A Naming Ceremony is usually non-religious and provides the opportunity to welcome a new life into the family in the presence of friends and loved ones. As a popular alternative to a Christening or Baptism, the baby or child is formally introduced and the chosen names bestowed upon them. Guardians or Godparents are usually appointed during the ceremony, which can be held in your own home, in a park or wherever you prefer.
The Naming Ceremonies I conduct are designed to be very relaxing and personal, with poems, music, candles or even a tree planting ! The choice is yours. I believe that a naming ceremony should revolve entirely around your child as well as suit your cultural beliefs.
At the conclusion of the ceremony I present you with a personalised certificate, which can be signed by family and friends who are present at this special occasion.
A Commitment Ceremony, although not legally binding, is a wonderful way in which couples can share their commitment of love with those close to them.
Commitment ceremonies are also ideal for gay couples or for couples who for different reasons, be they personal, legal, religious or cultural, are unable to have a legal wedding in Australia.
I would love to be part of your celebration and am very flexible in my approach to the occasion. My focus is to make the ceremony as relaxed and enjoyable as possible for all participants.
Renewal of Vows
A Vow Renewal Ceremony is designed for couples who decide they would like to celebrate their love and commitment by reaffirming or renewing their commitment to each other Many couples choose to renew their wedding vows on their 10th, 20th or other important wedding anniversary. This can be a private occasion or a celebration with family and friends.
I would be most honoured to officiate at your celebration to help make your day a memorable one.