As well as wedding ceremonies I am fully qualified to conduct ceremonies that acknowledge
a wide range of life’s celebrations and milestones. These include
- Name Giving
- Teenage Transition
A Commitment ceremony celebrates the bond of love between any two people, not necessarily
same sex couples. These ceremonies can include a public celebration with friends,
family or simply a ceremony just conducted with the couple alone. They can be designed
by the couple themselves with their choice of rituals, symbols or music.
These ceremonies or celebrations are ways to reaffirm relationships and a commitment
to those relationships whether they are about the original vows made in marriage
or simply a life partnership. Often these ceremonies are small in scale and held
in places that are particularly meaningful for the couple. Children of the couple
may be included.
This ceremony is created to celebrate an important event in the life of a family
such as the naming of a baby or the marking of the adoption of a child. It could
even be part of a birthday such as a child’s first birthday. These ceremonies can
be alternatives to more religious and formal occasions more likely to be conducted
in a church. However they may also include religious or cultural references. Although
the ceremony has no specific legal requirements it is a formal and public expression
which acknowledges the commitment and the responsibility of those involved towards
the individual in the naming ceremony.