Commitment Ceremony - Naming Ceremonies - Housewarming - Boat Naming

Funerals A Celebration of Life - Pet Funerals


Commitment Ceremony

A Commitment Ceremony has the same principals and processes as a Wedding but without the legal papers and inclusion of specific legal phrases in the ceremony. Situations where Commitment Ceremonies are varied and can include:

 

Same sex couples -In many countries, including Australia, couples of the same gender are not permitted to marry according to the law but there is no reason why they can’t declare their love in front of their family and friends and make a formal announcement that they plan on being partners for life.
 

Couples who do not wish to comply with the legal requirements of marriage and simply object to the concept of marriage or the terminology of husband and wife but still want to show their love by acknowledging their commitment to one another.
 

Couples who may have gone thru a divorce or separated and want to be together again or just been down a rocky road and want to make a fresh start but don’t want to be married a Commitment Ceremony is a chance for them to acknowledge what is in their hearts and declare publicly their commitment to one another.

Naming Ceremonies

The love and sheer delight that a child will bring to your lives is a gift worth celebrating. A Naming Ceremony is a wonderful occasion to bring together family and friends to celebrate the birth of your baby and introduce your chosen Godparents/Mentors.

 

These people will play an important role in your child’s development and can provide a beautiful friendship that the child knows is always present through the many different stages of their life.

 

I will provide you with examples of readings/poems, songs, rituals and ideas to make your child’s naming day unique and as special as your child is to you, your family and friends. Certificates are issued to the parents and godparents and I will also bring a beautiful calico teddy bear for everyone to sign - as a memento of this special day- all included in the price.

 

Being a Mother and a Grandmother myself I know the joy and love that a child will bring to everyone’s lives and I would love to help welcome your child into this world by crafting a ceremony especially designed just for your precious bundle of joy.

 

Please phone me on 040 2200 062 or 9401 5894 to make an obligation free appointment to start your baby’s love story.

 

 

House warming
A Housewarming is a ceremony to congratulate people who have moved into their new home and wish them lots of happiness and good luck for the days ahead. Your Home is where the story begins. "it takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home".


Let me tell your family and friends the story of how this adventure began and your future plans for your new home. You will receive a complimentary personalized bottle of champagne to toast your new home.

Boat Naming
Want to change the name of your boat? Heard about the bad luck in renaming a boat? Some say that when a boat is named it has been enlivened, and from that time on the vessel must be treated with the same respect that we would have for a person.


Renaming a boat is not something to be done lightly. Since the beginning of time, sailors have sworn that there are unlucky ships and the unluckiest ships are those who have defied the nautical Gods and changed their names improperly. Thankfully there is a way to change a boat's name without upsetting the various deities of the sea and air.


According to tradition and legend, each and every vessel is recorded by specific name in the Ledger of the Deep and is known personally to Poseidon, or Neptune, the God of the sea. Thus if we wish to change the name of our boat, the first logical thing that must be done is to purge its former name from the Ledger of the Deep and from Poseidon’s memory.


To change the name of a vessel without consulting Poseidon is to invoke his wrath, so in order to change a boat’s name, a traditional ceremony is used to appease the gods of the seas and assure you of fair winds and smooth seas, wherever you sail.


I will provide the Captain with a signed Naming Certificate plus a bottle of personalised champagne to toast your vessel.

 

 

Funerals - A Celebration of Life
Years ago a Funeral was a sombre, sad, quiet ceremony where the content was always the same and the names were just changed on the template on the day. Today Funerals are held to celebrate and remember a life once lived- where families and friends can join together to express their love and feelings for that person that was part of their lives and tell their story.


The ceremonies that I write will capture the essence of his or her personality and uniquely and affectionately honour that person’s life. As you can imagine every single ceremony will be different but I also want to be able to help those who remain behind to grieve, to celebrate the times they shared with their loved one and for some- to let go and move on. Charles Henry Brent once said: “You can shed tears that she is gone or you can smile because she lived”.


Let me help you and your family to turn a distressing event into a beautiful memory.

Pet Funerals
The relationship between people and their pets is a unique and wonderful thing. My family and I have always had pets and we know the joy but also the sadness that they bring when we have had to say goodbye. Anyone who has ever had and loved a treasured pet will remember their particular personality, their loyalty and most of all their unconditional love.


Our society has a love affair with our pets that is beneficial to both owner and pet (although cat people will tell you they are the pet and the cat is the owner!)


When a pet dies, especially a child’s pet, the sadness & grief is just like losing a member of your family. This may often be the child’s first experience with death and it can present as an opportunity to talk about death to the child and introduce them to the concept of funerals and burials. Children and adults benefit emotionally from taking care of their pets body and burying it with love and care.


I can help you farewell your pet with stories befitting the life you led together, which greatly assists the grieving process and acknowledges the love and friendship you all shared together.


“The memories of me that you keep in your heart are forever. Just like the paw prints I left there.”