Naming Ceremonies



 

I love Naming Ceremonies as I get to know the families and children beforehand and together we can create a perfect and unique ceremony to celebrate their child’s name and promises for the future.  I also love receiving feedback from my ceremonies and here are a few Testimonials:

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”

Ruth and Dave

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,

We were so pleased to have Sarah as the Celebrant for our son’s Naming Day.  Sarah was friendly and professional all the way through, helping us to understand the role of a celebrant, develop our plans for the Naming Day and gave us lots of useful ideas for us to work with.  We were able to make the day really personal and just as we wanted.

Sarah was also our Knight in Shining Armour and saved the day when our helium balloons went flat on the morning of the ceremony.  Sarah rushed out to buy us some more, even though it was a Sunday, so that we could end the ceremony just as we planned.

I couldn’t recommend Sarah highly enough as a Celebrant, she made our special day really special!”

Megan and Nick

 

Adoption and Naming Ceremony



One of the most exciting events in a family’s life is the arrival of a new baby or child, whether by birth, adoption or joining of families and many of us would like to celebrate this occasion in a memorable and special way.

As an alternative to a Christening, a Naming Ceremony brings your family and friends together to acknowledge and introduce your child’s chosen name and to publicly declare your commitment to nurture and care for your child. It is wonderful to be able to declare your hopes and aspirations for the child’s future in a truly personal ceremony.

It is also the perfect solution when the parents belong to different faiths. The ceremony can have no religious content or include something of each faith to represent the values of both parents.

One family write to me recently:

Thank you so much for your beautiful ceremony to welcome Sam into our lives.  We adopted him at two years old and wanted to celebrate the uniting of our families after a period of heartbreak.  You made the day very special, thank you.

Naming Ceremony for twins



I recently created and performed a Naming ceremony for gorgeous twins – one boy and one girl.

As they had held hands since they were born, I also performed a Hand Fasting ceremony using cords

Orange for good luck and good fortune, yellow for learning and knowledge and green for balance and peace.  All of these elements that their parents would like to bring to their children’s lives.

I received a beautiful thank you letter:

I just wanted to write to say thank you so much. The ceremony was so perfect and exactly what I had imagined. There were some lovely comments from the guests about the feel of the day, and the lovely words that made the naming really special. People even approved of the length!! 

Seriously though, you really made it feel very individual and spiritual, without feeling contrived or forced. I now have fantastic memories! Thank you so much!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sandwell Manor for Ceremonies



I have just come back from meeting Kizzy at Sandwell Manor near Totnes.  What an amazing venue for all your celebrations!  We talked about Weddings, Namings, Renewal of Vows and even Funeral ceremonies. You and your family and friends can stay for the weekend or even enjoy your celebration for a week.  There is a Pavilion, large house and beautiful grounds – even a glorious tree for your hand fasting ceremony.  As they are also only 2 miles from my home they are definitely my favourite venue!

Perfect for groups of family or friends to relax and create lasting memories

Have a look at their website and contact them for more information.

https://www.sandwellmanor.com/weddings

Italian Naming Ceremony



On a recent visit to Venice, I took a boat to the islands and explored Burano.

It is such a beautiful colourful place and this doorway caught my attention.

The door was decorated to celebrate the birth of Jacob Isaac and such a wonderful way to tell everyone about this important event!

Celebrate all the big events in your life with a personal unique ceremony – call me on 07870763304 for more details.

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.

 

 

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