On a beautiful day in August I was excited to perform a Naming and Blessing ceremony for the Gould family near Exeter. It was even more special as the ceremony had been postponed many times due to Covid 19.
Michelle and Richard had asked me to write a ceremony to name their three children and also to celebrate and bless their family in front of their guests.
Each child lit a candle as a symbol of their unity with each other. The candles will be re-lit on their birthday each year as a reminder of the celebration.
As their guests made their promises to the children, they came forward to place their roses into a vase symbolising their love and support for this wonderful family.
Michelle and Richard had chosen four Fairy Godparents to also care and support the children.
Will you promise to be an ear to listen, a voice to advise and a pair of arms that will always have a hug waiting when it’s needed and sometimes when it’s not?
They also witnessed Michelle and Richard signing the Certificate.
It was fitting that music from the Disney film, Moana, was chosen – You’re Welcome!
After the ceremony we all made our way outside to blow bubbles and raise our glasses to Team Gould!