It’s important to mark those special occasions and stages in our lives and every ceremony I conduct is a celebration of life and love.
Renewal of vows [we still do and always will]
If you have a special anniversary coming up, why not make it super special by renewing your vows?
You might have been married for many years or maybe the first time around you had a registry wedding; maybe you were married abroad or maybe you’ve come through a particularly difficult time. Whatever the reason, you can take this opportunity: to exchange your vows; reflect on the times you’ve shared; share your hopes and dreams for the future; and reaffirm your love for each other. You can include your family and friends or maybe you’d prefer just the two of you! Let me know what you’d like and I’ll conduct a personal and meaningful like no other.
Baby naming ceremony [say hello to my family and friends]
If you’ve become a new mum or grandparent, then many congratulations. The arrival of a new addition to the family, whether through birth or adoption, is a reason for great celebration. So wouldn’t it be great to welcome your new child/children into the world and introduce to them to your wider family and friends? Or maybe being a parent isn’t new to you but you’d like to unite two families and build a sense of belonging for each person. A naming ceremony can provide the perfect opportunity to do this; it’s a chance for you, your family and your friends to declare your love and commitment to your child or children and share your joy, love and happiness.
Funerals and memorial services [say thank you and goodbye]
We all deal with grief differently but a personalised and meaningful funeral service can be the start of the healing process. By meeting with family and friends and listening to those funny and poignant stories, I get a sense of the person and what made them unique and special. Then I conduct a unique service that reflects the life of your loved one, including their experiences, character, qualities and beliefs.
As an English Celebrant in France I can use a mix of religious, non-religious and spiritual elements to produce a ceremony that’s uplifting and positive because it celebrates life.
Scattering Of Ashes [say thank you and goodbye]
Sometimes the world moves too fast for us and we’d like more time; more time to adjust and take stock; more time to come to terms with our grief. A Scattering of Ashes Ceremony can be held weeks or months after the funeral service: this gives you that extra time to think, plan and organise your special farewell ceremony.
Last word [have your say]
Our funeral is the last event that’ll ever happen to us and we never see it! More and more people have funeral plans and requests noted via Funeral Directors but very few people actually think about what will be said during their funeral service.
Maybe you have a particular piece of music you’d like played or hymns sung? Maybe you’ve special memories or words of thanks that you’d like spoken; I can do this on your behalf. As an English Celebrant in France I will write you a service that reflects who you are: your loves and passions; your stories and what makes your heart sing.
This service is called ‘The Last Word’ and it gives you just that.
Use the contact page or email me firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in the contact page, so we can chat about your ceremony.
To see if I’m available on your date and discuss plans for your ceremony, please get in touch. [It’s free and there s no obligation to use me.]
I’d love to chat and find out more about your ideas and needs.