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Modern Celebrant in the Southwest

Juliette Williams- Juliette by the sea modern celebrant in Dorset and the Southwest

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I am here to guide you through an important chapter in your life’s story.

So, it’s important that you know a bit about my story: my life, my likes and loves, and my values.

I live by the sea in Dorset, on the world-famous Jurassic coast, with my husband Mark and feline friend Odin. Being near water has always been important to me and before the sea I always lived as close as I could to a river. I find it soothing, inspiring, ever-changing and life-affirming.

I have always been told that I write visually, think creatively, smile widely and laugh loudly


Juliette Williams- Juliette by the sea celebrant- Dorset celebrant - modern celebrant southwest
Juliette Williams - Juliette by the sea celebrant - celebrant Dorset - modern celebrant southwest

As a family we love to laugh, cook, dance and be involved in our community. I passionately support local businesses and am part of a group of fabulous friends who work locally in the wedding industry. I love being able to introduce them to you on my page ‘Keeping love local’.

I am blessed with four gorgeous stepsons and a bus full of nieces and nephews, children and young friends.

I also know that I love unconditionally, live unashamedly and relish new experiences and people

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As a celebrant, I draw on a wealth of experience from my professional, as well as my personal, life. I have worked in worldwide events for a major entertainment company (colleagues included Mr & Mrs M. Mouse and a few princesses). I relish public speaking and for many years wrote tours and brochure copy for travel publications.

My working life started at the Victoria and Albert museum in London in the costume department. I love talking wedding outfits! With a Masters degree in the art market, one of my passions is collecting and selling antiques.

All of this is the heart of me, who I am. I use my skills and creativity for all your ceremonies, creating unique moments in time to cherish on your day and forever more.

After all, this is not my story, it is yours.

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Juliette is so much more than a celebrant - she becomes a friend for life! We instantly connected when we met Juliette while planning our wedding back in 2021. She's so warm, generous and authentic, and loves love above all.
It meant the world to us that she crafted such a personal celebration based around our lives, personalities and love story to share with family and friends, rather than a standard service with a registrar who we'd never met before. We met and spoke often in the run-up, so that on the day any nerves melted away and we could just enjoy the special moment all together.
We laughed a lot and cried lots of happy tears! Thank you
We were lucky enough to have Juliette curate and write our ceremony for us after being unexpectedly put on the route of having a celebrant. It was the best thing that could have happened to us as we were able to have a ceremony that encapsulated all of the traditional things that were important to us as well as insert some personal stories, feelings and deeper meaning. It was such an emotional day and we had so many complements on how personal and rich our ceremony was. Juliette is not just a great celebrant, she’s a lovely person with amazing energy. We feel very fortunate that we got to know her! I cannot recommend Juliette enough for your wedding.
Juliette was our celebrant for our wedding this July, she created the most perfect personalised ceremony for me and my Husband, it was just completely us! from the moment we first spoke to Juliette over FaceTime we knew we wanted her to run our ceremony, she was so friendly and welcoming it felt like we had already known her for years. She really took the time to listen to our story and memorised things about us instantly, even the really small things that were important to us she incorporated into our day. It was so nice to have a friendly face telling our story to all of our family and friends she was an absolute dream to work with and i would highly recommend her to anyone and everyone!
You don't always have to look for perfection, sometimes it just lands on your lap! Working with Juliette for our destination wedding was far more than I could have dreamt of. Looking for a venue in England, we stumbled upon her website. Who knew that one click would lead to a ceremony that was 100% us. I was always used to the same ceremonial verbiage wedding after wedding I attended. Through Juliette I learned that the sky is the limit when it comes to making your special day all about your journey. She was kind, personal, flexible and highly motivated to make our ceremony just what we wanted and it was!! I can't give enough stars for the entire experience and thanks to her, I will always look back on our days, but also our fully customized ceremony that will always transport us back to our moment. Thank you for everything!!!

Juliette was kind, sensitive and thoughtful throughout the planning of my father’s funeral. Despite the challenges that the COVID-19 restrictions presented, Juliette gently took time to get to know the man my father was, through considerate communication with us, at a difficult time.

As a result, she delivered a warm and personalised tribute for my father as we said our final farewell to him. Thank you.

– Phillipe Foti –

As people who love the great outdoors it made sense for us to have our daughters naming ceremony in the open air. We didn’t want anything stuffy or formal, just a celebration with family for our little girl and what she represents in the world.

Juliette understood what our girl loved (fairies and horses!) and incorporated those alongside the more adult themes. A relaxed, informal event that welcomed the future for our daughter. Thank you.

– Nina and Mark Rees Howe-Davies and their daughter Frankie –

Juliette is literally the best celebrant you could ask for. She is fun, kind, loving, entertaining and authentic. She is an absolute joy to work with, bringing creativity, sensitivity and plenty of smiles and
laughter. Which is why we have asked her to be our celebrant for our own wedding next year.

– Amy and Eddy –

Juliette Williams, Juliette by the sea, modern wedding celebrant in the southwest of England

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