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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.
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
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!
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.
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!”
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
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
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 | 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
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!
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
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!
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
Cripps Barn, Bibury | August 2019
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
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
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.
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
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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Julia has a warm and calming personality, she is great listener, a fabulous creative writer and a confident and relaxed public speaker. If you want someone who will take on board all your ideas and wishes and weave them into an amazing ceremony that will be delivered with great meaning on the day you should get in touch!