WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT JULIA
“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.
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
Thank you for visiting my website and considering me as your celebrant for your vow renewal ceremony
Vow renewal ceremonies are the most joyous occasions, full of meaning and happiness. In a vow renewal ceremony, you are able to remember the promises you made to each other on your wedding day, re-affirm your love and commit once again to each other.
For you it may be an opportunity to celebrate a milestone anniversary, or an opportunity to move forward from a difficult or challenging time in your marriage. It may simply be an opportunity to create the wedding day you feel you never had.
Renewing your vows gives you the opportunity to re-live your wedding day and this time have it the way you want it. Whatever your reasons a vow renewal ceremony allows you to reflect on your journey together to this point and reaffirms your commitment to your future life together
The options for how to create your ceremony are limitless and you can include as many traditional elements as you wish, including exchanges of rings and vows, readings, blessings and music.
If you have children, young or old, there are many different and special ways to include them in the ceremony.
You can have your ceremony anywhere you choose, and no licence is required. There are no limits to what can be included in your ceremony. whatever it is you have in mind for your 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 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 Unity Ceremonies
In addition you may want to include a special, symbolic unity ‘moment’ within your Vow Renewal ceremony. These unity ceremonies symbolise a couples closeness and connection and usually involve wishing you good luck for your ongoing life together. Adding in creative elements like this adds to the personalisation of your ceremony and all can be adapted to suit your particular circumstances and time of life.
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
An oathing ceremony
A rose ceremony
Breaking of the glass
A unity candle ceremony
Jumping the broom
Loving cup ceremony
ADOPTION & FAMILY UNIFICATION CEREMONIES
An adoption or family unification ceremony is the perfect way to welcome an adopted child or step child – of any age – into a family, helping to confirm their identity and unite the family.
Working with you I will create a unique ceremony created especially for you and your family circumstances. It’s entirely up to you how you would like the ceremony to be organised. I will offer as much guidance and inspiration as you need, and I will lead the ceremony on the day. I am happy to write, or suggest, vows and promises to be made and can offer suggestions about music, poems or readings. It is possible to include religious/spiritual content if you wish or no religious content – the choice is entirely yours.
I will offer as much guidance and inspiration as you need, and I will lead the ceremony on the day. I am happy to write, or suggest, vows and promises to be made and can offer suggestions about music, poems or readings. It is possible to include religious/spiritual content if you wish or no religious content – the choice is entirely yours.
Your ceremony can be held anywhere you wish, in your home, in a garden, in a hotel, village hall or any other venue you choose.
Adoption and family unification ceremonies are not legally binding and do not have any legal status, they are more about a recognition of the gift of love and the celebration of family.
It would be a privilege to part of your day please contact me for a no fee, no obligation initial conversation.
OTHER RITES OF PASSAGE
I would be delighted to work with you to create a unique ceremony to mark any significant event in your life.
Some people choose to mark the point at which a divorce is made final and a new life begins, others choose to mark a coming of age at 18 or 21.
Whatever it is that you wish to commemorate I am happy to meet with you to discuss your ideas and wishes and suggest ways to create a ceremony to remember.
Please contact me …