I travel Nationally and Internationally
Weddings, Renewal of Vows, Funerals (Celebration of Life), Did I mention that I love outdoor weddings!?
Independent Celebrant, Member of the Good Funeral Guild,
Foxhill Manor, Cotswolds | June 2018
"I met Justine at a networking event and knew instantly I wanted her to officiate at our wedding (just to note, I wasn't even engaged at this point - just lining things up ;)!).
I hadn't even considered a celebrant led ceremony and when we finally had engagement rings on fingers Justine was the first "supplier" we met with. The ceremony was so important for us - we hadn't even found a venue! She talked us through the differences, what we could and couldn't do having a registrar there - she made it really simple. So, some two years later, June 23rd 2018 Justine delivered our ceremony which admittedly I was nervous about - it was the centre point to the entire weekend - why everyone was there first and foremost. But it was simply perfect - not only was it held outside under glorious blue skies, but she touched the hearts of everyone.
It really was a service purely about Sharon and I, about our journey, about love which had all 40 of our guests in tears at some point. Justine walks the walk and talks the talk. She delivers from the heart - her charisma, manner and whole persona is just perfect for the job she does. Funny, respectful, inclusive, quirky - it was just so very "us".
She got our essence and our story and exactly how we wanted the ceremony to be (actually no - she superseded all expectations - it was beyond anything we had ever imagined). She is immensely likeable - one of those women you totally respect and just want to kick your heels off with at the end of the day and have a glass of wine with. She's fun. Personable. Real. The total opposite of our experience at the registry office - something I am so glad we separated out (we wouldn't have been able to be outside at our venue for one!)
Simply put, Justine made our day. Yes the setting, the dresses, the food, the fizz, family and friends were all great, but over a month later it's still Justine and "that service" that everyone is STILL talking about..."
Robin Hood Crematorium | August 2018
Just wanted to thank you on behalf of my Mother and indeed all of those who were present for the "Celebration of Life" service you delivered in memory of Terence Hunt.
You had a wonderful calming effect and spoke of the deceased as if you had known him all of your life.
Steve, Thank you so much for your very kind words - it really means a lot to me that you and the family felt comforted by Terry's service. It was truly my privilege to be entrusted with his memory and give him a fitting farewell. I only wish I had met him - he sounded a very special man.
With my warmest regards to you all - Justine
Crematorium | August 2016
I was just sorting my emails and realised that I hadn't sent the email to you that I intended.
I just wanted to say that the service that you did for Mom was beautiful. We had so many positive comments and even though I knew that you hadn't actually met Mom, I never would have guessed. Your delivery was perfect and so compassionate.
Obviously life has to go on without her, but I think that the final act of arranging such a lovely funeral gives me even more happy memories to recall when I am missing her.
Please accept my heartfelt thanks.
Crematorium | September 2016
Firstly apologies for not sending you a message before now, we have been coming to terms with the situation which has been hard. Losing both Margaret & Robert within 9 months and in distressing circumstances is very difficult to accept. I don't think I'd started to grieve for mom until after the service as there were so many things to sort in the two weeks that kept me so busy.
We can't thank you enough (again!!) for the wonderful service you provided for Margaret, your words really got across the lovely caring lady she was. Afterwards everyone was commenting on how well you put across the service and how proud Margaret would have been to the tribute to her life. You know how much we had valued your skills and you can't imagine how happy we were that you were able to provide the service for Margaret too, if Rob is up there looking down he would have been delighted!!!! Margaret and Robert were wonderful parents and we couldn't have wished for a better service than what you provided.
If ever you needed a recommendation we would be more than happy to share our thoughts with others, as you really do have a personality that warms to everyone.
Thanks again Justine you certainly turned very difficult days for us into lovely memories.
Happy Celebranting going forward......
Crematorium | May 2016
I cannot thank you enough on behalf of all family and friends for such a beautiful celebration of Stan's life. Everyone, without exception, kept saying "how can you enjoy a funeral so much?". Your story-telling throughout and the poem at Westall were so eloquently delivered - that is how everyone saw it - a story of Stan's life - for which we say a Huge Thank you.
It was such a shame you could not come to the Buffet, because the stories from family and friends kept rolling on, many not heard before and there was much laughter - exactly what Stan would have wanted.
You were a big hit Justine - Stan would have loved you.
West Midlands | October 2014
Now that we have had chance to regroup a little after the emotion and upheaval of the last couple of weeks, we wanted to let you know just how VERY much we appreciated the way in which you led the Service to commemorate Kathleen’s life, through to her committal. Everyone we spoke to outside the Chapel and then at the reception afterwards expressed their appreciation of the Service and the way in which it was conducted. You struck all the right chords and left everyone feeling that they had attended something not only very relevant but also a tribute that we could share in giving Kathleen a loving and very respectful farewell.
For those of us most affected by the sense of personal loss, we were able to reconcile much of this through your words, reassurances and the sensitive way in which you spoke not only of Kathleen but of the ways in which we will remember her.
