Resources for whatever you are celebrating, whether it is a wedding, child naming, house blessing, a commitment, renewal of vows, second wedding, observing or celebrating a divorce! All you need to know is available here! Please enjoy browsing through my website!
Since my retirement in 2011, my husband and I travelled full time for a number of years, before returning to country Victoria.
While actively working as a celebrant I conducted over 900 ceremonies comprising marriage, renewal of marriage vows, commitment ceremonies, naming ceremonies for children and babies, and even divorce ceremonies!
The other ceremony I was frequently asked about was a dedication or blessing ceremonies for new homes.
Many of my ceremonies were very, very special. So special in fact that I ached to share them with people just like you.
As a result I have compiled a number of ebooks containing the best of the best of my ceremonies with the express intent of inspring and guiding you when seeking original and out of the ordinary ideas for your own ceremony!
What is a Ceremony?
“Ceremonies are celebrations that stand outside of time’s normal flow. They are occasions for stepping out of our routines and preoccupations so we may touch something essential in life. We seek ceremony when we feel that something powerful and profound is happening.”
(from David Oldfield "The Journey” an experiential rite of passage for modern adolescents.)
Why have one at all?
Celebrants now understand that a wide range of ceremonies are necessary to fulfill human needs, to add meaning and purpose to peoples lives and to benefit society as a whole.
When you really think about it, our lives are full of ritual and ceremony in one way or another. Our calendars are dotted with regularly occurring civic, cultural, religious or sporting events.
They mark the new year in differing cultures, birthday and wedding anniversaries, celebrations to remember participation and loss of life in wars, etc…
It was a strongly held belief of American anthropologist Joseph Campbell that the level of civilization in a society is directly proportional to the number of ceremonies practiced in that society.
How can I help?
I can provide you with information that will allow you to sift through your ideas, give you clarity and direction when considering your ceremony.
You will learn how easy it is to inject your uniqueness into your ceremony and how to personalize aspects you probably havn’t even thought of.
I will provide ceremony formats and inclusions for your consideration.
I have information for you on all life’s “rights of passage” ceremonies including....baby naming; weddings and commitments; renewing marriage vows; home blessing or dedication or even divorce ceremonies.
But most of all I will inspire you and guide you every step of the way and this will take all the stress out of your special event.
Vows, ceremonies and more!
Below you will find links to a range of ceremonies and other information I can assist you with.
Whatever you select, I hope you have a really great and memorable event.
© 2018, Elizabeth Gray