Erin was amazing at giving us everything that we wanted in our ceremony. If I were to do it all over again, we would choose her :)
Erin was very friendly and professional, she made the whole process very easy.
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Thank you so much, Lisa!
Erin was great. Very professional and helpful prior to our big day, at the rehearsal and on the big day.
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Thank you, Sarah!
Erin is one of those people who does weddings for the love of it! she is warm, authentic, and caring at every turn. You know you can rely on her to put you first. I recommend her wholeheartedly!
You deserve a ceremony that shows your true colors and is as unique as you are! Whether you are planning a big wedding or a small vow renewal I am here for you! With a free consultation I will get to know you and your partner and write a ceremony where you will be the final critic.
Want to have an interfaith ceremony? Want to include a handfasting or martini unity ceremony? The ideas are endless to make your special day just what you wanted. I honor all ceremony traditions non-denominational, spiritual, religious, interfaith or civil and I can incorporate any of your wishes to make this ceremony something you will remember for many years to come.
The Celebrant Foundation & Institute is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to training Celebrant officiants.
Our Certified Life-Cycle CelebrantsTM promote the use of personalized ceremony to mark the moments and milestones in the lives of individuals, families, communities and organizations. Celebrancy began in Australia in the early 1970s. Presently there are more than 3000 Celebrants worldwide, who have presided over one million ceremonies in the last forty years.
What is a Celebrant?
Celebrants are professional life-cycle ceremony officiants who believe in the power and effectiveness of ceremony and ritual to serve basic needs of society and the individual. They collaborate with their clients to create and perform personalized ceremonies that reflect the clients’ beliefs, philosophy of life and personalities; not the Celebrant's.
Celebrants officiate at all types of life-cycle ceremonies and rituals including baby namings and adoption ceremonies, coming of age ceremonies, weddings, civil unions and commitment ceremonies, funerals and memorials. Celebrants also develop ceremonies to enrich daily life and for community, corporate and civic events. The opportunities to use ceremony to create connections among neighbors and families, and for healing and celebration, are as varied as are our Celebrants.
"I am a ritual maker and celebrant who designs, organizes and celebrates contemporary 'rites.'" ~ Mary Hancock, Celebrant, New Zealand
How is a Celebrant Ceremony Unique?
Each ceremony is personal, reflecting who the honorees are either as individuals or as a couple or family. A Celebrant certified by the Celebrant Foundation & Institute will take the time to understand the honorees’ beliefs and values and what makes their ceremony unique.
In a Celebrant ceremony, the honorees are empowered. Nothing is imposed on them. Instead, in a collaborative process, the Celebrant will guide them in choosing rituals, readings, symbols and music to fulfill their ideals and vision for their Ceremony. No two Celebrant ceremonies are the same.
Celebrants are ceremony specialists who have a solid background in the history of ritual and ceremony, and the traditions of many cultures, beliefs and religions. They are experts in composing ceremonies, managing rehearsals and performing life-cycle ceremonies. Celebrants are also experienced in the art of ceremonial public speaking.
Who should choose a Celebrant?
Anyone and everyone! Whether you are secular, religious, spiritual, nondenominational, part of an interfaith or multicultural couple, or if you simply wish to express yourself in a manner of your own choosing, a Celebrant can help you create a ceremony that respects all that is meaningful to you.
What if my partner and I are interfaith?
No problem! I will work with you and your partner to make sure that both faiths are honored as you wish. This also goes for those who wish to have a complete secular ceremony. The wedding is going to be meaningful because it will be about the two of you! No other ceremony will be like yours because there is no other couple out there just like you.