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Listed below is a variety of press stories, articles, interviews and sound clips

Enjoy your look around, and read what others have said about our ceremonies and our Foundation


Press Stories

The Importance of Holding a Funeral–Even a Year Later
By Clare Ansberry
The Wall Street Journal - May 10, 2021
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Elopements proving popular wedding alternative amid continuing pandemic
Elope B.C. has seen an increase in the number of couples who are interested in eloping. Featuring Celebrant Sue Cairnie.
By Aleesha Harris
The Kingston Whig-Standard - August 7, 2020
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Navigating Death at a Distance
Celebrant Holly Pruett
Street Roots
July 20, 2020
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Spirituality and creativity running themes in life of local celebrant and author
People of Collingwood: Jake McArthur, life-cycle celebrant, author, poet and business guru
July 15, 2020
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CF&I Collective Wisdom Zoom Talk with Celebrant Jane Hughes Gignoux on her 90th Birthday and her new Memoirs Book
June 18, 2020
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A Date to Remember
"Susie Cunningham, a Life-Cycle Celebrant, presided over the ceremony, which included lengthy vows, space for reflection, and a long family hug." - Amanda Lucier for The New York Times
Celebrant Susie Cunningham
The New York Times By Maureen O'Hagan - June 12, 2020
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What's a Celebrant to Do?
By Charlotte Eulette
TheHumanist.com - May 13, 2020
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What Happens When We Lose Our Social Rituals?
Celebrant Jan Stanley
The Greater Good Science Center - April 22, 2020
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Why Choose a TRAINED Professional Officiant
Cristina S. Kollet - Certified Master Life-cycle Celebrant®
InclusiveCeremonies.com - January 22, 2020
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Homewood Woman Offers Valentine's Day Group Wedding Event at Ravisloe
Illinois Celebrant Jodi Libretti
Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle - January 16, 2020
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Caryn M. Sullivan: The fortifying joy in showing up for grief
Celebrant Linda Stuart – Life Cycle Celebrant
TwinCities.com - December 22, 2019
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Circle of Life Cremation and Burial Centre in Dundas Helps Those Dealing with Loss During the Holidays
Lori Goldblatt CF&I certified Life-Cycle Celebrant
Hamilton News - November 26, 2019
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Martha Steward Wedding issue – CF&I Celebrants are Gold Standard
Martha Stewart Weddings Issue 2019
Celebrant, Alisa Tongg
Senior Editor, Elyse Moody
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Create Your Own Rituals: Ideas for Weddings, Funerals and more
Zita Christian CF&I Life-Cycle Celebrant
Spirituality & Health - November 12, 2019
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Ceremonies From the Heart Celebrating love
CF&I Celebrant Sophie Gunter
Marie Claire - September 16, 2019
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Funerals, God and Why We Need Ceremonies
Linda Stuart Celebrant Toronto
September 2, 2019
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2019 wise 50 over 50 award
Life-cycle Celebrant, Lorraine Cowan
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Celebrate the Lazy Days of August – Slow down and Have Fun
Celebrant Marilyn Dion
Spirituality & Health - August 09, 2019
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How The Celebrant Foundation & Institution Changed This Yogi's Life
by Charlotte Eulette Int'l Dir Celebrant Foundation & Inst
Mindful Studio Magazine - July 16, 2019
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Crossing the River
with Celebrant Holly Pruett
Oregon Business - July 2, 2019
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What's better than having a friend officiate your wedding?
Cristina S. Kollet
May 23, 2019
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Lorraine and Brianne, Fashion Wedding - Celebrant Bettinna Yiannakourou
New York Times - May 26, 2019
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New Jersey recognizes secular wedding celebrants under state law. Is Pennsylvania next?
Lois Heckman Celebrant
Pennsylvania Capital-Star - May 10, 2019
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The Weight of Shame For Survivors Of Child Sexual Abuse
Patricia Eagle CF&I Celebrant
GirlTalkHQ - May 9, 2019
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How I became "Sacred Dove" Life-cycle Celebrant®
Judith Thompson
April 24, 2019
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Humanist Society Teleconference: Introducing the Celebrant Foundation & Institute
with Charlotte Eulette CF&I Int'l Dir
The Humanist Society - April 19, 2019
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The Funeral as We Know it is Becoming a Relic – Celebrants mentioned
Washington Post - April 15, 2019
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A Place to Go, A ceremony as a place to go with grief - By Linda Stuart, Celebrant
Funeral Director Magazine, April 2019
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'Living Memorials' Allow Tributes Before Loved Ones Die
Charlotte Eulette and Penny Allport for Celebrant Foundation & Inst
NextAvenue - March 25, 2019
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Five Things I Love About Being a Certified Life-Cycle© Celebrant
with Celebrant Elaine Voci, Ph.D.
Funeralwise - March 4, 2019
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Led by Baby Boomers, Families Turn to Personalized Memorials
CF&I Funeral Celebrants
The Wall Street Journal – March 2, 2019
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Turning death into a way of life
A group of Vancouver women leads the way in making the loss of a loved one a less painful experience for all – CF&I Celebrant Lisa Hartley
Vancouver Sun - February 28, 2019
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'Attitude of gratitude': Steveston’s Devine Elden remembered
Elden, 80, used medically assisted death in a passing her family says was peaceful and sacred – Celebrant Penny Allport, Celebrant
Richmond News - February 20, 2019
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Pop-up weddings are changing the way couples in Kitchener are tying the knot
CBC News - February 14, 2019
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MEMORY LANE: North Van non-denominational minister connects people with nature
Celebrant Abegael Fisher-Lang

