Traditions had to start somewhere…but what do they mean?
As I write, we are coming to the end of Baby Loss Awareness Week #BLAW. Baby loss affects many women and their partners – thousands every single day. You are not alone if you are going through, or have previously experienced baby loss. And however you are feeling right now is OK….
You may think you don’t know any symbolic actions after all, they aren’t talked about very often. But everyone knows one of the most popular traditions of wedding ceremonies is the action of….
There are lots of things you can do that can impact your ceremony; think secondhand, vintage and unique pieces, bringing that extra special something to your ceremony (who wants to go into a shop and buy exactly what everyone else can buy, when you could have something that is unique and special?!).
This week I’m talking about….the dreaded Covid. Hang on… don’t run for the hills just yet! …we need to find a way to live with it and do the best we can to get on with our lives, have fun, have our ceremonies, get together with our loved ones, and do it in as safe a way as possible.
So often people think, ok we’re engaged, we’re going to get married, you think about dates, a venue and a Registrar… BUT there are ssssoooo many more opportunities that a celebrant can give you.
What is a celebration if there’s no cake?! But the very first wedding cakes weren’t eaten…
There is a tradition linked to where people stand during a ceremony – the most key of these is the Groom standing on the right (as you look down the aisle, facing the front)….
Something that I wanted to create a tradition for, in my own life was related to the baby I lost during pregnancy. I longed to have some kind of ceremony to mark this ‘event’ in my life – to honour, acknowledge and say goodbye to my baby, even though I had never seen or held […]
Why on earth is the big meal after your wedding called a Wedding ‘breakfast’? – it’s usually in the afternoon or evening, right? Well, not that long ago (around 1830), it was actually customary to be married fairly early in the morning, following Church Mass, with the meal afterwards literally being breakfast! It was the […]
Traditions are everywhere and in every aspect of our lives…but ceremonies don’t need to be confined to a wedding or funeral
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Ceremony, tradition, rite of passage, just having fun with life – it’s all worth talking about to create beautiful, meaningful events to mark out the things in life that we hold dear.
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