Thank you for all of this and for the tremendous support that you gave to Christine and myself from the moment we first met until we parted at the Crematorium. It has meant a great deal to both of us.
I hope we might meet again, hopefully in happier circumstances
Home ceremony - Worcestershire | July 0013
I just wanted to say thank you to you, once again for a beautiful renewal of vows service on Sunday. Simon was completely surprised and quite emotional about it all, and I am so pleased that you were part of this wonderful surprise for him.
I would have no hesitation in recommending you at all. I also wanted to send you this photo - what I love about it, is that you look just as excited about it all as we did !
Cathorpe Manor | July 2014
From the very first meeting, I knew that Justine was the person to conduct our wedding ceremony. She was so friendly and smiley, listened superbly and by the second meeting – seemed to have known us forever.
Communication was always quick and easy and Justine left us plenty of time to read and edit the wording for our special day. I had absolutely no doubts in the lead up to our wedding that it would be a lovely ceremony and it was so much more than that. Justine conducted it beautifully; she shared some special moments in our relationship, made the guests laugh, smile and even cry.
We opted for a candle ceremony which was equally beautiful – especially as Justine had incorporated aspects from our Indian ceremony which she had attended in the morning.
I am so glad we chose Justine to be our Celebrant and my husband and I still talk about our ceremony a year on. Thank you for being flexible, caring and very in tune with our personalities. You were fabulous!
Ansty Manor | August 2013
Eamonn and myself just wanted to say a really heartfelt thank you for being our Celebrant and making our Wedding Ceremony so meaningful.
We felt right from the start that you listened and understood the things that were most important to us, but we were still blown away by how personal you made our ceremony, picking up on the nuances of our relationship and tailoring all of the pieces to create a perfect service. All of our guests commented on our Candle Ceremony, where we included our parents and children in lighting the candles, symbolic of family unity.
We had so many comments about how beautiful the service was. Thank you so much, Justine, for giving our special day the WOW factor!
Warwick Castle | April 2015
We were very lucky to find Justine. She not only did a wonderful service for our wedding but made us feel so looked after. The service reflected everything we wanted - personal, sincere, professional and beautifully crafted. We also had to call upon Justine within a week of our wedding and she helped us through a much sadder occasion - my mother's funeral.
She helped us so much.
Warwick House | July 2016
Justine was an amazing contribution to our wedding day. We live in Dubai but got married
in our home town which was a bit of a logistical nightmare. Justine however made the whole ceremony process so much easier. Always available for Skype meetings and replied to our emails super fast. Justine created a first draft ceremony for us and to be honest there were no changes from then, she got us and knew exactly what we wanted to say!”
Alcott Weddings | September 0016
“Justine (Just Celebrations) created the perfect ceremony for us, we went for a hand fasting
with a drink mixing toast at the end with more humour and crowd participation than I think
most celebrants would be used to at a wedding, but Justine was completely unfazed and
executed this perfectly (even joining in with the trying on of our gladiator armour helmet)!
Her advice throughout has been second to none and I honestly could not recommend using
Villa del Balbienello, Lake Como, Italy | June 2016
“The most important part of our day. This unique option blew us and our guests away. A
ceremony with a difference and personal to us. Justine’s professional, caring, fun and
friendly manner filled us with confidence that this unknown option was the way to go. The
time spent going that extra mile to learn about us, perfecting the script for the day, adding
extra detailed moments, putting our lives into such a fun, vibrant, heart warming script that
lit us up with love and laughter.”
Mrs Yvette George (Folley)
Hampton Manor | September 2017
It was an absolute pleasure to meet Justine! She did an amazing job officiating our wedding ceremony; all of our guests raved about how wonderful the ceremony was. Justine was perfect throughout and really helped us to make sure the ceremony was unique to us.
Alcott Weddings | July 2017
What can we say... Justine, you really have been completely amazing.
On a windy day, in the middle of a field, we went up to speak to Justine, not fully knowing how important she would become to us. After speaking with her for a matter of minutes, we knew that there was no one else we wanted to marry us. We emailed her on our way home making sure to book her in for our wedding day.
Throughout the following months, we were sent some emails with some fun and friendly questions as a way for Justine to be able to get to know us more. We met up with her for lunch and it felt like we had already known her a lifetime. 2-hours, some cheese sandwiches and many laughs later- she had come up with the most amazing service we could have dreamed of. Our friends and family had all been written into the ceremony and our lives together were captured perfectly. Following our lunch-date, Justine typed up our ceremony. Opening this together was a good idea as we couldnt get through the first 2 lines without one of us having a cry.
We couldn't have asked for a more perfect ceremony- so many of our friends and family have said it was the most personal and emotional service they have been to. What Justine has done for us will stay in our hearts forever and we feel that at that wedding fayre, not only did we meet our celebrant but we met a friend.
From the bottom of our hearts and from our friends and families too- thank you for giving us the most special gift anyone could give us on our wedding day.
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