Julia Hawkes

Julia Hawkes Your Celebrant in the Cotswolds

Reviews (18)

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Areas Covered

Gloucestershire

Worcestershire

Warwickshire

I travel Nationally

Specialisms

Cotswolds Weddings

Affiliations

FOIC

Spoken Languages

English

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Julia Hawkes

Julia Hawkes Your Celebrant in the Cotswolds

Reviews (18) - 5/5

EXPERIENCE

Julia is a creative celebrant who specialises in Cotswolds weddings. As a professionally trained celebrant with great experience and many contacts in the Cotswolds she is the perfect choice if you want to create a bespoke ceremony in this stunning part of the world. If you are seeking something more unique than the typical registrar wedding then Julia will work with you to create a memorable ceremony that truly reflects you both. Couples who work with her always comment on her attention to detail, her warmth and approachability, her superb delivery on the day and the deeply moving ceremonies she creates.

Julia is an expert professional who holds the highest qualifications attainable in the UK, NOCN Level 3 Diploma in Naming & Couples (RQF) and NOCN Level 3 Diploma in Funeral Celebrancy (RQF).

CEREMONY STYLE

Julia creates ceremonies to mark all of life's significant moments; naming's, weddings, funerals, memorials and many more. She particularly enjoys conducting weddings throughout the Cotswolds and is always happy to recommend venues if you are feeling spoilt for choice! From castles to exclusive use country houses to converted barns the choice is yours.
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Reviews

A Beautiful Funeral Service

Angela

Funeral at

Cheltenham Oak Chapel | April 2020

Thank you so much for the beautiful funeral service you delivered for my mother yesterday, it brought such comfort to my family and friends. You ... Read review.

Outstanding

Debbie

Funeral at

Cheltenham Oak Chapel | April 2020

Julia that was wonderful, the family across the world have all been moved by your delivery and presence. I couldn’t of wished for better, nor w... Read review.

Our Castle Wedding

Montana & Stephanie

Wedding at

Thornbury Castle | December 2019

Julia, thank you so much for the beautiful ceremony. After some searching and misses on finding the right celebrant for our ceremony we were abl... Read review.

The perfect send off.

Anna

Funeral at

Cheltenham | January 2020

The boys and I wanted to write and say thank you for the absolutely beautiful service you did for P. on Tuesday. It was the perfect send off for ... Read review.

Wonderful Winter Wedding

K & P

Wedding at

Cripps Barn | December 2019

“ Hi Julia , Where to begin? Firstly, Thank you so much, from the very beginning phone call where we spoke about potentially booking yourself thr... Read review.

A stress free perfect wedding

Jonathan & Kate

Wedding at

Ellenborough Park Hotel, Cheltenham | October 2019

We first met Julia at a wedding fair and as soon as we met her we knew she was the perfect celebrant for us. She has a wonderful calm and caring ... Read review.

A truly professional celebrant

Diane and Steve

Renewal at

The Greenway Hotel, Cheltenham | October 2019

We visited The Greenway Hotel in Cheltenham to arrange our wedding vows renewal and were recommended to Julia Hawkes as a possible celebrant for ... Read review.

Our Special Day

Georgie and Matt

Wedding at

Curradine Barns, Shrawley | October 2019

We really can’t thank you enough for making our day so special. As the person who was indispensable, you made such a crucial difference to the da... Read review.

Cripps Barn Wedding

Dominic and Flower

Wedding at

Cripps Barn | August 2019

We couldn't recommend Julia more! We were looking for a celebrant to officiate our wedding, as we wanted something that was personalised and spec... Read review.

Perfect and Magical

Katherine and Andrew

Wedding at

The Manor House, Little Wittenham | August 2019

Julia was absolutely lovely, she helped us create the perfect ceremony for us. We went through all the details together, tweaking as needed until... Read review.

Perfect and Special

Catherine and Jack

Wedding at

Priors Court Barn, Brockworth | August 2019

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. Eve... Read review.

Riverside Wedding

Elaine Warner

Wedding at

The Manor House, Little Wittenham | August 2019

Hi Julia. I have been meaning to contact you to say thank you so much for the wonderful wedding ceremony that you conducted for Katherine and And... Read review.

A perfect celebration

Rachel, Alex and Archie

Naming Ceremony at

Hardwicke Hall, Gloucester | September 2019

I just wanted to say a massive thank you from Archie, Alex and myself for yesterday. We had such a lovely day and it truly was the perfect celebr... Read review.

Cotswold Barn Wedding

Dominic and Flower

Wedding at

Cripps Barn, Bibury | August 2019

Hi Julia,
We just can't begin to thank you enough for everything you've done for us for our wedding. We received the copy of the ceremony and ev... Read review.

