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Baby Namings can be spiritual too!
Many people do not realise that just because a Naming ceremony is not a "Christening" the style of the ceremony does not have anti-god nor bland.
By Pat Slee
Civil Marriage and Family Celebrant
Brisbane and Suburbs Queensland
Celebrants & Celebrations Network Australia Celebrant Member
What a great day to be a Celebrant..
A Naming Ceremony for a little lad, with all of his family all around in a beautiful location on the headland at Elliott Heads in Queensland.The request was for a "Spiritual.. not Religious" ceremony, so I dug into my English Heritage and borrowed from the ancient Wiccan philosophies.
I used the aspect of the 4 Elements as blessings and we (the little one's mother that is..) decorated the 4 Bears to reflect this powerful imagery.
The Ceremony was a delightful experience for all of us.. relaxed and fun.
Some photos show the love in the air that day.
and the Parents wrote to me afterwards..
" Hi Pat,
Thanks for a great ceremony.
There were many positive comments about it. The teddies were a hit!
There are few photos without a teddy in them! Everyone signed them afterwards. They will be a great momento.
My sister was enquiring about your services as she is getting married in April next year, so I'll be sure to pass on your business card and I may see you again then!