Without a doubt your special event will become an aﬀair to remember and an outstanding success with Julia Cattalini’s polished, gentle, graceful and elegant feminine style which has been honed over many years by her professional career in the fields of media, public relations, beauty and teaching. See Julia’s professional profile.
Funeral & Memorials Celebrant
When you choose Julia Cattalini as the Celebrant, you can be assured that the funeral of your loved one will be conducted with much love and dignity. With her attention to detail, Julia will assist you in creating a beautiful ceremony – planning the service and, if required, can assist with the writing of the eulogy and choice of readings.
Having officiated over a thousand funerals, Julia has had extensive experience in creating ceremonies for people of various nationalities who hold a wide range of cultures and beliefs.
Julia works closely with families to ensure all wishes are met and each ceremony is unique to meet the family’s specific needs. She has conducted funerals in all manner of locations – from chapels to gardens, and even on family farms. If you would like a beloved pet to attend the ceremony too, Julia is more than happy to accommodate this.
Unlike a traditional burial or cremation, a memorial service to honour and celebrate the life of the deceased allows mourners much more flexibility in terms of timing, location and content. It can be held at any time after death, and delivered in whatever location that the family, friends or organisation requesting the memorial deems relevant. Julia has given memorials in gardens, at home, art galleries and parks, including the Place of Reflection in Kings Park, Perth. She has officiated at the placing of ashes at various cemeteries, both here and interstate, and has even flown with the ashes in her care.
Some like to plan their own funeral ahead of time and this is an area where Julia has expertise. She has often spent time with people prior to their deaths, crafting their stories and arranging all the elements of the service to suit their personal wishes.
In addition, Julia’s natural empathy and experience as a funeral celebrant allow her to offer individual and family grief counselling. She can support you through the difficult days that bereavement brings and help you adjust to life without your loved one. Julia’s ceremonies and counselling create a space for remembrance as well as healing and nurturing.
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Julia Cattalini will craft and design a wedding ceremony personally tailored to fulfil your dreams for this special day in your life. Renowned for her attention to detail, Julia has been invited to create ceremonies with love and style for people of all ages.
Julia also specialises in mature age marriages and ceremonies for those of different cultures and beliefs.
Julia would be honoured and privileged to officiate at a same sex marriage.
With her many years of experience, as well as being a Commonwealth Registered Marriage Celebrant, you can feel confident when choosing Julia as your Celebrant.
Celebrant Mentoring & Training
With her vast experience in the funerals sector, Julia is passionate about supporting others in the industry. In addition to becoming a Funeral Celebrant in 2011, Julia has been a funeral attendant, and an arranger/conductor whilst working for a major funeral home. She has officiated at well over a thousand funerals, spanning different cultures, beliefs and circumstances – including having the honour of being invited to officiate at a Requiem Mass with the priest! (Highly unusual.)
It is this wealth of knowledge Julia has gained over many years that has inspired her to offer a mentoring and training service to other celebrants – including guiding them through a ceremony, the order of service, and the expectations of the conductor in both personal presentation and content of ceremony.
Julia Cattalini received the accolade of being nominated for “Extraordinary Woman of the Year” award in 2007 in recognition for her programme and book, written for mature age women, which was designed to illustrate how to age gracefully with the use of appropriate age defying make up.
Julia was commissioned to author and conduct the customer service, personal grooming and presentation programs for staff of major international hotels.
As well as being principal of her own private Beauty School, Julia was a lecturer in Application and Design Make-up for both Tafe and the International school of Beauty Therapy.
Julia’s professional life has been in media and marketing, having been State Manager for YSL Cosmetics and Accessories for over 10 years where she was responsible for major national and international events and in this capacity was a part of a small team of state managers who launched the first “Look Good Feel Better” programme commissioned by the cosmetic industry in support of women undergoing cancer treatment. She was also one of the founding members of the original Information Radio news reading team.
Julia has been a Guest on Channel 7 Today Tonight, and also a guest speaker on various radio station programs, has been a Keynote speaker and mentor. She is also a qualified Grief Counsellor.
Julia, being a Funeral Director I know a lot of celebrants and I had no hesitation in asking you to be our Marriage Celebrant. You made our day more than special. Your care, your grace and even the comforting hand when I got a bit teary haha. You are the best at what you do. Thank you and all our love.