Commitment Ceremony
A commitment ceremony is a public declaration of a couples’ love for one another and is very similar to a wedding ceremony. The only real difference is that there is no legal component involved. A Commitment Ceremony can be as formal or informal as you would like and can add substance and joy to any relationship, regardless of sex, age or cultural background.


The ceremony outline could look something like this:

Processional – The couple enter either separately or together

Welcome/Introduction – Welcoming all guests to the celebration and a few words about the couple and their love for each other.

Reading/Music – Prose, poetry and favourite music add meaning and colour to the ceremony

Asking – Formally asking ‘Do you take XX to be your life long partner….?”

Vows – The couple declare their promises to each other

Exchange of Rings

Declaration – announcing that you are now life partners and may now kiss!

Signing – the couple are invited to sign a decorative certificate

Conclusion & Final Blessing – wishing every happiness for your future life together.

Same Sex

“To love someone deeply gives you strength: being loved by someone deeply gives you courage.” Lao Tse (c 600BC)

Laws enabling same sex marriages have been enacted in a variety of countries around the world and a law, passed in the United Kingdom, will be enforced during 2014 allowing same sex marriages in England and Wales. Scotland is presently working on their own legislation.

Unfortunately, despite rising support, Australia is not one of those countries working on marriage equality and same -sex couples are prevented from marrying due to the federal Marriage Act (1961).


However, Victoria passed the Relationships Act in 2008 so couples can register their relationship with the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages .

Same sex couples can have a commitment ceremony of their choice using the same elements as a wedding but without the legal components. (See Commitment Ceremony for ceremony outline)


A naming ceremony is a non-religious celebration of the arrival of a new child and has been part of community life for centuries. It is a wonderful way of welcoming the child into the family and introducing him/her  to friends. Poems,readings and relevant quotes can be used and other elegant elements such as planting of trees, or lighting of candles will add a sense of beauty to the ceremony.

Each ceremony is unique and is tailored to suit your individual needs. Cost will depend on the type of ceremony chosen but prices range from $450-$600

Here are some ideas that you many consider using in a naming ceremony.

  • Time Capsule/treasure box
  • Photo Board
  • Planting of a tree
  • Lighting of a candle
  • Signature Bear
  • Bubble machine
  • Story time
  • Declaration of the child’s name and the meaning
  • Godparents/Mentors vows

Of course, Naming Ceremonies are not just limited to babies! What about celebrating the naming of a boat, restaurant or even a business!!

Renewal of Vows

Renewal of Vows is a beautiful way of showing the world how much you are still in love with your partner. Ceremonies can be planned to suit your needs and written to reflect  you as a couple and the love you share.

Funerals & Memorials

I am available for Funerals, Memorials and Life Ceremonies . In fact, it is indeed an honour to be part of the celebration of the life of a loved one. It is my mission to create a ceremony that reflects the wishes, beliefs, cultural background and values of your loved one, and your family, and gives comfort to all as you bid adieu.  You will have complete choice of the type of ceremony and farewell you want.

“Thou know’st ’tis common-all that lives must die,

Passing through nature to eternity.”  (William Shakespeare: Hamlet.)