To mark a significant life event, you may wish to consider the following
Renewal of Wedding Vows
Many married couples reaffirm their love, devotion and commitment to each other and celebrate the occasion with a ceremony.
The celebration often highlights a significant wedding anniversary (10, 20, 25 years). The ceremony can be reflective or lighthearted and simple, finishing with tea and cake, a backyard barbeque, or elaborate and including a feast.
Same Gender / Life Partner Commitment Ceremony
When two people are in love and decide to commit to a life-long union, their declaration to each other and to the world can be beautifully expressed through a Life-Partner Commitment Ceremony. I will work with you to create a beautiful, relevant and meaningful ceremony.
Life Milestones and Birthdays
Reaching adulthood, mid-life and retirement opens new chapters in our lives. You may wish to celebrate a life milestone such as a gaining a Diploma, Degree or a Graduation, or arrange a Surprise ceremony for a loved one or friend who is reaching a right of passage.
This is a ritual that says thank-you and usually follows a significant event. It follows a Wedding, or as part of another celebration. It is a formalised thank-you to loved ones or Mother Nature.
End of Life Farewells
When someone we love dies, we need to be able to say Goodbye before we can work through our grief and go on and allow the healing to begin. A funeral is for those who are left – to gather together with family and friends to share the sadness and loss, and lighten the burden. A funeral or memorial is an expression of emotion, memory, respect and allows us to go forward.
- A naming ceremony for a restaurant or boat?
- A Change of Name
- Every now and then an older child or an adult makes a choice to change his or her name and would like to celebrate the change with family and friends.
You can validate your ceremony with the Victorian Relationship Register which was initiated by the Victorian Government and Office of Births Deaths and Marriages in 2009. You can download the Registration Form or for more information visit http://online.justice.vic.gov.au.