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Naming  and Family Celebration Ceremonies

‘A child, more than all other gifts
that earth can offer to declining man,
brings hope with it and forward looking thoughts’

(from Michael – by William Wordsworth)

Celebrating a new life together

Baby naming and Family Celebration Ceremonies are a special and memorable way to celebrate the birth of a child, an adoption, welcoming of stepchildren or the blending of two families.

You can come together with your friends and family to celebrate these new beginnings, making promises and commitments to each other, surrounded by those you love most

‘To see a World in a Grain of Sand

And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,

Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand

And Eternity in an hour’

(William Blake)

Hello, I'm Jayne

I feel it is a privilege to play a part in such a special moment of a family’s life journey together.

After meeting with you to talk through your initial ideas, I will create a bespoke ceremony that you will treasure and that your guests will remember for ever.

Each ceremony is one of a kind and I am happy to give you a no obligation quotation which covers all the elements you would like to include.  Please contact me for a chat and to discuss your initial thoughts.

Jayne Strand

Independent Celebrant 

‘Your’re off to great places! Today is your day!

Your mountain is waiting, so …. get on your way.’

(Dr Seuss)

How it Works

Step One

Discuss options

Book a telephone or Zoom conversation so that we can informally discuss your ideas and get to know one and another.

Once we know a little more about what you have in mind we can have a second call or meet up in person to discuss options for your ceremony, before deciding to move forward with me as your celebrant. 

Step Two

Create the Ceremony

We work closely with you to create your unique ceremony at the venue or site of your choice.  We can use existing resources, and add your own personal elements.  We promise that the entire process will be enjoyable and stress free, and something that the whole family can feel included and part of.

Step three


On the day we will arrive ready to make sure that everything is set up to your requirements, and will run smoothly.  We will guide you and your loved ones through the ceremony, so that everyone feels included and enable you to relax and enjoy the moment together.

Pricing & Options

From £450

You can choose exactly when and where you would like to hold your Family and Naming Ceremony and we are happy to work with your suggesting possible venues and timings based on who you would like to involve and how many guests you are thinking of inviting.

Our fees for ceremonies depend on the scope and personalisation that you require.  Once we understand your wishes, we can put together a quotation without any obligation, and choose a ceremony format with you that best matches your needs and budgets.  Our fees are determined by the complexity or amount of liaison needed to meet your arrangements including all the elements you would like to incorporate.

  • Initial planning and meeting in person
  • Help finding suitable readings, content and rituals
  • Creation of a unique personal ceremony script
  • Unlimited emails, phone and video calls
  • Ceremony professionally performed by Jayne on the day
  • Keepsake Ceremony Script
  • Any travel expenses to be agreed at time of booking