Types of Ceremonies
Just as you dream of a perfect wedding, I dreamt of becoming a Marriage Celebrant. My dream has come true, now I would love to make your dream come true, by helping you plan the most perfect Wedding day. I am young at heart, but have the knowledge of age. I love being a Marriage Celebrant, working with people of all ages and nationalities. I have time to spend with you both, to select the ideal poems and readings, perhaps create a theme or even include a special ceremony, such as the
Hand fasting, the Unity Candle or even the
Perhaps you have a family or national tradition that you would like to include in your Ceremony? Well; I will endeavour to accommodate your desire to continue this tradition and I will travel to the location of your choice for the ceremony.
I will provide a public address system as well as a signing table and hand crafted
original tablecloth if required. You will also receive a copy of your Ceremony in a hand crafted Satin Folder. All your legal paperwork will be provided and completed by me, according to the Marriage Act of 1961.
From the time you engage my affordable services, until my personal lodgement of your documentation with the appropriate agency, my time is at your disposal.
I welcome the opportunity to arrange a no obligation interview, in the privacy of my home office, for you to determine, if, I am the Marriage Celebrant that will deliver a perfect ceremony, for the perfect couple, on the perfect day, that is:
YOUR WEDDING DAY.
Sometimes a legal marriage, for various reasons, is not available to all couples that truly love each other and desire to publicly declare their intention of forming a lifelong partnership together, I offer to those couples, a memorable Commitment Ceremony, with all the pomp and majesty of a marriage ceremony, but without the legal obligations.
You will also receive the same amount of professionalism, caring and attention to detail as any other couple.
Couples renew their vows, for a variety of reasons. It could be a significant milestone of
wedded bliss where the happiness of the couple is publicly expressed before family, who in some cases missed the original wedding, friends who attended the original wedding as Bridesmaids/Groomsmen or just guests, a great way to catch up and reminisce of times past.
Perhaps there has been a major problem, now resolved and the couple wish to
start again. This is a way of thanking all, for their love and support during the trauma, or maybe the couple just want to have a quiet, romantic
getaway and renew their vows privately, All these types of Ceremonies will be designed to suit the reason and the occasion, with the same attention to detail as any other ceremony.
What a thrill it is to have a baby come into our lives. I feel very privileged to be asked to Officiate at a Naming Ceremony and bestow on this new life, a name that will be used for a lifetime.
The Naming Ceremony symbolically unites and bonds a family together. It is a way of welcoming a child into a family and introducing it to the wider family and community network. It is not a religious Baptism or a Christening; it is an alternative, formal, celebration enabling a family to publicly declare their love and support.
I encourage parents to select sponsors (guardians) who are like minded in their ethics and beliefs. The number of these for your child is your choice, including not having sponsors at all.
If there are older siblings, I include them in the ceremony and they receive a
Big Brother or
Big Sister certificate.
I truly understand how it feels to lose a loved one having grieved for my parents, two brothers, a sister and my first husband; therefore I can create a Celebration that reflects your personal feelings, yet, honour the life and love of the departed whilst giving empathy and comfort to the family. Having been an assistant manager of a Funeral establishment for 16 years, I can work closely with the Director of your choice and co-ordinate my service to suit the Directors time frame.
So that everything about the departed is true and correct, I interview the family in the privacy of their own home, unless the family choose otherwise.
Again, having experienced the devastation of miscarriage, I know the need to acknowledge the loss of an unborn infant or infant deceased at birth. Your loss is just as great, if not greater than any other, for you, in some cases had no tangible being to ever have held. Parents and Grandparents need comfort, caring and closure, the same as any other person experiencing the loss of a loved one. I create a short, simple, yet meaningful Memorial Service in your choice of location, in the hope of bringing some comfort and healing to the family.