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Emma’s Baptism

Filed in Baptism — July 3, 2022

On June 16, 2021, Koru officiant Rev. Peter Leidy married Logan and Matt. One year later, Logan contacted Koru to ask if I would do a baby blessing for their daughter Emma. They loved working with Koru Ceremony and were delighted to learn that we did baby blessings/baptisms too. Celebrating another significant milestone in this fantastic couple’s life was so much fun.

Her grandmother sewed Emma’s baptismal gown. She used a portion of Logan’s wedding dress and embroidered Emma’s name and birthdate on the underlayer. And rather than have traditional godparents, they asked all 12 siblings to take an active role in Emma’s life.

It was a joy to bring these two families together again to celebrate and welcome Emma into their extended loving group of family and friends with a customized ceremony.


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What does Koru mean?

KORU (kor-roo) is the Maori word for “loop.” For the indigenous people of New Zealand, the koru spiral represents a fern frond beginning to unfurl. The koru symbol embodies new beginnings, a new phase of life, renewal, hope for the future, positive change, personal growth, working in harmony, bringing people together, and being mindful of the good things in life.

At Koru Ceremony, we strive to personify these ideals and celebrate a new beginning through ceremony and ritual.

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