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Nichole and Quinn

Warner Lakes residents Nichole and Quinn Joynson shared a special occasion at the community’s beautiful lake park - the naming ceremony of their 11 month old daughter Willow Elizabeth.

More than 20 family and friends joined the young family in celebrating this special event – including Willow’s doting grandmothers who both flew in from the UK especially for the day.

The Joynson’s planned the naming ceremony together with local celebrant Tracy Moyle.
“We really wanted something unique and something a little different – a way for us to acknowledge what a blessing little Willow is to us and our circle of friends and family,” explained Nichole.

Showers of rose petals, scattered by Nichole’s closest friends, were among the special elements included in the ceremony. Two sets of proud godparents - Mark and Mel Ryan along with Greg and Jude Williams - were on hand to share in the naming ceremony.

The ceremony also included a song from talented young guitarist and performer Sam Ryan.

Located just a short walk from the Joynson’s Warner Lakes home, the park in which the ceremony was held is part of Warner Lakes’  20-hectare lakes and parkland precinct.

“We’ve lived very happily at Warner Lakes since 2009 and so celebrating Willow’s naming at this park, right opposite our home, is just perfect.”

“It’s a really beautiful place,” said Nichole. “The park was the perfect spot in which to celebrate with Willow, as we’ve been watching it take shape over the last few years.”

The couple have kept a photographic record of the lakes’ development and Nichole said that it had been wonderful to see the parklands come to life.

The extensive parkland precinct, centred around Lake Reflections, features walking trails, barbecues, playgrounds and plenty of open space. The $10-million project was completed in 2010, and has become a real hub of activity for the thriving Warner Lakes community.