Let’s celebrate your love in your own unique way! music, readings, symbolic rituals... you choose just how your ceremony will flow. I’ll combine all of the information you provided during the phone calls, meetings and questionnaire, and then start to design your ceremony, Then, I’ll weave your story and your chosen symbolic elements into the ceremony, next your vows and ring exchange, and if you want you can even have a token certificate to sign** (also a great photo opportunity for your guests) before I have the pleasure of introducing you both to the world as a newly married couple!
Renewing your vows or celebrating that milestone.
Be it an anniversary or just an excuse to have the wedding celebration you didn’t have the first time round, renewing your vows is a wonderful way to rededicate yourself to your partner, No one knows precisely when wedding anniversaries were first celebrated. But the tradition is believed to go back at least to the Middle Ages,
At that time in the Germanic regions of Europe, a husband crowned his wife with a silver wreath on the 25th anniversary of their wedding day and if the couple was fortunate enough to still like each other and reach their 50th wedding anniversary, the husband presented his wife with a gold wreath! Luckily, for us modern couples, as the centuries rolled on, more and more anniversary milestones were added, and a fantastic excuse was born for us to be showered with gifts on a yearly basis from our attentive partners and an even better excuse for a good party!
You are going through or have completed Transition and would like a new name to represent the new you, I will design a bespoke ceremony just for you, changing your name can be one of the most meaningful steps for any trans person in expressing who you are. A renaming or trans naming ceremony offers a person a 'life moment', for reflection of their life so far and who they have become. So why wouldn’t you mark this moment with a meaningful ceremony? A Bespoke ceremony written with only you at its heart. You can hold these ceremonies as a rite of passage, a moment to say to those around you, 'This is who I am' Everyone’s trans journey is different and so each ceremony reflects each individual story. This is the beauty of having a celebrant start your journey and planning your ceremony.
The Renaming ceremony is also a perfect way to celebrate your change in life circumstances, maybe you have just been divorced and would like a ceremony with family and friends to renounce your last name and reclaim your independence, This can be held alongside a Divorce Ceremony
A Naming Ceremony
The naming ceremony is designed to meet the individual needs of the family and provide a dignified and formal opportunity to:
Celebrate the birth and welcome your child into the family and wider community
Announce the names that you have chosen and, if desired, explain the reasons behind the choice
Make promises of commitment to nurture and support your child into adult life Choose other adults prepared to promise a special supportive relationship to your child
**During the ceremony, a special commemorative certificate is signed and presented.
A Naming Ceremony is also ideally suited to welcome and celebrate an adopted child, or to embrace stepchildren into a new family. It is an opportunity to declare, before family and friends, your promises to be as good a parent as you can, These ceremonies aren't exclusively for babies, I can also create unique ceremonies for: Welcoming older children, Blended families, Celebrating the adoption of a child. There are many symbolic acts you could choose for your ceremony. Here are just a few ideas;
Lighting of a candle, Special Oil, Sand ceremony, Message trees, Time capsules or even Tree planting
Why would you have a divorce ceremony? A place to say the marriage is no longer, and formally change your status from a couple, wife or husband to a single person or individuals. Offer each other closure and the willingness to move forward. Divorce can be very personal. A journey unique to each individual and couple. This ceremony enables you to publicly declare the end of a stage of your life and the beginning or moving onto the next. The Divorce ceremony can be held the same time as A Renaming ceremony, to symbolise the end of one chapter, and the start of the next chapter
Maybe you have something else in mind??
Milestone Vow renewals
lets chat... and see how I can be of service to you!!!!