Zachary’s Naming Ceremony was conducted at Paddocks House, Newmarket. A real cutie who was a much longed-for son, he was full of wriggles, dribbles and lots of cuddles. We met him when we first met his parents and fell in love with him. His parents wanted a truly eloquent Naming Ceremony that celebrated his arrival and welcomed him to the whole family. They also wanted a Naming Ceremony which promised him love, support and guidance throughout his life.
Zachary’s parents put a lot of thought into the Naming Ceremony. They were aided by the Naming Book provided by White Rose Ceremonies®, which is full of ideas for each part of the Ceremony. After meeting with them, we put the script together and we ensured the script expressed what the family wanted it too. We also made sure it was relevant to Zachary and meaningful for the whole family.
Guests were very close family and friends. We lit candles to remember those who have passed away and those who were not able to be there. Poems, promises and the gift of a beautiful silver bracelet to Zachary were included in the Ceremony.
Zachary’s parents, guideparents and grandparents were given certificates to commemorate the day. A special certificate was given to his Great-grandmother, who was so very proud to be there.
Beautifully wrapped tissues were thoughtful additions as tears flowed throughout the Ceremony.
The sunny room in Paddocks House was beautifully decorated by Zachary’s parents. A white and blue theme gave a distinctly fresh and sophisticated feel to the room. White trees were hung with white hearts, birds, ribbons and entwined with sparkling lights. Ivy was looped around the table and fireplace. Candles enhanced the atmosphere with a beautiful photograph of Zachary and plenty of extra touches around the room. An exquisite cake was themed to reflect the special saying between Zachary and his parents.
At the end of the Naming Ceremony we welcomed Zachary with applause and hugs.
It was a real privilege to conduct Zachary’s Naming Ceremony and we had a thoroughly lovely time. We wish him lots of love, health and happiness in his journey through life.
We would also like to thank Zachary’s parents for this lovely testimonial:
“We always knew that we wanted to make our child’s day a very meaningful and intimate affair. White Rose Ceremonies was recommended to us by the venue and from the very first email it felt right. We set about organising the date and we were given a Naming Ceremony book to help guide us through the different elements of the day. It offered variations of text, readings and some lovely ideas to make the ceremony extra special. We met with Rebecca to share our ideas and she went away and brought our wishes and vision to life. On our second meeting we also met the lovely David who has such creativity and, like me, thinks outside the box.
The special day – where to start – it is so difficult to put the perfect day into words. Our little boy was welcomed with so much love, the ceremony was stunning. All our wishes and feelings were put across by Rebecca in such a genuine way. She understood us perfectly; there was kindness, humour, respect and thanksgiving. Not a dry eye in the room it meant so much to every single one of us. Rebecca truly is a beautiful person inside and out.”
Venue: Paddocks House, Newmarket
Photographs by David Waldron, White Rose Ceremonies