WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT JULIA
“Julia was recently the Celebrant for our Wedding and she was outstanding. She held the space beautifully on the day and was 100% committed to ensuring the room itself and all the details of the ceremony were in place.
I have to say , we initially searched around for celebrants and nothing fitted or sat right with us, however the moment we spoke with you it was meant to be, you have gone above and beyond every step of the way. Extremely thoughtful, all the gifts and goodies you bought our child to keep them occupied, the help with the vows , the way you wrote such an outstanding ceremony, honestly I couldn’t recommend you more. And just a personal note for yourself , you are an incredibly kind human being, you are warm welcoming and amazing at what you do! Keep being you. You will always remain a very important part of our wedding day & you’ll always be a part of lives now!
Thank you once again from the bottom of our hearts!”
“We really can’t thank you enough for making our day so special. As the person who was indispensable, you made such a crucial difference to the day – we couldn’t have been more pleased with how it all went. It was also such a pleasure to work with you to create the ceremony content beforehand. You only ever encouraged our ideas and helped create something out of them.
We received so many compliments about the ceremony and your delivery of it. We will highly recommend you to anyone we know who is getting married.”
Georgie and Matt
“We first met Julia at a wedding fair and as soon as we met her we knew she was the perfect celebrant for us. She has a wonderful calm and caring air which made us both feel instantly relaxed. From then on she was perfectly organised and helped us to create the ceremony we wanted with the minimum of stress.
On the day the ceremony couldn’t have gone better Julia was again very calming for us both and had helpful answers to all our last minute questions. We would thoroughly recommend Julia as a professional caring person to create the perfect ceremony whatever that means to you”
Jonathan and Kate
“We couldn’t recommend Julia more! We were looking for a celebrant to officiate our wedding, as we wanted something that was personalised and special to us. Julia not only provided this for us, she couldn’t have shown more care and interest in making our ceremony the perfect fit for us, providing us with ideas and guidance. So many guests commented on how wonderful she was on the day and we really felt we were able to connect with her and that was really special.Thank you again for helping to create such lasting and magical memories for us”
Dominic and Flower
“We would just like to say a very big thank you for the lovely ceremony you performed for Catharine and Jack on Saturday. It was very special and personal to them and I’m sure they will remember it always.
What a perfect day they had! We have got some beautiful photos to remind us of the day which was magical from start to finish.
Thank you again for the part you played on the day and also for the bound copy of the ceremony for them to keep. They have had a couple of days relaxing but are now home and coming down to earth! With all good wishes”
Sharon and Paul
We visited The Greenway Hotel in Cheltenham to arrange our wedding vows renewal and recommended to Julia Hawkes as a possible celebrant for our ceremony, thank goodness we took their advice! From our first telephone conversation Julia was professional, helpful and friendly without crossing any barriers. After meeting Julia for the first time our decision was made to use this lovely lady for our celebrant.
Julia spent many hours writing and rewriting the order of service with changes as we requested and her own suggestions to make a perfectly personalised event.
After 41 years of marriage this event meant so much to us both and Julia made that day as special as our wedding day, possibly better as it was personalised to us! Our guests commented on the high standard of Julia’s presentation and her knowledge of our lives.
Thank you so much Julia for making our day so very special, we will remember this day for ever and will always recommend you for such events.
Diane and Steve
WEDDINGS & CIVIL PARTNERSHIPS
Thank you for visiting my website and considering me as your celebrant for your special day
- You are a discerning couple looking to create a Cotswolds wedding of distinction
- You are seeking something more memorable than the typical registrar led ceremony
- You want your ceremony to reflect the unique qualities you both have
- You want to be able to choose the person who conducts your ceremony
There is a way to have the perfect ceremony…
In recent years many couples have chosen to separate the legal registration of marriage or civil partnership from their wedding or partnership ceremony in order to allow them the freedom to create a ceremony that is unique and personal to them. The simplest way to legally marry in England involves a very short civil ceremony at a Registry Office, where you make a declaration and contract, in front of two witnesses. There is no requirement to dress up, say any personal vows or exchange rings. It is similar in essence to the process of registering a birth where you register the birth and then the baby-naming follows later. Although the ceremony that follows is symbolic rather than legal most couples find that by opting to have a separate personal and heartfelt celebration they are able to create something deeply moving and significant.
The options for how to create your own ceremony are limitless and you can include as many traditional elements as you wish, including exchanges of rings and vows, readings, blessings and music. Whatever it is you have in mind for your big day and wherever you want your ceremony to take place – it is possible Creating such a special ceremony can be a daunting prospect for some, but by choosing to work with a qualified and skilled celebrant you will be able to receive as much support, guidance and inspiration as you require. I can design a service and readings for you, or you can write your own.
My role is simply to enable you to create your day, your way. I want to make sure that you have a perfect wedding ceremony with all the personal elements you want included. Together we can create a ceremony that is truly memorable. I will offer you, and two witnesses, the opportunity to sign a commemorative record on the day and this will be given to you along with a presentation copy of the ceremony I am happy to meet with you for an initial no cost, no commitment meeting to discuss your day. This meeting will allow you to get to know me and I can gain an understanding of what is important to you.
You may not want the formality of a registered marriage or civil partnership but do want an opportunity to make a public commitment to one another and celebrate your love with your family and friends. Commitment ceremonies provide the ritual feeling of a wedding without the legal red tape.
The options for how to create your own ceremony are limitless and you can include as many traditional elements as you wish, including exchanges of rings and vows, readings, blessings and music. Whatever it is you have in mind for your big day – it is possible. Creating such a special ceremony can be a daunting prospect for some, but by choosing to work with a qualified and skilled celebrant you will be able to receive as much support, guidance and inspiration as you require.
I can design a service and readings for you, or you can write your own. My role is simply to enable you to create your day, your way. I want to make sure that you have a perfect commitment ceremony with all the personal elements you want included. Together we can create a ceremony that is truly memorable. I will offer you, and two witnesses, the opportunity to sign a commemorative record on the day and this will be given to you along with a presentation copy of the ceremony.
I am happy to meet with you for an initial no cost, no commitment meeting to discuss your day. This meeting will allow you to get to know me and I can gain an understanding of what is important to you.
SPECIAL CEREMONY RITUALS
You may want to include a special ritual within the ceremony. Most of them symbolise the joining together of two people, becoming one family unit or involve wishing you good luck for your future life. Adding in creative rituals adds to the personalisation of your ceremony and all can be adapted in any way that suits you. At our first meeting we can discuss :
A sand ceremony
This involves the assembled guests passing the rings amongst them in order to bless the rings with good wishes and loving thoughts