A Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant® is a professional specialized in ceremonies and rituals from all backgrounds, such as rites of passage, ancestral rituals, cultural traditions or spirituals and religious traditions. Through an intensive training over several months offered by the Celebrant Foundation and Institute, the Life-Cycle Celebrant® not only learns the various rituals or important symbols that they may incorporate to ceremonies but also the understanding of their continuity.
They are then qualified to co-create and celebrate symbolic customized ceremonies whether it be weddings, funerals, welcoming ceremony or other important events. These ceremonies then become the reflection of the desires, the beliefs and values of the celebrated people. They are also exclusive as the celebrant draws upon the unique story of the individual, the couple or the family. With each story being special, each ceremony will be as well. One of the fundamental beliefs of the Life-Cycle Celebrant® is that emphasizing the important moments of life strengthens the bonds within the family and deepens the human relationships across generations.
Everything starts with a meeting. It is a moment of exchange and sharing of values, traditions and desired rituals. Through a questionnaire the next step is to deepen this first reflection, while respecting what people wish to share. It is their story, their experience and thus ultimately their choice. Then comes the time of preparing the ritual that will incorporate all the elements discussed. Of course the celebrant can guide in choosing the texts, poems, music, rituals etc. The final text will be refined until the customer is completely satisfied and all will be ready for the day of the ceremony. Depending on the event we can celebrate or reminisce, laugh or cry, and you can be sure all will share with loved ones an important moment in which they will all feel connected. The day will be special, unique, and memorable, and beyond the mixture of emotions, all will leave full of unforgettable memories. The final touch will occur a few days later when the celebrant will send a memory album.