Services

Ballina Wedding Celebrant

As a marriage celebrant, I regularly conduct weddings across the far North Coast. I work closely with couples to create a ceremony of quality, sensitivity and warmth of spirit. This is your ceremony and it should reflect your emotions, be in harmony with your beliefs and be a truly memorable day. Your day should be an enjoyable occasion that you remember with joy. I will make your journey to your ceremony as simple and straightforward as possible. Your ideas about your ceremony are most important and if you need any suggestions or inspirations to assist you in creating your perfect ceremony I am happy to make available to you my collection of readings, poetry and vows. I will of course also advise and guide you through all the legal obligations associated with arranging your marriage.

 

Commitment ceremony

In some situations a legal marriage is not desired by the couple or not possible (for example, same sex couples). A commitment ceremony follows a very similar format to a marriage ceremony and is a way for two people to publicly express their love and future commitment to one another. I can work with you to design a ceremony to celebrate your relationship and your hopes and dreams as a couple.

Renewal of vows

Many couples now wish to renew their wedding vows, reaffirming their love for one another in front of family and friends in a special ceremony. For some couples this may coincide with a special wedding anniversary after many years together; others may have married overseas and wish to have a second ceremony at home.

 

Funerals

To create a personalised funeral ceremony, I talk with family and friends to learn about the deceased person to put together a meaningful ceremony that honours and respects the life story and personal qualities of your loved one. With my guidance, families can create a dignified personalised ceremony. I can help with the funeral order of service, help you put together the funeral service program and help you to source other funeral services that you require. I can assist with writing eulogies and I have a collection of readings and poems if needed. I have a good understanding of religious and spiritual knowledge if that is what the family requires. I will plan the funeral service with compassion and sensitivity to the needs and wishes of the family and will conduct the funeral ceremony in a way that will give the family with a sense of loving completion for their loved one.

Justice of the Peace (JP)

As a Justice of the Peace (JP) I act as an independent and objective witness to documents people use for official or legal purposes.

 

Naming Ceremony

Baby Naming Ceremonies are a non-religious ceremony for families wishing to formally commemorate a child’s birth but who do not wish to have a more traditional christening. I will work with you to help create a truly special occasion to mark the arrival of a baby into your family.