Masterclasses

Elopements - The New Black - LIVE Zoom Session

Elopements - the new black - What's different about Elopements? - Small ceremonies made meaningful. Why elope instead of the big one? What are the 'must haves'? How do you price an elopement? Set script or personalised? Bringing in other suppliers. When a couple elopes what are they looking for? Often (not always) for second marriages where the couple want to be married but don't want the big formal wedding. Our task is how to ensure we capture the special moments in an intimate wedding.

  1. Understanding your couple (to enable personalisation).
  2. Creating small, romantic, meaningful ceremonies.
  3. Personalised rituals that reflect the couple.
Event Date Wednesday 25 May, 2022 - 8:00 pm
Course End Date Wednesday 25 May, 2022 - 10:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price $NZD57.50
Trainer JOAN WILSON-JONES
Location Zoom teleconferencing LIVE TRAINING SESSION
Learning the Language - LIVE Zoom Session

Learning the language of the couple to ensure the ceremony represents their language. Connecting to each individual and writing ceremonies in the language of the couple. Creating and customising rituals that fit with indivdiual lifestyles and belief systems. Writing ceremonies that encompass whole of life priorities and set clear visioning of future aspirations.

  1. Heart listening - learning the language of the client.
  2. Nuances, codes and symbols - what's really important?
  3. Thinking outside the boxes - personalising all aspects of the ceremony.
  4. Being the celebrant they want - which part of your personality do you showcase to ensure you connect with them on the day.  
Event Date Wednesday 01 June, 2022 - 8:00 pm
Course End Date Wednesday 01 June, 2022 - 10:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price $NZD57.50
Trainer JOAN WILSON-JONES
Location Zoom teleconferencing LIVE TRAINING SESSION
Ceremonies for the recently widowed - LIVE ZOOM SESSION

Working with people who are recently widowed - Special ceremonies for soul-mates

Working with the personal to enable it to become part of the public ceremony. Writing rituals and ceremonies to mark the loss of a partner or spouse (soul mate). Working with people who are dealing with sudden loss and those who have endured long illness. Finding the balance between the deceased's story, the widow's story, the children's story and the family/friend's story. Creating ceremonies that support on-going helpful inclusion in the memories of the ones they loved. Supportive ceremonies for widows/widowers and the children of the deceased. Including private farewells for the widow/widower. 

  1. Holding space for memories in the discussion.
  2. Including pre-funeral private rituals of farewell.
  3. Making appropriate space for all stories in the ceremony.
  4. Understanding the heirarchy of grief.
  5. Keepsakes and symbols.

NB - the signficance and depth of the farewell can be a major element of the capacity of the widow or widower to move forward. This masterclass looks at how we, as celebrants, can hold space and support the process for spouses/partners and families.

Event Date Wednesday 15 June, 2022 - 8:00 pm
Course End Date Wednesday 15 June, 2022 - 10:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price $NZD57.50
Trainer JOAN WILSON-JONES
Location Zoom teleconferencing LIVE TRAINING SESSION
Things to say - and not to say  - LIVE Zoom Session

Things to say and not to say 

Have you ever considered there are words that you should say - and things you should perhaps not say - within a ceremony. We will explore this topic in this workshop. 

Event Date Thursday 16 June, 2022 - 8:00 pm
Course End Date Thursday 16 June, 2022 - 10:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price $NZD57.50
Trainer SALLY CANT
Location Zoom teleconferencing LIVE TRAINING SESSION
Stories from the field - LIVE ZOOM SESSION

Here's your chance to learn from 5 top celebrants by listening to stories of their work. This is pre-recorded event where Sally Cant facilitates a discusion with Wendy Barton, Jane Godfrey, Nicole Penning and Yvonne Adele. We talk about our experiences and what we have learnt on the job. 

Event Date Thursday 23 June, 2022 - 8:00 pm
Course End Date Thursday 23 June, 2022 - 10:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price $NZD57.50
Trainer SALLY CANT
Location Zoom teleconferencing LIVE TRAINING SESSION
Sally's 10 Tips for Wedding Celebrants - LIVE Zoom Session

During this session Sally will walk through her 10 top tips for Marriage Celebrants. 

Event Date Sunday 03 July, 2022 - 12:00 pm
Course End Date Sunday 03 July, 2022 - 2:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price $NZD57.50
Trainer SALLY CANT
Location Zoom teleconferencing LIVE TRAINING SESSION
Dealing with Distractions - LIVE ZOOM SESSION

Dealing with distractions and other obstacles. Presenting like a pro when the unexpected strikes. Dealing with issues like:

  • Children and babies - crying or making loud noises
  • People talking and not consentraing on ceremony
  • Animals!
  • Planes and helicopters
  • Road noise - and other external noises 
  • Phones - use of phones when client/s have asked for an unplugged ceremony
Event Date Monday 18 July, 2022 - 8:00 pm
Course End Date Monday 18 July, 2022 - 10:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price $NZD57.50
Trainer JOAN WILSON-JONES
Location Zoom teleconferencing LIVE TRAINING SESSION
Elopements - The New Black - LIVE Zoom Session

Elopements - the new black - What's different about Elopements? - Small ceremonies made meaningful. Why elope instead of the big one? What are the 'must haves'? How do you price an elopement? Set script or personalised? Bringing in other suppliers. When a couple elopes what are they looking for? Often (not always) for second marriages where the couple want to be married but don't want the big formal wedding. Our task is how to ensure we capture the special moments in an intimate wedding.

  1. Understanding your couple (to enable personalisation).
  2. Creating small, romantic, meaningful ceremonies.
  3. Personalised rituals that reflect the couple.
Event Date Sunday 24 July, 2022 - 12:00 pm
Course End Date Sunday 24 July, 2022 - 2:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price $NZD57.50
Trainer SALLY CANT
Location Zoom teleconferencing LIVE TRAINING SESSION
Things to say - and not to say - LIVE Zoom Session

Things to say and not to say 

Have you ever considered there are words that you should say - and things you should perhaps not say - within a ceremony. We will explore this topic in this workshop. 

Event Date Thursday 18 August, 2022 - 8:00 pm
Course End Date Thursday 18 August, 2022 - 10:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price $NZD57.50
Trainer SALLY CANT
Location Zoom teleconferencing LIVE TRAINING SESSION
Sally's 10 Tips for Funeral Celebrants - LIVE Zoom Session

During this session Sally will walk through her 10 top tips for Funeral Celebrants. 

Event Date Sunday 28 August, 2022 - 12:00 pm
Course End Date Saturday 28 August, 2021 - 2:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price $NZD57.50
Trainer SALLY CANT
Location Zoom teleconferencing LIVE TRAINING SESSION