Christa Buckland

BHlthSc (Health Promotion)
Doula
Childbirth Educator
Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner

Ceremonies

Mother Blessing & Naming Day Ceremonies **from $250**

I can conduct a range of ceremonies, to help you celebrate the beautiful milestones of life! All ceremonies are tailored to your needs and includes initial consultation, writing your ceremony, edits, phone support and conducting your ceremony. There may be additional fees for travel if your venue is very far away.


Mother Blessing ceremonies are a beautiful way to honour the pregnant mother, her hopes and wishes for the birth and her journey to motherhood. Mother Blessings tend to be seen as an "alternative" to baby showers which may focus more on the baby, gimmicky games and consumerism. A number of symbolic rituals or activities can be chosen to help the pregnant mother feel loved, supported and held by her friends and family in this significant transition of life! Mother Blessings can be held for first-time mothers and any subsequent pregnancy, whereas baby showers tend to be more for first pregnancies. The formal part of the ceremony is usually 45-60 minutes.


Naming Day ceremonies are a special way to welcome your baby earth-side with the support of your family and friends. Much like a christening, it is a short service to officially welcome baby into your family and present their name to your community. It can include readings, promises and symbolic rituals. The options are endless! I have several templates and examples that you can choose from, or I can create a ceremony based on your individual ideas and circumstances. The service is usually 20-30 minutes long. 


Other ceremonies -  I also have experience and training with other ceremonies such as Renewal of Vows ceremonies and can tailor a ceremony to any (non-legal) occasion. Please contact me if you would like to enquire about other ceremonies to discuss what I can offer you.


This package includes:

- 45 minute planning consultation

- fully written program with readings/rituals as per your requirements

- email/phone support to finalise program

- attendance at your event (up to 60 mins)

- certificate

*I can bring my own quality microphone and speaker if needed.

**Please note: This package does not include materials for the activities/rituals. These are sourced by you.


There are additional travel charges if your event is located 

More than 30 mins from Gregory Hills $50 (flat fee)

More than 60 mins from Gregory Hills $100 (flat fee)

Naming Ceremony Gallery

Mother Blessing Gallery