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Jane Blackman Wedding Celebrant

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Every couple deserves a tailor-made wedding ceremony! Let me tell your individual love story, in a way that's just right for you... I provide personalised non-religious and Humanist weddings.
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I will work with you, to create a wedding ceremony that reflects your journey, your values, your hopes and dreams for the future - and what's important to you as a couple. There is no set script, no rules, no 'must haves' with the ceremonies I create and lead. Inside or in the great outdoors... come rain or shine... where your ceremony takes place is entirely your choice... You do not need to book a licensed venue! Your legal registration can take place prior to your wedding day - cheaply and simply. I offer a no obligation initial phone call, or, if you prefer, a meeting in person, so that you can chat with me, ask questions and decide whether I am the right person to be working with you, to create and conduct your wedding ceremony. By meeting together face to face, (ideally in person but if distance means that's not possible before your big day, then FaceTime or Skype calls work well) I can get to know you both, in the lead up to your wedding celebration. If you decide you would like to book me for your wedding day, I ask for a booking deposit to secure your date in my diary - then your date will not be offered to anyone else. I only take one wedding per day so that any last minute delays or timing changes are no problem. We arrange to meet, to discuss your thoughts and wishes and plan your ceremony. Then I create the first draft, which I send for your approval or any changes you may wish to make. We then 'to and fro' with subsequent drafts, until your ceremony is just as you want it to be . . . I am always very keen to get together for a relaxed rehearsal before your ceremony day - ideally sometime during the week leading up to your big day - so that we meet one final time before your wedding, and you know exactly what to expect when your wedding day finally arrives. Then I'm there with you, well in advance of your ceremony start time, ready to conduct your wedding ceremony - supporting and guiding you every step of the way.

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Name of Wedding Contact: Jane Blackman
Congratulations on your up and coming wedding! If you're looking for a Wedding Celebrant, to lead your beautiful, bespoke, truly memorable, non-religious ceremony, let's chat! Go to my website to find out a little bit more about me, or feel free to call or email, to ask me any questions you might have about having a celebrant-led wedding. Please feel free to get in touch without any obligation. I look forward to hearing from you.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2014
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
1
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katie Nokes and Barret Ganji
Married in November 2018
December 2018
Full of love and light
Jane is amazing she put our service together in 10 days her confidence and passion made for a unbelievable wedding so many wonderful moments and many amazing memories to ...
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Rebecca Large
Married in September 2018
November 2018
Exceeded all expectations
Right from the first time we met Jane we knew that she was perfect for us and our wedding. She listened to what we wanted and our stories and incorporated everything (inc...
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Ruth & Ed
Married in March 2018
December 2018
We literally had the time of our lives!
Dear Jane, We just wanted to say thank you so much, for such a wonderful, beautiful and fulfilled ceremony. We literally had the time of our lives and you set us off on ...
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Gina & Lloyd
Married in September 2018
December 2018
Fun, engaging, but also romantic and heartfelt . . .
Thank you so so much for everything! We have had non stop comments about how lovely the ceremony was. It was everything we had hoped for and we both just felt completely ...
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Lloyd & Louise
Married in April 2018
December 2018
It's safe to say you were a hit!
We both wanted to say a huge thank you for conducting such a beautiful ceremony, for encouraging us to try the Hand Fasting and for just generally making us feel so comfo...
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Louise & Bernie
Married in January 2018
December 2018
The ceremony exceeded our expectations!
We just wanted to drop you a quick e-mail expressing our sincere gratitude to you for being our Wedding Celebrant on Friday. We thought you were absolutely superb, as did...
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Rustington, West Sussex, England

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Accreditations / Associations (1)

Humanists UK

Industry Awards (1)

The Wedding Industry Awards Regional WINNER (South East)
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What is your most memorable wedding?

An outdoor ceremony, in the Kent countryside, on the hottest day of the year, under the biggest tree in the British Isles. Magical!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Warm, approachable, fun, friendly, relaxed

What about your business are you most proud of?

Being entrusted to lead wedding ceremonies on the most important days of people's lives.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Don't leave it to the last minute to find your celebrant - we get booked up way in advance!

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

Being an animal lover, I love having dogs as guests at weddings - and at a wedding I did this year, having a couple's doggie leading them up the aisle, as they were all showered with confetti was a fabulous sight!

Describe your typical process with a couple.

1. Initial no obligation phone call or meeting - am I the right celebrant for you? 2. Draft Agreement sent to couple 3. Booking deposit taken and booking confirmed in my diary 4. Booking agreement signed 5. Planning meeting takes place 6. Ceremony is written and 1st draft sent to couple for any requested adjustments 7. Ceremony is redrafted as necessary and final version agreed and signed off (ideally one month before the wedding date) 8. I attend a rehearsal with the couple - usually sometime during the week leading up to the wedding day 9. I arrive well in advance on the wedding day to chat to anyone playing a part in the ceremony, who may not have been able to attend the rehearsal 10. I lead your wedding ceremony, supporting and guiding you every step of the way!

What is the most unusual thing you’ve been asked to plan?

The involvement of wedding guests in a kazoo orchestra to 'perform' during a ceremony. It was BRILLIANT!

How do you ensure a stress-free wedding?

Good communication is key - being clear from the start about what will happen when, providing the couple a check list and a timeline, and staying in touch as often as the couple wish. A rehearsal is essential in ensuring a stress free ceremony.

What do you love most about your job?

Witnessing one of the most important moments in a couple's journey - telling their unique love story in a way that's just right for them.

What is your favourite moment at a wedding?

The exchange of vows - gets me EVERY SINGLE time!