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Julie D. Wirtz, Kauai Officiant/Celebrant

Kapaa , HI

LOCATION

Kapaa, HI US 96746 (map)
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ABOUT US

Aloha! I provide a "do it yourself" approach to creating the type of wedding ceremony you are envisioning. I make this very easy with samples and suggestions. My style is very... Read more
Aloha! I provide a "do it yourself" approach to creating the type of wedding ceremony you are envisioning. I make this very easy with samples and suggestions. My style is very mainstream, non-religious, down-to-earth and simple. I serve all areas of Kauai, including Poipu, Koloa, Lawai, Kalaheo, Lihue, Wailua, Kapaa, Anahola, Moloa'a, Kilauea, Princeville, Hanalei, Haena, Waimea, Kekaha and beyond.

My rates are very affordable as I am not a wedding coordinator or planner. I make it pretty easy to plan your own, with my suggested vendors and locations. If you are planning a very simple, stress free wedding, send me an e-mail and let's talk! Mahalo! Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What officiant services do you provide?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Yes, I usually perform ceremonies in an open air natural setting, yet welcome any non-church indoor setting as well.
What is your attire for the ceremony?
Usually an elegant yet simple long silk dress, or whatever fits in with the style of the ceremony, casual to formal.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
Yes, the couple has complete control over the content of the ceremony.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Yes, I encourage the couple to choose their vows, if not write their own completely.
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
I have pages and pages of material couples can choose from, or they can provide material self created or found anywhere they like.
How long are your ceremonies?
Short ones are 3-5 minutes. Medium ones are 5-7 minutes. Full formal ceremonies are usually 7-20 minutes long, depending on what the couple wants to include, with a procession, mini-ceremonies within the main one, recession, musical interludes, readings, etc.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
No. Some thought toward collaborating and choosing the wording of the ceremony and vows to define what the marriage will mean to the couple is all I require.
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Yes, I'm happy to run through a rehearsal or give some suggestions toward running a rehearsal without me.
Do you supply a sound system?
I don't usually need a sound system for small weddings outdoors, but if there is a large wedding, usually the musicians or DJ can hook me up with a mic and amplify the ceremony for the guests.

