Other Events in Life

Celebrations we can offer:

You may ask what a celebrant is and why do you need one? A celebrant can conduct any service you want, in exactly the way you want.  This can be religious, semi religious, non-religious, or spiritual, the most important criteria is that it reflects the people involved. We will come and visit you and discuss your needs and provide a draft of your service so if you want to, you can read through, discuss and alter any aspect.  After the service we will send you a copy for you to keep and cherish.

 

Baby naming

A baby being born is a time for much joy, which can be marked by creating a naming ceremony. This can be a lovely alternative to a formal christening, and can be a really memorable celebration for all the family, written especially with all the hopes and dreams for your new arrival.

 

Engagement or Betrothal

A Betrothal ceremony is a promise by a couple to get married, it can include the giving of the engagement ring, or a handfasting ceremony with the cord remaining untied, as this is only tied when the marriage takes place.

 

Wedding

Although not able to conduct legal marriages at present; your Celebrant can create a wedding ceremony for you and your family and friends to celebrate one of the most important days of your life. This can add to the importance of the occasion, whether you have been married at the registry office and want something to share with all your guests, or if you have been married overseas and wish to continue the celebrations with those who were unable to attend your marriage.

 

Affirmation Ceremony

Many couples choose a small intimate service for their wedding, but would like a larger less formal party either in the evening or later for their friends and extended family.  An affirmation ceremony can bring a formal aspect to this.  They could repeat their vows or make up more personal ones or have a handfasting ceremony and end the ceremony with their first dance if they wish.

 

Renewal of Vows

This quote sums up the beauty behind renewing your vows."A renewal of wedding vows ceremony can be a meaningful, touching, revivifying ceremony for you and your children, family and friends. As a married couple, it is a time to pause and reflect on where you have been and where you are going. It is also a wonderful example to set for your children and grandchildren. Can you imagine a more beautiful scene than children watching their parents joining hands and hearts as they affirm the magnitude and strength of their enduring love? What greater life/love lesson? I often say at these ceremonies: 'True love does not wither or die. It merely ripens.'"Rev. Susanna Stefanachi Macomb

 

Funeral or Memorial Service

A Civil Funeral Ceremony is, above all, a ceremony that reflects the wishes of the family and is not based on the personal views of the individual conducting it.   Rather it is focused on celebrating the life of the deceased.  It can be a traditional burial or cremation or green/woodland burial.  It is a personal dignified tribute created by a professional Celebrant in consultation with the family.  This can be conducted in a crematorium, funeral home, church, or graveside.  Memorial services can be conducted in any suitable location, from to your own home to a local club, outdoors or any other place significant to your loved one.

 

House warming

There are many gifts that can be given to the occupants of a new house which include a broom to sweep away the evil, sage to cleanse the rooms of the previous spirits, a loaf of bread so that there is no one ever hungry, honey that represents sweetness in their lives, coins to bring good fortune, candles for light in life, and wood for harmony and peace of the house.  These can be included in a ceremony to welcome you and your family to your new home.

 

Pet Funerals

Our pets are part of our families, and the loss we feel when we loose them cannot be underestimated.  Isla and Lesley both share their houses with their dogs and both understand the heartache that loosing a pet can cause.  We offer the service to come and hold a funeral for a burial or a simple service for the scattering of ashes in your own garden or at a place that was special to you and your pet.