A new beginning deserves a grand Introduction...
Every child brings a new story into the world, and a Naming Ceremony is the perfect occasion to share it!
Choose to have a beautiful, bespoke Naming Ceremony that celebrates the unique little one your child is becoming, and that tells their story in a truly magical way.
I believe that every family deserves to have exactly the ceremony they envision. Whether that be simple and heartwarming or filled with whimsical touches, it's your child's special day, so let's tell their story, their way and yours...
Personalising a day as special as your child
A Naming Ceremony is the non-religious equivalent of a christening, offering a meaningful way to welcome your child into the world.
But naming ceremonies are not just for babies. I also offer them for older children and even whole families who may have blended together and want to celebrate the delightful merging of their stories too!
I will ensure that your ceremony beautifully captures your little one's blossoming personality, celebrates your family’s unique style, and includes all the personal touches to make it nothing less than magical!
Imagine a ceremony that is both timelessly touching and joyful, featuring your choice of heartfelt readings, family traditions, or even contemporary spins!
There are countless symbolic rituals I can help you to decide between too, from candle lightings to wishing trees, each adding another layer of significance to this special occasion. Or, we can get inventive and create entirely bespoke elements that are as unique as your baby.
What happens next?
If all of this is giving you excitable butterflies, then I would love you to get in touch!
Just pop me a message to arrange a free, initial consultation via Zoom or telephone, just so you can be sure I am the perfect celebrant for you.
Prices start from £400 with additional charges for symbolic rituals.
An initial meeting to get to know you and your child properly, bounce ideas and start planning!
A questionnaire for you to tell me more about your little one's personality, your ceremony wishes and dreams
Help with choosing readings and rituals
A completely bespoke ceremony script, that is entirely personalised to you
Unlimited contact with me throughout the process
Access to drafts and unlimited changes to make sure everything is perfect
One final meeting to go through any last minute details and get you excited for the big day!
Symbolic rituals (additional charges apply)
Officiating your ceremony on the big day
A presentation copy of your script to keep forever
"The best decision we made for our wedding day was asking you to be our celebrant and to have a personal ceremony. The script was beautiful, it made us both laugh and cry. We loved how personal it was and how nice it was to be able to share our story with all of our guests in this way.
Everyone came to tell us just how wonderful our celebrant and service was and we could not agree more. You made us feel so comfortable whilst we were reading our vows in front of all of the guests, it was so lovely seeing your friendly face. Thank you also for being our M.C and coordinating the day so that we could just enjoy it! We are so happy and honoured that you stayed to celebrate the whole day with us and can't thank you enough for all of your help throughout our wedding planning journey!" - Alannah and Adam
"Verity is incredible and someone we’d highly recommend! She really loves what she does and the passion can be seen in her work when she delivers it.
She is a great listener and paid extra attention to every detail of our stories during the introduction call.
Very friendly and calm, she’s your person to contact!" - Gajan and Priya
'Where to start..! I don't think I have enough nice words to say about Verity! From the very first call, and for the entire duration, she was always super positive and excited to be working with us on our wedding. Her personality is infectious and we'd always come away more excited than when the call started! She was very thorough and flexible when gathering information to include in the script, but we never felt any pressure to disclose information - it was all at our own pace, and Verity was very patient! The script we received was so highly personalised and told our story so beautifully - we honestly couldn't have asked for anything better. Verity also helped with some suggestions of extra bits we could include in the ceremony to pad it out a bit since we didn't want any readings. Both ideas were completely unique - I had never seen them done at any other wedding before, and neither had most of our guests. Having the ring warming was a really nice touch, as it gave our guests the chance to give the well wishes and be involved in the ceremony, but also gave us a chance to sit for a few minutes and take in everything that was happening, instead of just standing at the front with all eyes on us the entire time. So many of our guests came to us afterwards to say what a lovely ceremony it was, and how wonderful Verity was throughout. They also mentioned how infectious her personality is, and I really think it helped set the tone for the rest of the day. I honestly can't recommend Verity highly enough - she is such a joy to work with, and you will have the most beautiful and unique ceremony with her in charge!' - Sian and Jit
"Verity is a superstar in so many ways! Firstly, she stepped in late in our planning process after we had to find a new celebrant for our date. Even though timing was tight, her attention to detail, patience and expertise surpassed our expectations on so many levels. Verity puts her heart and soul into every ceremony she does and this shows through the exceptional scripts she produces. Our ceremony was crafted so beautifully with so many wonderful stories and moments of laughter. We couldn't have wanted anything better. We had amazing feedback from our guests who enjoyed how personal and full of love the ceremony was. Thank you Verity for making our day so special - we could not recommend you more highly!" - Holly and Anthony