Direct cremations are currently bucking the mainstream funeral trend. All body preparation and full funeral services are bypassed leaving the body of your loved one being cremated directly after death, making the price of funerals affordable and less costly. And in doing so, a direct cremation paves the way to having a celebrant led ceremony that reflects the values and beliefs of how your loved one lived their life. As a modern celebrant I can pull from a wide array of knowledge and skills that focus entirely on how to create a personalised ceremony that can make a life celebration into a unique event.
A Celebration of Life ceremony can be held in a variety of locations – a beach, a back garden or open air woodland, a country park, a stately mansion…basically anywhere you desire. Making the celebration special and personal, the ceremony can be tailored to your loved ones hobbies, interests, likes and passions such as a sport, art and culture. Decorations, memorabilia, food and live music such as a band or a vocalist will create an everlasting memory reassuring that your loved ones life was celebrated in style.
I can offer ideas such as incorporating a video or slide show of photographs, setting off fireworks, memory boards or books with written quotes or favourite memories of your loved one and tying them to balloons or setting off lanterns symbolising the ‘letting go’ (even though they will never be forgotten), can often help the grieving process and a feeling of saying goodbye.
You can say goodbye to a traditional crematorium funeral, and hello to a ceremony that is an uplifting tribute to a life lived.
From initial consultation my support will include writing a bespoke personalised ceremony, which will be delivered on the day with warmth, feeling and empathy. I’ll oversee the smooth running of your ceremony on the day. You will receive a beautifully presented copy of your ceremony script leaving you with a keepsake to treasure for life.