Ceremony provides a container for emotion, reflection and transition, the punctuation we need in the frenetic stream of life.
A funeral is a full stop.
A wedding is a plus sign.
A naming ceremony is a new sentence with its own capital letter.
In other cultures, additional rituals are commas, or even semi-colons, used to honour milestones that we don’t even acknowledge, from the transition to adulthood to becoming a grandparent, from the anniversary of a death to the changing of the seasons.
Celebrations and rituals belong to every part of life. A funeral where the loved one’s story is truly captured and celebrated is a healing thing. A wedding where every guest feels their own heart expand in honour of love is a glorious experience.
Without ceremony, it’s far harder to really let go of the old or begin the new.
Human beings have created ceremonies and rituals since the dawn of time. We still need to celebrate. It’s just that these days, we don’t always know how to make our ceremonies meaningful, magical and personal.
As a non-denominational celebrant, I design, write and lead bespoke celebrations to mark the transitions in their lives, from baby namings to weddings and funerals, and everything in between. My clients include atheists, people who are spiritual but not religious and interfaith couples and families who want to bring aspects of their respective cultures into their ceremony.
This is Tom, I married him to his wife Anna last year:
I bring all my skills together in helping you to create a totally personal and utterly beautiful ceremony to honour the transition it is that you want to celebrate. Whether it is a wedding by a waterfall or a funeral in a forest, together, we co-create ceremonies that are as unique as you are.
A ceremony should reflect who you are, what you believe and where you are in your life.
The only limit is your imagination.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your incredible work in creating THE MOST MAGICAL CEREMONY we could ever have imagined. You were an absolute dream to work with from start to finish, listening, guiding, supporting and helping us to create the most memorable, beautiful service that will stay in the hearts in everyone who attended.
Dalia & Neil