship and commitment to each other and your personal values and style.  You can relax with confidence, knowing that your ceremony will be delivered in a graceful and heart-warming manner.

There are no legal requirements for this type of ceremony.

A beautiful certificate of commitment is given to the couple at the conclusion of the ceremony.  It makes a lovely keepsake to mark this special occasion.

 

Renewal of Vows Ceremony or Reaffirmation Ceremony

 




A renewal of vows ceremony not only provides you with an opportunity to reaffirm your love and commitment, but it also provides your family with a wonderful opportunity to become involved and to express their appreciation of their relationship with you.

A reaffirmation ceremony is a celebration of staying in love and of your commitment to your life partnership.  These ceremonies can take place for many reasons such as:
  • Celebrating a wedding anniversary that is significant to the couple, whether it is 5 years or 65 years.
  • To share a celebration of marriage with guests who were not at the original ceremony.  If a couple was married interstate or overseas, it’s a wonderful opportunity to share another ceremony with friends and family back home.
  • For married couples who may have separated, but now desire to reunite.
  • Where couples feel the need for such a ceremony because their original wedding ceremony, for some reason, was not meaningful or was not conducted as they would have wished.
A renewal of vows ceremony can be formatted similarly to a wedding ceremony or can have a unique structure or can be a private renewal of vows just between the two of you.  There are no limitations to the ceremony.  The ceremony can reflect the journey that you have been on since you met and committed to one another.  It can also include your hopes for the future as a couple or as a family.  You may choose to reaffirm your original vows or you can write new ones to reflect your relationship as it is now.

Together, we will make it a celebration that will deeply touch and enrich your lives and be a memorable and special occasion to remember with joy.

I will help you create a personal and inspiring ceremony that reflects your love, friendship and commitment to each other and your personal values and style.  You can relax with confidence, knowing that your ceremony will be delivered in a graceful and heart-warming manner.

If you wish to exchange gifts or eternity rings to mark the occasion, this can be incorporated into the ceremony and your children or grandchildren can also take a special part in the celebration.

Renewing your vows is a wonderful way to look back over the years you've shared with each other, honouring and celebrating the good times and the challenges and is a lovely way to give thanks to each other and to those nearest and dearest, as you make your vows and wishes for the years you’ve yet to share.

To mark the event, you will receive a beautiful, commemorative certificate.  As with your original Certificate of Marriage, there is space for your signature and the signature of two witnesses signatures and my signature as officiate.  Unlike a legal marriage, people of any age even children can be the signatories for this ceremony.

  Naming Ceremony




Naming ceremonies can be performed for people of all ages, from new-born babies to adolescence and beyond. 

A naming ceremony allows a family to welcome a newcomer to the family in a meaningful way.  It is also an opportunity for family and friends to be a part of the celebration and for parents to make commitments of unconditional love, care, support and encouragement to the newest member of the family, witnessed by those closest to them.

Special recognition can be given to family members or friends to acknowledge the important role they will play in the development and life of the honouree.

A naming ceremony is a wonderful way of introducing an adopted child or a stepchild into the family.  The parents have the opportunity to declare before their family and friends that the new child is part of their family, with all rights and privileges that go with that and to declare their intentions and obligations as far as the child is concerned.

Naming Ceremonies are usually performed at home but can be performed anywhere. 

There are no legal requirements for this ceremony.  To mark the event, the honouree will receive a beautiful, commemorative certificate.

Types Of Naming Ceremonies
  • Baby Naming Ceremonies
  • 1st Birthday Naming Ceremonies
  • Naming Ceremony for an Older Child
  • Adult Naming or Re-Naming Ceremony

  Baby Naming / Naming Ceremony  
 



“Make a memory with your children,
Spend some time to show you care,
Toys and trinkets can’t replace
Those precious moments you share.”
Elaine Hardt

A naming ceremony allows parents to welcome a new arrival into the world in a meaningful way without having to perform a religious ritual.  It is also an opportunity for family and friends to be a part of the celebration and for parents to make commitments of unconditional love, care, support and encouragement to the newest member of the family, witnessed by those closest to them.

