your unique ceremony

your day - your way

Celebrate Your Commitment and Love with a Vow Renewal

There's no wrong reason to renew your promises and love. Perhaps you've made it to 2, 5, 10, 25 or 50 years together and you want the world to know you'd do it all over again in a heartbeat. Maybe you want to reaffirm your commitment to each other after a rough period in your relationship. Or maybe you never got that wedding of your dream. Together we will work closely to create a wonderful ceremony that reflects your special day.

Vowel Renewals by Rebecca Walker - Yorkshire Civil Celebrant

Mini Ceremonies by Rebecca Walker - Yorkshire Civil Celebrant

Unity or Mini Ceremonies

You may want to include a special unity element within your ceremony or even just have a mini ceremony on its own.

Creative elements add to the personalisation of your ceremony and all can be adapted to suit your personality and theme.

  • A Sand Ceremony
  • Ring Blessing
  • Gem Stone Ceremony
  • An Oathing Ceremony
  • A Rose Ceremony
  • Breaking of the Glass
  • Cake and Ale Ceremony
  • A Unity Candle Ceremony
  • Hand Tying
  • Jumping the Broom
  • Loving Cup Ceremony

Naming, Adoption and Ceremonies Uniting a Family

An adoption or family unification ceremony is the perfect way to welcome an adopted child or step child – of any age – into a family, helping to confirm their identity and unite the family.

Together we will create a unique ceremony created especially for you and your family. My suggestions will inspire your creative side, vows and promises to be made and can offer suggestions about music, poems or readings. It is possible to include religious/spiritual content if you wish or no religious content – the choice is entirely yours.

Your ceremony can be held anywhere you wish; in your home, garden, hotel, village hall or any other venue you choose.

Naming, adoption and family unification ceremonies are not legally binding and do not have any legal status, they are more about the celebration of family.

Rebecca Walker - Yorkshire Civil Celebrant
Pet Blessings by Rebecca Walker, Yorkshire Civil Celebrant

Pet Blessings

Pets are regarded as family members and it’s normal to grieve for them as such - they accept and love us unconditionally and never pass judgment. We need to let our feelings of grief play out and creating a memorial service or funeral helps us to properly deal with our loss whilst at the same time giving us the opportunity to celebrate their life.

We’ll meet and put together a meaningful tribute and deliver a loving memorial service in your home or chosen location. This will include your pet’s life and can include, prayers, poems, and music.

Setting up an Area for the Service

We can create a setting for the service by setting a small table and placing it in the room/location of your choice you wish to hold the memorial. If your pet has been cremated, you can place the pet urn in the middle. If you’re planning to bury your pet, you can purchase a pet casket and place it in the middle of the table or area appropriate to their size. We can surround the urn or casket with mementos such as:

  • Dog or cat tags
  • A special collar, or headcoller if a horse/pony
  • Various pictures depicting your pet's life
  • Favourite toys your pet used to play with

If you don't have an urn or casket to memorialize, you can use a large photo that’s framed or some other special article of theirs. You can further decorate the setting with candles and flowers.

Another idea is to compile video footage of your pet to be shown at the memorial service to relive the happiest moments with your departed pet.

Once the ceremony is complete and if your pet is being buried, you can have the participants gather in the backyard or pet cemetery where the pet will be buried.

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