Contemporary celebrancy covers a broad range of ceremonies. As a celebrant of considerable experience, I offer a range of services in addition to the wedding ceremonies I perform.
The importance of providing families and friends the opportunity to farewell a loved one cannot be underestimated. The need to grieve for the loss of a life and in turn, celebrate that life is a fundamental human requirement. For that process to be fulfilled and for the expectations of family and friends to be met, a compassionate, skilled and experienced practitioner should be engaged. I have been a practising celebrant for the past 7 years and have conducted hundreds of ceremonies and have established myself as a highly regarded and respected celebrant.
A commitment ceremony provides a wonderful opportunity for a couple to make a statement about their relationship without any of the legal parameters. It is, to all intents and purposes, a formal union of two people to be shared and enjoyed by family and friends.
Renewal of Vows
Many couples enjoyed their wedding and their married lives together so much they want to do it all over again. A renewal of vows provides exactly what the name suggests – an opportunity to reaffirm the commitments they made to each other or even re-evaluate or refresh the vows they initially made. It is a great way to celebrate lives well lived and loved.
A naming ceremony is a celebration of the arrival of a new child, a uniting of step or adopted children within a family or an adult name change. It is a way of formally welcoming them to family and friends. They can involve significant people in the child’s life – siblings, grandparents and special friends to play a role in the person’s life.
A Living Wake provides the opportunity for people to ensure that the content of their remembrance ceremony is as they want. It can be a quiet, traditional gathering to ensure farewells are made or it can be the party to end all parties.