Outstanding

William and Alexandra

Wedding at

The De Vere Cotswolds Water Park Hotel | August 2019

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 ens... Read review.

Professionalism & compassion

Nick

Funeral at

Cheltenham | October 2018

My thanks go to Julia for her professionalism and compassion during such a difficult and upsetting time. It was comforting to be able to talk so... Read review.

Thank you Julia

Mandy & Ben

Naming Ceremony at

Upton on Severn | June 2019

Thank you again Julia for making today so special, you were an absolute pleasure to work with in designing our ceremony and Lottie really got the... Read review.

Julia was brilliant.......

Martha and George

Wedding at

Glenfall House, Cheltenham | July 2019

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 war... Read review.

A Beautiful Funeral Service

Angela

Cheltenham Oak Chapel | April 2020

Thank you so much for the beautiful funeral service you delivered for my mother yesterday, it brought such comfort to my family and friends. You had immense responsibility as it was being streamed live from the crematorium to all of us sat at home during lockdown. You took the basic facts and little stories about my mother and turned them into a delightful eulogy. People felt they knew so much more about my mother after listening to the service. Thank you.

Outstanding

Debbie

Cheltenham Oak Chapel | April 2020

Julia that was wonderful, the family across the world have all been moved by your delivery and presence. I couldn’t of wished for better, nor would I of changed a thing.
Thank you from us all x

Our Castle Wedding

Montana & Stephanie

Thornbury Castle | December 2019

Julia, thank you so much for the beautiful ceremony. After some searching and misses on finding the right celebrant for our ceremony we were able to find you. Being a couple from the United States, searching for a celebrant abroad was difficult and a little nerve wracking, but our concerns were put to rest from our initial Skype conversation. You were very easy to work with and accommodating especially working from a distance. You crafted a beautiful ceremony for us and enlightened us to a fun Sword and Chalice ceremony that fit perfectly with our Castle wedding venue!

The perfect send off.

Anna

Cheltenham | January 2020

The boys and I wanted to write and say thank you for the absolutely beautiful service you did for P. on Tuesday. It was the perfect send off for him and we simply couldn’t have wished for better. Even though you weren’t able to meet P. the eulogy you presented captured him perfectly and your coordination of the overall event was amazing. It was positive and uplifting despite the inevitable sadness and P. would have very much approved of the humour! We were touched by your empathy and sensitivity and I have had many messages from family and friends commenting on what an incredible service it was thanks to you. With all our very best wishes and thanks for making what is inevitably a difficult time much more positive.

Wonderful Winter Wedding

K & P

Cripps Barn | December 2019

“ Hi Julia , Where to begin? Firstly, Thank you so much, from the very beginning phone call where we spoke about potentially booking yourself through to the end of the ceremony everything you did was perfect.

I have to say , we initially searched around for celebrants and nothing fitted or sat right with us, however the moment we spoke with you it was meant to be, you have gone above and beyond every step of the way. Extremely thoughtful, all the gifts and goodies you bought our child to keep them occupied, the help with the vows , the way you wrote such an outstanding ceremony, honestly I couldn’t recommend you more. And just a personal note for yourself , you are an incredibly kind human being, you are warm welcoming and amazing at what you do! Keep being you. You will always remain a very important part of our wedding day & you’ll always be a part of lives now!

Thank you once again from the bottom of our hearts!”

A stress free perfect wedding

Jonathan & Kate

Ellenborough Park Hotel, Cheltenham | October 2019

We first met Julia at a wedding fair and as soon as we met her we knew she was the perfect celebrant for us. She has a wonderful calm and caring air which made us both feel instantly relaxed. From then on she was perfectly organised and helped us to create the ceremony we wanted with the minimum of stress. On the day the ceremony couldn’t have gone better Julia was again very calming for us both and had helpful answers to all our last minute questions. We would thoroughly recommend Julia as a professional caring person to create the perfect ceremony whatever that means to you. Jon & Kate x

A truly professional celebrant

Diane and Steve

The Greenway Hotel, Cheltenham | October 2019

We visited The Greenway Hotel in Cheltenham to arrange our wedding vows renewal and were recommended to Julia Hawkes as a possible celebrant for our ceremony, thank goodness we took their advice!
From our first telephone conversation Julia was professional, helpful and friendly without crossing any barriers. After meeting Julia for the first time our decision was made to use this lovely lady for our celebrant.
Julia spent many hours writing and rewriting the order of service with changes as we requested and her own suggestions to make a perfectly personalised event.
After 41 years of marriage this event meant so much to us both and Julia made the day as special as our wedding day, possibly better as it was personalised to us! Our guests commented on the high standard of Julia’s presentation and her knowledge of our lives.
Thank you so much Julia for making our day so very special, we will remember this day for ever and will always recommend you for such events.
Diane and Steve 19th October 2019

Our Special Day

Georgie and Matt

Curradine Barns, Shrawley | October 2019

We really can’t thank you enough for making our day so special. As the person who was indispensable, you made such a crucial difference to the day - we couldn’t have been more pleased with how it all went. It was also such a pleasure to work with you to create the ceremony content beforehand. You only ever encouraged our ideas and helped create something out of them.

