A vow renewal ceremony is a special one because it represents a commitment that has stood the test of time and the trials and tribulations that have made both of you stronger, more bonded, more loyal, deeper in love.
We will create a ceremony that highlights the shared goals you have achieved, challenges overcome, milestones you wish to commemorate, life events that you have shared that are particularly meaningful to you.
Special ceremonies can be designed for any reason that you desire. My specialty is in listening to you and crafting a meaningful experience that makes your vision come to fruition.
Rites of passage mark time periods of life with meaning and community acknowledgement.
Birth and death are two common passages.
Cultural significance is also given to passage from adolescence to young adulthood with Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, in the Jewish tradition; Holy Communion and Confirmation in the Catholic tradition. Non-denominational practices include Sweet Sixteen and the Mexican Quinceanera. Your teen celebration is customized to your beliefs and to the traditions and values that you want to instill into your young adult.
Rites of passage from adulthood into midlife, also called croning, is one that I am deeply pleased to officiate. There is much to bless and to call forth from our elders as women pass to mid-life. The wisdom secrets of aging gracefully unfold in ceremony and ritual.
Endings need to be memorialized in a meaningful way in order to afford proper closure. Whether the ending was good or bad, closure is necessary in order to move forward with ease. I have officiated at divorce "parties", retirement, leaving a job or home for another and"empty nest" rituals to ease the passage and create transitions to a "new normal".