FROM beginning to end, our stories need to be told,
to be celebrated, to be shared and to be remembered.
Weddings, celebrations of life, memorials, funerals, anniversaries, special birthdays, leaving the homestead
Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant
613-699-2153 (h) 613-809-7115 (c)
141 Pine Ridge Drive
Carleton Place, ON K7C 3P2
I am Certified in Good Standing by the Celebrant Foundation & Institute as a Weddings & Other Ceremonies for Couples Celebrant as well as a Funerals and Ceremonies for Healing Celebrant . Certification is a result of rigorous studies of many months as opposed to a weekend celebrant course, with a strong resource of experts in a variety of ceremonies.
If you wish to have a ceremony that reflects your story, your wishes, or your loved one I would be happy to work with you. With your approval throughout the process, I will craft a ceremony using language, ritual, spirituality and cultural traditions of your choosing, or if you wish, a more secular ceremony. Each special moment - each special person in your life, is worth pausing and naming, celebrating and honouring. Throughout human history we have reflected on life and what it means for us. Using ceremony to mark our moments answers an innate human need in us.
Difficult times also call for expression. It has been said that the only feelings that do not change are the ones we don't name. Our life experiences will always be a part of who we are but we do not need to be trapped by them, but rather find ways to move forward taking their lessons of life with us. It is never too late or too trivial. Ceremonies can be public ones with others gathered, or private moments with very few present. I will meet with you to discuss what I might offer you.
If you decide to have me as your Life-Cycle Celebrant, I will work tirelessly to create a ceremony that is exactly what you want; reflecting your language, spirituality, your culture, traditions and experience. The ceremony will not be complete until you have given your final approval.
Ceremonies may take place at Thresholds or a location chosen by the client. Any cost incurred for a site will be the responsibility of the client.
No Obligation Meeting: The first step is to have a no obligation meeting to discuss the needs of the client. Celebrations of Life and Funerals begin at $300 and Weddings, including rehearsals are usually $500. Details can be discussed during our time together. Please note I do one ceremony each year at minimal cost in special circumstances. If your needs dictate we can discuss this option.
Weddings - Commitments - Anniversaries
Healing and Memorial Ceremonies Including:
Celebrations of Life, Funerals and Memorials
Loss of Baby in Utero
Stillbirth and Early Infant Death
Other Loss Ceremonies:
Loss of Relationship
Loss of Employment
Loss of Health
Other Significant Losses
Moving out of Homestead to Retirement/Nursing Home
Life Event Celebrations Such As....
Croning - Women Celebrating Wisdom Years