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Beautiful Outdoor Weddings, Woodland Weddings, Vineyard Weddings, Barn Weddings, Gin / Wine Blending, Vow Renewals, Naming Ceremonies, Funerals, Eco Funerals, Natural Burials,
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Hi, I'm Justine
I am a full time Celebrant – I specialise in weddings, namings, funerals and all celebrations of life in Kent, London, Sussex and further afield.
I was born and brought up in Kent and whilst I have lived in France and spent 2 years of my life travelling through Africa, we moved back to Kent to bring up my family with my husband and I love it!
I have been in Customer Service throughout my career and really believe that excellent service and attention to detail is the key to a good partnership.
Until I became a Celebrant all my creativity was funnelled into my hobbies but that changed with celebrancy!
I really hope you will get in touch to discuss how we could work together on your celebration. Thrilled to be a winner of the TCIA 2021 Awards as well as Hitched 2022 winner and The Wedding Industry Awards Regional Finalist 2022.
What's my ceremony style?
I’m not zany, I’m not pagan and I won’t be dressed in fancy dress costumes for your ceremony but what I will be is creative, fun, contemporary and warm. I will get to understand you and create a bespoke ceremony just for you – it won’t be frilly and kitch – that is not my style – it will however be modern, heart-warming, happy, beautiful and written just for you.
If you are worried about being centre of attention and out of your comfort zone on your big day – I will make it comfortable for you and I won’t push you to do things you don’t want to do – we can find other ways to do things.
I create bespoke, photogenic, top quality ceremonies that are truly memorable but not only that – I want them to be visual and get lots of smiles too.
Why choose Justine?
The ceremony is the most important part of your big day – this is when we start the tears, laughter and sharing the love (I’m not sickly sweet with my ceremonies but love is at the centre of it all!). The ceremony sets the tone for the rest of your day – whether that is a wedding, a funeral or any other ceremony – it doesn’t have to be the stuffy bit at the beginning of your celebrations.
I’m very approachable, organised, happy and keen to craft a beautiful, high quality, bespoke ceremony which incorporates everything that is important to you. I love being a Celebrant – guiding you and sharing your special life events, whether that is marriage or celebrating life at your loved-one’s funeral.
Let’s create smiles and amazing memories on your special day.
What do I offer?
Woodlands, barns, vineyards, oasts and beautiful gardens are all favourite venues for my ceremonies.
If you are a professional couple who would like simple and efficient forms of communication such as your own private online portal to keep all your ceremony planning in one place, online questionnaires and e-signature contracts – you have found the right Celebrant.
If you want a beautiful ceremony but you don’t want a saccharine sweet wedding – you have also found the right Celebrant.
If you want an amazing ceremony, created by an award-winning Celebrant – drop me a line and find out my availability!
My prices are very straightforward with no hidden extras.
Let me craft a bespoke happy wedding script for you which incorporates everything that is important to you as a couple.
How do you fancy mixing your favourite cocktail, blending wines or creating a gin & tonic as part of the ceremony? Alternatively maybe you might want to consider a handfasting with silk ribbons to complement your wedding scheme – each ribbon representing you as couple.
Why choose Justine for your wedding?
I’m a modern celebrant that loves family, the outdoors and adventure; I create beautiful, photo-friendly, remarkable services of high quality and real distinction and I will be the friendly face waiting for you at the end of the aisle – to keep you calm at the ceremony. I love celebrating life’s milestones – I listen, I will offer options you may not have previously considered and guidance, I craft the service until it is spot on and I know you love it, then I will articulate it with smiles to make it memorable and special for everyone – especially you.
See my website: https://www.justinecelebrant.co.uk/wedding-celebrant-in-kent.html
This is a great alternative to christenings and faith based naming ceremonies. The ceremony itself can be fun, unconventional, a mixture of faith elements if appropriate and indoors or outdoors – it will be written just for you and will reflect your lives and beliefs. Filled with joy and love, a naming ceremony is the perfect way to celebrate the birth of your child and formally introduce them to your family and friends.
A naming ceremony does not just have to be for babies – what about adoptions, adults after a name change or a gender reassignment? During these very personal ceremonies a person is welcomed into the family and promised support by family and friends.
