Happy couple getting married outdoors with Julia Hawkes Celebrant
coloured celebration bunting
Macaroons set out at a tea party



Initially, we were both a little unsure whether we wanted to have a legal ceremony or a celebrant.

In the end we’re so glad we went with Julia. We had been nervous because our ceremony was such a mix of cultures and religious backgrounds that there were various delicate sensitivities.

We were recommended to Julia via a wedding planner and from the very first meeting it was clear Julia was capable of handling such a sensitive situation. Her warm and kind manner meant that instantly we felt at ease

This is from one of our guests “I thought she was amazing! The ceremony felt so personal and meaningful and it was clear that she’d taken the time to get to know you both which was reflected in the very personalised ceremony and words she said about your relationship”.

Honestly there was not a dry eye in the house, us included. It made us cry, laugh and it really felt beautiful.

On the day there were so many logistical difficulties which meant the whole ceremony was delayed by over an hour, but Julia was so incredibly professional, she managed the whole situation; she got everyone into places ready for the right moment, she helped coordinate and then she delivered a stunning ceremony.

Honestly, we could not recommend her more.

What can I say! You were just phenomenal on the morning of our wedding. You made me feel so calm when you walked into the bridal suite where I was getting ready. I had absolute faith that you had everything under control.

You captured our relationship perfectly and understood exactly what we wanted from our ceremony. You made us feel safe and cared for throughout the ceremony (even taking my used tissue). We’ve had so many compliments on how special and personal our ceremony was.

Looking back, we wouldn’t change a single thing. We knew you were the right person from the very beginning and I am so thankful for all the care and effort you have put into our wedding.

We couldn’t ask for a better celebrant. You truly are an amazing and talented woman with the voice of an angel.

Thank you for everything!

Tom and Georgia

If we could give more than 5 stars we would.

Thank you so much Julia for everything – you were simply the perfect person to be our celebrant and we are so grateful. From the moment we first spoke, albeit over zoom, your warmth and kindness shone through and we knew we were in safe, supportive hands.

Your communication, tips, recommendations and advice through the journey were all fantastic and you really helped guide us through the entire process.

You created a service that was spot on and hit all the right points we wanted to cover. On the day you were a reassuring face to see and you put us both at ease again with your warm smile and calm reassurance.

It truly felt that you were not just there to lead the logistics but that we were all going on this journey together. We have had so many comments from guests at the wedding who were amazed by you – they remarked on how well you set the tone of the ceremony and spoke so wonderfully.

Thank you! It really was a pleasure to have met and shared the day with you.

Love, Hannah and Zoe. x

Right from the start, Julia was professional and helpful. Not to mention that we contacted her less than a month before the wedding. In about a week we met, and one of the most significant parts of our wedding was created. Thanks to Julia.

It was her encouragement that made us brave during the preparation process. Julia gave us the confidence to speak from our hearts. Additionally, she suggested rituals, such as breaking bread and drinking wine at the end, that made our ceremony even more special.

On the wedding day she was very calm. As my make-up was being done, she came to say hello and let me know everything was going well. The ceremony was smooth and Julia managed the crowd well, so no one got bored. Many people commented afterwards that it was one of the best ceremonies they had ever attended. There was humor, intimacy, and engagement in it.

Overall, our experience with celebrant Julia has been outstanding. I highly recommend her to anyone.

Tatiana & Dan

Julia was amazing!!

From the moment we met her we knew she was the only person we wanted to do our ceremony. She has a calming nature and made us feel so relaxed. Julia spent the time getting to know us and listened to our love story taking in every detail.

She made sure the day was everything we wanted it to be and coordinated the guests and suppliers fantastically. The Ceremony was beautiful, Julia got everyone involved and made us feel very special.

She really is one in a million.

Rach and Mattie

Julia was the best decision we made for our wedding!

We were looking for a celebrant to tell our unique story during a ceremony and she did the most amazing job! We would not have changed anything about it, it was absolutely perfect and Julia did such a good job delivering the ceremony to all our friends and family.

She made the process from start to finish so enjoyable and really helped get us through the whole process.

We were able to meet up in person before the ceremony to get to know each other which was great for the whole process. I really appreciate the effort Julia put in to meet with us (driving several hours to make it happen).
On the day she arrived early to check in on all of us and settle us before the ceremony. She was great at reading the room and able to get a great response and deliver the ceremony perfectly.

