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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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Full Description
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.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Jane Blackman
Congratulations on your forthcoming wedding! If you're looking for a Wedding Celebrant to create and lead a beautiful, bespoke, truly memorable, non-religious ceremony - at the heart of your day - 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 any questions you might have about arranging a celebrant-led wedding ceremony. Please feel free to get in touch without any obligation.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2014
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
1
Reviews
(19)
katie Nokes and Barret Ganji
Wedding: 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 keep the u
Rebecca Large
Wedding: 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 (including our sense of humour) into a touching, personal, funny ceremony and it was so much more than we could have ever hoped for. She made the process really easy and worked with us every step of the way until we were 100% happy with everything. We had so many comments after the ceremony from our guests about how it had been the best ceremony they had ever attended given that it was so personalised and everyone came out feeling that they knew us even better. I cannot recommend Jane enough and I hope to see her at future family celebrations as I shall be putting her forward for all weddings, baby namings etc :)
Ross & Lindsay
Wedding: August 2018
November 2018
The ceremony was just perfect
Dear Jane Thanks again for being so involved in our wedding - we had a fantastic day!! The ceremony was just perfect - and everybody there commented how lovely and personal it was!
Steve & Becky
Wedding: August 2018
November 2018
The whole service was perfect!
We both wanted to send you a quick message to thank you so much for all your efforts and for being so organised in the build-up to the day, as well as being extra helpful on the actual day itself. Working with you was so easy; you were so prompt, organised and polite which we really appreciated and made us felt at ease – we knew we’d found the perfect celebrant! We loved the ceremony - and the your delivery throughout the whole service was perfect! Everyone commented on the ceremony and we feel so fortunate that you were there. Thank you ever so much! We would thoroughly recommend you and one day I hope our paths cross again.
Andy & Rosie
Wedding: August 2018
November 2018
We enjoyed every second - it was truly magical!
We can not fault Jane's service to us as a celebrant. My husband and I knew we didn't a religious ceremony but were a little skeptical about Humanist ceremonies as we had never been to one. We spoke to a few different celebrants before deciding on Jane. Her professionalism, warmth and genuine love of what she does came across immediately and we knew straight away we wanted her to marry us. From then, we just felt so happy and reassured that the ceremony would be fantastic, and it was! Jane's communication with us was exceptional and the words she wrote for our special day was spot on. I was incredibly nervous but as soon as I saw Jane beaming with my husband to be, I relaxed and enjoyed every second. It was truly magical and the amount of positive feedback we had from our friends and family was huge. So many comments that it was the most touching, personal and most heart-felt ceremony they had ever been to! Thank you Jane!
Gina & Lloyd
Wedding: August 2018
November 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 chilled during it. We are so so happy that we were recommended you. You made the planning process enjoyable from start to finish. You are so warm and welcoming, and we felt like we had known you forever. At the rehearsal and during the ceremony you made us feel totally at ease. It was fun, engaging, but also romantic and heartfelt. I don't think there was a single person at the ceremony who didn't comment on how lovely it was, saying that it was the best they'd ever been to. We are so happy to have met you Jane and have you part of our day. Thank you so much, it was perfect!!
Location & Contact Details

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Rustington, West Sussex

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Press & Awards
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Accreditations / Associations (1)

Humanists UK

Industry Awards (4)

The Wedding Industry Awards National WINNER 2020 (Celebrant Of The Year)
The Wedding Industry Awards National HIGHLY COMMENDED 2019
The Wedding Industry Awards Regional WINNER 2019 (South East)
The Wedding Industry Awards Regional WINNER 2020 (South East)
FAQ
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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.

Being entrusted to lead wedding ceremonies on the most important days of people's lives. Winning the national accolade of 'Celebrant Of The Year 2020' at The Wedding Industry Awards - an awards event based purely on genuine feedback from real couples - an exceptionally proud moment!

What about your business are you most proud of?

1. Initial no obligation phone call or video call - am I the right celebrant for you? 2. Booking deposit taken and booking confirmed in my diary 3. Receipt and booking agreement sent to couple and signed 4. Planning meeting takes place 5. Ceremony is written and 1st draft sent to couple for any adjustments 6. Ceremony is redrafted as necessary and final version agreed and signed off (ideally one month before the wedding date) 7. I attend a rehearsal with the couple - usually sometime during the week leading up to the wedding day 8. 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 9. I lead your wedding ceremony, supporting and guiding you every step of the way!

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

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 personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

Good communication is key - being clear from the start about what will happen when, providing each couple with 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.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

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! I recently had a bride arrive at her outdoor wedding on her horse. The horse stayed to watch the entire ceremony!

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

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

How do you ensure a stress-free wedding?

The exchange of vows - gets me EVERY SINGLE time!

What do you love most about your job?

Warm, approachable, fun, friendly, relaxed

What is your favourite moment at a wedding?

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