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Indoor /Outdoor events. Woodland ceremonies. Gardens. Alternative ceremonies - handfasting, fun ceremonies. Funerals - burials, pet funerals. All occasions.
Hi, I'm Juli
Welcome to SOULSHINE CEREMONIES.
Would you like your ceremony to be taken by an award winning, professional, qualified Celebrant who will take time to get to know you and what you want?
Bringing my many years of experience, I am able to help you plan and prepare, and be a calming, reassuring presence on the day. Always professional and organised, and with attention to the finest detail, my goal is to take away any unnecessary stress and worry so that your day can bring everything you hope for.
If you are getting married, renewing your vows, naming your child, having a handfasting, funeral or memorial, then let’s work together.
Find out a bit more about me at www.soulshineceremonies.co.uk or just ring/message me for a chat. Ask me anything at all….happy to help. Juli x
What's my ceremony style?
Anything! I love it all.
I’ve worked with 100’s of people from many different backgrounds and walks of life. You can ask me anything.
I’m down to earth, well organised and tick all the practical boxes due to being well prepared. I’m a good communicator and an excellent listener. I’ve led workshops on creative writing, storytelling, confidence building and presentation. I invite joy & celebration to any ceremony and enjoy bringing people together to build a sense of community. Friends and family together…..a memorable day!
We want it to be just right!
Weddings £650. Naming Ceremonies £350. Funerals £250
Why choose Juli?
I bring everything I have to you, for one of the most important days of your life.
I have been delivering bespoke ceremonies for weddings and vow renewals, naming’s, funerals and memorials, and more, since 2010.
I’m adaptable and love to help make things happen, good things!
I decided to become a celebrant because I really want people to have the very best for their day and, whatever the occasion, it needs to be just right.
I have a natural openness to different walks of life, and have spent time travelling and meeting all sorts of people along the way. These experiences have helped shape the way I hold space for people, enabling me to have a diverse approach.
I have lots of experience and skills from many paths that I now draw upon to facilitate and conduct ceremonies.
I love my work!
What do I offer?
My overall goal is to help you feel relaxed so that you can enjoy every moment of your special day.
After a free consultation, my fee is £650 and this covers:
a meeting to get to know you and talk over the ceremony you have in mind
my writing a unique script for your ceremony
a final meeting to read through the script
a rehearsal at the venue
my services on the day
unlimited access to email and telephone support
Your day, your way.
Together, let’s work on making your day the best!
Why choose Juli for your wedding?
I’ll welcome everyone with a smile and warm heart. I’ll make sure everything goes smoothly. I’ll be a calming and reassuring presence. I’ll be professional and help make your day unforgettable.
Your wishes, values and style will be at the heart of the day and I want you and your guests to have the best day ever!
I am inclusive and respectful of your preferences / beliefs. I’ll spend time finding out what you have in mind, as well as guiding you through the basics, so you can be confident that nothing is forgotten.
Have a look at my reviews and you can see that I bring care and experience to the planning of a wedding.
It’s really important to me that we get it just right.
It’s a big day.
Let’s make it FABULOUS.
A naming ceremony is a non-religious alternative to a christening where the parents and guide parents publicly declare their love and support for the child or children from this day forward. This commitment is made amongst their family and friends in a meaningful and significant way.
A naming ceremony is an opportunity to:
Welcome a child/children into the community
Affirm a duty of care witnessed by family and friends
Appoint supporting adults who will commit to taking special responsibility for the child/children
Strengthen family and relationships by coming together to celebrate new life.
We will work together to create a unique ceremony with special meaning to your family. Usually lasting 30 – 45 minutes, it can include any or all of the following:
Readings, poems, music
The stating of the name
Reasons behind the choice of name
Parents’ vows to each other
Hopes for the future
A toast of celebration
Acknowledgement of absent guests.
Venue & Location?
Naming ceremonies can take place at most venues such as village halls, hotels or your own home. It is also possible to hold ceremonies outdoors.
My fee, which covers preparations, the writing of the script, regular contact up to the day and delivering your personalised ceremony, is £350.
Gift vouchers are available – a lovely welcome gift for the new arrival into your family.
Why choose Juli for your naming ceremony?
