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Hi, I'm Juliette
Hello, hello, hello! I am Juliette and I live by the sea in Dorset, on the world-famous Jurassic coast. Being near water has always been important to me and before the sea I always lived as close as I could to a river. I find it soothing, inspiring, ever-changing and life-affirming. At the heart of me, I am creative and passionate about people, their lives, stories, emotions, memories. As a qualified celebrant I bring my life’s experiences in the arts, media and travel to my role, combining my past experiences, my daily life, my inquisitiveness, my sense of fun to make me who I am today. All in order to be the perfect celebrant for you.
What's my ceremony style?
I have always been told that I write visually, think creatively, smile widely and laugh loudly. I also know that I love unconditionally, live unashamedly and relish new experiences and people. All of this is the heart of me, who I am. I use my skills, creativity, professionalism and a teeny touch of mischief and laughter for all your ceremonies, creating unique moments in time to cherish on your day.
There are so many reasons I love being a celebrant but if I were to pick just one, I LOVE that moment when somebody looks at me, and smiles, as I have written their story, just as they somehow always knew they wanted it told.
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Why choose Juliette?
Your story, your values, your love, is what any ceremony is about. What makes you laugh, what makes you cry, what song makes you jump up and dance or sit down and smile secretly to yourself, lost in memory. I am there to gently gather all of the elements which make up you and weave them into your ceremony in exactly the way you want. I aim to always reflect you, so that after your wedding ceremony (or any ceremony!) your friends and family will be smiling and laughing as they recognised you and love you. After all, this is your story, let’s tell it.
What do I offer?
Crafting, curating, writing and being part of your wedding is at the essence of my ceremonies. I adore the sheer joy which surrounds each and every couple when they stand (or sit down) together and say their vows, making promises to each other, heading towards their future happiness, their hopes and desires. I belive that choosing me as your wedding celebrant you will have made sure that I ‘get you’!, that together we are the ‘right fit’ and, in doing so, the fun begins. My ceremonies are meaningful, real and romantic, with a touch of humour where appropriate.
You may want to add a symbolic ritual such as handfasting, a magical expression of love passed down through time. Or incorporate cultural, religious or spiritual traditions which are important to you, fusing together your past, present and future. You also get to choose exactly where to hold your wedding inside or outside, day or night, small and intimate or large and lush. I live by the sea and a river and I’m happy to incorporate natural elements into your ceremony. Whether you have your wedding ceremony at a restaurant overlooking the sea, a barn by the river, a festival party in a field, a castle with a moat, I’ll be there to help; smiling, loving and laughing with you all the way through your ceremony, as you speak and dance and sing of your love.
Why choose Juliette for your wedding?
Working with me you will have a personal connection right from the moment we meet, keeping in touch throughout the months leading up to your wedding day. I am super happy to perform your ceremony anywhere you want and relish creating unique and/or symbolic elements within your ceremony which will undoubtably make your wedding day stand out and be remembered for ever. Your ceremony should start your wedding party, not be the quick bit to get through before the party starts. With me, you can start at the beginning of your wedding day, just as you mean to go on.
A ceremony to welcome a child into our world is the most magical of events. The chance to celebrate new life and new beginnings, whilst cocooned by the love of your family and friends, a naming day ceremony will create happy memories to last a lifetime. When I write naming day ceremonies I’ll always share the hopes, dreams and aspirations you feel for your new little human as they start their lifes journey along side you. Naming days are ideal not only for new-born’s but also for any new life you welcome into your family, often forming a celebratory event to mark the adoption of a child or new identity of a family member.
I love to offer symbolism and memory boxes or keepsakes in my naming day ceremonies. Welcoming a child into your family is a unique, wonderous occasion and with so much love, thanks, awe and unity cocooning your child. It is important to me that every single person you want involved in their future is included on the day. Naming days are magical, literally the sky is not even a limit with all the wonderful words and meanings I can create with you.
Why choose Juliette for your naming ceremony?
As a celebrant it is such a privilege to create a ceremony at this pivotal moment in your family life. Together we really can do anything in this most special of ceremonies to celebrate new life. I always say to my little ones ” I love you to the moon and back”… it is that love, fun and awe I will bring to your naming day.
Renewal of Vows
Why renew your vows? Personally I belive that nothing can be more fun or more romantic. You may be celebrating reaching a landmark anniversary, 10, 20, 30 years or more of marriage or partnership, or of a personal or family event that matters to you and others close to you. Some couples just love getting married and want to do it again and again and again… with the same person, dressing up, singing, saying vows, being with friends and partying.
As your celebrant I can create a charming ceremony reflective of your life together. Whether you would like to replicate your original wedding day, perhaps with a few changes, or create a new original bespoke ceremony, a vow renewal ceremony is a perfect opportunity to incorporate symbolic rituals such as a sand ceremony, wine ceremony or an individual unity ritual, which I would be so happy to create for you. 2020 saw many of us distanced and unable to see our families, as we look to a new future in 2021 how wonderful to gather your familty together again and hold a ceremony all about love, thanks and connection. I can help you craft this memory as you gather your loved ones around you again.
Why choose Juliette for your renewal of vows?
Renewing your vows is such a positive and jubilant occasion, whether you have been married five years or fifty-five years, this ceremony will most definitely be a celebration. Who doesn’t like a party? And to party with people who may have not be at your original wedding, your children, pets, friends, what could be better? As your celebrant I can literally help you relax and enjoy your renewed declarations of love just the way you dreamed of. Together we can make this the party of a lifetime!
As a qualified funeral celebrant I am deeply honoured to be trusted to help you with the words needed to not only say goodbye, but also to remember the life of a loved one who has passed away. You undoubtably will be shell shocked with grief and it is my place to help you remember their life, their personality, their strengths and passions. My core values at any rememberance ceremony are to be sympethetic to the life lived of the person who has died, but also to unite the people left behind with uplifting and joyful memories.
Grief can overwhelm our ability to think coherently. Often planning or even contemplating the funeral ceremony of somebody we have lost can become an insufferable task. Whether it is held at a crematorium, a woodland burial, at the Funeral Directors or at the wake, I will speak for you. If you want to remember on a beach, in a local pub, at home, I will hold a ceremony. Whether you choose to incorporate personal, individual symbolism in the service or prefer traditional rites of passage, I will craft the words to convey your memorial message.
Why choose Juliette for your funeral?
We need to mourn, yet we also need to remember a life, where that person’s astounding, affirming, quirky, generous gifts of living can be shared and remembered. As a funeral celebrant my purpose is to ensure that during the memorial ceremony, the memories shared are genuine reflections of a person’s life. I always try to incorporate happy memories, delightful stories friends may not know, a joke they never heard, a slice of living history or a song they loved to sing.
Reviews for Juliette by the Sea
Total Reviews: 1
Average Rating: 5
Juliette was kind, sensitive and thoughtful throughout the planning of my father’s funeral. Despite the challenges that the COVID-19 restrictions presented, Juliette gently took time to get to know the man my father was, through considerate communication with us, at a difficult time. As a result, she delivered a warm and personalised tribute for my father as we said our final farewell to him. Thank you