It has long been drawn to my attention that there is and has been for quite a while a need for spiritual services of like minded. Sometimes non denominational. These ceremonies have been part of my life for several years now. It all began with commitment ceremonies when a couple decided not to marry at that point in their lives but wanted something to say they were committed to each other. It was very lovely. They hired a local hotel and arranged their guest. It was very like a wedding , but without the legal bits. People gathered afterwards for the reception, outside and in. The service had been very special and I had written a piece especially for the couple. It included the exchange of rings and of words of love and commitment to each other. It sealed their relationship and a few years down the line when they felt it was right for them they got married.
Note the spiritual energy greeting the happy couple, often their loved ones from spirit joining in on the day.
Of course not all couples continue through to get married some like to leave things there , and that is fine.
Same sex couples also like to have commitment ceremonies and again it is a service I like to prepare especially for that couple. Each couple will have special memories of their day.
I can arrange the place for your occasion including a special church that has been part of my life for over thirty years.
Sensitive photographers, talented wedding stationary artist suppliers, spiritual film makers, etc etc.
Funeral services also cover animal services. You visit me not the other way around. This is purpose as I feel , through my own experiences of losing loved ones, that the first visit outside the home after a loss is often a traumatic one, and it can ease you through to the funeral time a little easier.
I can well remember on one of my losses how difficult it was for me to even walk down the road to my dear friend and neighbour, just a few doors away.
Naming ceremonies, are now often given like a christening. My American Indian guide has drawn me to the American Indian naming ceremonies, as a for instance. What a lovely service to give. It was only yesterday that I met a lady who does the most beautiful cards for such services.
Opening a center or residing in a new house/home? Then you may like a blessing ceremony. A cleansing and a gathering of friends /group to celebrate this building.
I often think about one I attended a few years ago. A lovely young man had just arrived in Cornwall and found a new home. He felt he wanted to celebrate his new beginnings here.
When he phoned he asked if my husband and I would stay for lunch. The ceremony took place in January just after Christmas celebrations had come to a holt. The day began with breakfast with him and a Jacuzzi in the back garden. Guest arrived for the ceremony and we had a wonderful time. Everyone joined hands together for opening prayer and photos were being taken , and orbs were found in them.
The Guest were all interested in the service that I had especially written for this man, who before we had met over the ceremony had only been some – one we had known while out walking the dog. He is still amongst our close circle of friends today. The atmosphere in his house changed after the ceremony. It was a happy place and he felt all that came to visit felt it and many said so. It had a light energetic feeling. Full of love. Maybe all dwellings should have a ceremony to life energies and cleanse the space. Lunch was fabulous , we had the company of twenty people too. The air was full of chatter and laughter and friendship and love.
This year I begin my journey of weddings. I have got the honour of marrying my friends. They have been together for about fifteen years. One day the bride to be said, "Gayle will you marry us"?
It will be in the early summer. Already we have had a lot to arrange. It is exciting. I love weddings. Don’t you?
From booking the church to writing that special ceremony to having the registrar with us, the bans read. The bridesmaids dresses, the photographer, the reception. They both are excited and planning their part in the day.
It can of course be in most places of your choice today. The wedding. Hotels or even an out side event. Though we have to remember the British weather.
So whatever the occasion, I assure you I will always keep it personal to you. Each of us are as individual as snowflakes.