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.
Joyce was fantastic!
We wanted someone that we were both comfortable with. After seeing Joyce perform a friend's ceremony, she remained in our minds for when it was our time to chose a marriage celebrant to perform ours.
Having about 130 guests at our wedding, we also needed someone who could organise the guests and provide instructions while keeping people engaged. Joyce was able to do all of this and more.
Joyce was fantastic at helping us create our ceremony. We had no idea where to start, with all of her handy examples, hints and tips we were able to create a ceremony that really suited us and our story
Something very small but also pretty important, Joyce's dress on the day was a perfect match for the feel and dress code of our ceremony, she was very well presented. Joyce really made it feel like it was just the 3 of us up there, she was calm and spoke very clearly thought the whole ceremony.
We would absolutely recommend Joyce to anyone. We had so many compliments after the wedding on how good she was.
Keep doing what you are doing Joyce!
Joyce was flawless.. a perfect Celebrant
There are no words to express how grateful we were to have Joyce as our celebrant.
It has taken me a long time to recover from the chaos of the wedding and be able to reflect and think about the day. I found the whole experience quite overwhelming and have not really done anything with wedding stuff since - I only had the first photograph printed this Christmas just gone. Being the centre of attention is not my favourite, but I have been meaning to send this through since you emailed me two years ago. I think I'm ready now! I wanted you to thank you and let you know you made it very easy to organise the legal documentation, and the ceremony itself. We were very anxious about the whole idea of the ceremony and being the centre of attention, it was not a part either of us were looking forward to. You made sure we were as comfortable as we were going to be, knew exactly what we were doing and guided us through every part of the process - from the big details to the small.
I really appreciate all the time spent with us helping us organise our vows by providing examples, focusing on us at the rehearsals, and spending time with our bridal party and family to make sure everyone was confident with their roles and knew what was happening. Even taking time to get the very young page boys and flower girl excited about the role they were playing in our wedding.
On the day you were flawless. I had numerous guests compliment me on the celebrant I had chosen. They noted your calm relaxed manner, charisma and clear voice. But they also noted little details before the ceremony started like welcoming guests, and details I didn't appreciate until afterwards like the way you made sure you stepped to one side when you pronounced us husband and wife, so the photographer could get a good shot.
Your attention to detail, beautiful manner and radiant personality makes you a perfect celebrant. The profession is lucky to have you. I'm sorry it has taken me so long to complete this, but Thank you Joyce. It would not have been the same without you . All my love xx
Not having any personal experience or recommendations from others was a concern for us.
But we were put at ease when we found you to be open, friendly, charming, available, funny, laid back and very professional.
We appreciated you being able to see exactly how we wanted our ceremony to go and offered support and encouragement as well as ideas to improve/enhance our experience.
Being Scottish, I loved the fact that you yourself are Scottish and could incorporate some Scottish tradition into our Aussie wedding.
We also appreciated the relaxed meetings and rehearsals as well as the fact that you were contactable at any time.
I would highly recommend your service to anyone getting married.
Joyce is absolutely wonderful in every way!
What can I say... Joyce is absolutely wonderful in every way!
Our biggest concern was not being able to find a Celebrant that could make us feel calm during the ceremony
Joyce was a perfect match for us and made our wedding day extra special. We couldn't be any happier with her 🙂
She is so humble and genuine which makes the whole process so much easier!
Not only did she make us feel so calm during the ceremony, her presence was enough to make us feel loved... like she was part of the family!
Joyce was also able to recommend a piper and tunes for the ceremony which was one less stress for us.
So thank you Joyce for being such an amazing celebrant for Graeme and I!
Exactly What We Were Hoping For in a Marriage Celebrant
We booked Joyce as our marriage celebrant for our recent wedding ceremony in Perth. She was an absolute pleasure to deal with every step of the way.
She was a wealth of knowledge, helped us find a ceremony ritual that we loved, and helped tailor a ceremony that was short and sweet - exactly what we were hoping for. We had many of our wedding guests approach us on the day and comment on what a wonderful job Joyce did.
We would unreservedly recommend Joyce to anyone in Perth seeking a wedding celebrant who is warm, friendly and professional. Thank you Joyce!
Joyce You Are An Absolute Gem!
Joyce you are an absolute gem! You went above and beyond your duties as a marriage celebrant to make our special day perfect.
We will be recommending you to everyone!
Joyce was brilliant from start to finish!
Joyce was the first and only celebrant we met with. We just knew we had to book her!
Our main concern was having a ceremony that was both heartwarming and lighthearted. We didn't want anything too soppy, but we didn't want a dry eye in the house - we wanted everyone crying from either emotion or laughter. From the first time we spoke with Joyce, we knew she would provide that balance between lovely and funny story telling. You best believe Joyce delivered on that! It was perfect.
Joyce was brilliant from start to finish. Joyce is a great communicator and she struck the perfect balance between personable and professional, knowledgable and open, kind and funny. Having the ceremony conducted in her lovely Scottish accent also helped us feel connected to our late grandparents on both sides.
We'd book Joyce again in a heartbeat and have already recommended her to our engaged friends. The 'bridemates' in particular still rave about the ceremony, everyone loved Joyce!
Thank you Joyce, you were fab!
Everyone Said It Was Wonderful!
From start to finish, Joyce was amazing and performed our ceremony, with confidence and style!
We first met Joyce when we were looking for a band to play at our wedding and were excited to learn that our lead singer was also a registered civil celebrant here in Perth. Joyce stood out for us immediately with her lovely bubbly personality and we loved the way she personalised our ceremony and made it unique for us with a relaxed easy going intimate feel that we were hoping for. We had so many positive comments after the wedding from our friends with everyone saying it was wonderful.
Thank you so much Joyce for making our wedding day absolutely ‘perfect' for us. We were completely happy with the whole ceremony and wouldn't want to change a single thing. I would definitely recommend Joyce to anyone who is looking for an amazing marriage celebrant in Perth, and we believe we have found a new friend in this delightful woman.
I can't wait to renew my vows so we can book Joyce again!
Kim witnessed Joyce marry her best friend and thought she must marry us when we marry the following year.
Joyce, you offered us nothing but love, professionalism and an incredible service. It was like we've always known you as a friend.
Joyce understood our needscompletely. The service content she provided was truly amazing. The options of text for the service were excellent and A.V. was just right for our service.
I would absolutely encourage everyone to use Joyce because you won't get a better celebrant and a more genuine service.
I can't wait to renew my vows so we can book Joyce again 🙂
We knew you were the one!
We didn't really have any concerns before choosing you as our marriage celebrant: you had made me cry when we met you at a wedding event, so we knew you were the one!
We loved the questionnaire that we filled out to give you an idea about us and our relationship.
We really appreciated that you brought the humour and lightheartedness to our ceremony that we were looking for and that you made us feel so at ease.
Thanks for keeping those boys under control; they can be a bit rowdy! 🙂