Transgender or Renaming Ceremony

You may consider a Naming Ceremony an alternative to a religious ceremony for babies or children to welcome them into the family and to celebrate their chosen name. However, a naming ceremony is for people of any age who wish to present themselves to their family and friends with a new name and new identity. In this blog I will address the transgender and renaming ceremonies.

A transgender or renaming ceremony is a beautiful way to tell the most important people in your life that you wish to be known by your new chosen name and preferred pronoun.

A transgender naming ceremony marks an important milestone in your life so why not shout from the rooftops to let your family, friends and colleagues know you’re leaving behind the old and looking forward to a more realistic and comfortable future.

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What is a commitment ceremony?

A commitment ceremony allows a couple to make a commitment to one another without legal rights or responsibilities. You can exchange vows, exchange rings and kiss each other to express your love for one another.  How you choose to express your commitment to your partner is a personal choice and for some couples in modern times, a legal wedding might not be right for them. As a couple, you may not want to enter a legal civil partnership and a commitment ceremony could be for you if you’d like to express your commitment to your partner.

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Why book a Wedding Pianist

There are so many types of music that can be translated for piano even if they were originally composed for a completely different instrument or ensemble. How many people would have the main theme from films such as Star Wars or Mission Impossible played on the piano as the bride or groom, walks down the aisle? Believe me, it’s been done!
If you are looking to book a wedding pianist for your wedding day, Steve has over 30 years’ experience performing for weddings and civic functions and will play the music you love for your wedding ceremony, drinks reception or wedding breakfast.

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TOP TIPS FOR AN AMAZING CHRISTMAS WEDDING

TOP TIPS FOR AN AMAZING CHRISTMAS WEDDING.
Planning
Music
Wedding photographer
Christmas Tree
Christmas music
Christmas drinks
Holly green, Santa red, silver, gold and white are beautiful and romantic Christmas colours. If you integrate them into the room decorations, flowers, tree and wedding cake the room will look stunning.

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What is a Naming Ceremony?

Naming ceremonies are generally non-religious but religious elements can be included. The ceremony allows parents and individuals the opportunity to gather with family and friends to welcome a new family member or to celebrate a change of lifestyle or name change.

As there’s no legal aspect to this type of ceremony, the ceremony can be held wherever you like, as long you have the necessary permission.

Ceremonies can be combined with beautiful symbolic rituals that have meaning to the family, these include tree planting, scattering of flower seeds, the sand ceremony, unity candle lighting, plus many more. See my ‘Rituals’ blog to find out more. A Naming ceremony is based on the idea of a welcome. Its purpose is to celebrate new life or in the context of a family, to welcome a new relationship with the person it concerns, or to celebrate a new addition to the family. A ceremony is constructed and officiated to ‘name’ or ‘welcome’ the new life and for the family to share their aspirations for the child’s future.

There is also no reason why a naming ceremony cannot be conducted for a newborn/young child or for a child being welcomed into the family through adoption for example. It is a wonderful opportunity to share the love for the change in family circumstances with family and friends

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