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Naming Ceremonies & Dedications

  • The naming ceremony or dedication is a celebration by all people involved lovingly in your child’s life.
  • It is an opportunity for you to state in front of your family and friends the unconditional love and care, support and encouragement that you will continue to provide as a parent.
  • Those invited to share in the ceremony become part of the child's network of mentors and guardians. Chosen adults can be named to take a special interest in the child's future, sometimes called guide-parents or god-parents. Adding a new family member is a good time to begin enshrining a family's values as a guideline as to how they will be raising the child.
  • The ceremony is also designed to announce the safe arrival of your child and for you and your family to express their wishes and hopes for the future, and to officially welcome your child.  The naming ceremony can be the basis of a very special family gathering, and can be a wonderful video and photographic record for your child.
  • As each family and each child is different I like to take this opportunity to put into words your hopes and dreams for your child. Your child’s ceremony is individually tailored to suit your own unique beliefs and circumstances.

So let’s get started….

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Let’s get to know each other and create your ideal ceremony!

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Step-Family (blended family) and Adoptive Family

  • The special event of bringing a child or children into your family through adoption can be enhanced and punctuated with a ceremony with friends and family. It is especially important to introduce the child to your relatives and friends, ceremoniously giving the child a family and a safe reliance network.

  • When two families are joined through marriage, a step family ceremony can emphasize to each side of the marriage a commitment and dedication to make this union a mutual agreement the entire family agrees upon.   This ceremony can be a public statement to family and friends or just involve the immediate family.

  • As each family and each child is different, I like to take this opportunity to put into words your hopes and dreams for your new family including your children. Your personalized ceremony is individually tailored to suit your own unique beliefs and circumstances in bringing together everyone as one family.

So let’s get started….

Our first meeting is absolutely obligation free.
Let’s get to know each other and create your ideal ceremony!

FEES: Packages start at $125

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Coming of Age (For all ages)

  • All coming of age ceremonies celebrate us as human beings at whatever stage of our lives: youth, middle-age, parenthood, or elders. Let us actively embrace our life experience. It is through ceremony we celebrate the art of life!

  • For girls and boys coming of age ceremonies celebrate their rite of passage into adulthood and are frequently held during early teen years as Bat Mitzvah or Bar Mitzvah, sweet sixteen, graduation or a marking of a major achievement in the young adults life.

  • These ceremonies can be both joyous and profound as they welcome young people into the world of grown-ups and allow the passing on of knowledge and wisdom from one generation to the next. Adolescence is oftentimes a period of psychological turmoil and these ceremonies can help the young person’s emotional well-being by easing the passage to adulthood.

  • It is not unusual to find ourselves experiencing profound growth or psychological change when we are far beyond adolescence – a change so dramatic we feel almost like a new person. Whether that change happens at 30 or 70, a Coming of Age ceremony is appropriate to mark this life passage at any age.

  • A Coming of Age Ceremony acknowledges a person’s age, wisdom, and power. Ceremonies for our elders are a platform in which we can express our gratitude to them and to pass wisdom, traditions and a whole lot of love and gratitude from one generation to the next.

  • As Officiant I will create, along with the client, a dignified and fun ceremony paying tribute to this significant life transitional stage. The ceremony will reflect the personality and ideals of the honoree and pay homage to their lives and the special, loving people that have been an inspiration and guide to them, such as: family, friends and mentors. A Coming of Age ceremony will be an authentic and meaningful occasion that everyone will remember with joy in their hearts for years to come.

So let’s get started….

Our first meeting is absolutely obligation free.
Let’s get to know each other and create your ideal ceremony!

FEES: Packages start at $125

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House Blessings

  • Moving into a new living space can be a time for a celebration. House blessings are an ancient tradition of many religions. 
     
  • A House Blessing or dedication is a wonderful way to begin in a new home or to begin anew in an existing home.  It is done with the Officiant and those who will be living in the house.

  • Friends and family may also be invited to enrich the experience.  Refreshments or a meal can be served afterwards as part of the occasion.

  • The House Blessing focuses on and attracts the qualities you want in your home environment (e.g., loving, abundance, prosperity, health, balance, peace, harmony, healing, laughter, etc.)

  • A House Blessing results in the house being prepared and blessed for your loved ones, your family.

  • A house blessing can be either religious or secular and can be a beautiful gift for a family moving into their new home.

  • As your Officiant, I will work with homeowners, friends and family members to plan a beautiful, personal, and memorable house blessing ceremony that feels right to you!

So let’s get started….

Our first meeting is absolutely obligation free.
Let’s get to know each other and create your ideal ceremony!

FEES: Packages start at $125

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