Naming Days

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A Baby Naming or Name Giving Ceremony celebrates the life of a new-born child. Introducing that child to the community, family, and friends it is often seen as a secular alternative to a Christening or Baptism ceremony.

 Godparents or guardians may be appointed to help guide and teach your child on their life journey.

A baby naming ceremony can include the following:

  • The introduction
  • Outline of responsibilities for parents and Godparents
  • Parents and Godparents/Guardians commitment to the child
  • Inclusion of the Grandparents
  • Poems and readings – read either by the celebrant, parents or friends
  • Certificate presentation for baby, Godparents and Grandparents if desired

Elopements

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With the closure of the Registry Office in the Newcastle & Hunter region, I am offering the following:

  • A short pre-written legal ceremony, and the opportunity for you to read your own vows to each other
  • Performed at a location selected by you within the Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Maitland & Hunter Winery regions. (Other locations can be used subject to travel costs)
  • The ceremony can be performed in your own home "around the kitchen table", or in my home in an area specially created for ceremonies.
  • A maximum of 10 guests, including two witnesses over the age of 18, and a complimentary glass of wine for the bride and groom at the end of the ceremony

Weddings

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Congratulations!!!

You are engaged and you are now looking forward to getting married, so you are looking for a celebrant. I have been authorized as a celebrant since 2008 and hold a Certificate IV in Celebrancy.

My work as a celebrant is my passion, I love working with couples to create a ceremony that is unforgettable. Seeing the excitement leading up to the big day, the smiles and tears on the day, and knowing that your day has been perfect, means that I have done my job well.

I would love the opportunity to take that journey with you and to create an unforgettable and magical day for you and your family and friends – A professional ceremony created especially for you both as a couple.

Commitment Ceremonies

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A commitment ceremony is for couples who don’t want or are unable to get married legally, but would still like to show their love and commitment to each other and to their family and friends. A commitment ceremony is perfect for same sex couples who can’t get legally married yet, to show their love and commitment to each other.

While not legally binding, the ceremony can still be a wonderful opportunity to declare your love for each other.

We can create a unique and beautiful ceremony for this special day to share as you are surrounded by family and friends.

At the end of your ceremony, you will be presented with a beautiful ‘Certificate of Commitment’ to remind you of your special day.

Renewal of Vows

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Reaffirm your love and commitment to each other. Strengthen the bond between you.

A wedding anniversary is a perfect time to renew your vows and celebrate your marriage. Or perhaps you were married

elsewhere and wish to share that important moment with your family and friends.

A beautiful keepsake Certificate will be signed and presented to the couple at the completion of the ceremony.

Other Ceremonies

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Ask me about performing your own custom ceremony for any other special occasions you might have, or to MC your next special day!