We received so many compliments about the ceremony and your delivery of it. I will highly recommend you to anyone I know who is getting married.

All the best,
Georgie and Matt

Cripps Barn Wedding

Dominic and Flower

Cripps Barn | August 2019

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. . 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 xx

Perfect and Magical

Katherine and Andrew

The Manor House, Little Wittenham | August 2019

Julia was absolutely lovely, she helped us create the perfect ceremony for us. We went through all the details together, tweaking as needed until we were happy with it. It truly was perfect and magical. Thank you!

Perfect and Special

Catherine and Jack

Priors Court Barn, Brockworth | August 2019

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

Riverside Wedding

Elaine Warner

The Manor House, Little Wittenham | August 2019

Hi Julia. I have been meaning to contact you to say thank you so much for the wonderful wedding ceremony that you conducted for Katherine and Andrew. It was a really magical day and so many people said how lovely the ceremony was, in fact a few have said that it was the best that they have ever attended!

A perfect celebration

Rachel, Alex and Archie

Hardwicke Hall, Gloucester | September 2019

I just wanted to say a massive thank you from Archie, Alex and myself for yesterday. We had such a lovely day and it truly was the perfect celebration and just what we wanted for our special little boy!

None of our guests yesterday had ever been to a naming ceremony before. Lots of them didn’t even know it was a thing; but so many commented on what a lovely ceremony it was and how personal and thoughtful it was, and how much they thoroughly enjoyed it.

Really can’t thank you enough for all your help with putting the ceremony together and delivering it so beautifully! And a very big thanks for answering the many questions I’ve thrown your way!

Have just had a look through the box you left with my mum yesterday and it’s so perfect and a really lovely memory to be able to keep and show Archie when he’s older so he knows what a special day we had for him! I know you came over and said you had left it yesterday, but I think I was so overwhelmed with emotion and being asked for pictures that I almost forgot, so it was a lovely surprise to sit and look through this morning now it’s all calm and just me and Archie at home!!

Will hopefully be in contact at some point in the future to invite you back again to help us celebrate again when the family extends again!

Thank you so much

Rachel, Alex and Archie x

Cotswold Barn Wedding

Dominic and Flower

Cripps Barn, Bibury | August 2019

Hi Julia,
We just can't begin to thank you enough for everything you've done for us for our wedding. We received the copy of the ceremony and even that really amazed us with the care and quality of what you put together for us. We were so delighted to have you be a key part of the day and we hope that you have made it into the photos too, as they wouldn't be right without you!
Everyone we talked with on the day was so impressed and complimentary about you. Not only did they love the ceremony itself, but so many people specifically mentioned what a wonderful manner and presentation you have.

Thank you so much again. We felt like we have a real connection with you and are almost sad that it's all over now. Hopefully though it is not goodbye and we may well see you again for future occasions.

All our best wishes,

Dominic and Flower

Outstanding

William and Alexandra

The De Vere Cotswolds Water Park Hotel | August 2019

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 of 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. Many of guests also commented on how much they had been moved by and enjoyed our ceremony.

Thank you so much!! Alexandra & Will x

Professionalism & compassion

Nick

Cheltenham | October 2018

My thanks go to Julia for her professionalism and compassion during such a difficult and upsetting time. It was comforting to be able to talk so openly about my thoughts and feelings of my mother and Julia really took the time to understand how she lived, what made her the beloved woman she was and what other people thought of her.
Julia was able to transfer all that information into a caring, kind and warm service that has certainly helped me with the grieving process and added more of a celebratory feel to proceedings on the day of the funeral. I wish to extend my thanks and gratitude to her.

Thank you Julia

Mandy & Ben

Upton on Severn | June 2019

Thank you again Julia for making today so special, you were an absolute pleasure to work with in designing our ceremony and Lottie really got the welcome that she deserves, with lots of beautiful keepsakes. So glad the sun shone for us in the end! Xx

Julia was brilliant.......

Martha and George

Glenfall House, Cheltenham | July 2019

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 tonnes 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.

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