The littlest feet make the biggest footprints in our hearts!
Firstly, Congratulations!I am delighted that you are considering me as your Celebrant for your Baby Naming/Welcoming and look forward to working together to create a beautiful ceremony, full of love and laughter. The modern family regularly chooses a Baby Naming or Welcoming ceremony as an alternative to a traditional christening, and is such a wonderful celebration with the whole ceremony focused on one very important little person!
Let’s get creative!I would love to listen to your ideas and together we will create a beautiful, relaxed and bespoke ceremony which includes meaningful poems, readings, music and perfect words that reflect your beliefs and values. We can also include some elements which will symbolically welcome your little one to the family, such as identifying and recognising guiding adults, who may make pledges along with you, grandparents and perhaps great grandparents in a wonderful joint celebration. The guiding adults can be referred to by any name you choose, guide parents, god parents or even odd parents, whatever works for you. You may wish to write your own pledges, or if you wish, I can assist you in writing beautiful words, the promises you make will confirm your love, hopes and dreams for your child.
Enhancing the ceremonyThe ceremony will be unique to you; we can include a mini ceremony within it should you so wish such as a rose petal ceremony the different coloured petals are sprinkled over your baby’s head and each colour has a special significance (it is an alternative to the holy water used during a Christening). Or perhaps the lighting of a personalised candle, or we can blow some bubbles; this can be fun if other children are present. Another super idea is a time capsule, where everyone places a special memento inside to be opened on your child’s 18th birthday. There are lots of options we can talk through and see what you would like included and I would love to listen to ideas that you may also have thought of. One thing’s for sure, it will be a wonderful memorable, celebration.
Ceremony LocationYour ceremony can be carried out in any location you wish, perhaps in your garden, a local village hall, a pub garden, a woodland or any venue that has significance to you.
I’d love to hear from youI really look forward to working with you to create a perfect ceremony. We can arrange to meet for a free, no obligation relaxed chat to discuss your requirements and give you the opportunity to get to know me, I’d also love to meet the star of the show!
Baby Naming Ceremonies from £300
I am based in Oxted, Surrey, my fees include travel within one hour from my home. I am willing to travel across the South East of England, travel expenses may be added dependent on location. Should you require my services outside this area please get in touch so we can discuss this in more detail.
All prices include one optional, complimentary mini-ceremony. Please refer to Special Ceremony Rituals/Mini Ceremonies for further information. Additional mini ceremonies can be added but will incur an additional charge.