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Candace
Wedding:
11/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Julie Wirtz was a wonderful part of our wedding day. I highly recommend her if you are looking for a conscious thinker to officiate your vows. From our first contact with her, she was a wealth of information, from descriptions and photos of the many location options, to a very wide variety of vow samples and ceremony ideas to customize your day. She also met with my husband and I a few days prior to go over the details, most of which we never would have thought of without her, until it was too late. She prepped us on how we would stand, how we would work with the photographer, how to carry and place the rings, what to do with the flowers, and on and on and on. It really helped to eliminate the stress from the actual wedding day. Thank you Julie! Mahalo, Candace & Jon
Julie Wirtz was a wonderful part of our wedding day. I highly recommend her if you are looking for a conscious thinker to Read more...
Julie Wirtz was a wonderful part of our wedding day. I highly recommend her if you are looking for a conscious thinker to officiate your vows. From our first contact with her, she was a wealth of information, from descriptions and photos of the many location options, to a very wide variety of vow samples and ceremony ideas to customize your day. She also met with my husband and I a few days prior to go over the details, most of which we never would have thought of without her, until it was too late. She prepped us on how we would stand, how we would work with the photographer, how to carry and place the rings, what to do with the flowers, and on and on and on. It really helped to eliminate the stress from the actual wedding day. Thank you Julie! Mahalo, Candace & Jon Read less
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heathernloe
Wedding:
10/31/2013
4.8/5.0
Julie did a wonderful job officiating our ceremony. We had a bit of miscommunication early on but she was quick to fix it and I would recommend her if you are looking for a non religious ceremony that is exactly what you want!
Julie did a wonderful job officiating our ceremony. We had a bit of miscommunication early on but she was quick to fix it Read more...
Julie did a wonderful job officiating our ceremony. We had a bit of miscommunication early on but she was quick to fix it and I would recommend her if you are looking for a non religious ceremony that is exactly what you want! Read less
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Courtney
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Julie was our officiant at our ceremony this last week. She was very professional, yet fun and lighthearted to be around! She even took the time to meet up with us a few days before and go over our ceremony. Day of the ceremony, she did an amazing job. We couldn't have asked for a better officiant!
Julie was our officiant at our ceremony this last week. She was very professional, yet fun and lighthearted to be around! Read more...
Julie was our officiant at our ceremony this last week. She was very professional, yet fun and lighthearted to be around! She even took the time to meet up with us a few days before and go over our ceremony. Day of the ceremony, she did an amazing job. We couldn't have asked for a better officiant! Read less
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Julie D. Wirtz, Kauai Officiant/Celebrant responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure participating in your big day!
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Lindsey
Wedding:
7/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Julie was not part of our recent reception in Colorado, but our officiant for our destination wedding on Kaua'i. She was the sweetest, most helpful officiant we could have hoped for! She went above and beyond to help us obtain our license (sitting with us in the office when we thought they'd lost our application) and performed a beautiful, secular ceremony, which perfectly fit our needs and personalities. We were able to hand pick our ceremony from a booklet she provided, which made it even more special. Highly recommended!
Julie was not part of our recent reception in Colorado, but our officiant for our destination wedding on Kaua'i. She was Read more...
Julie was not part of our recent reception in Colorado, but our officiant for our destination wedding on Kaua'i. She was the sweetest, most helpful officiant we could have hoped for! She went above and beyond to help us obtain our license (sitting with us in the office when we thought they'd lost our application) and performed a beautiful, secular ceremony, which perfectly fit our needs and personalities. We were able to hand pick our ceremony from a booklet she provided, which made it even more special. Highly recommended! Read less
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Chelsea
Wedding:
5/5/2012
5.0/5.0
Julie was great to work with for our beach wedding (though I could see her working well for any type of wedding). She was very easy to work with and a big help answering all of my questions. I've never heard of anyone being so
accommodating and flexible on choosing the wedding location - although we'd been planning our wedding for 9 months, we arrived 2 days before our wedding and she showed us some great location options and we picked one out on the spot (thankfully our guest we're flexible too!). She has a great presence/spirit to her that fit in so nicely with the feel of our wedding. Her fee was also very reasonable! I would definitely recommend her to anyone!
Julie was great to work with for our beach wedding (though I could see her working well for any type of wedding). She was Read more...
Julie was great to work with for our beach wedding (though I could see her working well for any type of wedding). She was very easy to work with and a big help answering all of my questions. I've never heard of anyone being so
accommodating and flexible on choosing the wedding location - although we'd been planning our wedding for 9 months, we arrived 2 days before our wedding and she showed us some great location options and we picked one out on the spot (thankfully our guest we're flexible too!). She has a great presence/spirit to her that fit in so nicely with the feel of our wedding. Her fee was also very reasonable! I would definitely recommend her to anyone! Read less
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Dana
Wedding:
3/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Julie was just wonderful from first email to the big day! She knows everything there is to know about getting married on Kauai. She provides sample ceremonies, locations, vendors, and all the logistical details. She met with us when we arrived on the island to go over the details and visit a few potential locations, and she seemed truly and genuinely happy to help and spend time with us - which is a characteristic that is hard to find these days! We felt so comfortable with Julie on our big day - she was reliable and professional but also warm and personal at the same time. We couldn't have asked for more!
Julie was just wonderful from first email to the big day! She knows everything there is to know about getting married on Read more...
Julie was just wonderful from first email to the big day! She knows everything there is to know about getting married on Kauai. She provides sample ceremonies, locations, vendors, and all the logistical details. She met with us when we arrived on the island to go over the details and visit a few potential locations, and she seemed truly and genuinely happy to help and spend time with us - which is a characteristic that is hard to find these days! We felt so comfortable with Julie on our big day - she was reliable and professional but also warm and personal at the same time. We couldn't have asked for more! Read less
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LibbyHeeren
Wedding:
10/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Julie was THE BEST decision we made concerning our Kaua'i wedding. She is a wealth of knowledge, and a very calming force in planning your day. She was personal, sweet, and so flexible. She listened to us and did exactly what we asked. She helped us pick our beach location, and we ended up on the most magical stretch of sand! We had the whole place to ourselves, even on the busiest wedding day of the entire year!

She also had connections with a fantastic photographer named Sam. He turned out to be amazing as well. She recommended the best places to eat, the most romantic spots to visit, and all of her recommendations were spot-on. Julie really made our day so perfect, and we can't say enough good things about her! She even met us at our hotel at 5am to lead us to our sunrise destination. It was pure magic, and I felt so calm and confident with her on our team. Go, Julie!
Julie was THE BEST decision we made concerning our Kaua'i wedding. She is a wealth of knowledge, and a very calming force Read more...
Julie was THE BEST decision we made concerning our Kaua'i wedding. She is a wealth of knowledge, and a very calming force in planning your day. She was personal, sweet, and so flexible. She listened to us and did exactly what we asked. She helped us pick our beach location, and we ended up on the most magical stretch of sand! We had the whole place to ourselves, even on the busiest wedding day of the entire year!

She also had connections with a fantastic photographer named Sam. He turned out to be amazing as well. She recommended the best places to eat, the most romantic spots to visit, and all of her recommendations were spot-on. Julie really made our day so perfect, and we can't say enough good things about her! She even met us at our hotel at 5am to lead us to our sunrise destination. It was pure magic, and I felt so calm and confident with her on our team. Go, Julie! Read less
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progk1
Wedding:
9/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Julie was a joy to work with for our September wedding. She was easy to get a hold of and extremely accomodating. Julie comes strongly recommended.
Julie was a joy to work with for our September wedding. She was easy to get a hold of and extremely accomodating. Julie Read more...
Julie was a joy to work with for our September wedding. She was easy to get a hold of and extremely accomodating. Julie comes strongly recommended. Read less
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