Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. I will work with you to make your ceremony a special and unique celebration, however and wherever you wish it to be.
This ceremony is very similar to a wedding ceremony, but without the legal documents and requirements. Unlike a marriage, there is no official recognition of these ceremonies.
Couples who do not wish to formalise their relationship in a legal sense, may express their commitment to one another, either privately of before family and friends, in a Commitment Ceremony.
Such celebrations are also appropriate for gay couples who wish to express their love and commitment to one another, but are unable to marry under current laws.
A commemorative certificate will be presented to the couple and a personalised ceremony, as simple or elaborate as the couple desires, will be created.
Some parents now choose to have a naming day in preference to a religious Christening ceremony. These celebrations are to formally name and welcome babies and young children into their families. Older children may also have naming ceremonies.
As with Christenings, godparents or guardians are traditionally appointed during the Naming Ceremony. Decorative certificates are presented to the godparents / guardians and to the children to commemorate the occasion.
Renewal of Vows
Couples frequently choose to renew their wedding vows to celebrate a significant anniversary and to share this celebration with family and friends. Some couples have, for various reasons, had a marriage ceremony that was not able to be shared with others, such as an overseas wedding or have had a basic ceremony because of illness, imminent travel etc. A Renewal of Vows Ceremony enables the couple to celebrate their commitment to one another with others who are special to them.
A Renewal of Vows Certificate is presented to the couple and, as with weddings, I will write a personalised ceremony to ensure it is a memorable and meaningful ceremony.
Celebrations of significant birthday milestones are gaining popularity. A ‘This is Your Life’ style presentation is wonderful at a 70th or 80th Birthday. I consult with families, prepare the document and conduct the ceremony. The ‘history’ is presented to the guest of honour as a commemorative keepsake.