Baby Naming Ceremony
Baby Naming ceremonies are a great way to welcome a baby into the family and community. The ceremony can be either an alternative to religious ceremonies such as Christenings or Baptisms, or can be an additional ceremony in a non-religious setting.
The ceremony can involve family and close friends, and are an effective way to honour the roles and influence of parents, grandparents, guardians, guides, mentors or sponsors (traditionally called 'godparents'). The ceremony can include symbolic rituals and blessings, readings or poems, and is an opportunity for family, friends and community to pledge their support and ongoing commitment to the child. It is often a good opportunity for the parents to explain any meaning or significance behind the choice of the baby's name and to acknowledge people after whom the child has been named.
Your Celebrant will help you to design a personalised ceremony to make it a memorable occasion.
Renewal of Vows Ceremony
A Renewal of Vows Ceremony is ideal for couples who are celebrating a special anniversary, or want to mark a special occasion by renewing their Wedding Vows. This ceremony can also mark and celebrate any changes that have occurred in the relationship and some couples choose to make new vows in addition to, or in place of, their original wedding vows.
Your Celebrant can help you to plan a unique and personal renewal ceremony.
Funerals, Memorials and Thanksgiving Ceremonies
Funerals are often very sad occasions, but they needn't be cold or impersonal. A funeral or memorial can also be an opportunity to celebrate a life, to give thanks, and to pay tribute to the one who has passed away by honouring their achievements and grieving their passing.
Your Celebrant should help you to honour a life with appropriate readings or poems, by writing a respectful personal eulogy, and including personal items which symbolise the deceased person's life and interests.
You could also consider a private ceremony at the graveside for close family and friends, and a public Memorial or Thanksgiving at a later time. Your Celebrant can assist with either, or both.
Commitment ceremonies express and confirm love and faithfulness between two people who cannot or do not wish to legally marry. These ceremonies are ideal for a couple who have been married overseas and would like a ceremony with their family and friends in Australia who were unable to attend their wedding. Some couples like to underscore their commitment to each other when they become engaged, move in together, or have children, by having a formal commitment ceremony.
Commitment ceremonies are often the choice of couples who cannot or do not wish to legally marry. Commitment ceremonies are not legally binding and provide great scope in the way you choose to declare your love to each other.