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.


We had the most totally joyous day thanks to Joyce

We have been to a few weddings recently where the celebrants 'took over the show' and the weddings were all about their role in the ceremony, not the bride and groom.

We, on the other hand, had the most wonderful wedding. Joyce listened to what we wanted for our special day and delivered that and more. Friends and family still make a point of telling us how beautiful it was

We loved the way Joyce was happy to incorporate the Scottish handfasting and loving cup, with whiskey of course, into the ceremony. Joyce also managed all the paperwork and legal side of things so we didn't have to worry about any of that.

I would recommend Joyce in a heartbeat. We had the most totally joyous day thanks to Joyce. It couldn't have been better. Joyce worked with us to provide the wedding we wanted not a set package that is churned out on a regular basis.

Don't settle for anything less than 'perfect' for your special day, trust me Joyce will deliver that and more.

Maureen Evans

Joyce was great! Professional, organised and very helpful.

We were useless at wedding planning, so we wanted someone who was organised and was able to help guide us through the process.

Joyce was great!

She was well prepared and well organised from the beginning, which, for us, was extremely helpful as we were useless at wedding planning! She was also extremely helpful in the preparation of our custom vows.

Joyce did a great job on the day. She was professional but also relaxed and able improvise when needed.

Joyce was everything that we wanted in a celebrant, we would highly recommend her.

Blair Chalmers

Everyone Commented On How Great The Ceremony Was

We were looking for a marriage celebrant who would be knowledgeable, easy to contact and be able to give us many ideas for the ceremony. We had looked over some ceremony ideas online and in books but really wanted some guidance from someone who was well-informed. We also wanted to check details regarding the legal aspects, forms required, identification needed and so on to prevent any hitches.

Our main concern, from past experience dealing with other agencies and suppliers, was that whoever we chose would be easy to contact and answer our questions. We also wanted someone who had a friendly, humorous but professional approach. As a Celebrant, you fulfilled all of the criteria above and gave us so many great ideas for the ceremony, music and involvement of the guests.

You put both of us at ease, got to know us and what was important for us as a couple, and basically just guided us through the whole process. You thought of all the extra details that we may have overlooked, and delivered a fantastic service from start to finish, especially on the day where everyone commented on how great the ceremony was. You listened to our opinions and preferences, and still managed to convince a particularly headstrong groom to tow the line! =)

The documents and guide sheets were really useful as they meant we could read over everything and discuss it in the car following the appointment, and make decisions without overlooking things. They also clarified all the legal requirements and the steps needed. You also showed genuine interest in the venue and other parts of the day, and worked out how to make the ceremony compliment the event as a whole.

The face to face meetings were very helpful. We went through all of the details, relationship history, event details and ceremony preferences. The printed information documents wren also vet useful, including the legal things, the vow ideas, the ceremony addition ideas and then the draft copy of the ceremony before the day.

We would happily recommend your service to others, because we are confident that we would be promoting a professional, warm, trustworthy and humorous celebrant that others would be lucky to have!

Thank you so much for being our celebrant, we couldn’t have asked for better. If we renew our vows, you will be the first to know!

Becky Madden

We are so thankful that we found you Joyce!

We are 100% happy to recommend Joyce Mathers to everybody. She is very well organised and very hands-on wedding celebrant who is so easy to work with.

Joyce is a very happy person and very lovely. I love her personality and I love the way she communicates with people - it’s like she’s a part of the family (well she is now because we love her).

Chrisvine and I are so very happy that we chose Joyce. It was so very hard for us to find a celebrant that suited our needs (we’ve been already with 2 celebrants and it didn’t go well) but her attitude towards us from the first time we met - well we just fell in love with her. She gave us tips about what marriage will be about, she also helped us with the paperwork and made things so hassle-free for us. Life is easy with Joyce.

We are so thankful that we found you Joyce. You made our special day very memorable and wonderful. You are one of a kind. We had a hard time looking for a celebrant to celebrate with us but then we met you - you were so perfect!

We cannot thank you enough. If there was a word that says more than “thank you”, we'd be very happy to say it to you. Thank you so much! God Bless you!

PeeJay & Chrisvine Gamboa

I would certainly recommend Joyce

From the first contact, Joyce was warm and professional.

Joyce explained everything to us plainly, she offered flexibility, was helpful in preparing our vows and was easy to talk to.

For all the above reasons, I would certainly recommend Joyce.

Michelle Rowell - Van Maanen

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!

Leanny Basil Robertson

The way Joyce designed and put everything together was just perfect

Joyce had married a friend of mine who had said she was just beautiful… can I say she was and is right!

Our first conversation on the phone made me feel Joyce was going to be perfect.

We felt she had a sincere interest in marrying us. To want to learn and know our story and assist us in making our ceremony extra special for a very special occasion with her great ideas, knowledge and professionalism on the subject. We felt Joyce would create something that would be perfect for us: something that is us, for our wedding day.

We could easily see she had the expertise and sincerity to assist us in making our day memorable by being our marriage celebrant.

Along with all the above we loved the ceremony options Joyce offered us. We chose Celtic Hand Fasting. This was wonderful as we are a couple, who have children from previous relationships and it was a fabulous way to bring two families together. So it was just a perfect option for us as we got our children involved as well.

The way Joyce designed and put everything together was just perfect. And can I say, everyone who attended, has remarked on what a beautiful ceremony it was. They had never been to such a grand beach wedding with such a grand celebrant.

We loved that we were able to get everything emailed to us to review so we could make our decision for our ceremony.
It was great to be able to liaise with Joyce to perfect the way we wanted it. Her professional guidance and expertise made our ceremony simply perfect for us.

And we loved the way Joyce dealt with all the necessary paperwork and legal documents. This was made very easy for us as she were so very organised and so professional. Thank you Joyce!

Having a rehearsal too, gave all who were able to attend a good idea of how the ceremony was going to run.

Would I be happy to recommend Joyce’s service? Yes, yes, yes!

And the reasons why are all of the above!

Joyce’s total commitment to us as a couple about to take on marriage.
Her absolute professionalism and expertise throughout this whole journey from the first phone call, to the actual grand beach wedding ceremony.
Our family and friends say exactly the same too. Everyone just loves Joyce and the way yshe delivered our wedding.
Joyce has a wonderful aura and personality. We cannot say enough about her…Joyce is a fabulous lady and a fabulous celebrant!

Steve and I would sincerely like to thank you Joyce for making our day so special for all involved. It would be a pleasure recommending you to anyone looking for a fabulous celebrant to marry them! Thank you so much.

Angela & Steve Trainor


We were comfortable choosing Joyce for our marriage celebrant because of feedback from other couples.

As well as being functional and providing correct service, Joyce was friendly and easily approachable. She made our wedding relaxing so everyone could enjoy it.

Would definitely recommend Joyce. She could make events lively. She was perfect!

Kinam Park

Joyce made sure we had an amazing day

We were concerned we might not find a celebrant able to provide a unique wedding ceremony but Joyce made sure we had an amazing day.

Everything was perfect on our day due to the little details that Joyce put into our Scottish ceremony.

Joyce was very professional, flexible and easy to get in touch with. I would recommend Joyce's services due to the results of our wedding day and how perfect it went

Thank you, Joyce, for your services. We had an amazing day and we loved the ceremony you made for us.


Joyce Did a Wonderful Job as Our Marriage Celebrant!

Joyce was our marriage celebrant for our recent wedding ceremony. 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 she did.

We would unreservedly recommend Joyce to anyone in Perth seeking a marriage celebrant who is warm, friendly and professional.

Katie Van Kampen

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