North Shore News BC Canada - February 7, 2019
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Senior Scene: Leave room for surprises when setting goals
January 5, 2019
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Professional death coaches: A new type of doula
Two B.C. women Explore the sacred journey between life and death

Abbotsford News - July 3, 2018
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BC Celebrant Lisa Hartley – What is a Wedding Celebrant?
Wedding Wire Canada - November 2018
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Celebrant Alisa Tongg / What to Know About Having a Microwedding
New York Times 2018
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Ceremony at Commemorative Event: Do Something
by Kateyanne Uniulissi, Celebrant
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A Word From Your Officiant (for Better or Worse)
The New York Times – Jessie Blum Celebrant Interviewed - November 13, 2018
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Meet Amanda Brown of Amanda Brown Ceremonies in Metrowest
Boston Voyager - August 21, 2018
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End of Life Celebrant | by Celebrant Penny Allport
American Funeral Directors Magazine 10/2018

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FedEx Small Business Grant Contest
Sue Cairnie BC Celebrant Ceremonies
June 2018
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Giving Verbal Bouquets: Cultivating Appreciation
by Elaine Voci PhD Celebrant, Spirituality & Health Mag 3/12/18
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Let's Talk About Death | by Connecticut Funeral Celebrant: Lisa Safarty
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Meet Celebrant Anita Vaughan of AnitaWeds
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The New York Times: Rules for Reporting a Planned Death: No Photos, No Pad, No Pen
Celebrant Penny Alport for the living Funerals of John Shields
featuring IL Celebrant Bonnie Cortez
December 2017 Read Article

Funeral Celebrant Making a Difference” by Celebrant Cyndy Neilly Spence
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10 Things I Wish You Knew About Funerals | by Celebrant Linda Stuart
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The difference between first weddings and second weddings
Chicago Tribune 10/20/17

featuring IL Celebrant Bonnie Cortez
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National Funeral Dir Mag Article: Celebration of Life or Denial of Death
by Linda Stuart Celebrant
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The Heart Within the Holidays, Spirituality & Health Magazine
by Marilyn Dion Celebrant
December 4, 2017
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Creative Yoga events To Inspire Community, Spirituality & Health Mag
Authors: Charlotte Eulette and Pam Packard
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How to Plan a Nondenominational Wedding
Celebrant Sonia Beverley
Vogue Magazine – September 23, 2017
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8.17, Sprituality & Health Mag,Celebrating Women’s Equality Day
by Elaine Voci Celebrant
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Mindful Studios Yoga Magazine - Yoga Professional and Celebrants, A Perfect Match
by Celebrants Lindsay Attalla and Charlotte Eulette
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Enliven Your Yoga Studio and Inspire Community,8.2017 Mindful Studio Magazine
by Pam Packard and Char Eulette
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Spirituality and Health Magazine - June the Month to Honor LGBTQ History and Celebration
by Celebrant Elaine Voci
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Wedding Wire Canada - What is a Wedding Celebrant?
Featuring Celebrant Lisa Hartley
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New York Times - At His Own Wake, Celebrating Life and the Gift of Death
With CF&I Funeral Celebrant Penny Allport.
Read Article - 5/25/2017

