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.


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 was amazing

We wanted someone who we felt comfortable with and Joyce made us feel very comfortable.

We found Joyce amazing, welcoming, and knowledgeable about what was required for us to marry.

She was very professional. Before the wedding Joyce made sure we had everything organised & after the wedding she had everything arranged for all the legal documentation to be done.

I would definitely recommend Joyce as a Wedding Celebrant. Joyce is wonderfully caring & everyone at the wedding said she did an amazing job. Thanks so much for the smooth transition.


Joyce, You Made Our Night Perfect!

Damien and I chose Joyce as our marriage celebrant for our Wedding and for the Naming Ceremony for our daughter here in Perth on the 1st of October. We were so very happy with everything. Joyce is an absolute pleasure to deal with and I can't recommend her enough

Joyce, you made our night perfect - light hearted and funny - just the way we wanted it. Everyone there thought you were wonderful.

If we ever need a celebrant again, you'll be on speed dial!

Tammie Bryden

Friendly, lovely and very helpful

My partner and myself had no idea how it works with signing our legal marriage paper and procedures as we both are first time getting married.

Joyce had been very friendly, lovely and very helpful. We had no worries because she was looking after us pretty much the whole time when we needed her.

First and the main thing that we like Joyce is because she is very friendly that we didn't feel any awkwardness when we first met her. She is a warm hearted person we ever met. (-:

We also liked that she provided her own beautiful home for our special day plus she gave us a helpful guide to being a marriage couple.

Joyce. Thank you so much and I would definitely recommend you if any one around me needs a service and I will post on Korean community website too.

Thank you once again.

Hyun hee jeong

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

Thanks For Being So Amazing!

We had no idea what was involved and how much depth a marriage celebrant needed to go into - but Joyce soon fixed that!

Joyce was always available, would always get back to us and was happy to discuss any amendments - as a result the service was exactly what we wanted.

Joyce also helped us understand the process of the service and how to organise things and she provided us with alternatives so we could customise the service.

Joyce got us! And, her delivery was just perfect in conveying what we wanted and who we are as a couple.

Joyce, thanks for being so amazing - we couldn't have done it without you! You truly were a highlight of the day and everyone raved about you. You definitely delivered on all your promises and we will definitely be happy to recommend you to family and friends in need of a celebrant.

Rebecca Wassell

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

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.

Shelley Burnaby

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

Would we recommend Joyce? Absolutely!

Prior to our first meeting with Joyce, we didn't really have any clue on what the process was for marriage within Australia. We had attended plenty of weddings and knew we wanted someone laid back, fun and bubbly, someone that 'gets' us and puts us at ease but were concerned about what we needed to have/ the process for marriage in Australia.

Attending Joyce's 'info night' was our first source of information on legalities and processes etc. and we were immediately put at ease. Everything was explained to us in the simplest of terms. Matt and I felt very relaxed in Joyce's company and able to ask questions and work with her freely to have our ceremony go the way we had imagined - sentimental & emotional but with plenty of humour.

The rehearsal really set us up for the day. Although we were both really nervous on the day, the rehearsal gave me a few days feeling relieved and just excited. Also, the suggestions Joyce made during the rehearsal for our mum's to walk down the aisle and for the bridesmaid's positions were perfect.

We loved the initial information session, the selection of verses, ceremony examples and traditions etc. It all helped us decide on the perfect layout for our ceremony.

Would we recommend Joyce? Absolutely -we'll get on to some of our friends yet to take the leap into marriage 🙂

A massive thank you, Joyce! We were thrilled to have such a lovely celebrant as part of our day. In fact, we would love to attend more weddings in the future with you as the celebrant.

Paula Peacock

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