Baby 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 making it so special!

We wanted someone easy to talk to and reliable. Also with a funky edge to engage our guests.

Joyce is the best. She has so much experience and knowledge At every stage she really helped make it so much easier and stress free.

What we really liked was Joyce having examples when planning and her being able to help with rehearsal and having music for the ceremony 🙂

Also loved her being able to direct guests and seating arrangements on the day and making people feel comfortable.

We are so happy with how everything was. We would not have wanted our wedding to be without you. Thanks for making it so special!

Alicia Lovelace

We Found Exactly What We Wanted

Before choosing Joyce as our celebrant our main concern was being able to find a celebrant we both could relate to and enjoy.

In choosing Joyce we found exactly what we wanted!!

We specifically liked the way Joyce managed any 'boo boos' thru the service as if that was what was meant to happen ha ha!

We also liked how Joyce explained everything that needed to be done and kept us informed. She is very professional - in a nice way. The use of her little "loud box" for our music, her ability to have a laugh and a really big amount of patience were all appreciated too.

We surely will recommend your services Joyce. You made the day go very smoothly and happily. Thank you.

Keep on doing what you love, because you are very good at it!!

Ann and Nev Hurring

Joyce was fantastic!

Joyce was fantastic! We started off just wanting a straightforward wedding but she just very calmly and professionally suggested a few things to personalise a ceremony for us and we are so happy she did. Amazing! Went beyond what we expected. She was so warm, everyone loved her!

Anne Wedlock

We were so impressed!

We were concerned about finding someone that we thought would fit with our personalities.

After choosing Joyce as our Celebrant we were relieved of the anxiety of what and how to manage our ceremony.

Cheryl and I along with many of our guests were so impressed with the Ribbon ceremony and how this included the special people in our lives into the ceremony with us.

We were very pleased with how you provided detailed options for procedures and the relevant literature to assist us in our choices. The sample vows were very useful for thought prompts on what to say and assist in compiling our own vows.

We will definitely recommend you to any persons that are in need of a celebrant.

We found that you are very approachable with a great personality. You are very professional in your work, and at the same time, you are very aware of your clients' needs.

Peter Elliott

A Beautiful Memory in My Heart Forever

First of all, I have to say if you choose Joyce as your marriage celebrant, you never gonna regret. You will have totally beautiful wedding same as you wish. I recommend her highly. This is real my review

From first meeting with Joyce everything has been through smoothly. Actually we had a "budget and small wedding", but it was not problem at all. We married in Joyce's house in Perth with beautiful river view. It was much better than any other venue seriously!

From first meeting, she gave us many tips for making perfect wedding with a budget like as violinist, music, cake and decorating. Nothing was problem. Joyce was just magician, she convert our small wedding to most romantic wedding. Such a beautiful wedding memory I will put in my heart forever

Joyce, I need to say thank you. I don't know what to say, but is something more than just one word from my heart. xoxo

Ivy Amnartsamrit

Joyce is amazing!

I never really had any concerns about hiring Joyce. She was the celebrant at my best friends wedding and she was brilliant.

The only concern I had really was making sure all our paperwork was correct and on time as we were flying from Scotland to Australia to get married.

Joyce was amazing! She answered all our questions regarding the paperwork. We did a video call first and got the date booked in and then corresponded by email until we arrived in Australia. Then we met with Joyce once we arrived.

Joyce is helpful, friendly, approachable...and Scottish. She has a real passion and love for her work. Our vows were perfect and her recommendations for other services we could use were fantastic.

We particularly loved the idea of traditional vows along with the hand-fastening ceremony and the quaich.

Joyce is amazing. Great advice. Great Vows. I would 100% recommend Joyce as a celebrant.

Keep up the amazing work Joyce.

Love Kim and Andrew x

Kim Mcmurray

People need to know how incredible Joyce really is!

We wanted someone who was down to earth, professional and made us feel comfortable and relaxed - both in the lead-up to our wedding and on the day. This is exactly what Joyce delivered.

We knew our wedding was in safe hands the day we met Joyce. She just gave us a feeling that she knew exactly what she was doing and we wouldn't have to worry about anything!

We found Joyce to be extremely friendly and easy to work with. She really took all of the hassles with the paperwork and legal stuff out of our hands and made the whole process smooth sailing for us. We had no idea that a celebrant could so professional and yet was so easy going at the same time- until we met Joyce. She is on a whole other level!

When it came to the ceremony, Joyce made it all about us. She gave us great input but didn't once try and push her opinions or thoughts onto us. Joyce actually gave us the idea to include our mothers in our bridal party and have them be the first to walk down the aisle together. We had never seen before but, honestly, it was one of the best decisions we made. So many of our guests loved the idea and it really had such an extra-special impact on our day and on our mums too!

On our wedding day, Joyce went out of her way to make a connection with everyone! Not just the bride and groom. Not just the bridal party. Joyce got involved with everyone and that really created such an amazing vibe at our ceremony.

We will definitely be recommending Joyce to our family and friends. Joyce is everything you could look for in a celebrant. She ticks every box! Joyce just goes above and beyond to make sure that you're happy and she delivers on a whole other level.

If you haven't experienced it, it is hard to appreciate just how amazing Joyce's service is. I hope my words help because people need to know how incredible Joyce really is!

We wouldn't have gone with any other celebrant!

Jaxon & Laura Millsteed

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

We couldn't have asked for a better service

Joyce was our wedding celebrant in October 2016, and we couldn't have asked for a better service.

From start to finish, Joyce was professional, quick to respond to questions and a mine of information!

She really got to know us as a couple and put together the perfect ceremony that suited us exactly. All of our guests made sure to tell us how much they enjoyed it!

I would wholeheartedly recommend Joyce as a celebrant, she was fantastic.

Rebecca Hagedoorn

Made our special day perfect!

We wanted someone we got along with well that was a lot of fun

Joyce was exactly what we were looking for!

We really liked her ability to tell our story whilst adding her own personal touch.

Also loved Joyce's efficiency with legalities, ideas on presenting the bridal party and rituals for our ceremony

Definitely happy to recommend Joyce because she brings professionalism and consistent improvement and friendliness into her work

She made our special day perfect!

Sheree Teagle

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