Ceremonies

I love thee, I love but thee
With a love that shall not die
Till the sun grows cold,
And the stars grow old...

Bayard Taylor

 

Wedding Ceremony

Many couples commit themselves to marriage and in the flurry of organising the wedding lose sight of the most important element - the ceremony itself!.

These vows, and the commitment they represent, are the very essence of the wedding day celebration.

Choosing a wedding celebrant to officiate your wedding ceremony provides you with an endless amount of freedom and choice. I will personally work with you to create a ceremony that is everything you dream it to be.  That's the way it should be.



 

Vow Renewals

Love at first sight is easy to understand; it's when two people have been looking at each other for a lifetime that it becomes a miracle.

Amy Bloom

Vow Renewals can be a beautiful way of celebrating the continuing love and commitment between a married couple.

They can be used to celebrate important anniversaries, or to re-affirm original commitments at auspicious milestones throughout life. These vows can be even more touching as they draw upon many years of love and support from within a marriage.

As a wedding celebrant in Brisbane, I look forward to also renewing vows for my recent loving couples in years to come!


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Commitment Ceremonies

Two lives, two hearts joined together in friendship, united forever in love. Anon

Commitment ceremonies are often similar to weddings, but require no legal paperwork. These ceremonies are a public affirmation of the love shared between a couple, and are often used as a symbolic commitment when a legally binding marriage is not required. These ceremonies are often used by same-sex couples who are not able to marry under Australian law, or by heterosexual couples who want to publicly commit to one another without the legalities of marriage.


 

Naming Ceremonies

Making the decision to have a child - it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking outside your body. 
Elizabeth Stone

A parents joy - celebrating the name given to your baby and introducing this new life into the community of family and friends. The joy and innocence of a new baby has the unique ability to strengthen bonds and bring families together. This ceremony gives thanks for the baby, and expresses hopes and wishes for their future, often recognising important roles such as Grandparents, Godparents or Guardians. Many parents are choosing non-religious Naming Ceremonies so their children can decide their spiritual path when they are older. This is also a beautiful way to welcome adopted or step-children into a family.


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Other Ceremonies

There are many other ceremonies that we use to celebrate and recognise important life achievements and passages of rites.

Please contact me to design a ceremony for any occasion.

Jemma Somerville
Marriage Celebrant Brisbane (and more!)