Naming Ceremonies - Joyce Mathers Celebrant

Naming Ceremonies

Baby Naming Ceremonies

A Baby Naming Ceremony is a uniquely personal opportunity for you, your family and your friends to come together to celebrate the arrival of the precious new life that has come into your family; be it newly-born, adopted or a step-child.

A Welcoming, or Naming Day, Ceremony is a beautiful centrepiece for a family celebration that can be conducted at any time but it is commonly held within the 1st year of your child's life -  very often in conjunction with the child's first birthday celebrations. A naming ceremony can also be held in conjunction with a wedding ceremony, a commitment ceremony, or a reaffirmation of vows.

Your Naming Ceremony can be organised  in any  number of ways. It can be a fun-filled and interactive occasion with you and your guests releasing balloons, placing notes in a wishing well, lighting a decorated naming candle or showering you baby with rose petals. Or it can be a calm and spiritual affair with traditional poems or readings and perhaps some music in the background. The choices are endless.

However you choose to celebrate the arrival of your new child, I promise you a ceremony that:

  • is totally unique and individual to you,
  • is authentic to your beliefs and family values,
  • fully reflects the love you have for your child, and
  • is a source of surprise and delight for you and your guests.

With me as your celebrant you can be assured of a uniquely personal ceremony to celebrate and embrace the precious new life that has come into your family and welcome it to the world.

If you are looking for an entertaining and engaging Civil Celebrant to create a magical, meaningful and memorable Naming Ceremony for you then, perhaps, we should chat …

What My Clients Have To Say

My promise to you is a magical, meaningful and memorable experience for both you and your guests, whatever the occasion. But don’t just take my word for it; please read what my past clients have to say about me and how I live up to my promise.


Thanks for being our celebrant!

I hadn't done too much research into how to select the best celebrant so didn't really know what I was looking for. Joyce was the nicest sounding celebrant I spoke to that day.

We found you attentive and did acknowledge that you had a big family event this year so were unable to talk for a couple of months. We found you pleasant to deal with but did have that little hiccup about my birth certificate. I know we all tried to stay calm but it did stress me out a bit. I was also a bit worried when you forgot my Mum's name at the rehearsal.

We really liked your sense of humour in the ceremony.

We also liked your manual with the layout of the ceremony and your warmth during the ceremony.

All my friends live on the east coast, no one to recommend!

Thanks for being our celebrant.

Madeline Ruiz-Avila

I Couldn't Have Picked a Better Celebrant!

Joyce was amazing! I couldn't have picked a better Celebrant!

Joyce was so polite and friendly and we loved that she listened to our needs. .

She was so relaxed which, made us feel a lot more relaxed on the day.

We would love to recommend Joyce she did an amazing job.

I just want to say thank you for making our day so special.

Melanie Letham

Joyce was such a joy to work with!

We had no concerns about engaging Joyce as our marriage celebrant. We had seen her numerous positive reviews on Google and we decided to go with her.

Joyce was such a joy to work with! She was very friendly and more than happy to oblige all of our requests.

We loved how Joyce following up with us to ensure we did not miss out anything when we were putting in the paperwork to register for our marriage. Her attention to detail was fantastic.

When Joyce told the little story on how we met, she absolutely nailed what happened and her delivery was filled with warmth and humour. We loved it and I think the attendees loved it too!

Would we be happy to recommend Joyce to family and friends? Definitely. No questions asked!

Thank you so much once again for everything, Joyce!

Ki Jin Wong

We couldn't have been happier.

We had no concerns before choosing Joyce.

Joyce was so calming and gentle throughout our emotional ceremony. We couldn't have been happier.

We really liked her being in contact and her great communication throughout entire 12 months of planning.

Loved her assisting with the vow-writing and helping to create our story with our initial meeting.

We have been and would recommend to any future bride and groom.

Thank you so much for being part of our special day and adding your touch of humour to our ceremony.


We couldn't have done it without Joyce!

We couldn't have done the wedding without you Joyce!

Not only did you give us a very personal ceremony with the Scottish touch we wanted, you threw in some humour.

I wanted a real Scottish feel since we weren't getting married at home and you have a real connection to Ian's family. It meant a lot with Granny no longer being with us.

We loved how very easy you were to work with and how sympathetic you were to our needs (or should I say Ian's needs) for a simple and fuss-free ceremony.

We also really appreciated your contact with Dave for the bagpipes, and you dealing with all the paper work for us.

Thanks again for providing us with such a lovely, unique, service that reflected both of our personalities perfectly. It wouldn't have been the same without you Joyce!

Katy Buchan

Such a lovely lady who made our day so special.

When we met, Joyce came across as such a lovely, nice, caring lady with a smile that drew me in; so I had no concerns about hiring her as our wedding celebrant.

It was so nice that we could meet Joyce at her house to discuss the whole process and that we could call her at any time.

From the first time we met, Joyce always made us feel like our day was going to go well. And it did!

I will certainly recommend Joyce. She is just such a lovely lady who made our day so special.

Thank you very much for all you did.

Tamerine Landaverde

The first celebrant I had chosen cancelled on me so I was looking for someone more reliable and you had good reviews so I took a chance and it paid off. 🙂

Everything was EASY and LAID BACK and done in a timely manner

We appreciated the rehearsal - so we knew what to expect and when to say our parts.

I would definitely recommend you, Joyce - you were very easy to work with and answered all my questions as if I was your only bride 🙂

Everything was truly great. Thank you

Abbi Saunders

There was no question as to who I wanted there as our celebrant - Joyce!

Having previously hired Joyce for my mothers wedding, when I was planning my own wedding there was no question as to who I wanted there as our celebrant - Joyce!

Joyce has a very friendly approach and she is very easy and friendly to deal with. All questions you ask are answered in a timely manner.

I particularly appreciated how Joyce personalised the service to suit myself and Mark including the addition of Scottish traditions!

I will certainly be recommending Joyce. In fact, since hiring Joyce as the celebrant for my mothers wedding anyone looking for recommendations I have always directed them to Joyce.

Thank you very much for all your help throughout the process. Always a pleasure dealing with you Joyce.

Mandy Lucas

Joyce is an Absolute Gem!

Joyce did an absolutely amazing job as the marriage celebrant at our wedding in Perth. Our main concern about hiring a civil celebrant was that our wishes for a quick, easy, family orientated wedding that involved our children would be dismissed. But we found Joyce to be an absolute delight and so easy to work with. From the first contact nothing was a hassle. She was amazing with everything and covered every aspect of our wedding. She is very friendly and down to earth and was able to cater to all our needs.

We can't thank you enough Joyce. You’re so friendly and happy, so reasonably priced and so easy to work with. You’re just an absolute delight! We definitely will be happy to recommend your service. Thank you for everything. You are a star!!!!!!

Jacinta Chappel

We loved the personal touches.

We wanted someone that would tailor the service to our liking but add their own bit of spunk to truly make the day special.

And Joyce, you were exactly what we were looking for in a celebrant. You were so accommodating and charming; you really seem to enjoy your work!

We loved the personal touches. We received a touching card in the mail after our wedding, as well as a follow-up email. For which we are sorry we haven’t returned! It slipped our mind until now. During the ceremony, you were so professional yet charming and engaging as well as supportive.

We liked how you tailored the ceremony to suit us and what we wanted and the PA system was a great idea!

Yes, I would absolutely recommend you, Joyce! You’re such a lovely and kind person. Our guests were also quite impressed with you!

Thank you so very much, Joyce! Xx


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