Just wanted to drop you a wee email from myself and Martin to say thank you so much for helping us celebrate on Friday. Martin in partic...
Niki and Dave
A happy couple
Once again a huge thanks. An official card will follow but until then I just wanted to let you know how grateful we are. It was also so ...
Renewal of Vows, Belfast
Martine and Damien
A happy couple
Just want to say again thank you so much for a beautiful memorable ceremony on Saturday. It was perfect and quite emotional. Everyone is...
Lough Erne Resort
Paul and Phil
A happy couple
Thank you so much for the beautiful ceremony, we had lots of lovely comments on how personal and touching the ceremony was. It really re...
Corick House Hotel, Clogher
Lauren and Sean
A happy couple
Thank you very much for all your help and guidance leading up to the ceremony. We have had lots and lots of guests who said it was the m...
Wouldn’t it be great to start your married life with a ceremony that is unique to you? One that really means something to you as a couple and to your families and friends? One where you can set the tone that’s right for you, where you can choose your own words and music and even write your own vows if you wish?
Most wedding ceremonies in Northern Ireland are still held in a church or registry office, but we’re catching up with the US, the UK and Australia and now more services than ever are being held at licensed wedding venues. Conducted by the local registrar, these are ‘off-the-peg’ services provided for all weddings, with the script written by the local council.
Now there’s an alternative.
With Celebrant Services NI you can have your ceremony where, when and however you like – on a boat or a beach, in a marquee or a village hall, in your garden or a romantic castle – you are not limited to venues that are licensed for weddings.
Your bespoke ceremony can involve contributions in many forms from family and friends – readings, poetry, music. You can incorporate beautiful elements such as Hand Fasting, Jumping the Broom or Unity Candles. It can be formal, relaxed, quirky, romantic, whimsical – whatever you wish: your ceremony, your way.
Julie Antonette is an accredited Independent Civil Celebrant, member of the UK Society of Celebrants and the Irish Institute of Celebrants. She will work with you to create your perfect ceremony to leave you with lasting memories of your special day and a beautiful parchment copy of the script as a keepsake.
Julie can also create beautiful, bespoke Renewal of Vows and Baby Naming ceremonies. So why not give her a call on 07877 267180 and see what she can do for you.
Personal Message from the Manager
Name of Wedding Contact: Julie Antonette
Give me a call for more information and inspiration - and I'm very happy to meet for coffee and buns to chat about your wedding ceremony.
Year Business Was Established
# Of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
# Of People In Team
Public Liability Insurance
Press & Awards
Accreditations / Associations (1)
UK Society of Celebrants Accreditation, Irish Institute of Celebrants, Equity
Industry Awards (1)
Women In Business New Business Award
Location & Contact Details
Belfast, Antrim, Northern Ireland
Nearest Motorway & Junction
M1, M2, M3
Nearest Train Station
Belfast City Airport, Belfast International Airport
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What is your most memorable wedding?
A beautiful ceremony in Dubluce Castle for a couple eloping from America. The courtyard is always open to the public and just a few minutes before the couple arrived a bus full of French teenagers arrived on a school trip. They were very excited at the prospect of watching a wedding and formed a 'guard of honour' along the pathway for the bride and groom, and sang a chorus of "Here Comes The Bride".It was a magical moment.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Fun, friendly, professional, quirky, memorable.
What about your business are you most proud of?
No two ceremonies are the same. I provide a personal service and my favourite part of my job is getting to know my wedding clients and working with them to create a unique, bespoke ceremony to be enjoyed and remembered by everyone.
What is your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Preparation, preparation, preparation!
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
The couple's little dog was ring-bearer.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
An informal initial meeting (often over tea and buns!) where I get to know them a little bit. Then I give them some 'homework' - a question sheet to complete that gives me all the information I need and helps them to focus on the content of their ceremony. I can provide suggestions for vows, poems, readings if required. I write the script and send the first draft to my couple, who then 'get their red pen out' and make any changes they want to, so that we get the ceremony perfect. Then we have a rehearsal during the week of the wedding and we're all set for the Big Day.
What is the most unusual thing you’ve been asked to plan?
A full wedding ceremony for just the bride and groom - no guests, just the photographer and me!
How do you ensure a stress-free wedding?
Preparation, preparation, preparation! I get to know my wedding couples so that I know their personalities and can anticipate what might be a stress factor for them and avoid it.
What do you love most about your job?
To me, planning any ceremony is like producing a show. My background is in theatre so I love creating an original script, directing the 'characters' and staging a beautiful event.
What is your favourite moment at a wedding?
I offer my wedding couples a Champagne toast to finish their ceremony and the moment they clink glasses is my favourite time because it's the moment they totally relax and start to party!