My Services

As a celebrant, I can help you to create a ceremony that matches your personality, containing simple rituals that symbolise the importance of the day to you.


Naming Ceremonies

Bestowing a name holds a special significance in our lives. It can mark a spiritual awakening, an initiation, acknowledge a joining, or to celebrate a life. It is in essence a welcoming celebration, and a gathering of the people who are important to the one receiving a new name.


Joining / Blending Rituals

These are just a few of the many rituals which you can include as a part of your wedding ceremony.

Hand Fasting

A hand fasting involves tying a ribbon, rope, vines, or cloth around the joined hands of a couple. People often say that this is where we get the expression “tying the knot”, and it symbolises a promise between two people to bind their lives together. Hand-fasting traditionally takes place near the end of a ceremony.

Sand Ceremony

Another symbolic joining can be seen in the sand ceremony. The couple mix two differently coloured sands together into a single container. When the sands are mixed together they are very difficult to separate, representing the individual lives of the couple also becoming inseparably combined.


Tree planting / Plant Potting

The planting of a young tree symbolises the beginning of your relationship. As the tree grows, it must be cared for, just as your married life also needs to be nurtured as it grows. As the years pass you have this beautiful living reminder of everything that your marriage represents. Some rituals might include bringing in soils from two significant places to plant the tree in the combined dirt, or asking guests to scatter seeds there. The newly planted tree or seeds might be watered together with a single watering can, or perhaps by inviting friends and family to join in, thereby nurturing your growing marriage.

Ring Warming

The warming of the rings provides guests with an opportunity to hold the rings before the ceremony, warming them with their own hands, and offering a thought, a prayer, or a blessing as they do so. This ritual provides yet another way to involve your guests more intimately in your wedding ceremony.


 

What is it like to prepare a ceremony with Kiara?

We start with a phone call. This helps to gives you an idea of what a face to face meeting will be like, and to learn a little about how I speak. First impressions count, and you are able to decide up front whether you think that I might suit you and your special day.

We follow up the phone call with a formal in-person meeting, at a location that you choose. Somewhere that you feel comfortable. I tell you a little about who I am and what I can offer you, however this is also a wonderful opportunity for me to learn about who you are, what it is you like, your style, and your plans for the whole of your day. Most importantly, I listen carefully to you, and learn what you really want for your ceremony.

When you feel you are ready to accept me as your celebrant, we make plans to attend a follow up meeting, and I ask you to bring in documentation to help with any legal paperwork that may be required to be completed before your big day.

Before our next meeting, I will visit your selected venue to take note of things such as placement of the PA, whether there is adequate shelter, shade, or lighting, length of the walk for processions, and anything else that might need to be discussed at our next meeting. When we next meet, we also work on any legal paperwork that might be required.

For weddings and renewals, I can also assist you to write your own vows. When I have everything that I need to know to plan your wedding ceremony, I work at it over and over again, until you are 100% happy with it. You sign off on everything three days before the rehearsal.

The rehearsal gives us all the opportunity to run through your ceremony beforehand, so that you will feel comfortable with everything on the day. When your special day arrives, I arrive 45 minutes early to set up, we conduct the ceremony for real, and complete any legal paperwork which I will then lodge on your behalf.

 

My Services

As a celebrant, I can help you to create a ceremony that matches your personality, containing simple rituals that symbolise the importance of the day to you.


Naming Ceremonies

Bestowing a name holds a special significance in our lives. It can mark a spiritual awakening, an initiation, acknowledge a joining, or to celebrate a life. It is in essence a welcoming celebration, and a gathering of the people who are important to the one receiving a new name.


Joining / Blending Rituals

These are just a few of the many rituals which you can include as a part of your wedding ceremony.

Hand Fasting

A hand fasting involves tying a ribbon, rope, vines, or cloth around the joined hands of a couple. People often say that this is where we get the expression “tying the knot”, and it symbolises a promise between two people to bind their lives together. Hand-fasting traditionally takes place near the end of a ceremony.

Sand Ceremony

Another symbolic joining can be seen in the sand ceremony. The couple mix two differently coloured sands together into a single container. When the sands are mixed together they are very difficult to separate, representing the individual lives of the couple also becoming inseparably combined.


Tree planting / Plant Potting

The planting of a young tree symbolises the beginning of your relationship. As the tree grows, it must be cared for, just as your married life also needs to be nurtured as it grows. As the years pass you have this beautiful living reminder of everything that your marriage represents. Some rituals might include bringing in soils from two significant places to plant the tree in the combined dirt, or asking guests to scatter seeds there. The newly planted tree or seeds might be watered together with a single watering can, or perhaps by inviting friends and family to join in, thereby nurturing your growing marriage.

Ring Warming

The warming of the rings provides guests with an opportunity to hold the rings before the ceremony, warming them with their own hands, and offering a thought, a prayer, or a blessing as they do so. This ritual provides yet another way to involve your guests more intimately in your wedding ceremony.


 

What is it like to prepare a ceremony with Kiara?

We start with a phone call. This helps to gives you an idea of what a face to face meeting will be like, and to learn a little about how I speak. First impressions count, and you are able to decide up front whether you think that I might suit you and your special day.

We follow up the phone call with a formal in-person meeting, at a location that you choose. Somewhere that you feel comfortable. I tell you a little about who I am and what I can offer you, however this is also a wonderful opportunity for me to learn about who you are, what it is you like, your style, and your plans for the whole of your day. Most importantly, I listen carefully to you, and learn what you really want for your ceremony.

When you feel you are ready to accept me as your celebrant, we make plans to attend a follow up meeting, and I ask you to bring in documentation to help with any legal paperwork that may be required to be completed before your big day.

Before our next meeting, I will visit your selected venue to take note of things such as placement of the PA, whether there is adequate shelter, shade, or lighting, length of the walk for processions, and anything else that might need to be discussed at our next meeting. When we next meet, we also work on any legal paperwork that might be required.

For weddings and renewals, I can also assist you to write your own vows. When I have everything that I need to know to plan your wedding ceremony, I work at it over and over again, until you are 100% happy with it. You sign off on everything three days before the rehearsal.

The rehearsal gives us all the opportunity to run through your ceremony beforehand, so that you will feel comfortable with everything on the day. When your special day arrives, I arrive 45 minutes early to set up, we conduct the ceremony for real, and complete any legal paperwork which I will then lodge on your behalf.