Hello :) I'm Julia!

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And I'm a wedding officiant! As a humanist celebrant, my biggest goal is to hold space for my couples in a heartfelt and genuine way, allowing them to have a truly memorable and sacred experience.

 

Every ceremony that I write is crafted personally to represent the unique dynamic of each relationship and no one ceremony is the same. I welcome a collaborative approach in the process of crafting my ceremonies, so that my couples are confident that they are getting exactly what they want.

 

I love weaving together elements of nature, ancient traditions, and spirituality, without being too rigid. Whether you call it God, The Universe, Spirit, or feel unclear as to whether or not a higher power exists, my hope is that your ceremony is a beautiful reflection of your unique love story.

 

photo by Christian Fox

My adventures as an officiant all started with Jon and Maegan

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(Jon)
(Maegan)

(me)

Once upon a time, many moons ago, they came to one of my yoga classes. Now, they're two of my greatest friends. And Jon's brother is also now my husband! You could say we are all like family (well, because we are).

 

When Jon and Maegan asked me to marry them a few years ago, of course I said 'YES!' and I basically have never looked back. 

A little bit about me.... 

photo by Taylor Heery

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photo by Elope Outdoors

I have been a "Space-Holder" (as I love to call it) for more than fifteen years, mostly taking shape as a

Yoga and mindfulness teacher. 

I've worked a lot with populations that need extra support, like adults who are incarcerated and teenagers in recovery for substance abuse.

Simply put, I love Humans. I just do.

 

Sharing space with people in such a special sacred moment is something that fills my heart with so much joy and being able to share this passion with others feels like such a gift. 

I am passionate about celebrating love and how it is a force in our lives capable of offering us great healing. For me, a wedding ceremony should embody this truth and should be an experience that leaves you feeling changed for the better.

 

A marriage ceremony, when shared with heartfelt intention, can be moving, funny, and transformative, without feeling sterile or uncomfortably serious.

I use my teaching expereince to start off every ceremony with a moment of intentional mindfulness, helping my couples to find themselves centered, present, and excited for the trajectory of their lives.

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photo by Elope Outdoors