NAMING & ADOPTION CEREMONIES

A day to mark an addition to your family is magical with me as a Celebrant. There are so many ways to make this special! You decide on which elements to include in your celebratory ceremony  – I’ll happily help with creative, wonderful ideas for an amazing, joyful day to remember!

Many of my wedding couples have incorporated a naming or a family unity element into their ceremony. Talk to me about this! This would be included in the wedding fee.

Any symbolic family sand-blending, unity candle, handfasting etc… is possible, and I have many props to loan. I also weave and gift family Handfasting cords.

Guide Parents, God Parents or even Odd Parents – that’s up to you!

Religious or non-religious – well, that’s up to you too!

ADOPTION CEREMONIES

​I’m a devoted adoptive ‘Ma’ – the name my beloved son has chosen for me. He LOVED his Official Adoption Day in Court (‘Gotcha’ Day) and his huge party  the following weekend.  I am happy to provide services to run alongside, or in addition to, adoption court declarations.

ADOPTION POEM

Not flesh of my flesh,

nor bone of my bone

but very remarkably,

all my own.

And never forget,

for a single minute,

that you weren’t born

under my heart,

but in it.

Adapted from Fleur Conkling Heiliger’s poem

MY FEES

FULL SERVICE & SUPPORT: Family meeting, my research, writing & delivery of ceremony £450

As a qualified Aromatherapist, I can also include oil anointing in ceremonies!