2015

 

Tess, Steven and Olivia – 31st December 2015 – at home

 

Dear Hannah,

We really couldn’t have wished for any more from today. We thoroughly enjoyed it and so have all our guests.

Thank you again!

Tess, Steven and Olivia

 

Jane, Mark and Woody – Wednesday 12th August 2015 – Brownhill Nature Garden

 

Thank you so much for conducting the ceremony! We’ve had good experiences of humanist weddings before -and just love the personal feeling they always have – and you didn’t let us down. Everyone commented on what a nice naming ceremony it was.

Hopefully our paths will cross again – you are now our go to humanist!

 

Best wishes,

Jane, Mark & Woody xxx

 

Gemma, Gavin and James – Sunday 31st May 2015 – at home

 

We wanted to celebrate James’ arrival into the world and into our lives and we wanted a non-religious way of doing this. Having done some research we came across the idea of a humanist naming ceremony and we found that this fitted perfectly with what we had in mind. However, this being our first time doing this and particularly with our families being unfamiliar with a humanist naming ceremony, we were anxious about ensuring it was accessible for everyone and provided a meaningful and special celebration of James’ new arrival. Hannah put us completely at ease and walked us through the process of creating a ceremony that reflected our personalities and perspectives on life and hopes and dreams for James. She provided examples of readings and vows and suggestions for symbolic acts from which we could draw inspiration.  Throughout the whole process, the relationship with Hannah was very positive and she made everything as easy as possible for us. She was always there to answer our queries and a very thorough professional.

 

Gavin’s sister who acted as a guide parent for James commented afterwards that writing her vows made the naming ceremony a personal and honest statement of her intent for James and his life ahead.

 

We are truly thankful to Hannah for helping us to make the ceremony an intimate and inspiring event which brought together our family and friends for a memorable day.

 

Many thanks.

Gavin, Gemma and James

 

Andrea, Alan and Edwin – Sunday 29th March 2015 – at home

 

We just wanted to say a very big thank you for today. It was a wonderful service and everyone I spoke to said what an amazing and emotional ceremony it was…and so refreshing!
Thanks again
Andrea xx

 

Adele, Jon and Oliver – Saturday 14th March 2015 – ‘Salute’ at the White Swan, Rothwell

 

Well we certainly chose well when we picked you to lead our son’s naming ceremony…..what a fantastic day! Having never been to a humanist naming ceremony Jon and I did not really know what to expect, but you guided us through the process with professionalism and commitment.  The ceremony was exactly what Jon and I wanted: personal to us, emotional (yes there were many tears of joy during the ceremony including myself), enjoyable and above all so special.  I have had lots of feedback from my friends and family about how lovely the day was and we have you to thank for that.  So a huge thank you from Jon and I for all that you did to make Oliver’s day so special and memorable.
Adele & Jon
x

 

Melanie, James and Darcey – Saturday 10th January 2015 – the Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate

 

Thank you so much for an amazing special ceremony, it was just perfect. None of our guests had ever been to a naming ceremony and they loved it and many have said they wished they had done one for their children. Thank you so much for your support and guidance in the lead up to the day. I love having a copy of the script to share with her in years to come.

 

Kindest regards,

Melanie