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Winter Wedding in Harold Boas Gardens, West Perth, Western Australia

Although I wouldn’t especially recommend an outdoor venue for a July wedding in Perth, Vanessa and Mike were very clear that if necessary, they would have their wedding ceremony under a large umbrella… And as luck would have it, the … Continue reading

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‘Signing the certificates’ – A simple solemnisation of Marriage

Sometimes a couple will contact me to see if I can help them make it legal with as little fuss as possible in their own home – just themselves and their two witnesses… In this particular case, the couple were … Continue reading

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Commitment ceremony wedding for a couple who chose not to marry legally

On the 3rd of March I received a phonecall wondering if I might be available at the last minute to officiate at a handfasting ceremony for these two lovely people. I was, and we met that afternoon to talk about … Continue reading

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Water-themed Naming and Blessing Ceremony for a first-born daughter

I very much enjoyed the opportunity to create this special Naming and Blessing Ceremony for a little Piscean girl and her lovely parents.  The new family chose to hold the ceremony a week before their departure to set up a new home in … Continue reading

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Name-giving Ceremony with Guardian Angel candle

Naming Ceremony for a little girl with German-speaking migrant parents. The Name-giving and Blessing Ceremony included: acknowledgement of the grandparents and close friends who have become surrogate grandparents, formal bestowal of names, blessing with water, reading of prayers and poems, … Continue reading

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Blessing Ceremony for a one year old girl – Ceremony Outline

Gather in a circle. Bell. “We stand here between earth and sky, feeling the touch of the air and the sun on our skin, feeling the solid ground of this land beneath our feet, to welcome Ella Frances  into her … Continue reading

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