Some people like to have some symbolic elements such as lighting candles or planting a tree – or what about sealing a box of port with hand-written messages inside from everyone at the ceremony – that can be opened on your baby’s 21st birthday?!
All ceremonies will be really personal and written with you in mind, after talking to you about your perfect ceremony.
Why choose Justine for your naming ceremony?
Choose me for a happy, fun and very bespoke service.
See my website: https://www.justinecelebrant.co.uk/naming-ceremonies-in-kent.html
Renewal of Vows
The renewal of vows ceremony can be the perfect way to say ‘I love you’ again and recognising your ongoing commitment to each other – either in an intimate setting, with close family or with your wider group of friends and family.
Maybe you didn’t have the dream wedding the first time, make it the ceremony and setting of your dreams this time with a Vow Renewal in a beautiful location. Where your ceremony takes place is entirely up to you – you can be in the privacy of your garden, at your favourite italian restaurant, amongst your friends in your awesome classic cars, underneath an old oak tree, at the cinema where you met or next to an idyllic lake – as long as the land owner agrees or the venue can be booked – we can find the perfect venue for both of you!
Why choose Justine for your renewal of vows?
Let me write your story – because there is always a story!
Let your imagination go wild – there are no limits to what you include in your day – whether you want to re-dedicate your rings, acknowledge the joy of your children and grandchildren, say your vows to each other in front of your nearest and dearest after an elopement, give each other new rings or simply affirm the strength of your vows – remember it’s your ceremony – make it the day of your dreams!
See my website: https://www.justinecelebrant.co.uk/vow-renewal-in-kent.html
I work with families who want to create a memorable ceremony in a lovely setting for their loved one. You do not have to have a funeral in a crematorium where time and creativity may be limited – chat to me about alternatives such as your comfortable familiar family garden or a fabulous events venue.
We can create an unhurried, totally bespoke ceremony in a beautiful setting – it will be a wonderful day with smiles, tears and love and then you can continue to celebrate their life at the same stunning venue – with no interruptions.
If your loved one appreciated the finer things in life – don’t compromise on their funeral – it is, after all, A Celebration of Their Life!
We will talk, I will listen and by the time we are at the ceremony, I will be able to share stories about the person whose life we are celebrating – as if I knew them too.
Some lives are very long; others are much shorter; but all lives are important, have significance and legacy (and there is always a funny little anecdote to recall) and I want to mark that life with you in a special way and in a beautiful relaxed setting.
There is always choice when planning a funeral or a memorial with me as your Celebrant.
Why choose Justine for your funeral?
I’m wanting to create the most memorable ceremony and guide you through this devastating time with compassion and empathy.
My reviews will give you some idea on how I work with my families and how they trusted me with their most important ceremonies – let me guide you through this difficult time too.
See my website: https://www.justinecelebrant.co.uk/funeral-celebrant-in-kent.html
Reviews for Modern Ceremonies with Justine in Kent and Sussex
Total Reviews: 22
Average Rating: 5
You made what could have been a challenging day a time full of joy and laughter while we reminisced.
We would all like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
The way you worded the eulogy was both factual and funny, with many of our family stories being told in a sincere way.
It was lovely to hear the mourners laughing at some of the things mentioned, and I know a lot of them found the visual tribute moving.
Thank you very much for all you did. You made what could have been a challenging day a time full of joy and laughter while we reminisced.
I felt we did him the justice he deserved
Thank you so much for officiating at [my husband’s] funeral yesterday.
We were so pleased with how the day went, the funeral was perfect and so many people commented on how well you presented him.
There was nothing I could fault , I felt we did him the justice he deserved. All his family and friends loved the format and agreed that the real ‘D’ was allowed to shine through.
You were fantastic in guiding me through and helping me to navigate, what has truly been, the most difficult thing I have ever had to deal with – thank you so much.
We will always have a positive outlook on his funeral which I know will help us in the years to come. He was a very special man, very much loved and will be eternally missed.
Thank you again for helping us through this unbelievably difficult time – it has, and always will, be appreciated.
If I could give a 7* review I would
Justine was recommended to us by our Funeral Directors and helped us through some of the most difficult weeks of our lives after the sudden death of our son. Her attention to detail, support and kindness were such a blessing to us and the close family and friends that helped us shape our farewell. If I could give a 7* review I would.