Namings & Family Blessings
“As soon as I spoke to Awen I felt more confident about my choice and she was so sensitive and respectful of where I had arrived at spiritually.” – Olivia
Families come in so many beautiful varieties, birth families, adopted families, blended families, step families or families of choice.
Perhaps you want to celebrate the arrival of a new baby and the giving of their name, perhaps you have adopted your children and want to celebrate your new family, perhaps you have created a family in some other way and you want to celebrate that with your loved ones, your friends, your community
Together with you I will write a naming or blessing ceremony to celebrate your babies, your children, your family.
It is possible to name and bless babies and children of all ages and I am happy to do ceremonies for groups of siblings.
Would you like to celebrate an anniversary? Renew your commitment? Celebrate the blending of two families? Bless a new family home?
I have had great pleasure over the years creating a huge variety of ceremonies for couples and families. One of my favourites was a surprise anniversary ceremony for a couple celebrating their Ruby Anniversary. Their children organised it for them as a surprise and we did it on the land near to where the family home had been for some thirty years until the couple retired.
I’ve done ceremonies for families who want to include their children, either because the children weren’t around when they got married or because it’s a step-family coming together and wanting to celebrate their connection. I’ve performed handfastings and blessing ceremonies for couples and their families when they have moved into a new home and we affirmed the place and what it meant for that family.
These sorts of ceremonies can be large or small, secular or spiritual and can honestly include any elements that you want. There are lots of reasons why you might want to renew, reaffirm or celebrate your marriage or your family.
What story do you want to tell about your family?
Will you travel to perform our ceremony?
Yes! I am based in the Midlands of the UK but I am happy to travel anywhere, in the UK and abroad. My standard fee includes travel by car up to an hour from Birmingham in the UK. After that a mileage fee or travel expenses are incurred.
Can we really have our ceremony anywhere we like?
Yes, subject to the permission of the owners of the place you want to have the ceremony. Obviously if it’s your back garden that isn’t an issue, and there are areas of countryside and woodland that we wouldn’t need permission to use. But please check and be sure before making plans and sending out invitations! If you have your heart set on a particular venue for your ceremony, that’s great. I’m happy to liaise with your venue about where we can create your ceremony on site. I am also happy to help you with finding the right venue or ceremony spot.
How do we book you?
Contact me via [email protected] or on 07872 995 794 to discuss date availability and details of your ceremony. I look forward to hearing from you.