An Elopement Ceremony is a more intimate wedding ceremony experience. To 'elope', most literally, merely means to run away and to not come back to the point of origination. More specifically, 'elopement' is often used to refer to a marriage conducted in sudden and secretive fashion, usually involving hurried flight away from one's place of residence together with one's beloved with the intention of getting married.
Couples may choose to elope for a multitude of reasons and it is a preferred option for some. At minimum, we only need the Bride and Groom, two legal witnesses and the Marriage Celebrant. The legal requirements are the same as any Australian wedding ceremony and the order of ceremony format is whatever you wish it to be.
I can assist in creating a creative, beautiful and intimate ceremony for you and your partner.
"I dreamed of a wedding elaborate elegance, a church filled with family and friends.
I asked him what kind of wedding he wished for, he said one that would make me his wife."
NAME GIVING CEREMONIES
A Naming Ceremony is a personalised ceremony created to welcome a baby or child into your family and your community of friends. Today, many parents are choosing to have a Naming Ceremony rather than a religious ceremony either because they may not feel the need for a religious ritual or they would like their child to choose their own religious beliefs when they are older.
It is most popular to host this ceremony shortly after your baby's birth or to combine this ceremony with your child's first birthday celebrations. This ceremony however can be arranged for a child of any age. Today it is also popular for couples to combine this ceremony together with their Wedding ceremony.
It is tradition for the parents to select Guardians, God Parents, Mentors or Sponsors who they trust will take a vested interest in the child's welfare and guide the child as they grow to adulthood. I usually encourage these Guardians be involved in the ceremony through readings, poems or blessings chosen for this special occasion. You may also choose to involve the Grandparents as they usually play a very important role in the child's life.
A personalised certificate will be presented to you together with a presentation copy of the Name Giving Ceremony as your keepsake. Unlike a Birth Certificate which is a legal document, the Naming Certificate cannot be used as Proof of Identification.
The ceremony can be as simple or elaborate as you like and your input is very important and encouraged.
"A baby is born with a need to be loved - and never outgrows it."
Frank A. Clark