Ceremonies

Playing with Baby
Baby
A Toddler and a Baby
Sleeping Baby

Saying Hello...

A new arrival in the family is a great opportunity for a celebration. There are always plenty of visitors keen to come and take their first peek at the baby, but sometimes it can all be a bit overwhelming, with a constant stream of people and no sleep. You could choose an event to 'formally' introduce your little to your wider group of family and friends. Or you could wait a few weeks or months and then hold a celebration ceremony. 

  At a New Baby Welcome Ceremony, you can introduce your new arrival to your social circle. During the ceremony you can choose to publicly announce the all important baby names you have chosen for your son or daughter, and there is also an opportunity for anyone who would like to say a few words to do so. This could also be a time when you choose life guardians or mentors for your new son or daughter, people who will love and support them as they grow. It may be that you choose a candle sharing as part of the ceremony. Whatever you choose,  as your celebrant I would be privileged to construct and lead your New Baby Welcome Ceremony.

Hilary Smith

Shetland Celebrant

Uk Society of Celebrants

 

Playing with Baby
Baby Siblings
Sleeping Baby
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Wedding Ceremony

Your wedding day is one of the most important days in your life as a couple.

 

It is natural then,  that your wedding ceremony should not be an off-the-peg event, but

centred around you and  as unique as you are.

 

As your celebrant I will create a bespoke  ceremony with you at its heart..

 

Dancing Couple

Renewal
of Vows
Ceremony

Whether you have been together 5 years or 50 years, a renewal of vows ceremony is a beautiful way to re-affirm your life-long commitment to each other. 

Why not combine the ceremony with a special anniversary

celebration?

Engagement Ring

New
Engagement Ceremony

An Engagement Ceremony is the perfect way to celebrate the start of your journey as a couple. The ceremony is an opportunity for you to officially announce your engagement to family and friends and can include visual elements such as a  ring warming, or candle unity ritual 

to symbolise your promises to each other. 

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surprised baby

A great opportunity

 to 'formally' introduce your new arrival to  of  friends and family, and you can even include a

'full name reveal'  

 in the ceremony!

New Baby Welcome
Ceremony/Naming

 
Forest
Candle-Coffin-Flowers
Flower Arrangement

Saying Goodbye...

As we live, we love... and as we love...so we grieve... it is part of what makes us human and saying a final goodbye is never easy. Having a ceremony to mark the life of your loved one is a way of showing respect and love. Think of it as your final gift. You may feel more comfortable with a traditional style of funeral ceremony in a traditional setting, or you may prefer a  modern life-centred approach, in  more personal surroundings. Whichever you choose, as your celebrant I can help you determine the location, style and content of your chosen ceremony.
Working closely with your funeral director, I will create and deliver a personalised ceremony, reflecting the life of your loved one, in a setting that best represents them, who they were, and who they still are to you.

Hilary Smith

Shetland Celebrant
Uk Society of Celebrants








 
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Forest
Traditional
Funeral
Ceremony

Whether you prefer  tradition or  modern style of ceremony, I will work with you to write and deliver the style of funeral you choose for your loved one.


*

As your funeral celebrant, I can be flexible as to your choice of venue

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Candle and Berries

Celebration
of Life
Ceremony

This is a life-centred ceremony, where the focus is on celebrating the life of your loved one.

 

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I will construct a ceremony,  focusing on all that they did in life, and all that they meant.  It is tribute to the person as they were, and as they lived.

Memorial Candle

Memorial
Ceremony

A memorial ceremony is an opportunity for friends, associates and family to gather  and remember, when a funeral or cremation has already taken place.

*

It is not restricted by  timescale and can

be held at any time in the days/weeks/months following the funeral.

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Scattering of Ashes Ceremony

As your celebrant,

I will write and deliver an original 

ceremony in the location you choose.

 

*

A ceremony befitting of your loved one, as you say goodbye..

Memorial Candle
Flowers Candles Funeral
Angel statue
 

Celebrant Fees

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 Wedding Ceremony
from...£650


*

includes...
bespoke handwritten cermony
all pre-ceremony meetings 
presentation  copy of ceremony
venue liason
3 ceremonial wedding elements 
wedding rehearsal 
officiating at ceremony

It is a requirement to notify your local registrar with your intention to legally marry in 
Scotland. 
The registrar will issue a marriage schedule which then needs to be signed by the registrar, the couple and two witnesses.

This in turn produces a wedding certificate.

 

*All wedding bookings are subject to a 10% non-refundable deposit, payable upon signing of a contract between client and celebrant

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Renewal of Vows Ceremony
from... £450
(includes 3 ceremonial elements)
*
Engagement Ceremony
from... £350
(includes 3 ceremonial elements)
*
New Baby Welcome and Naming Ceremony
from... £350
(includes 3 ceremonial elements)

*Travel to venue:  There is an additional  mileage cost of 50p per mile for celebrant  journeys over 10 miles

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 Funeral Ceremony
from £200
*
Celebration of Life
Ceremony
from £275
*
Memorial Ceremony
from... £275
*
Scattering of Ashes
Ceremony
from £75

*In the unlikely event that I am unable to be present on the ceremony day, I will arrange for a replacement celebrant.

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