Increasingly, many families do not wish to have their babies traditionally christened but still wish to have their naming acknowledged in some way.
A naming ceremony is a way to bring family and friends together so they can meet and welcome your newest member. The ceremony can be performed anywhere (with permission), your garden, a beach, a forest, a hotel..... It's a beautiful way for you as a family to bestow wishes, dreams and love on your baby or child. Christenings are limited to calling upon godparents but in your own bespoke ceremony you can call upon whoever you wish. It could be that you would like friends, family members or older children to act as mentors or guardians to your child.
You will meet with Vashti and discuss your dream naming ceremony. It's all about what you and your family want. Vashti will help you write a bespoke and meaningful ceremony that captures all the things you wish to say in a unique and imaginative way. You could include as much or as little as you wish: religion, no religion, the fusion of two different faiths, music, readings, lighting a unity candle, blending sands, planting trees, mentors or guardians declaring their commitments..... the list is endless and entirely your choice.
You are limited only by your imagination.
Please contact Vashti, with no obligation, for a discussion about your special celebration.
"Good Morning Vashti,I just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you again for our son’s naming ceremony. We have had so many lovely comments about your service it has been amazing. A number of people also said they felt quite moved and emotional during the service, as it was so personal, something they didn't expect. Vicky"