Soulshine Ceremonies, Celebrant Reviews - Ceremonies for weddings, renewal of vows, handfasting, baby namings and funerals.


These are some of the lovely words people have given me after a special ceremony.

I would like to thank all those who have taken the time to leave me a review.  I couldn’t fit them all on here but each of them mean a lot.  If you are looking for a celebrant then have a look through the reviews and feel free to contact me.  I’d love to hear from you.

Wedding & Handfasting Reviews

Unforgettable Day

“I would highly recommend Juli as a wedding celebrant. She is a lovely combination of being warm, approachable and intuitive, but also efficient and well organised.

After initially meeting us and listening to the type of ceremony we wanted, then sending a more detailed questionnaire, she spent a lot of time crafting a beautiful and very personal ceremony that suited us perfectly. Her attention to detail was really appreciated by us, our friends and family….thank you Juli.”


Very Calming Celebrant

“Thank you so much for Saturday and for all your love and support in the build up to our wedding. So many lovely things have been said about the ceremony we created and you delivered. Not a dry eye in the house. You held the energy beautifully. What a whirlwind a wedding day is!

I want you to know just how much I appreciate all the effort you put in and all the words you found for us. …And your beautiful calm energy and wonderful delivery. You helped me so much. Thank you.”


Care, Attention and Experienced Advice

“We were really grateful for having Juli as our wedding celebrant. Our handfasting ceremony had to be quite specific and she was really accommodating in combining our varied requests and wishes.

The care, attention and experienced advice she gave to us was exemplary and this started from the day we contacted her. She encouragingly kept us on track during the whole process of organising the ceremony, without being overbearing. Having never been married before it was difficult to know what was the right approach to a hand-fasting and she was very honest with us regarding what would work and what wouldn’t. We trusted to her advice and we are glad we did as her suggestions were spot on.

The ceremony itself was amazing and, despite the pressure, we felt very relaxed and calm, mostly down to Juli’s approach and support on the day. She certainly made the day very very special and would highly recommend her for her professionalism and relaxed manner.”


The Best Celebrant For Any Wedding

“Can’t think of a happier, more unique and truly memorable way to spend your special day. Best celebrant for any wedding, offering a truly individual experience with memories to treasure for a lifetime.”


The Happiest Day Of My Life

When people say your wedding is the happiest day of your life, that is absolutely true for me! Having Juli as our celebrant, helped make that possible.
I had complete and utter trust in her and felt at ease as she led us through a beautiful stress-free ceremony.

Juli’s calm, composed and capable manner enabled us to take in all of the love that our 150 guests bestowed on us, a wonderful experience we shall never forget. I would wholeheartedly recommend Juli as our wishes were carried out in the most gorgeous ceremony that exceeded our expectations. It was such a special day that will not only stay with us forever but also with our family and friends who are still buzzing from witnessing our marriage many months later.


Viking Wedding

“My wife and I got married in July of 2018. We had decided the only way for us was to have an authentic as possible Viking wedding. We contacted celebrant Juli Moran and when we told her of our plans she was quite excited at the prospect.

We went through what we wanted – a pagan Viking hand fasting ceremony. Juli listened carefully to what we envisaged. She helped and guided us in making it all happen smoothly and correctly. Her guidance and reassurance helped make it the wedding of the year and a truly memorable experience for everyone. Juli, we can’t thank you enough.”


Baby Naming Reviews

A Truly Memorable Day

I asked Juli if she would perform a naming ceremony for my grandson (8 months old).

It was a truly memorable day. First we met to discuss the words we would like to have in the ceremony. Juli gave us a lot of guidance and support as to the structure of the day, i.e. seating, food, lay out of our garden etc. On the day it rained in the morning, but by lunchtime the sun was shining for the ceremony at 2pm. I was nervous as to how it would go, but the moment Juli arrived with her beaming smile, it put us all at ease. It was a wonderful day. Our friends thought it was such a lovely way to celebrate a new life, and lots wanted to talk to Juli about it. I would recommend it to anyone wanting to celebrate a new life.

So many people today are working in jobs where you can see they are not happy, but you could see Juli really enjoys doing these ceremonies and pours love into them. Thank you Juli for the serenity and love you brought to the day.


Many Thanks To Juli

Many thanks to Juli for her professional and more importantly personable service. Our daughters’ naming ceremony was excellently conducted with some very touching words. Juli was also a massive help when she arrived and started to organise the venue staff and ceremony room for us. Highly recommended and thanks again!

