Weddings by Julia

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As your celebrant you have my assurance and guarantee that you will receive a high standard of professional, sincere and friendly service at all times.

I am here to help you create your personal ceremony, with all the help I can give you through phone calls, emails and meetings. As your Wedding Celebrant, I am passionate about creating the ceremony that YOU want, that fits who YOU are, and share with you this amazing memory of your commitment. As your celebrant you have my assurance and guarantee that you will receive a high standard of professional, sincere and friendly service at all times.

After all, this is YOUR dream, YOUR wedding and my goal is to create for you a truly unique, beautiful and heartfelt ceremony that is as unique as your relationship.

I see my role not just as your celebrant on the day, but taking the journey with you from our very first meeting and working with your ideas in bringing your ‘love story’ to life in a personalised romantic and heartfelt ceremony, that will leave everlasting memories for you and your loved ones.

As a Civil Marriage Celebrant, I offer you various wedding ceremonies from simple to formal. I can provide you with sample ceremonies for you to select or modify to your own taste, or I can guide you in the writing of your own. The most important thing is that you feel relaxed and happy, and confident that I will carry out your wishes.

I simply have a passion for life. That’s why I love being a Marriage Celebrant!


I was born and grew up in Sydney and I am a firm believer in Love & Fate. I went on a holiday to Hayman Island in the Whitsundays in Queensland and met my husband and eventually got married and moved to beautiful Mackay where we set up home. I am a mother to one beautiful son – he is a wonderful human being – there are no words to describe how much I love him. I like to keep fit with Yoga, Pilates and gym work and photography is a passion of mine, as are my dogs who love going to the beach.

Julia Hemmink



You can book your Celebrant at anytime (securing your date and time with a 50% booking fee).  Legal documentation can only be officially lodged from 18 months out, to no less than one month and one day before your wedding day.  Good Celebrants are always booked out in advance and may already have one or two other ceremonies on the same day as you have chosen.  The more time in advance you book your key items (Celebrant, Venue, Reception, Photographer), the more likely you will have your first choice in everything.

Meetings are held here in my office/home at Glenella Mackay.  Last evening appointment is 7pm.  Weekends are also good to meet as they are less frantic, however meeting times are dictated by actual wedding ceremonies on those days.

Depending on your requirements, the normal time frame is half an hour.  Add in one or two readings and a ‘symbolic’ element and the ceremony can pad out to be longer.  If you don’t like standing in front of family and friends for too long, then we create a 20-25 minute ceremony while still being a gorgeous, significant moment for you.  Weddings come in all shapes and sizes, dependent on how you want it to be.  Big or small, long or short, all weddings are significant no matter what the time frame.

Yes, of course!  Preferably on site and within the week prior to the Ceremony.  Granted, if the ceremony is convenient for everyone to get to, then that’s ideal.  If not, we can simply meet where is convenient and run through the placement of people, what to do with the bouquet when it’s time to join hands, how to place on the rings, where the readers will stand.  Just so your photographs on the wedding day don’t show you with a look of shock and confusion. Think a stress-free day. The declaration can be signed at the rehearsal.

Which really means – don’t turn up with a rig full of equipment like you’re about to hold a “Bon Jovi” concert.   My PA system covers the ceremony area well, all the guests can hear clearly and the neighbours won’t be disturbed.  It is a legal requirement for everyone at the ceremony to hear clearly, whether that is for 3 or 300 people, the only way to ensure this is with the PA system.

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