Birth Mother Found, Embraces Second Chance To Be A Mother, Family Gathers For Ceremony
With CF&I Celebrant Alisa Tongg in PA
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Become a Celebrant – A Recipe for Success
Mindful Studio Magazine - March 16, 2017
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Packy the Elephant: Well Loved, Well Mourned
Holly Pruett/OR Celebrant, had the honor of writing and officiating a memorial service for Packy, a zoo-kept Elephant.
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21 Amazing Facts About Funeral Celebrants
By Celebrant Cyndy Neilly Spence
Read Article at LoveLivesOn.com - 12/12/2016

July 2016 National Funeral Director Magazine (NFDA)
When I Die, Please do Something, Linda Stuart, Celebrant
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Wedding Celebrant Offers Unforgettable Ceremonies
Celebrant Zita Christian
July 23, 2016 - Hartford Courant
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Little Woman LA. - Television Show
Celebrant Sarah Lemp officiated a wedding for the reality TV show called, "Little Woman LA", marrying Briana and Matt. - 4/13/2016

Radio Show - Death Matters. Celebrants Cheryl Pedly and Abegael Fisher-Lang.
Conversation about death and re-imagining ceremony around death and end of life rituals and ceremonies.
Death Matters Live Radio - 2/2016

Rachel Ray TV Show
Wedding with Celebrant Christopher Shelley
View - 2/19/16

Embracing a Loved One's Legacy: How a celebrant can be a strong asset to your funeral home
The Director, Funeral Magazine, Feb 2016 issue, Article by: Celebrant Diane Gansauer
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Celebrants Sacha Jones and Charlotte Eulette, discuss Celebrant Ceremonies and Celebrant Carreer
Heritage Radio - 1/22/2016

Celebrer est Luer Metier Union! Journal du Dimanche (le Parisien)
Article about French Wedding Celebrants from CF&I
Journal du Dimanche (le Parisien) - 1/13/2016

Celebrants Mainstreaming LGBTQ Weddings
Montclair Times - 8/23/2015

First of its kind: An LGBTQ ceremony course that teaches the art of sensitive and politically-correct ceremonies - and not just for weddings!
2015-08-04 - Press Release for Celebrant LGBTQ Course

Celebrant Foundation & Institute Offers New Ceremonies for Healing and Transition Course: Specially Designed for Our Most Challenging Life Passages
2015-08-04 - Press Release for New Healings Course

Robin's Nest - TV34 Montclair, NJ
2015-05 - Host Robin Woods introduces us to the Celebrant Foundation Institute

The Celebrant Foundation & Institute Recognizes Legislative Sponsors of NJ Certified Civil Celebrant Law
2015-06-16 - Press Release - Legislative Sponsors of NJ Certified Civil Celebrant Law

Rachael Ray's Valentine's Day TV Show
Celebrant Christopher Shelley marrying a bride named Rachael to a groom named Brian
Rachael Ray's Valentine's Day TV Show - February 13, 2015

Forbes.com - Five Second Act Careers to Sail through Retirement - Eve Young Celebrant (Number 4)
Forbes.com - January 6, 2015

Celebrant Kim Kirkley speaker at Tedx New York Salon 2014
Tedx New York Salon 2014

Article for new Ontario, Canadian Celebrant Kelley Potter- Caledon has its very own life-cycle celebrant
CaledonEnterprise.com Celebrant Article

Parade Magazine 2015 - Celebrants as a Top Encore career
Parade Magazine 2015

Interview with a Savvy Celebrant, Lois Heckman
Featurend in Marlo Thomas' New Book: "It Aint Over Unitl it's Over"
Interview with a Savvy Celebrant, Lois Heckman

Money Magazine - Top Jobs for Re-Careering
Money Magazine

Huffington Post - September 9, 2015 - 3 Jobs You Didn't Know You Could Do In Retirement
Huffington Post - September 9, 2015

Montclair Times August 23, 2015 - Celebrants Mainstreaming LGBTQ Weddings
Montclair Times August 23, 2015

End-of-life ceremonies: how to make the moment meaningful
CBC News – Celebrant Lisa Hartley BC Canada - November 13, 2014
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Post Bulletin.com, Human Rites, MN Celebrant, Kathy Diedrich
Post Bulletin.com 5.29.13

Non-Jewish Couples Embrace The Faith For Weddings
Huffington Post 4.3.2012

Untying the Knot and Bonds of Marriage
NY Times 4.2012

Wedding Ceremony: How Do I Choose An Officiant For My Gay Wedding?
Huffington Post 5.1.2012

