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Established in 2015 by two friends, Celestial Rise is a small company offering a unique way to scatter your loved one’s ashes, whilst holding a memorial service for your loved one. Understanding that funerals are sudden, sad occasions, the Celestial Rise founders give people a second chance to say goodbye, in happier circumstances, often six to twelve months after the bereavement. Bring your family, friends, and even your pets to one of their beautiful launch locations; customise the day as you want it; say some words, laugh, remember and then when you’re ready, let your loved one go. Watch as they gently drift above, aboard a specialised launch balloon, for their ashes are scattered under the stars - becoming one with the sky. With the help of modern technology, Celestial Rise is able to organise a bereavement ceremony suited to customers' individual needs, allowing you to celebrate your loved one’s life, whilst Celestial Rise prepares your loved one for their grandest journey of all. Each of the ceremonies is designed to bring family and friends as much closure as possible, whilst letting you say your goodbyes in an unconventional, but spectacular way. The company also offers the same service for pets. All launch ceremonies are fully customisable, with options such as a champagne send off, live choir, candle vigil, sunrise/sunset launches and even a pick-your-own-location option.