Meg Gurley

203-464-2484 (text or call)

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Meg's Ceremonies

Handcrafted

Unique,

All You!

in Davis, CA and Beyond!

My goal is for your guests to connect with you.

"...you made our day what it was! The ceremony was so special and unforgettable because of your dedication and love..." G.

Feel free to contact me for a no obligation consultation:

meggurley@megsceremonies.com

203-464-2484 (text or call)

(Photo courtesy of Limelight Photography)


 

What I Do

As a Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant®, I have been educated and trained in the art of telling a story through ceremony from beginning to end. Whether it is a wedding, baby naming or coming of age, I will help you tell your story.

Contact me to schedule a free, no obligation consultation and learn what we can create together.

Interested in learning more about Life-Cycle Celebrants®?

http://www.celebrantinstitute.org/

I bring over 30 years of experience working with people; as a registered nurse, a teacher, a volunteer coordinator and a mom, into my practice. 

 
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Co-Creation

We will first speak on the phone to get some logistics and preliminary questions answered. Then, we will schedule a no obligation interview where we will discuss your vision of the ceremony. Lastly, if you wish to engage my services, you are given a questionnaire. With your answers I will begin to craft your ceremony.
Although I will write the ceremony and guide you, you have the final say on the wording and what is included. It is YOUR ceremony.
(Photo courtesy of Lauren Dobish Photography)

Ceremonies

  • Weddings and Renewal of Vows

  • Child Celebrations: Baby Blessings, Namings and Adoption Ceremonies

  • Coming-of-Age Ceremonies and Milestone Birthdays

  • Celebrations of Life and Memorial Services

  • Support During Illness Ceremonies and Recovery Celebrations

  • New Business Openings

  • Any life events you wish to honor

What I Believe

I believe that EVERYONE deserves to have their story told in a safe and loving way. We all should be honored from time to time because our lives are unique.

Are you funny? Shy? Joyful? Exuberant? Quiet?

Your personality should shine through your celebration.

You are amazing!

(Photo courtesy of Lauren Dobish Photography)

“Meg spoke with us over the phone, in person, and via email. She asked us a number of questions to get to know us as a couple. Meg made sure she understood what were looking for and personalized our service to fit us. She was very easy to work with and heled make out special day memorable. It was the easiest part of our wedding. “

Keri and Matt

Meg was fantastic from our first video call until the day of our ceremony!


Never did we doubt the process of creating our ceremony with her: she took the utmost care to refine every detail and collaborated with us each step of the way. It was the perfect balance of sentiment and humor and the way Meg delivered the ceremony was personal and engaging – we got so many compliments on it (and on her) afterwards!


Thank you so much for creating the foundation for what was an amazing day and evening – we are truly grateful and will never forget it!

Jen and Gregg

 

"True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new."

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

(Photo courtesy of Lauren Dobish Photography)

 

FAQ

The Answers You Need

Are you a minister?

I am a minister with the American Marriage Ministries, this means that I can legally preside over weddings. I have also completed one year with One Spirit Learning Alliance's Interfaith Ministry, in which I developed an understanding of many religions. I have the ability to create interfaith, non-denominational, secular or whatever type of ceremony you wish. I cannot perform some rites, for example, communion.

All officiants say that they do personalized weddings. What makes a Life-Cycle Celebrant® different?

From http://www.celebrantinstitute.org/faq.html 

"Life-cycle Celebrants® are graduates of the Celebrant Foundation & Institute.   Through our seven-month live, online Celebrant certification program, students are transformed into highly-trained ceremony professionals who are richly schooled in the art of ritual and ceremony.  Our gold standard, college-level coursework ensures our graduates enter the field as master co-creators and performers of ceremonies that reflect the needs, beliefs and philosophies of the people they are honoring. 

Life-Cycle Celebrant® bridge generations by creating ceremonies that are a genuine expression of the client honoree/s celebrated.  Each ceremony is a unique reflection of a personal rite of passage, transition or celebration.  They are empowering testimonies that are life affiming and become treasured legacies to be passed down from one generation to the next."

I sit with you and listen deeply so that I can understand what you want. Using your words and ideas I craft your ceremony.

What if I don't like what you have written?

Then I change it! You have the final say in what is written and it is the script I use for the ceremony, you won't be surprised!

What qualifies you to do this work?

I am a certified Life-Cycle Celebrant® (see above under what makes us different). I also have a BS in Nursing and a M.Ed. in Curriculum Studies from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. I have spent my life working with people.

Why do you enjoy being a celebrant?

I find people fascinating! I love finding out about what makes you You and handcrafting a ceremony to share your story.

More questions?

Feel free to contact me!
meggurley@megsceremonies.com
203-464-2484 (text or call)

 

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Meg Gurley, Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant®

 Davis and Northern California

203-464-2484 (text or call)

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