Non-Jewish Couples Embrace The Faith For Weddings
Huffington Post 4/3/2012

Masters of ceremonies, where to turn when rituals won't do - Rotarian Magazine 3.2012
Featuring: Char Eulette, Marta Adubato and Kevin O'Brien

The Offiant Amoung us
The New York Times 3.2012

Arkon Ohio Beacon Newspaper 9/23/11
Celebrants make funerals more personal

Celebrants offer More Meaningful Funerals
Celebrants Dorry Bless and Linda Berger, Miller-McCune Magazine, July 2011 Issue

Gay Weddings Are Her Niche
Los Angeles Times - July 2011: Gay Weddings are Her Niche by Tina Susman

Gayopolis 2/2012
"Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: April Beer, Celebrant"

American Funeral Director, Spring 2011
Living Funerals-featuring Celebrant Dorry Bless

Kid Centered Ceremonies-The Wall Street Journal
Wedding celebrant proposal clears committee

Wedding Celebrant Proposal Clears NJ Judiciary Committee
Featuring: Char Eulette, Marta Adubato and Kevin O'Brien

Boston Weddings
Boston Weddings Magazine 8/201, MA Celebrant Cindy Matchett Article

Natural Awakenings Magazine December 2010
Kid Centered Ceremonies - share family rituals deepen bonds and make memories (pages 18-19)

NY Times September 2010
Vow Renewals: When One 'I Do' Is Not Enough

Conscious Dancer Magazine August 2010
Rituals to Grow On

Positively Transformative Learning centers offer that important personal touch!

Throw a Divorce Party May 2010
Celebrants in Oprah.com

Spirituality & Health Mag May/ June 2010
12 Life-Opening Rituals by Char Eulette

Natural Awakenings Magazine March 2010
Life's inevitable changes: Finding your way with ceremony and ritual” by Dorry Bless

Yoga Journal Feb 2010
Full Circle Funeral Celebrant Article, Dorry Bless + Donna Belk

Massage Magazine July 2009
Massage Therapists (as Celebrants) Celebrate Life

Awakenings Magazine Spring 2009
Wedding Stories

Celebrant Life Article May 2009
Massage Magazine, Massage Therapist

American Funeral Director Magazine March 2009
Green Funerals by Celebrants Donna Belk & Dorry Bless

Memorialization Article March 2009
American Funeral Director Magazine

Divorce Magazine 2009, Divorce Ceremony: A Healing Way to Begin Life Anew April 2009
Divorce Magazine 2009, Divorce Ceremony: A Healing Way to Begin Life Anew

Swan Connections March 2009
Connections, March 2009, Celebrant Michele Davidson Tap into the Power of Your Life Transitions

UTNE Magazine July/August 2007
Pursuit of Knowledge Article

MSN.com June 11, 2007
Celebrate Your Divorce

American Funeral Director April 2007
Celebrant Dorry Bless, Animal Memorials

American Funeral Director March 2007
Celebrating Life, Memorialization Issue

CNN Money Magazine.com March 2007
Celebrant as the New Second Career

Chicago Tribune February 14, 2007
Against Many Odds

New York Magazine Summer 2006
Weddings New York - Love Stories


UTNE Magazine July/August 2006
Follow your passion

Convene June 2006
Celebrants Make All Life Cause For Ceremony

The Star Ledger April 16, 2006
In War Zones and in Peace

UTNE Magazine May/June 2005
Distant / Life-long learning Article

The New York Times September 1, 2004
A Ceremony for All Occasions

CBS MarketWatch May 21, 2004
U.S. Job Growth

Wall Street Journal December 30, 2003
Downsizing Ceremony

The Montclair Times October 24, 2001
Remembrance, Sorrow and Hope in Nishuane Park


BeliefNet.net May 29, 2003
A Ceremony That Reflects You

New Jersey Monthly August 1, 2004
Celebrant Story

NJ Wedding August 1, 2004
Holiday Weddings

International Cemetery & Funeral Management March 2005
Creating Ceremonies Worth Remembering

The Montclair Times January 5, 2006
Rights of passage: Celebrants create new traditions for life transitions

The New York Times February 13, 2005
OK It's Over. Let's Party!

American Funeral Director May 2006
Funeral Trends

The NJ Record April 16, 2006
The New Ritualism