Ceremonies

Wedding Ceremonies

Congratulations, you’re planning your day and I’m thrilled you’re looking at my page.  There are many ways to celebrate your commitment to each other, and I would be delighted to help you to find the way that is just right for you whether you are planning to celebrate your marriage or hold a commitment ceremony. Indoor or outdoor, small gathering or large, quiet or flamboyant, the ceremony is the key point in the day that celebrates your love and unity.

This Includes:

  • Face to face and online appointments
  • I will provide written summaries by email after each appointment.
  • We will conduct a ceremony rehearsal shortly before the day (online if there is significant distance) or the evening before at the venue if required.
  • Travel within a 50 mile radius from my home is included and 50p for each additional mile.
  • Depending on where your ceremony is, I may discuss with you the necessity for me to travel the day before in order to avoid any travel hold ups. The cost of nearby accomodation would be covered by you, unless I have a friend or relative I can stay with near to the venue.
  • The cost is fully inclusive of any rituals you choose to include in your ceremony although the cost of any items needed will be met by you. I can help you source items needed.
  • I will provide a presentation copy of your ceremony as a keepsake.

Renewal of Vows

Whether you have been together a year and a day, 10 years or 25; renewing your vows is a lovely way to reaffirm your love and commitment to each other. It can be an intimate ceremony or a huge shindig; at the heart of it will be the ceremony celebrating you both, the obstacles you may have overcome and the triumphs you have shared. It would be my pleasure to help you create a ceremony that reflects all that you have come through and all that you hope for in the years ahead.

This Includes:

  • Face to face and online appointments
  • I will provide written summaries by email after each appointment.
  • We will conduct a ceremony rehearsal shortly before the day (online if there is significant distance) or the evening before at the venue if required, and I will conduct your ceremony.
  • Travel within a 50 mile radius from my home is included and 50p for each additional mile.
  • Depending on where your ceremony is, I may discuss with you the necessity for me to travel the day before in order to avoid any travel hold ups. The cost of nearby accomodation would be covered by you, unless I have a friend or relative I can stay with near to the venue.
  • The cost is fully inclusive of any rituals you choose to include in your ceremony although the cost of any items needed will be met by you. I can help you source items needed.
  • I will provide a presentation copy of your ceremony as a keepsake.

Baby Naming and Welcome to the family Ceremonies

You may be without religious affiliation but still wish to celebrate the entry of your child into the world or welcome an adopted child into your family. You may wish to follow traditional lines or introduce new rituals that involve older children, other family members and those in the role of god parents or guide parents. I would very much like to help you to plan and create this joyful occasion.

This Includes:

  • Face to face and online appointments
  • I will provide written summaries by email after each appointment.
  • Travel within a 50 mile radius from my home is included and 50p for each additional mile.
  • Depending on where your ceremony is, I may discuss with you the necessity for me to travel the day before in order to avoid any travel hold ups. The cost of nearby accomodation would be covered by you, unless I have a friend or relative I can stay with near to the venue.
  • The cost is fully inclusive of any rituals you choose to include in your ceremony although the cost of any items needed will be met by you. I can help you source items needed.
  • Certificate of naming or welcome
  • I will provide a copy of your ceremony as a keepsake.

Adult Naming and Rite of Passage Ceremonies

You may be changing your name for many reasons; including gender transition, or emergence from a trauma background, celebrating doing so may strengthen your connection to your identity and present you positively to those you love and care about. It would be a privilege to help you to do this.

You may be wishing to celebrate a graduation, or other life affirming event, whatever it is I will be very happy to help you. If you wish to celebrate an event not mentioned, please contact me to discuss your wishes.

This Includes:

  • Face to face and online appointments
  • I will provide written summaries by email after each appointment.
  • Travel within a 50 mile radius from my home is included and 50p for each additional mile.
  • Depending on where your ceremony is, I may discuss with you the necessity for me to travel the day before in order to avoid any travel hold ups. The cost of nearby accomodation would be covered by you, unless I have a friend or relative I can stay with near to the venue.
  • The cost is fully inclusive of any rituals you choose to include in your ceremony although the cost of any items needed will be met by you. I can help you source items needed.
  • I will provide a copy of your ceremony as a keepsake.

Funeral and Celebration of Life Ceremonies

Preparing a funeral for those we love is an incredibly painful time. It can be a time to reflect on what that person meant to us and hopefully bring some joy amongst the loss. If it was a difficult relationship it may seem a more difficult task, but I can guide you through.  We will spend time talking about the person so that I may gain a sense of who they were, the life they lived and the impact they had on the world and the people closest to them, to enable me to create a fitting farewell. This ceremony is as much about the living as the person who has passed as it provides an opportunity to find an expression for grief and to say farewell.

At the time of a funeral, grief can be overwhelming, you may wish to create a memorial ceremony at a later date where you can feel able to celebrate their life once the initial pain of grief has passed.

Death is an inevitable part of life, the one thing in life that is certain; preparing for your death in advance may give a sense of control as far as is possible, and writing your own ceremony may bring some peace of mind that you are prepared. I can help you to write your own ceremony and express your wishes in advance. Please contact me to discuss how we might do this.

Most people are unaware of what they can and can’t do when planning a funeral, there is no required format or location though there are some restrictions. There are many more options than people are aware of so please don’t hesitate to ask; I can liaise with the funeral director to ensure that the service and the ceremony are as you wish them to be.

This Includes:

  • Face to face and online appointments
  • I will maintain discreet contact to ensure the ceremony I write is in full accordance with your wishes.
  • Travel within a 50 mile radius from my home is included and 50p for each additional mile.
  • Depending on where your ceremony is, I may discuss with you the necessity for me to travel the day before in order to avoid any travel hold ups. The cost of nearby accomodation would be covered by you, unless I have a friend or relative I can stay with near to the venue.
  • The cost is fully inclusive of any rituals you choose to include in your ceremony although the cost of any items needed will be met by you. I can help you source items needed.
  • I will provide a copy of your ceremony as a keepsake.

Please contact me for a free no obligation consultation

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