Celebrant ceremonies for weddings, renewal of vows, handfasting, baby namings and funerals. Celebrant for Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire.


Warmth, empathy and experience you can rely on.

I understand that the day you’re planning, whatever its nature, may be filled with emotion. Perhaps you’re already feeling nervous, overwhelmed, excited, or any combination of these and more.

Bringing my many years of experience, I am able to help you plan and prepare for your ceremony, and be a calming and reassuring presence on the day.

Always professional and organised, and with attention to the finest detail, my goal is to take away any unnecessary stress and worry so that your day can bring everything you hope for.

My Story

Welcome! I’m Juli, and I’m a celebrant who writes and conducts ceremonies for weddings, handfasting’s, vow renewals and naming ceremonies. I cover the Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire area, and trained as a celebrant in 2012. It was an honour for me to recently receive an award. This award acknowledged my professionalism, quality of work and customer service.

This year, I was asked to be the teacher on a wedding celebrant training course, and it gave me great joy to share my knowledge and experience with others. I’ve also had the pleasure of leading workshops, courses and events in a variety of settings, on themes linked closely to my work. These include creative writing, storytelling, confidence building and presentation.

I decided to become a celebrant because I really want people to have the very best for their day and, whatever the occasion, it needs to be just right. This is something that is so important to me. I’m here to listen, guide and support. “Your day, your way” is the motto I work by.

I have a natural openness to different walks of life, and have spent time travelling and meeting all sorts of people along the way. These experiences have helped shape the way I hold space for people, enabling me to have a diverse approach. I work in a way that is creative and adaptive. In other words, not a ‘one size fits all approach’. Each ceremony is entirely different!

I don’t just support people through the beginnings, and highs, of their lives, I am also a celebrant for funerals. I hold qualifications in managing the funeral process, end-of-life care, modern funeral arranging and the grief journey.

I have past experience in lots of areas that I now draw upon to facilitate and conduct ceremonies, and it is such an honour to play a part in all of these memorable and life-affirming occasions.

I believe that calm, honest and reassuring words can help in many occasions. I’ve always wanted to be of help to people when they need it most, an instinct that has given direction to my career ever since.

The start of my journey saw me training as a birth doula, becoming one of the first in the South West of England. This was a role I enjoyed for many years, giving me the privilege of supporting women with care and commitment, as they brought their babies into the world. I later added baby massage and pregnancy yoga to the mix, and continue teaching yoga and relaxation to this day.

As for my home life; I am married and have two children who are now in their 30’s. We live near Shaftesbury, North Dorset. I’ve also lived in Spain, Wales and Herefordshire; all beautiful places. I love being outdoors, especially near the sea, a lake or a river. Show me a waterfall and I’m very happy! I love swimming, cycling and yoga – little and often!

Anyway, that’s enough of me. I’d like to hear about you and how we can start planning your day…

Can I help you?

I believe that everyone deserves for their day to be special. If you’d like to talk to me about how we can create a ceremony that’s right for you and the occasion you’re marking, please call me on 0790 200 8055, or send me a message, to arrange a free consultation.

I’ll be pleased to hear from you.

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Maya Angelou