You can choose godparents (sponsors, mentors or guides) to pledge their dedication, moral support and guidance to your child.  As this is a secular ceremony, there are no restrictions on who can be a godparent or the number of godparents.  The commitment made by the godparents can be customised and usually centre on providing guidance, love and support to the child and the child’s family.

Special recognition is also given to the grandparents, acknowledging the important role they will play in the development and life of the child.

A baby naming ceremony is an alternative to a baptism or christening and is a non-religious ceremony allowing the child the freedom of choice to undertake their own beliefs later in life.

Naming ceremonies can be performed for people of all ages, from new-born babies to adolescence and beyond.

A naming ceremony is a wonderful way of introducing an adopted child or a stepchild into the family.  The parents have the opportunity to declare before their family and friends that the new child is part of their family, with all rights and privileges that go with that and to declare their intentions and obligations as far as the child is concerned.

Naming Ceremonies are usually performed at home but can be performed anywhere.

There are no legal requirements for this ceremony.  To mark the event, the baby, parents, godparents and grandparents will all receive a beautiful, commemorative certificate.

  1st Birthday Naming Ceremony

 

A child's first birthday is a very important milestone, and an extra special occasion, so it is also an appropriate time for a formal naming ceremony which can be the centrepiece of the birthday party.

The 1st Birthday naming ceremony is a variation of the Baby Naming Ceremony, featuring special wording and sentiments.

There are no legal requirements for this ceremony.  To mark the event, the baby, parents, godparents and grandparents will all receive a beautiful, commemorative certificate.


  Naming Ceremony for an Older Child
 

 

Naming ceremonies can be performed for people of all ages, from new-born babies to adolescence and beyond.  It is also an opportunity for family and friends to be a part of the celebration and for parents to make commitments of unconditional love, care, support and encouragement to the newest member of the family, witnessed by those closest to them.

You can choose godparents (sponsors, mentors or guides) to pledge their dedication, moral support and guidance to your child.  As this is a secular ceremony, there are no restrictions on who can be a godparent or the number of godparents.  The commitment made by the godparents can be customised and usually centre on providing guidance, love and support to the child and the child’s family.

Special recognition is also given to the grandparents, acknowledging the important role they will play in the development and life of the child.

A naming ceremony is a wonderful way of introducing an adopted child or a stepchild into the family.  The parents have the opportunity to declare before their family and friends that the new child is part of their family, with all rights and privileges that go with that and to declare their intentions and obligations as far as the child is concerned.

Naming Ceremonies are usually performed at home but can be performed anywhere. 

There are no legal requirements for this ceremony.  To mark the event, the child, parents, godparents and grandparents will all receive a beautiful, commemorative certificate.

  Adult Naming or Re-Naming Ceremony

Naming ceremonies can be performed for people of all ages, from new-born babies to adults.

There are a number of reasons why an adult might like a naming ceremony, including having missed out in childhood, celebrate a formal name change or reversion to an earlier name (such as a maiden name) or perhaps, having undergone a gender-reassignment.

An adult naming ceremony is similar in format to that for a child and just as significant and joyous an occasion.  The ceremony recognises the maturity of the person being named and celebrates the adult’s life journey to this point.

Naming Ceremonies are usually performed at home but can be performed anywhere. 

There are no legal requirements for this ceremony.  To mark the event, the honouree will receive a beautiful, commemorative certificate.

  Welcoming Ceremony

A welcoming ceremony for new family members, whether by birth, adoption or marriage is a touching and beautiful way of marking the entry of the new person into the family, establishing bonds and commitments.

Publicly welcoming new members into your family is a joyous celebration and an opportunity for the family to declare before other family members and friends that the newcomer is part of their family, with all rights and privileges that go with that and to declare their intentions and obligations as far as the newcomer is concerned.

To mark the occasion, the newcomer will be presented with a beautiful, commemorative certificate.

  Birthdays

All birthdays are special, whether it's a 1st birthday or a 101st birthday. 

Every birthday is an opportunity to express your appreciation that you have a particular family member or friend in your life.

I can help you to create a celebration that goes beyond birthday cakes and candles and create a ceremony that honours life, love and happiness.  A memory for you and your guests to treasure.

