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What Our Couples Love
- Amazing presentation and delivery skills, with a voice like liquid caramel!
- Warmth, good humour, integrity and commitment
- Fantastic communication and so organised!
- A great listener who creates ceremonies that are so personal
- A 'Cotswold Expert' familiar with all the prestigious venues and suppliers
- Committed to creating joyous wedding ceremonies for all couples - truly inclusive
Frequently asked questions
What’s the difference between a celebrant and a registrar?
A UK registrar is a government official bound by rules and legislation. They perform legal marriage registration, this can be done before or after your wedding ceremony. If you choose they can conduct this legal registration at a Register Office for a fraction of the price it costs if you ask them to come to your wedding venue. A celebrant is not bound by rules and legislation they can create a wedding ceremony for you that will be completely bespoke. Your celebrant led wedding ceremony can be held anywhere, your celebrant will get to know you, usually over many months and will write a ceremony that reflects you both as a couple. Your celebrant led wedding ceremony can be as traditional or alternative as you like.
Can we write our own ceremony or vows?
Yes you can write your ceremony if you want to, this is quite unusual but all things are possible with a celebrant! Usually I will write the ceremony for you as a draft based on all the information you have shared with me and everything I know about you as a couple - you are free to make any amendments or additions. We can re-draft it as many times as you like until you are completely happy with it. I can write vows for you or support you to write your own vows.
Is there anything that has to be included in a service?
With a celebrant wedding ceremonies there are no 'musts' or 'should' or 'has to be's' ! Everything and anything is possible, it is your ceremony my aim is to make it a perfect 'fit' for you both.
Do you cater for LGBTQ+ weddings?
Why wouldn't I? I love creating weddings for all couples.
Do you cater for multi-faith weddings?
Yes, its wonderful to be able to combine the traditions and beliefs of different faiths.
Do you need to meet us before the wedding day?
I aim to meet all my wedding couples in person if distance means this is impossible we will zoom or skype. Its important to me to meet you and get to know as much as possible about you, that way your wedding will be truly you.
What do your prices start at?
How far in advance should I book you?
Most couples book me 12 months in advance so get in touch as soon as possible!
About Julia Hawkes Cotswold Celebrant
Julia is an experienced, award winning and creative celebrant who will write and deliver a bespoke ceremony for you that will be remembered for years to come. Look no further, entrust her with creating your perfect ceremony.
Thank you for considering me as your celebrant for your special day
*You are a couple looking to create a memorable Cotswolds wedding
*You are seeking something more bespoke than the typical registrar led ceremony
*You want your ceremony to reflect the unique qualities you both have
*You want to be able to choose the person who conducts your ceremony
All this is possible, you can have the wedding ceremony you always dreamt of.....
By choosing a celebrant to conduct your wedding ceremony and by completing the legal registration of your marriage or civil partnership separately from your wedding or partnership ceremony you have the freedom to create a ceremony that is unique as you are. No rules, no restrictions on what is said or done. Together we will create a ceremony that is the heartfelt centrepiece of your wedding day, it will be deeply moving and memorable. I'm excited to hear about your plans and look forward to hearing from you x
Covering all of the Cotswolds and can sometimes be tempted to work further afield: Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Wiltshire, Herefordshire
Pricing info shown in the listing summary:
£699 Initial meeting, skype or zoom if necessary, Wedding questionnaires and ideas resources, Venue visit Draft of ceremony and unlimited redrafts, Unlimited support by phone, email, text, Rehearsal if required, Delivery on the day, Keepsake copy