Poppy Mai – Naming Ceremony



Family and friends met together to support this wonderful family as they celebrated at Exminster Golf Centre for Poppy Mai’s Naming Day.  We began by Lauren and Adrian lighting a candle for their daughter which they will keep and light on her birthday every year.

As her Parents, Grandparents and 6 Godparents came forward to make their promises to Poppy, they placed a pink rose into the vase on the table along with all of their hopes, best wishes and love for her.

After their promises they took a packet of poppy seeds to plant so that year after year the poppies will remind them all of their love for Poppy.

I asked all the guests:

Do you welcome Poppy into your lives and promise to support and encourage her in all she does? and they replied Yes we do

Poppy’ brothers Jayden and Kai read this beautiful poem to her

Poem: Our Smiling Little Sister

You are the little girl who smiles at me

The little girl who longs to see

Where all my toys are hidden away

You need them now it’s time to play.

The little girl who always smiles

The little girl who crawls for miles

You’re into things you shouldn’t be

Oh why can’t you sit quietly?

The little girl who chatters away

The little girl who has lots to say

I give you my promise that I’ll always care

As your big brothers and sister we’ll always be there

Joshua Molnar

A beautiful day for such a beautiful little girl.  To Poppy-  health, happiness and long life.

 

 

Baby Naming Music



I have been privileged to write and perform ceremonies for many beautiful babies and children and their parents choice of music is a big part of their day.  I am sure you have your own favourites but here are mine:

Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder

Just Like a Star in the Sky – Corrine Bailey Rae

Angel – Sarah McLachlan

I Want Tomorrow – Enya

and for that unforgettable Beach Ceremony:

When I Grow Up – The Beach Boys

Let me know your favourite songs that celebrate your children, I look forward to your comments.

Naming Ceremony for Esme



Ruth and Dave declared their solemn promises to always love and care for their gorgeous daughter Esme in front of many family and friends.
Six Guardians promised to be an ear to listen, a voice to advise and a pair of arms that will always have a hug waiting.
Six grandparents promised to provide a haven of fun, love, giggles and special treats and through it all Esme just beamed.
Her brother and sister presented her with a silver bracelet and they were overjoyed to receive a bracelet each as well!
A special ceremony for such a special little girl.

“I approached Sarah Chapman after needing a private celebrant for my daughters naming do. Sarah helped me by reassuring me on the phone that it was something she could and would love to do. We met up and discussed the plans, Sarah is kind, dedicated and just over all a lovely lady. The result was amazing! We had a beautiful day with our friends and family and Sarah kept it all together perfectly!! I found Sarah to be so helpful and I would without a doubt recommend her to anyone, thanks again Sarah”

NAMING CEREMONY FOR PHOEBE



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The setting of Phoebe’s Naming Ceremony was perfect at Old Forde House in Newton Abbot.  All the family were there to wish Phoebe heartfelt wishes for a long, happy life.  Other important people made promises to Phoebe including four Guiding Parents, Grandparents, her sister and brother and her parents.

An old African saying states ‘It takes a whole village to raise a child’. In our complex world, even the most loving and capable parents benefit from help in raising their children. 

I asked all her family and friends:

 

Do you welcome Phoebe into your lives and promise to support and encourage her in all she does? 

They all replied YES!

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Glad That I Live



We raised the roof with this glorious hymn at the Crematorium as we celebrated the life of a local lady who was nearly 90 years old.  Her daughter wrote these words:

I was very happy with the service the celebrant provided, both in coming to our home and the actual funeral.  I had not had to arrange a funeral before and was very grateful for the help she gave me.

 

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Glad That I Live 

Glad that I live am I;
That the sky is blue;
Glad for the country lanes,
And the fall of dew.

After the sun, the rain,
After the rain the sun;
This is the way of life,
Till the work be done.

All that we need to do,
Be we low or high,
Is to see that we grow,
Nearer to God on high.

Naming Ceremony in Wembury



On a wet windy day in Wembury, Devon, family and friends gathered together to celebrate naming a gorgeous little girl with a huge smile.  The afternoon was full of laughter and some tears followed by wonderful cakes and sandwiches and, of course, a great cup of tea!
Her parents wrote this:
Sarah was fantastic in helping us to make our daughter’s naming ceremony a really special and personal event. She met with us beforehand to discuss ideas and pull the ceremony together, then provided clear direction and a sense of formality on the day. Many of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed the event and we were very grateful to Sarah for achieving this. – Thank you from the Walker family, Modbury”
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