Emma, Chris & their daughter, Jessica

Recommend Without Hesitation

“Juli conducted our baby naming ceremony and I would recommend her without hesitation. Her calm, gentle manner created a lovely warm atmosphere and put everyone at ease. She was helpful in giving inspiration for the ceremony itself and added a blessing to our child. Preparing for the day was easy as she was efficient and very clear in her communication. We are so grateful for Juli’s contribution to our special day that will always be remembered by our family and friends.”

Carrie, Patrick & their son, William

Funeral Reviews

Thank You

“I want to thank you on behalf of all our family for the beautiful service you carried out for our dear father. The kindness and compassion you showed was greatly appreciated and we have had so many comments saying what a lovely and fitting send off it was for Dad. Thank you so much”

Michele, for her father

Appreciated Juli’s Assistance And Support

After the death of my 21 year old daughter, planning a Eulogy befitting to her short but energetic and enthusiastic life, seemed impossible for myself and her older sister.

We talked this over with Juli who prompted us to take a visit down memory lane, and we recalled happier times and realised Helena’s many talents and humour! It was then possible to write the Eulogy which on the day of her funeral, was not only a fitting tribute to her, but a comfort to us and the mourners, as even a little laughter occurred.

We really appreciated Juli’s assistance and support at such a difficult time in our lives.

Dawn, for her daughter

I Found Juli To be a Sensitive, Caring And Loving Celebrant

“I found Juli to be a sensitive, caring and loving celebrant who spent a lot time with me to get it right and guide me through just how I wanted the ceremony to be.

This was important to me as I knew my partner Fred would have wanted it to be a warm loving send off, which indeed it was- thanks to Juli’s brilliant planning and organisational skills.

Juli was able to guide me through all the different aspects of the day that I hadn’t even considered. This was done in a gentle and very sensitive manner, guiding me in the right direction on certain aspects of it all like timings, music and the way it would all unfold.

I was pleased that she went out of her way to go and visit the crematorium where the funeral was to be held and introduced herself to the manager there. This meant a lot to me as she was then able to let me know about the practicalities of the venue. During the funeral Juli was very professional and made sure that I was ok on every level which was fantastic.

Afterwards, during the memorial service, I found myself feeling very overwhelmed which she instantly picked up on. She came over to me and took me somewhere quiet, brought me tea and biscuits which helped me to feel better.

Many people commented on what an amazing, loving and uplifting day it was, considering it was a funeral. They also said when their time came….they would wish for a funeral like this….”

Suzanne, for her partner

Thanks For All You Did

“Thank you so much for your help and guidance today. I really appreciated it. We all knew it would be difficult to say a final farewell but I felt that, because all the family participated, there was a lot of love and humour and my mum would have really enjoyed her “send off”. So thanks once again for all you did for us to help make the day joyful.”

Wendy, for her mother

Juli Guided Us With Her Very Special Mix Of Intuition, Compassion And Professionalism

“Losing someone close to you is the hardest thing many of us will ever have to face. When we lost our very dear and much loved Mum earlier this year we were devastated and faced with a minefield of emotions, questions and practicalities. We knew we didn’t want to go down the conventional route of putting arrangements in the hands of a funeral director – but we also hadn’t been in this situation before and definitely didn’t have a clear plan. Googling ‘funeral celebrants’ I came across Juli’s website. From the day I spoke to her on the phone, it was as if someone had put an arm around my shoulders and shared the stress and the emotion. Despite our immense sadness, I knew how lucky my family and I were that our paths had crossed.

Juli guided us with her very special mix of intuition, compassion and professionalism. She listened, understood, and was sensitive and respectful of our wishes. She wasn’t phased by some of our more ‘unconventional’ ideas, and added her own creative suggestions. She encouraged us to be as involved in the delivery of the service as we felt able, but was there to take over when we weren’t. It very quickly felt like we had known her for years, but also that she understood us and the special spirit of our Mum.

On the day of the celebration of our Mum’s life, Juli’s calm, warm and thoughtful approach steered us through. She was organised, prepared, and had thought through every detail – from a packet of tissues, to printing out the eulogy in large print for my brother – how did she know he was going to forget his glasses?! She met and greeted our family and friends as if they were her own. Juli delivered our carefully crafted words with sensitivity, kindness and warmth.

What we created together was a day that repeatedly people are still telling us was “full of love”, ”very special” and “unlike any other funeral”. For us it was a fitting tribute to the life of our wonderful Mum – one that was unique and tailored to her and to us, and we know we couldn’t have done that without Juli.

As a very affirming testimonial – one of our aunts was overheard telling Juli that she “is now the official family celebrant”. But for us Juli went far beyond the role of celebrant, to one which guided us spiritually and practically with immense empathy and kindness – thank you.”

Tim & Jane, for their mother