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Celebrant Julie Muir holding baby Ella Rose at her Hunter valley baby naming
Baby Namings

I had the pleasure of marrying Hannah + Charlie back in August 2020, so when they asked me to do their daughter Ella Rose’s baby naming at the Hunter Valley Gardens, I was over the moon. I’m officially their CELEBRANT FOR LIFE now!⁠⁠It is not always possible for grandparents to get involved in their grandkids’ […]

Ella Rose’s Hunter Valley Baby Naming

Chapel Ridge Hunter Valley Wedding Venue
Wedding Advice

Hey there, fellow wedding enthusiasts……….Let’s talk about the best Hunter Valley wedding venues, shall we? Holy moly, there are a lot of them which is why you might need to clear your diary, get comfortable and pour yourself a glass of wine before you dive into this comprehensive list. When it comes to the Hunter […]

The Best Hunter Valley Wedding Venues- The Ultimate Guide 2023

Bride and groom on a porch at Willow Tree Estate
Real Weddings

? MELLOW YELLOW ?⁠⁠Are you smiling? Yellow is such a bright and intense colour that it immediately grabs your attention. It invokes strong feelings of happiness and optimism….a great choice for a wedding, and not one that you see often. ⁠⁠I usually attempt to dress tonally, but my options were restricted for this Willow Tree […]

Cathy + Ben’s Elegant Wedding | Willow Tree Estate | Tracey Beveridge

Real Weddings

For their wedding in the Hunter Valley Gardens, Chris planned a romantic proposal for the couple’s 10-year anniversary. Unfortunately, he got a migraine and was too unwell to propose at the zoo ?⁠⁠He had a sleep in the arvo to try and shake it off. Afterward, he jumped into action with his not-too-shabby Plan B……to […]

Sarah + Chris’ Romantic Garden Wedding | Hunter Valley Gardens | Matts Photography

Real Weddings

It poured rain so we poured ourselves into the open-sided wedding platform at Stonehurst Cedar Creek while a string duo kept the mood upbeat ⁠?️⁠⁠Bronwen walked down the aisle in her beautiful boho dress and headpiece to ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’⁠ ?⁠⁠All the couples’ nieces and nephews from the littlest to the eldest were […]

Michael + Brownen’s Rustic Wedding | Stonehurst Cedar Creek | Stories with Mel

Real Weddings

MEET ME HALFWAY⁠ ?James and Angharad got married at Twine Restaurant in August last year when weddings were allowed but international and inter-state travel was banned. Not ideal when you are from New Zealand and all your family lives there, as in Angharad’s case. ⁠⁠Since early in the pandemic, there was a lot of government […]

Ungie + James’ Winter Wedding | Twine Restaurant | Nicole Butler Photography

Real Weddings

This is what a Hunter Valley ELOPEMENT looks like…..BEFORE the ceremony.⁠⁠Rachel and Peter had no guests at their wedding at Spicers Vineyard Estate, so they weren’t constrained by rigid thoughts about how their wedding should be. ⁠Everything they chose to do was intentional and just for themselves. ⁠⁠They got ready together in the same room […]

Rachel + Peter’s Hunter Valley Elopement | Spicers Vineyard Estate | Ben Howland

bride and groom laughing at their wedding at Vinden Wines
Elopements, Real Weddings

At their wedding at Vinden Wines, Jude revealed that ever since first meeting Cheryl, if he ever had a chance to make a wish, for example on his birthday candles, in a temple, at a wishing well or if he saw a shooting star?……he’d always wish for the same thing: to marry Cheryl one day. […]

Cheryl + Jude’s Intimate Elopement | Vinden Wines | Rope + Pulley

Real Weddings

I remember this wedding at Peppers Creek Chapel as one of those days where everything went right: I had the guests hanging off my every word, laughing at my jokes, and reaching for the tissues. Was it me? Or was it them? A bit of both. When I tell people’s love story, I hope that […]

Sarah + Steve | Peppers Creek Chapel | Ben Howland

Real Weddings

MONITUM That’s me saying the monitum at Sarah & Jacson⁠’s Tocal Homestead wedding. That’s the serious part: the legal part taken directly from the legislation. It’s what marriage IS in Australia. It doesn’t really match the rest of my style of writing. It’s a little dense in the wording. But that’s what marriage is and […]

Sarah + Jacson’s Sun-kissed Wedding | Tocal Homestead | Popcorn Photography

Bride and groom sitting and gazing out at the field at Wallalong House
Real Weddings

BACKPACKER LOVE STORY ⁠?⁠As I say on my website, whether you met at the King St Maccas or backpacked overseas, then your story deserves to be told.⁠⁠Liz & Andy’s Wallalong House wedding started with a love story falls into the latter category. Like all couples who meet overseas, their story involves fun and passion, followed […]