She wrote the most amazing ceremony script that perfectly matched our story and was able to put it in the right tone for what we were looking for. 

After the ceremony was finished we got many many compliments from our guests, saying Julia did such a great job!!
We cannot thank you enough Julia!! 

Charlotte and George

I’m finding it very hard to find the words to express our thanks and gratitude to you! Thank you so so much for making our ceremony absolutely perfect!

We first saw you in 2019, your beautiful kind smiley face, we felt your warmth and all round loveliness and always remembered you.

When Covid hit and we postponed, we decided to change our plans and this is when we remembered that lovely lady from the wedding fayre back in 2019 and found you again. In a funny and bizarre way, I’m kind of glad Covid ‘got in the way’ because it made us realise what we truly wanted!

From the start, you have been nothing but kind, patient and embracing. When talking to you, we know that you truly listened to us, our stories, every small detail you heard and you included it. When we got the first draft, we laughed, we cried and we were in awe of how ‘perfectly us’ it was.

Before the ceremony, you came to see me and ask how I was, you didn’t need to do that, but you did and this confirmed my first impression of   how lovely you truly are!

When it come to our ceremony, it was like standing in front of a close friend, you put us at ease, there were no nerves. And just like the first draft, the actual ceremony made us laugh, made us well up,  made us feel the love and gave us the feeling we wouldn’t have got if it wasn’t for you!

After all the craziness of the wedding day, We looked in the bag that was passed to me from you.. and the tears started again! Our Certificate takes pride of place in our lounge next to our handfasting cord and our beautifully presented ‘script’ of our ceremony.

Our bauble is the front of our tree! And now every year we get it out, we will think of ‘That lovely kind lady with the beautiful smile who gave us the perfect ceremony’

So for now our journey has ended, but I hope our paths will cross again!
From the bottom of our hearts, Thank you so much Julia x

Love From Mr & Mrs Burns xx

We wanted to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything that you have done for us. It has honestly been such a wonderful journey with you, and I’m not exaggerating when I say that there is literally nothing that could have been improved for us.

EVERYONE (genuinely everyone) from the wedding has had nothing but amazingly kind words to say of your ceremony, everyone agrees that it was natural, beautifully sweet, very “us” with all of the little quirks added in, they and we all agree that you instantly put everyone at ease and made both us and all the guests feel truly welcomed.

And people cannot stop talking about our little tea ceremony that you organised for us.

It’s not a stretch to say that the entire day was “magical” for us and we could never thank you enough for helping make the day as perfect as it was. 

Tori and Ian

Julia created a wonderfully bespoke beautiful wedding ceremony for us and guided us throughout the process, such a warm, kind and friendly lady and we will never forget it!


Lizzie and Leo

You created the perfect personalised wedding for us. You were so helpful and friendly from start to finish and provided much help and guidance even with last minute changes.

I cannot thankyou enough for making our ceremony so amazing. All the guests commented on the personal touches to the ceremony and how wonderful you were.

I would highly recommend you to anyone who wants a tailored special ceremony that you create together, we are so glad we found you.

Thank you so much.

Gemma and Ashley

Julia was our celebrant for our recent marriage held in the Slaughter’s Country Inn in the Cotswolds.

We cannot recommend Julia highly enough, she was an absolute joy and pleasure to work with, gave us excellent advice to help shape our ceremony and ensured it was the best experience for us and our guests.

We loved that Julia really made an effort to get to know us and our story as a couple, and she added some lovely anecdotes to the ceremony that were personal to us.

All our guests complimented Julia’s lovely kind demeanour and said it was the nicest ceremony they had ever attended!

If we were to do it all over again we would certainly be calling on Julia to oversee the ceremony.

Thank you very much for being a part of our big day, 

Sharon & Craig Carter

“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 for the ceremony were in place.

We spent months in the lead up to the Wedding writing the ceremony together and her feedback and support made for a wonderfully unique and special moment. 

As the most important part of the Wedding day for us we felt we managed to convey everything we had hoped for and more with Julia. Our guests commented on how much they had been moved by and enjoyed our ceremony.

Thank you so much!!”

