Longing to Connect

Have you ever wondered why exactly we put so much effort into celebrate the start of a marriage with a wedding ceremony celebration? Or why celebrations of life, memorials and funerals feel so incredibly important to do – and to do right?  What about the feeling we have when we bring a new life into this world…. doesn’t it feel like there should be some sort of community event?

One of the most beautiful aspects of being human is how strongly we yearn to connect with the people we love. We quite naturally long for emotional richness and a sense of significance when it comes to the big experiences of life. For some people it’s a very conscious desire. For others it is something they can’t quite name or put their finger on. It’s such a shame that in our fast-paced society, many people no longer truly ‘get’ the profound opportunities ceremony offers! They either do nothing, or go through the motions with perfunctory (just get through it) ceremony.

We’ve evolved and grown in so many ways – as a culture and as individuals – but for some reason we play small when it comes to honouring life changes.  Not here. Not at Modern Celebrant.

Ceremony should be a Catalyst

We believe that a well-thought out and lovingly conducted ceremony takes you through a gateway. Metaphorically through the words and gestures of your ceremony, you move with greater intention from one phase of your life to the next. One way of being into another. For instance, a wedding ceremony is not merely saying, “I do.” A wedding ceremony should be a catalyst that allows two individuals to really ‘get’ that they now step forward into a life that is shared.

We want your ceremony to actually mean something. Not be just a pretty sparkly thing that is soon forgotten.

Something that you will remember forever.

And so will your friends and family!