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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 specialise in modern outdoor weddings and funerals in Kent, Sussex and South London – I’m very friendly, happy and keen to craft a beautiful, high quality, bespoke ceremony which incorporates everything that is important to you – because that is what matters. I love being a Celebrant – guiding you and sharing your special life events, whether that is marriage, children or celebrating life, to create amazing memories.
It is the detail and the smiles that make every ceremony special and create a real lasting impression on your big day.
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.
I create bespoke, photogenic, top quality ceremonies that are truly memorable but not only that – I want them to be visual and smile-inducing too.
Why choose Justine?
I love 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 – to keep you calm at the ceremony. I love celebrating life’s milestones – I listen, I will offer options and guidance whenever needed, I craft the service until it is spot on and I know you love it, then I will articulate it with care, empathy and humour to make it memorable and special for everyone – especially you.
What do I offer?
Woodlands, barns, vineyards, oasts and gardens are all favourite venues for my ceremonies. You will have a totally individual and beautiful script that tells your special story – it really will be your ceremony and unlike any other you have been to before!
I listen to you and what makes you tick, I get to know you – so you have a trusted friend to greet you at your ceremony, I craft the service until it is spot-on and I then articulate it with love, empathy and humour to make it unforgettable, remarkable and special for everyone – especially you.
At weddings I love to introduce fun, modern but symbolic rituals – how do you fancy mixing your favourite cocktail, blending wines or creating a gin & tonic as part of the ceremony? Each carefully chosen ingredient symbolises you as individuals and represents what is important to both of you and then when it’s all combined – you can then toast your friends and family – your first delicious drink as a married couple and you haven’t even started the reception yet!
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 – 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 care, empathy and humour 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
As a modern compassionate Celebrant who works closely with you, we can plan the perfect ceremony for you or your loved one. I will meet you and talk about the life we are celebrating and then create a calm, serene, welcoming atmosphere where the words are carefully crafted to make it a really personal ceremony for the deceased. There will of course be many tears but there will also be smiles from happy memories too. I love to create an eco friendly funeral whenever possible – not only because it is beautiful, but also because it is better for the environment. These celebrations of life tend to be natural, ‘green’, ecological, sustainably sourced coffins such as willow, maybe at a natural burial ground. I am a ‘Dementia Friend’ and can share advice on how to make the funeral as inclusive and as easy as possible.
Let me incorporate some smiles and even laughter into the ceremony – we are celebrating life, their funny anecdotes, their stories – how they will be remembered.
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 leave a legacy and we want to mark that in a special way.
There is always choice when planning a funeral or a memorial with me as your celebrant.
Why choose Justine for your funeral?
You may want a cremation service which includes slide shows, pictures, video and family involvement.
You may want a woodland funeral rather than a more traditional crematorium arrangement – there are natural burial sites in or near to Kent.
You may want a small crematorium service with close family members and a memorial service at a later date.
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: 3
Average Rating: 5
A Beautiful Send-off
Justine led the ceremony for my wife’s funeral. She was kind, empathetic and attentive to our needs. The ceremony was beautiful, moving, sad and uplifting all at the same time. What a fantastic send off we were able to give thanks to Justine. I cannot recommend her highly enough for handling such a sensitive and emotional ceremony.
So personal – just perfect
What a wonderful service it was it was so personal just perfect.
Thank you for your input into M*’s day we all as a family greatly appreciated it.
Will definitely be in touch if B&B* ever tie the knot.
A caring and compassionate funeral celebrant
Justine met us and spent time to really got to know my Mum – the ceremony was very personal and just right. I would recommend her to anyone who needs a celebrant.