Liz + Andy’s Laugh out loud Wedding | Wallalong House | Bryce Noone

newlyweds sharing a kiss
Real Weddings

These cuties got married at Leogate Estate in January 2020, over 18 months ago. I’m finally getting around to posting about their wedding ? Looking at their photos triggered so many memories from the day. Lots of little details came flooding into my mind………. ⁠☔These two ⁠had wanted to get married outside but the rain […]

Stephanie + Troy’s Rainy Day Wedding | Leogate Estate | Waterfield

Real Weddings

LAST MINUTE CHATS⁠⁠I don’t remember Oscar being nervous before the ceremony at Circa 1876. He is a person that carries himself in a way that radiates confidence – others are drawn to him. ⁠⁠We’d had a rehearsal the day before so everyone was calm. There was no frantic running around worrying about what, when, where […]

Jaden + Oscar’s Dreamy Wedding | Circa 1876 | Wildwood Weddings

Real Weddings

FABULOUS FIRST LOOK⁠⁠The BOM radar is a couple’s best friend on their wedding day at Wandin Valley. For Rochelle & Daniel, it was the bearer of bad news ?️?️?️⁠⁠They made the difficult decision to redirect all of their guests to the big barn at the back of the Wandin Estate for their ceremony. Thankfully it […]

Rochelle + Daniel’s ‘All the Feels’ Wedding | Wandin Valley | Rope + Pulley

Real Weddings

ANCHORED CALM⁠Pre-ceremony nerves are totally normal. Expected, even. ⁠Weddings like this one at Voco Kirkton Park can be highly charged emotional events. From societal pressure to family drama. Let’s not even talk about the budget! It’s easy to get overwhelmed. ⁠⁠Just before you walk down the aisle, it’s understandable that your heart beats faster. That’s […]

Chantelle + Sina | Voco Kirkton Park | Jack Chauvel

Real Weddings

MY FAV JMFS WEDDINGS#1 Madi & Jason – Mindaribba House, Tocal Whenever couples tell me their florist is Jade Mcintosh, I get a huge smile on my face. I know instantly they are in good hands and their flowers at their Mindarriba House wedding are going to be just stunning! I respect Jade and her […]

Madi + Jason’s Black Tie Wedding | Mindaribba House | Nat Salloum Photography

Real Weddings

I was up at Bimbadgen Palmers Lane in Pokolbin twice last week for a Friday and Sunday wedding, and I wasn’t remotely mad about it. I’d be happy if I worked there every day of the week. [Hint hint- please put me on your preferred supplier list].⁠⁠It’s amazing how the same location can look completely […]

Liz + Tim’s Classy Wedding | Bimbadgen Palmers Lane, Hunter Valley | Under a Tree House

Real Weddings

WEDDING GLOW⁠This isn’t the kind of glow you get from an expensive moisturiser. No, this glow comes from basking in her lover’s praise at their Woodhouse Wollombi wedding. ⁠ “My dear Susian,⁠⁠You are my best friend, my colleague, my business partner, my inspiration and soon to be, my wife. ⁠⁠You make every day better and […]

Susian + Mark’s Malaysian Wedding | The Woodhouse Wollombi | Red Moose

groom amd bride walking down the aisle while being showered in confetti
Real Weddings

This was arguably one of the most fabulous weddings I’ve ever been a part of.
Liv & Tara’s wedding was a feast for the senses. It was full of vibrant colour and strong emotions- an accurate reflection of the couple themselves!

Tara + Liv’s Colourful Extravaganza Wedding | Adam’s Peak | Lara Hotz

Purple knee-length skirt and white knee-length skirt with floral embroidery
Real Weddings

FIRST GUEST AT BLOCK EIGHT WINERY WEDDING The first guest to arrive at Kim & Charissa’s was Kim’s sister Clare. She had this fabulous handbag that brought a huge smile to my face. I like to think of it as fashion with a purpose. I can’t think of a better fashion statement to make. ⁣ […]

Kim + Charissa’s Music-filled, Love-filled Wedding | Block Eight Winery | Love Creative Lee

Celebrant Julie Muir giggling with the bride and groom
Real Weddings

FANCY WHEELS AT BEN EAN WINERY WEDDING The great thing about hiring a fancy car for your wedding is that you’ll feel like a million dollars when you arrive. ⁠That’s exactly how it was for this wedding.⁠The bonus is that you know it’s going to be immaculate inside. Fiona is confidently bundling her beautiful dress […]

Fiona + Jonathan’s Red Wedding | Ben Ean Winery | Light Heart Wedding

Being a celebrant lights me up inside. My oxytocin goes through the roof knowing that I help people create beautiful and memorable life events.

In a former life, I had a career in sports event management which certainly helps me as a celebrant. I am super organised, have great attention to detail and love creating 'a feel good factor'.

I spend my downtime roller-skating, campaigning for the environment and planning my next adventure. 

I am the whiskey-drinking, yarn-spinning, belly-laughing, ray of sunshine that is all you need to brighten your day and nail your event. 

Hi, I'm Julie. 

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