Modern families come in all shapes and sizes. I work with families who have varying circumstances and diverse backgrounds to create bespoke ceremonies for babies and children that reinforce the bonds of family and friendship.
There are typically three main reasons why families choose to have a baby naming or child ceremony, they are;
An expression of commitment to the child. The ceremony provides an opportunity for parents to affirm a duty of care in front of witnesses of close friends and family.
To appoint supporting adults, VIPs or god parents, who will promise a special relationship with the child.
Strengthening family and friendship relationships by providing the opportunity for the family to be together.
"Lisa conducted my daughters naming ceremony at Redworth hall yesterday and she was amazing, very professional, polite and an all round lovely lady. The ceremony was fantastic and very touching everyone commented on how lovely it was. Amelia loved you and thank you for entertaining her for a while
Thank you Lisa for making Amelia’s day truly magical I would recommend you to anyone" Gemma Friji
Naming ceremonies are an original way to have a relaxed and personalised celebration for a new child joining the family. The ceremony can be held at home or at a favourite venue, indoor or outdoor and on any day of the week. These ceremonies are perfect for cool kids and families looking for an alternative and authentic way to welcome their new arrivals.
The strength of this ceremony are declarations of promises from parents, grandparents and supporting adults. Adding creative touches is one way to stand out from the crowd by including rituals, your family history, hopes and dreams, music, thank yous and religious content.
A naming ceremony offers an opportunity to celebrate the unity of a new or existing family. Siblings can play an important role in the naming day too, from taking part in some of the symbolic acts or writing their own promises as a brother or sister.
There are many symbolic acts you could choose for your ceremony, here’s just a few ideas; lighting of a candle, sand ceremony, message trees, hand fasting, time capsules and tree planting.
Services for a Naming ceremony are from £325
"Thank you so much Lisa for performing our daughters naming ceremony. Your service was fantastic from start to finish. We had so many comments from the guests about how much they enjoyed the ceremony. A fantastic bespoke service which made the day reflect exactly who we are as a family. We also appreciate you entertaining Abigail and helping us set up the room. I would highly recommend you to anyone requiring a celebrant for their special day" Sally Foreman - Baggaley
For older children a welcome ceremony maybe more appropriate. The format and content can be similar to a naming ceremony with the exclusion of the naming act, as their name is already established. The central theme is the celebration of making promises and pledges to the child or children.
Welcoming ceremonies are a wonderful opportunity to celebrate an adopted child joining the family with a bespoke ceremony to celebrate this joy and new family unity.
I can also created welcoming ceremonies as part of a wedding celebration or a stand alone ceremony to unify a new step family.
Services for a Welcoming ceremony are from £325