Every milestone is a new chapter of your story.


mile·stone (mīl′stōn′). n.
1. A stone marker set up on a roadside to indicate the distance in miles from a given point.
2. A significant event in your life; a turning point.


I’m Karla Combres, a certified Life-Cycle Celebrant based in Saskatoon, cANADA. I am committed to crafting and officiating one-of-a-kind ceremonies to celebrate and honour your life transitions with intention and meaning.

People have always gathered in community to mark life’s milestones through ceremony and ritual. For millennia, we turned to our places of worship to help us mark these occasions. In today’s increasingly diverse and fast-paced world, we continue to crave connection and commemoration. We know intuitively that slowing down to ease our way through significant transitions can be deeply inspiring and meaningful – even transformational. But if you and your family are secular, spiritual, interfaith, or intercultural, you may not know where to begin to mark those large and small moments that deserve acknowledgement and celebration.


Life is full of new beginnings, difficult endings and important transformations. 

I would love to guide you in marking an important passage in your life, family, community or organization.


What milestone in your life or community deserves to be honoured through personalized ceremony?


My services include, but are not limited to, the milestones listed below:


Family Milestones

  • Mother & parent blessings

  • Baby welcoming, naming & blessings

  • Adoption celebrations

  • Family blending ceremonies

  • Family reunions


Rites of Passage

  • Coming of age

  • Milestone birthdays

  • Graduations

  • Retirement

  • Coming out


Life Changes

  • Moving into a new home, downsizing

  • Housewarming, house blessing

  • Farewells

  • Career change, loss of job

  • Business opening & closing

  • Divorce, loss of relationship

  • Medical crisis

  • End of illness


Community & Organizations

  • Community or organizational milestones

  • Grand openings

  • Dedications & commemorations

  • Groundbreaking ceremonies

  • Class or cohort graduations

  • Victory celebrations

  • Observances of loss


You may choose to have a private ceremony with a few close friends. Or you may prefer to have a large celebration surrounded by all your loved ones. The choice is yours! 


Your custom ceremony will be authentic and meaningful, and will connect you more deeply with your loved ones.

"Thank you for your thoroughness, flexibility and vision....I seriously can't think of anything that you could have done to make our day better." - P. + R.


For more on how it works to create the ceremony, from start to finish, see Working Together.

You can find answers to frequently asked questions here

Please contact me to discuss a milestone listed above or if there's something else you would like to celebrate or commemorate.

Karla took our ideas and absolutely exceeded them. Her level of professionalism and drive to make the ceremony truly unique is priceless. It was a very busy time for us while planning our blessing ceremony, and Karla’s calm, collected nature eased any anxiety we may have had. It was such a pleasure to have her lead our son’s blessing ceremony, it feels likes she is part of the family. I would highly recommend her, and am honestly looking for other areas of our life to have her lead a ceremony!
— Samantha Marcoux