To mark the event, the honouree will receive a beautiful, commemorative certificate.


  Coming of Age

 
There are four cycles of life in every human being – infant, youth, adult and elder.

A coming of age ceremony celebrates who a child was and the adult they hope to be.  It honours the many changes going on inside them, toasts their virtues and strengths and welcomes them into the next stage in their lives.

All coming of age ceremonies celebrate us as human beings at whatever stage of our lives we are in and have played a vital role in all cultures throughout history and continue to do so today as a way of guiding people through these coming of age transitions as the person take on more mature responsibilities in the family and society.

For children, coming of age ceremonies celebrate their rite of passage into adulthood and are frequently held during early teen years as secular Bah mitzvah or Bar mitzvah, sweet sixteen, graduation or a marking of a major achievement in the young adult’s life.

Together, we will create a joyous and profound ceremony to celebrate and welcome young people into adulthood and allow the passing on of knowledge and wisdom from one generation to the next. 

The ceremony will reflect the personality and ideals of the honouree and pay homage to their young lives and the special, loving people that have been an inspiration and guide to them, such as family, friends and mentors.

To mark the event, the honouree will receive a beautiful, commemorative certificate.

  Milestone Birthdays
 

Throughout our childhood, we look forward to certain birthdays as marks of transition such as birth, age 5 when we may start school, 10 when we reach double figures, 13 when we finally become a teenager.  These birthdays can be used as gateway transitions for the child as they gain more experience, take on other responsibilities and develop their personalities.

Mark the turning points in your child or loved one's life with love and respect and offer them the opportunity to shoulder new responsibilities, then stand back and watch them bloom.

Examples of milestone birthdays are coming of school age, teen age, sweet 16, 18 and so on.

To mark the event, the honouree will receive a beautiful, commemorative certificate.

  Coming of Wisdom Age

A coming of wisdom age ceremony (eg 50th, 60th, 70th) acknowledges and honours a person’s age, wisdom and power. 

It is an opportunity for you to express your gratitude to the honouree for passing on their wisdom, traditions and love from one generation to the next.

A coming of wisdom ceremony is a way to embrace life experience and celebrate the art of life.

To mark the event, the honouree will receive a beautiful, commemorative certificate.
  House Warming / Blessing Ceremony
 

 

We often take for granted the place that gives us warmth and shelter.  This is the place that witnesses the most important events of our lives, the place where we feel safe and loved.

The custom of conducting a ceremony when you move into a new home is an ancient one.  It was originally performed to drive out any 'evil spirits' and to protect people living in or visiting the house by awakening the inherent joy of the abode, clearing away any old "debris" and opening the gateway of comfort, health, abundance and peace.

Even today, the acquisition of a new home is usually celebrated with a housewarming ceremony which is a beautiful way to affirm that your house has become your home. 

Whether you own or rent your house or apartment makes no difference as a housewarming is usually held when people move into a new house or someone moves into a household or to mark a change in someone’s life direction or as part of a naming ceremony, marriage or ceremony of commitment or even after some misfortune or a funeral.

The house warming ceremony is a way of giving thanks, to claim the space for the people who live there, to assert their will to live harmoniously and to reinforce some key values shared by the household.
  • You can use various symbols in the house warming ceremony such as:
  • Bread so that there may never be hunger
  • A broom to sweep out bad luck and sweep in good luck
  • A candle to signify light and learning
  • Something sweet to represent the sweetness of life
  • Some salt so that life will always have flavour
  • Some wine so that joy and prosperity will reign forever

You can also hold a ceremony to bless business premises or to bless a house when you have put it up for sale.

To mark the event, you will receive a beautiful, commemorative certificate.

  Graduation ceremony
 

Ceremony recognises achievement.  Your graduation marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter in your life, so mark this important event.

It marks your ambition, achievement and success.  It is certainly something to be very proud of and it sends the message to the world that you are an individual with dedication, determination and drive.

It is a time to celebrate, be congratulated and commended for a job well done.

To mark the event, the graduate will receive a beautiful, commemorative certificate.

 

Ceremony for Every Occasion


 















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