What Our Clients Say

Rev. Julie with Rebecca & Sebastian
📷: JSO Photos

“Rev. Julie married my husband and I and it could not have been a more perfect ceremony. She worked closely with us to ensure our ceremony was everything we could have ever dreamt of.

She drafted multiple versions for us to choose what we felt best suited our big day. It was important for us to have a memorial candle lighting and Rev. Julie thought of every possible scenario that day from wind, to rain, to the lighters not working and made sure there was a solution for everything in advance. I knew going into planning our ceremony that I would ugly cry the whole time so Rev. Julie recommended adding some humour to the ceremony and she did just that in the most perfect way!

She also went above and beyond by emailing us with check ins and updates on where we should be in the planning process and reminded us when it was time to apply for our marriage license. Unfortunately the day of the ceremony the microphone I had rented did not work but Rev. Julie was able to project her voice to our 150 guests and everyone was able to hear and enjoy the ceremony.

She was very professional and supportive through the entire process.

Thank you so much, Rev. Julie, for all the hard work, time, and love you put into making our ceremony everything we could have ever dreamt of and more!

Accommodating, informative and pleasant to work with! Rev. Julie was an absolute lifesaver for my clients’ wedding and brought passion and expertise to the ceremony.
-Alannah, Pink and White Events

Adam celebrating at his wedding
📷: Hannah Hays Photography

“Rev. Julie made my wedding ceremony absolutely unforgettable. A completely custom experience from beginning to end. And it wasn’t just the things said during the ceremony. She helped get the entire wedding party organized and worked with the dj to make sure everything ran smoothly. Couldn’t have been happier with the results. I highly recommend RiteWords Ceremonies to anyone!”

“My husband and I were lucky enough to have Julie marry us. She is so patient and kind and made us feel very comfortable sharing our emotions and our relationship with her. This made for such a beautiful, personalized ceremony and we couldn’t be happier. She took the time to draft up and redraft the ceremony to our liking and many of our guests commented on how lovely the ceremony was because of her.” -Ashley

“Julie performed our wedding ceremony in June 2022. We were looking for a simple service and when we discussed this with Julie, she was very understanding and met our needs perfectly. She is accommodating to what you want and will also assist if you want to put something together. We are very pleased with her services and highly recommend her. Thanks so much Julie!”

“I could not think of a better way to open our Grand Opening of the Whitestone Public Library and Technology Centre with Julie leading us all with the blessings! Julie led us all with her warm words and did so with professionalism and kindness. Thank you Julie for your contribution to our great day!”

“Thank you so much for the beautiful memorial service for my sister. Your kindness is greatly appreciated.”

“Julie officiated a celebration of life for my daughter and she was amazing at helping us craft a beautiful and fitting ceremony that reflected Cassandra’s uniqueness as a person.

I had asked her to include some level of Indigenous spirituality into the ceremony to reflect Cassandra’s desire to pay homage to some of newly discovered roots and not only did Julie meet that challenge, but she helped us build a beautiful program that was as unique and genuine and Cassandra was as a daughter.

I brought up the ‘feelings’ I wanted to surround the ceremony in and Julie was able to take random thoughts and bring a level of beauty that I didn’t think was possible. Not only did we have a beautiful day for our daughter that left this earth too early, but Julie was a calming and stable presence through the whole process. Julie would always take the time (in her beautifully melodic voice) to reassure me through the process, give me words of hope and guidance every step of the way.

Julie was the consummate professional through the entire experience and I would highly recommend her for your needs. But above all of that, she was an amazing presence and mentor through one of the most difficult events of our lives. I cannot reiterate enough how the entire process was made that much easier knowing I had someone in my corner that would look out for me and get me through the process.

I need to also state how everything Julie said she would do, she did, and her level of attention to detail (numerous drafts of the end to end ceremony, timings etc.) was beyond my expectations. She is one in a million and exceptionally good in this role. She will NOT disappoint you in meeting your needs.


Emily’s and Dave’s beloved Sammy

Rev. Julie is the greatest. She created and led a beautiful memorial ceremony to celebrate the life of my beloved pup, Sammy, who we lost a year ago. Rev. Julie was a pleasure to work with throughout the entire process. She allowed us to be as involved (or not) as we wanted to be. What a lovely way to celebrate the life of my precious angel. I would recommend RiteWords Ceremonies to anyone looking to create a custom life celebration.

Tom’s corporate ceremony for coworkers and clients

“Rev. Julie did a super job officiating over my retirement/leaving my job party.  Her comments were genuine, heartfelt and at times even funny.  She touched upon career highlights/events that everyone in attendance —both clients and internal staff—could relate to, and her delivery was poised, polished and professional.  She made the event truly memorable for all in attendance.  Thank you, Rev. Julie, for a job well done!  I’ll be in touch again when I decide it’s time to move on to Chapter 4 of my career.”

Alana’s sweet Ella

Though we are familiar with ceremony and ritual, we had never done anything formal to say goodbye to one of our beloved fur family. Rev. Julie asked wonderful questions and gave us a simple structure with lots of personal touches that we could really make our own. It was a relief to have her help us find the words to say goodbye.

“We had the inurnment ceremony yesterday. It was emotional and touching. A remembrance and goodbye that was sad and meaningful. The perfect closure. Thank you for all the work and time you put into it. It was just what we needed.

“Having Rev. Julie write my father’s obituary was a real task lifted off me. I wanted it to be beautiful and I knew she’d make it so. Thank you so much.”

“It was a very nice sendoff and I know my dad would be happy with everyone being there at the cemetery telling stories. Thanks again, Julie—I really appreciate everything.” -Charlie

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Ready to discuss your Parry Sound/Muskoka ceremony needs with Rev. Julie?
Call (705) 774-3082 or julie@ritewordsceremonies.com