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Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.

~ Anne Frank

 

Ceremonies

There are special times and events in our lives that are important and worth acknowledging. At these times it very human to feel the desire to share something special or mark the occasion with something that acknowledges the importance of what is happening. A ceremony is what we call our response to that desire.

Questions and Answers:

What does a ceremony offer you?

Ceremony provides us with a framework that allows to step outside of regular human interactions. It creates a safe place whare we can express things that we would normally find difficult or even embarrasing.

A ceremony is a pause in the busyness of our day to day lives where we can honour our life experiences; especially our transitions eg from single to couple aka weddings, from child to adult aka rites of passage, from life to death aka funerals.

In the space and time of a ceremony we can celebrate a milestone, bring closure or release, seek healing, give blessing and thanks, find peace, joy and connect with whatever we connect to as sacred.

A ceremony that is rich and deep and powerful creates an indelible memory to cherish. It is a beautiful and often transformational experience for all present. It can build bridges and draw the bonds of community closer. The community of your immediate family or your extended family and friends, your workplace or your group.


What is the role of the celebrant?

Broadly speaking, my role as a celebrant involves

  • assisting you to construct a unique ceremony that meets your special situation & needs by
    • carefully listening to what you want
    • making suggestions that could interest you and are helpful
    • providing you with detailed information about your ceremony
    • offering links to other services and products that may be of interest to you
    • researching special requirements
    • pointing out any potential issues or challenges your ceremony or venue may pose, and then offering possible solutions
  • delivering the ceremony you want on the day
  • attending to all the legal requirements

For more specific information please read my fee schedule.


What special stuff can Tamara offer you?

I specialise in Medieval, Celtic, Viking & Pagan ceremonies. This means that I can offer you a ceremony with all those rich traditions or a modern interpretation.

My ceremony resources page is full of ideas and excellent links to assist you to find just the right drinking horn or chalice, corset or snood. I have links to farriers and forges, horses for hire and period music and all sorts of amazing stuff to save you precious time.


Tamara's pledge to you:

Whatever style of ceremony you are looking for I will do my upmost to bring it into reality. To do this I will listen carefuly to your ideas and dreams. I will make thoughtful suggestions about alternatives or create something entirely new, just for you. I will deliver your ceremony exactly as we have agreed. I will not go off on tangents, make jokes or give unexpected "sermons".


Code of Practice & Fee Schedule:

You can read the following documents for more information:

Information from the Attorney-General's Department Family Law and Legal Assistance Division Read...

These requirements ensure we are both firmly committed to your booking and we can then get on with creating your ceremony. Then on the day we are not distracted by payment and can focus on the experience of your ceremony. Read...


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