As an experienced celebrant and public speaker, I will deliver your ceremony with warmth and care, whichever elements you decide to include.
Renewal of Vows
Reaffirm your love for each other. Let’s celebrate.
A renewal of vows or relationship celebration can be a totally private ceremony, an intimate family occasion, or a big public celebration. You may be approaching a special anniversary, overcoming a crisis or facing a new challenge together, or it may just feel like the right time to celebrate what you’ve achieved together and reaffirm your love and commitment
Your vow renewal ceremony could include repeating your original vows and/or updating them to reflect what your relationship means now. You can re-dedicate rings or exchange other special gifts to symbolise your renewed commitment. You may wish to invite family members or other important people in your life to play a part in your ceremony.
As your celebrant I’ll work closely with you to create a beautiful and unique renewal of vows ceremony that celebrates and affirms your past, present and future together
After a free consultation, my fee is £450
Why choose Juli for your renewal of vows?
A recent review – “Juli is a lovely combination of being warm, approachable, efficient and well organised. She spent a lot of time creating a beautiful and personal ceremony that suited us perfectly.”
Pam & Nigel
I believe that everyone deserves for their day to be special. If you’d like to talk to me about how we can create a ceremony that’s right for you and the occasion you’re marking, please let me know.
I meet people wherever they’re at on their emotional journey and hold space for emotions that may come up. I’ve taken 100’s of funerals and it’s an incredible privilege to offer my celebrant role for those special moments.
We can never predict what the day will bring and I will be there for you every step of the way.
Due to my extensive training and experience, I am never out my depth and have a way of working with unconditional love.
I’ve helped to arrange burials on private land and natural burial sites as well as taking services in crematoriums, village halls, hotels and private gardens.
For 2 years, I worked as a Funeral Director (having trained in 2018) but decided the celebrant work suited me more.
I’m organised, practical and well prepared with a great selection of poems and music you might like to choose from.
Celebration of a life can be beautiful
My fee is from £250 and this covers:
Meeting you (in person, online or over the phone) to understand your needs and wishes, and to learn about the person who has passed away
Creating a very personalised ceremony and eulogy/tribute that reflect the life of your loved one
Helping you to choose music, poems and readings if required
Support via email and phone
Liaising with the funeral director and venue if required
Leading the ceremony, and supporting you, on the day
Making sure everything runs smoothly and on time
Travel expenses within a 30 mile radius of SP8 (if your venue is further than this we can agree the additional travel expenses in advance).
Why choose Juli for your funeral?
I will support you with warmth, compassion and sensitivity.
I have many years of experience as a funeral celebrant.
I will listen carefully to everything you can tell me about the person you have lost, and will write – or help you write – a eulogy that celebrates their life, values and personality.
On the day, I will be a reassuring presence, arriving early to ensure that everything is in order.
I will deliver a sincere and beautiful ceremony that allows those present to acknowledge their grief and say a meaningful goodbye.
I place the highest importance on good communication with you and your family.
I can advise on practical arrangements, ensuring that nothing is forgotten.
I can also support any family members or friends who wish to be involved in the ceremony, such as reading the eulogy or a poem.
The ceremonies I lead are not religious but can include hymns and prayers, and all faiths are welcome.
Reviews for SOULSHINE CEREMONIES
Total Reviews: 14
Average Rating: 5
We contacted Juli last year and she helped us make important decisions that made such a difference to our day. For example, we have 2 children and they were included in the wedding ceremony. My daughter, Chloe (she’s 5 years old) was in charge of the confetti (which suited her, she’s quite bossy). Our son, (9 years) was the ring bearer and looked so great in his suit. It was a lovely family occasion and we are so happy that Juli was our celebrant. She’s really helpful and kind. Thanks again Juli
A pleasure to work with
Juli really made the whole process very clear, helped focus us to what mattered, managed the process well in a very empathetic way. Good, concise communications, excellent suggestions and input.
On the day she was perfect, many of the people gathered commented on how well she presented the ceremony.
I would recommend her without hesitation.
Many thanks to Juli
Many thanks to Juli for her professional and more importantly personable service. Our daughters’ naming ceremony was excellently conducted with some very touching words. Juli was also a massive help when she arrived and started to organise the venue staff and ceremony room for us.
Highly recommended and thanks again!