Julie Rattenbury

Rating
(87 reviews)
 
Service Area
Canberra & surrounding suburbs
Business Hours
By appointment
Phone
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Creating your ceremony should be easy and enjoyable. Contemporary Civil Celebrant-available 7 days a week. Your Ceremony Reflecting The Way You Live & Love.

Hello and Congratulations,

From fun and relaxed to romantic and intimate, traditional, themed, adventurous, quirky, even the quicky - or anything in between. I love all ceremonies and meeting new and wonderful people.

I am happy to provide an initial consultation free of charge to answer any queries you may have. Within reason, I am also happy to travel to you and find couples really appreciate this-especially those with young families or people who work ridiculous amounts of hours.

Service includes

  •  Initial consultation and 2 other meetings at your convenience
  •  As many emails, phone calls as required-including visa application letters
  •  Preparation and lodging of all legal documents & digitally printed certificate
  •  Wedding ceremony resources to guide and inspire you
  • "Walk through"  just prior to your ceremony at location
  •  Use of PA with ipod/pad/phone connectivity & microphones
  •  Signing table & 2 chairs, goblet for wine ceremony and ring cushion
  •  Your Ceremony in a presentation folder as a momento
  •  Reasonable and competitive fees-weekday & registry style rates-please ask.
  •  My heart & Soul, relaxed & happy manner, and, sometimes needed, sense of Humour

 


 


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(87 reviews)
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4 Jun 2021

Due to Bush Fires and COVID this was our fourth attempt to marry. I told Julie we didn't want anything big and she said it could be as simple as we liked. We already had a valid NOIM in place. Julie had us married in about eight days. Julie came to us and we married in our back yard. For an occasion that had already caused so much stress, our wedding wasn't just simple, it was special.

28 May 2021

We couldn't have made a better choice than to go with Julie. She clearly loves what she does, evidence by the thought, care and enthusiasm she brings to each meeting. She guided us through the event and made it so personal to us. I was a bucket of nerves and my husband was totally clueless about what to do before we met Julie. However, from the first meeting Julie gave us the feeling that it was all going to be okay. We wanted a small wedding that was deeply personal and a little bit quirky. She created the most perfect ceremony for us. There wasn't a dry eye in the audience. She helped my husband and I stay calm and happy during the night so we could focus on the love we felt for each other, our friends and our families. Thank you so much Julie!

1 May 2021

Thank you so much Julie for being part of our special day and making it unforgettable. It was such a pleasure to work with you and it was so lovely how you made the whole process stress free and personal and created a very beautiful ceremony that was loved by all. I would highly recommend you and hope to see you again in the future. All the best, Aisling :)

18 Apr 2021

Jules was amazing. We organised a short notice wedding (5 weeks) and Jules was on board with us straight away. She got straight back to us, helped us plan a small and intimate ceremony that was very much our style, and made us both feel super relaxed for what was the best day of both of our lives so far. She made it personal and fun, and we never felt there was an awkward moment. Couldn't have asked for a more perfect celebrant and couldn't recommend her more to anyone looking.

9 Apr 2021

If there is one word that we can describe Julie as, it is phenomenal. From the moment we caught up with her via FaceTime (pandemic times call for digital measures!), to eventually being able to catch up with her face to face to iron out our vows, to the rehearsal the day before, and then finally the wedding day itself, she has been kind, professional, and yes - phenomenal. All of our guests loved her and her energy and the fun creativity that she brought. We feel so privileged to have had her as our celebrant. Julie - thank you so much for making our day so special! We recommend Julie for any couple that want an extremely memorable day in years to come.

27 Mar 2021

Julie was helpful the whole way through our wedding and delivered a beautiful and perfect ceremony that all of our guests commented on. She was AMAZING! Highly recommend and such a lovely person.

26 Mar 2021

Julie made the whole process amazingly easy. She is very very well priced and super friendly to work with. On the day she ensured everything went smoothly and used a classic Joey Tribbiani quote that our guests loved. Would highly recommend Julie.

20 Mar 2021

Julie was our celebrant for our wedding on 20/03/2021. We are so incredibly grateful for Julie who did a fantastic job, helped us understand everything we needed to know, communication was great and prepared us for our big day. Just made everything so easy and memorable. Julie is such a beautiful, kind and considerate soul! I wouldn’t recommend anyone else in assisting you in your big day! Thank you so much Julie for absolutely everything.

6 Mar 2021

We couldn’t have imagined a better celebrant to officiate our wedding! Julie was so lovely and made us both very relaxed both during the lead up to our wedding and on the day! She did all the hard work so we didn’t have to stress about filing paperwork or dealing with the different processes! Julie was a calm and beautiful addition to our wedding and we would 100% recommend her to anyone looking for a celebrant in Canberra! Thank you Julie!!

27 Feb 2021

Julie knows exactly what she's doing! She's amazing and extremely understanding. Over a period of 2 years planning my husband and I changed the venues and dates and so many other things about a million times before our big day and Julie was so understanding and was more than happy to just roll with the flow as they say. Julie is a one in a million and I 100% recommend!!!

20 Feb 2021

Julie was so lovely to have play a key role in us getting married. She encapsulated the two of us so beautifully in our ceremony, really bringing out the tears and the laughter for all there. She made us feel super relaxed leading up to the big day and during it as well.

20 Jun 2020

Julie from the get go was so warm and welcoming and she took the time to get to know us personally. She was very warm and focused on the wedding that we wanted and she created a fun ceremony which included our family. She met with us multiple times to understand us and on the day Julie executed her words more like a friend than a celebrant. She outlined everything for us prior and has so much experience for how the day would flow and gave us so many ideas that we could consider. The whole day was more than we could have asked for and she really made the day about us. Our guests loved Julie and she took the time to get to know our friends and those who were doing a reading. It meant on the day the whole ceremony was so personable! We would highly recommend Julie to anyone looking for a celebrant!

18 Apr 2020

We consider ourselves incredibly lucky to have found Julie to be our celebrant. Throughout the process she was attentive, thoughtful and completely focused on what we wanted as a couple. Well before our wedding Julie made herself available to answer questions and checked in with us to see how we were going with our plans; something that really meant a lot to us. When COVID-19 happened we were understandably upset to learn none of our family or friends could celebrate with us. It was because of Julie that we decided to proceed with the ceremony, knowing that we could still celebrate us in our own way. Julie was incredibly caring and made every effort to make the day as special as possible, really focusing the ceremony around who we are, what we loved most and making us laugh along the way. More than anything, if we were to sum Julie up in one word it would be sincere. She is sincere in everything that she does, from the first meeting to the big day. Thank you Julie!

18 Apr 2020

Julie was very good and she explained everything to us so well. She helped us create a beautiful ceremony at home together. It was just us and our 2 friends and we will have a larger celebration once the restrictions lift. Highly recommend!

28 Mar 2020

Julie was really helpful and anything we needed she did for us. She was across everything for us before we could even ask which took the stress out of the day. Even with the restrictions she was so positive and answered all of our questions which we had many of! She did an excellent job and we would highly recommend to choose Julie as your celebrant.


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