Alexander & Will

“Just wanted to say a huge thanks for the beautiful ceremony that you put together for us on Saturday! So many people have said how great the ceremony was and how personal it was rather than just the usual legal motions that most go through.

You made us feel very at ease and I felt like I could happily trust you to make sure the ceremony room was set up correct with the candles etc. and didn’t have to worry.

Not one person has questioned the difference, but all thought you were great and felt like you had taken the time to get to know us to put together such a wonderful ceremony.

Thanks again!”

Nichola and Andy


“We recently got married in Cheltenham with Julia Hawkes as our celebrant.

She was absolutely brilliant from the initial contact in 2019 right until the end of the ceremony earlier this month (postponed wedding due to covid).

Nothing was ever too much. Always at hand to help via phone/video calls throughout the pandemic. Julia worked with us to create the ceremony that we always wanted.

The final ceremony on the day itself was perfect.

Look no further if you are after a personalised, bespoke ceremony, which you will not get with a registrar.

Very professional service and highly recommended.”

A & S

“Sax & i would like to say a big thank you for conducting such a beautiful Ceremony.

It was perfect & everyone commented on ‘its one of the best blessings’ they  had been to & how lovely you were.

You are so good at what you do you show such passion in your work & guided the day so well.

Many Thanks again”

De and Sax

“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

“On behalf of Jack and myself we would like to say a massive thank you for your lovely service on Saturday.

It was perfect and really special. Everyone loved it – we had loads of people say this afterwards.

It was definitely all we wanted it to be, we loved it.

We also really enjoyed meeting you.

Best wishes”


Catharine and Jack

“Wow. What can we say other than Julia was like having a friend at the wedding.

Julia talked us through every step of the ceremony and on the day calmed the nerves.

We had laughter and tears with Julia getting to know both of us so well which was clear in the service Julia wrote for us.

Julia listened to all our wants, likes and needs and suggested some maybe we didn’t which was the excellent.

Our wedding wouldn’t have been the same if we hadn’t decided to go with a celebrant and Julia made it possible. We can’t praise Julia enough for being there from planning to the day itself”

Maria and Peter

“Thank you so much again for your words on our wedding day.

We have had so many people reach out to us to say it was one of the best ceremonies they’ve witnessed and loved the personal touch.

James and I really enjoyed the ceremony and are so glad we asked you to be part of the day”

“Julia was brilliant from the moment we made contact with her. She explained all the processes to do with the ceremony wonderfully.
Julia is a warm and lovely character who has tons of patience and clarity.
She guided us through writing our own vows and prepared these beautifully for us on the day.
Julia made our wedding day incredibly special and most importantly without any hitches – we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her”
Martha & George
“Julia was the celebrant for our civil partnership wedding this summer. We cannot recommend Julia highly enough. 
We opted for two ceremonies, one small intimate one with close family and friends, and a larger woodland celebration. Julia brought great experience and confidence, which made the process of designing the ceremony interesting, enjoyable and meaningful. 
Though it is a joyful occasion, it is also complex and daunting to prepare for. She helped us to break it down into manageable steps, and had many helpful suggestions and ideas. She was generous with her time and support, and it became an enjoyable and rewarding process. 
At the actual events, Julia’s calm confidence, light touch and sense of humour gave focus to the ceremony. We felt we were in safe hands with Julia and are so grateful for her help in creating our two wonderful celebrations”

“We asked Julia to be our celebrant for our wedding celebration and from the very start, and throughout she provided an excellent, efficient and very friendly experience.

We felt totally at ease! Having planned for our official wedding ceremony to be held a couple of days prior to our celebration with just us and 3 other guests, we decided we would keep the news a secret from our family and friends until a couple of days later when we could celebrate with everyone by revealing the surprise – so this was an unusual concept of a ‘ceremony’.

Julia just completely ‘got it’ straight away and was totally on the same wavelength of what we were looking for. She contributed a lot of ideas in the planning of how things could flow, which was great because we weren’t 100% sure how to structure the big reveal!

We were amazed at how brilliantly and accurately Julia took our background ‘story’ and turned it into a beautiful ceremony script for all our guests to enjoy.

Clearly a natural, confident and warm speaker, we are so pleased with what Julia provided for our wedding celebration and would strongly recommend her services for similar occasions”

Florence and Jason