When you say ‘Celebrant’ people think ‘ Wedding’ but there’s so much more to life than getting married!
I wouldn’t go so far as to say I celebrate every day (some days I’d rather have a lie in!) but to me, there are occasions in life that, while ordinary in that everyone experiences them, should be celebrated as extraordinary. There may be 7 billion of us on this planet but each and every one of us is unique. That’s something to celebrate in itself!
Many families chose to have a secular service to celebrate the arrival of a new member of the clan. These can be simple ceremonies, welcoming the baby in to the family and introducing them by name to the gathered party, or something a little bit more elaborate. Readings, music, rituals involving parents, family, guardians; whatever you can imagine, I can deliver in a format to suit. With babies, don’t forget a short ceremony is best as they don’t know it’s their big day and if they want to cry, they will! A longer format is a beautiful way to introduce a new family member who is a little bit older; a newly adopted or fostered child or a child joining a blended family. It’s a lovely way to introduce the family and to celebrate their arrival.
Coming of Age
Society has marked various stages in a persons life since time immemorial. Key ages tend to work around that magic number, 7! 7, 14, 21 – all big dates in a young person’s time line. Whatever age you wish to celebrate, I will prepare a ceremony to include the life story so far, the hopes and dreams of the child’s parents and guardians and readings or music to suit their personality.
There’s something special about renewing vows. Some couples do so on a significant anniversary such as their 10th, 25th or 40th. Other couples celebrate their vow renewals following an illness or with refreshing honesty, after a particularly tough time in their marriage. Whatever the reason, I can write and deliver the perfect ceremony for you.
As cremations grow in popularity in Ireland, people are searching for an appropriate way to commemorate their loved one. A Memorial Service enables friends and family to gather and celebrate the life of their loved ones. As with all my ceremonies, a Memorial Service is written especially for my clients, it can be entirely delivered by me or family members can be involved in telling their favourite story or reading or music.
The beauty of a Memorial Service is that it can take place at a time and venue to suit you.
Memorial services are also a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the life of someone who lived and died abroad.