Baby Naming & All Other Heartfelt Ceremonies
Life and love are always worth celebrating and there are many events in our lives that can be celebrated. Many cultures have a ceremony to welcome a new member of the family, to name a baby and celebrate milestones in a person’s life such as adolescence, adulthood or impending motherhood. A ceremony can be written about the excitement of moving into a new home, a new beginning of something wonderful such as a business or acknowledging a loss – though divorce or of a much loved pet. Ceremonies can enrich our lives and add meaning. If you have a special life event that you need help in celebrating, I may be able to help you.
A non-refundable deposit of $150 is required to secure your date and ceremony time in my diary. The deposit can be paid at our first meeting or via direct deposit within 7 days of our meeting. The balance of $150 is payable one week prior to your ceremony date.
Performing your ceremony in your home or at a location within the Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Maitland & Pokolbin Vineyard areas only. Conditions apply for any additional travel to other areas.
Completion of the Legal Obligations
Plus online application of your Official Marriage Certificate.
An obligation free meeting so we can chat about your plans & you meet me in person.
A PA System
For your guests to hear your love story.
You want to feel relaxed on the day.
Unlimited Support via phone & email
Coffee, hugs & a laugh also when needed!
A Personal & Heartfelt Ceremony
All about the two of you!
We asked Fiona from Heartfelt Occasions to perform a naming ceremony for our child who is adopted. Fiona was just wonderful before the event. She settled us with her approach to the day and her suggestions around what to include. She listened to the story of how our child came to be with us and she even followed our blog so she could incorporate many special moments of our time together as a family.
Fiona went the extra mile in everything that she did and she even researched some of the cultural heritage of our child’s birth country and included many special mini ceremonies within the naming/welcome that reflected both our traditions and those of another culture. Fiona was respectful and kind in her dealings with us and our child. We felt that we had a friend who had known us for years conduct our ceremony and it made the day more special than we imagined.
Fiona went out of her way to include all our guests in the ceremony and one of our guests even exclaimed that they wished they had known about Fiona for their child’s wedding. That is the impact Fiona has on those who are gathered for a heartfelt occasion. Fiona’s passion for what she does is only outstripped by the professionalism and delivery on the day.
The photos of the day and our memories stay with us and our child will be able to look back on the day with much fondness and know that she is truly loved and cherished, and on that day Fiona helped us formalise and celebrate our life as a family.
We would heartily recommend her and wish her every success in her future. She is a gem and has wonderful ideas that fit with the traditional, but also tailors the ceremony to meet the needs of the individuals. Heartfelt in deed and action.Geoff & Geraldine Moran
Our wedding day was perfect. Fiona enabled our wedding ceremony to run smoothly and allowed us to tailor our ceremony to suit our style, location and our family structure. I cannot recommend her enough.Lucy
We just wanted to say “thank you” so much for making our ceremony so romantic, happy and personal. It was just the way we had imagined it and wanted it to be!
It was really great to visit Newcastle and meet with you beforehand as we felt at ease with you on our amazing day.
Our family and friends all commented to us – what a romantic wedding and setting it was and what a lovely job our celebrant did to deliver such a heartfelt ceremony. Our ceremony resonated with them in a very positive way and everyone was on a high!Sue & Chris
The keepsake booklet for both parents was a very nice touch and much appreciated.Thank you for all the last minute changes. All the guest commented on how lovely ceremony and location was.Kim
Just want to thank you for your professionalism in the way you conducted our ceremony, it was of a high standard.Janelle
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I welcome all enquires to have a chat about your plans and my availability for your heartfelt occasion.