Memorial ceremonies

At a funeral service, the body is present. At a celebration of life the body is not present, and may already have been previously cremated or buried. The celebration can take place many weeks or months after the death of a loved one.

Life celebrations can reflect the life of the loved one - who may even have chosen specific elements themselves.

It is an opportunity for family and friends to gather and remember the deceased, and the celebration can include elements of a traditional service, with readings, prayers, eulogies, flowers and contain religious, non-religious, spiritual aspects for the loving service.

Elaine Cesar - celebration of life

Life celebrations are fresh, unique affairs of laughter, tears, toasts, and music. The deceased’s favourite movie, or music could be played in the background. A multi-media photo presentation of your loved one could also be in the background during the celebration. Family and friends can share memories and stories, to bring your loved ones memory to life, a great opportunity to involve family and friends to contribute.

A beautiful service which recently I was privileged to deliver for a dear friend, Sarrah, was unique in itself. She was taken from us far too soon, so her "Celebration of Life" was themed around a "Big White Wedding" which she never had, it was a great reflection of her personality, and it was how she wanted to be remembered, and her own chosen theme.


From £250 (Initial payment fifty percent - non refundable)