Celebrating a Life Well Lived



I always  go to the family’s home so that we can share a cup of tea, they can explain the photo on the mantlepiece and have an ordinary conversation about planning this extraordinary occasion.  It is always lovely to receive feedback from a ceremony and confirm I have done a good job!  We listened to his favourite composer, George Gershwin, playing I Got Rhythm as he definitely had lots of rhythm!

Just wanted to thank you so much for creating such a beautiful service for my Uncle.

I really appreciate your approach to funeral services namely “celebrating” someone’s life as opposed to commiserating their loss, this results in a lighter feeling service which is much more positively focused.

I thought you were wonderful!!

500 FUNERALS IN 5 YEARS



I have been privileged to meet 500 families over the last 5 years and been able to help them tell their loved ones stories.  Some were surprising, especially to the friends and family, some were sad, some were a celebration but all of them moved me in so many ways.

Thank you for asking me to be a part of the Celebration of their lives.

CELEBRATING A LIFE



So lovely to find this in my inbox today!  It was a pleasure to write and perform a ceremony for such a wonderful man.

Just wanted to thank you so much for creating such a beautiful service for my Uncle.

I really appreciate your approach to funeral services namely “celebrating” someone’s life as opposed to commiserating their loss, this results in a lighter feeling service which is much more positively focused.

It was lovely to meet you today & thank you again, I thought you were wonderful!!

Scattering of Ashes



Once you have your loved ones ashes back again, Seed balls are a fantastic accompaniment to a scattering ceremony, they can be cast with ashes marking the spot with a living beautiful memorial.

Order them from www.scattering-ashes.co.uk

Earth Vessels for Ashes



Earth Vessels are unique handmade urns which hold the ashes of departed loved ones. They are called “Earth Vessels” to reflect the holding of our earthly body and our return to nature when we die. The act of deeply remembering someone and thinking about the colours, materials, landscapes they would have loved in order to create a custom made urn can be very healing to grief. Poems, photographs and dedications can be used too. Find Beth’s website here:

http://earthvessels.co.uk/index.htm

Funerals around the World – New Orleans



The New Orleans jazz funeral. The boisterous, jazz-tinged funeral procession is one of the well known images of New Orleans, Louisiana.  Fusing West African, French and African-American traditions, funerals in New Orleans strike a wonderful balance between joy and grief as mourners are lead by a marching band. The band plays sorrowful music at first, but once the body is buried, they shift to an upbeat note. Dancing is generally a part of the event, to commemorate the life of the deceased. Design your own funeral, your way.  Contact Sarah on 07870763304 for more information about Funeral Wishes.

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