Jane Blackman Weddings

      Unique, warm, relaxed ceremonies. . .

at the heart of your wedding day         

Don't just take my word for it. . . here's what couples have said about the wedding ceremonies I've created for them...

(I've even been thanked by biscuit!)

"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!!" (Gina and Lloyd)

"A huge thank you for making our wedding day so special.  We have had so many comments about how brilliant you were and also so many people said to me afterwards that it was the most personal, enjoyable wedding service they have attended; and that they all came away feeling as though they knew us so much better - and that was exactly what we wanted.  We knew as soon as we met you that you were the perfect lady for the job and now we are a little sad that it is all over. We will be recommending you for everyone's upcoming celebrations and my family think you're brilliant, so I'm sure you will be a regular at our future celebrations!" (Mark and Becky)

“We just wanted to drop you a note to say a massive thank you for taking our wedding ceremony. It was such an incredible part of the day and more special than we ever could have imagined. Everyone commented on what an amazing, personal, humorous and welcoming ceremony it was. Thank you so much for all your work in advance, for your guidance and delivery of the ceremony. We are both so glad we opted for a Humanist ceremony!” (James & Emma)

“We had an absolutely amazing day, the best of our lives! It was perfect from start to finish. Literally everyone commented on how special, personal and different the ceremony was, compared to a normal church or civil ceremony! We will certainly be highly recommending your services to anyone looking for a ceremony of any sort.” (Tom and Lyndsay)

“We both wanted to thank you so much for the incredibly skillful way you conducted our wedding ceremony. We were so thrilled with how it went. Many of our guests also commented on how good they thought you were in the role and how beautiful the ceremony had been. We loved the way it felt so special but also informal and that was at least partly to do with the way you prepared everyone before hand (including us!). As always, you were so containing and supportive and really helped us through the nerves (and tears!).” (Laura & Claire)

“It was a magical day, and so many people commented on how perfect and thought-provoking the ceremony was . . . And your delivery of the ceremony and of our words was just right. It really was the very best day of our lives. Thank you.”  (Emma & David)

“Massive thanks to you for everything on our wedding day. We had the most fantastic time and you were integral to making it so enjoyable, memorable and personal. We loved every minute. You got several references in the speeches (my dad and the best man mentioned you!) touching on how personal and lovely the ceremony was – my parents loved it. Thank you again for being our celebrant – we had such a great day.” (Prem & Catherine)

“Thank you so much for such a wonderful wedding ceremony. It was just perfect! So many people commented on both how warm you were and how personal it was. So thank you for making our day amazing!” (Natalie & Stu)

“A MASSIVE thank you for being part of our special day! You kept us both calm and really made us feel so comfortable during the ceremony… so many of our friends commented on how it was one of the best ceremonies they have witnessed.” (Adele & James)

"What an incredible day we had! You were such a big part of the success of our celebration. The efforts you made to bring our ceremony to life was felt by all. We had such fantastic and heartfelt feedback from our loved ones about how much they enjoyed the service. Thany you so very much. You immediately felt like a life-long friend and we are both so thrilled you were with us. Thank you again! (Alexandra & Alexander)

"We just wanted to say thank you so much for doing such a wonderful, beautiful and fun-filled ceremony for us. We literally had the time of our lives and you set us off on our new adventures perfectly!" (Ruth & Ed)

"We just wanted to send a quick message to say a HUGE thank-you for our beautiful ceremony on Saturday! We have had so many compliments on the service saying how lovely it was, how personal and how lovely you were!! We definitely agree and couldn't have asked for more.

We will send a proper card when we're home, but we've had SO many people mention you, we just wanted to thank-you for the most perfect ceremony!" (Laura & Rich)

"We couldn't wait until after our honeymoon to say the biggest thank you for delivering such an amazing ceremony for us! We couldn't have asked for any more...it was perfect! Everyone didn't stop commenting on it throughout the day and it was soooo special for us. I'll email you properly when we are back home, but for now....prosecco before the flight!! Thank you so much again." (Anna & Calum)

"James and I wanted to thank you for making our ceremony, by far, our favourite part of our wedding. It was exactly how we imagined it, but better! We had so much fun with our guests - they loved the service as much as we did. Thank you for also calming my nerves prior to walking down the aisle - it nearly got the better of me! Thank you." (Sarah & James)

"A late but heartfelt thank you for everything you did to make our ceremony the most special part of our day. It was a real joy working with you and we had so many compliments on our beautiful ceremony. We'll treasure the experience of working with you, always. All the best . . . " (Rebecca & Simon)

"It may have been three months ago but we just wanted to say thank you again, for being such a special part of our wedding day. We are so lucky we found you to be our celebrant! You are amazing at what you do - you wrote us such a beautiful ceremony. So many of our guests commented on how lovey you were and how great our ceremony was compared to others! Thanks again and stay in touch!" (Adele & James)

"Thank you for being a part of our special day. We have had so many compliments about our ceremony. Thank you so much for all your help - you really made our wedding day so lovely!" (Simon & Imogen)

"Thank you so much for your help in making our wedding day so special and personal. You have been a pleasure to work with and you have made everything so easy. We are so glad we decided to have a Humanist ceremony - we will treasure your words forever." (Carla & Pirana)

"We don't think there are enough words to explain how much we loved our Humanist ceremony. We had so many comments from guests saying that the personal ceremony was one of the best they'd been to.You were just wonderful - not only on the day, but with all the planning beforehand, and we really feel lucky that we found you to be part of our special day - we will be recommending you to everyone we know!" (Richard & Laura)

"Thank you so much for writing and conductng our wedding ceremony. We so enjoyed it (we couldn't believe how quickly it whizzed by!) and so many of our guests mentioned how personal and special it was to us. You were fantastically patient with us during the process of writing - no matter how long it took us to review and comment each time! It was so comforting to benefit from your experience and calm, both during the rehearsal and on the day itself - we were really glad to have you there!" (Slava & Charlotte)

"Thank you so much for an amazing ceremony. It was exactly how we had hoped it would be and everyone commented on how lovely it was. The time you spent getting to know us made all the difference. It was absolutely perfect, so thank you from the bottom of our hearts." (Caroline & Simon)

"It was a magical day, and so many people commented on how perfect and thought-provoking the ceremony was. There is so much to be said for shaking up the status quo: it makes people think! You did so well to manage those children, and your delivery of the ceremony and of our words was just right. Thank you. We even had someone say, 'I always wondered about my beliefs: now I know I'm a humanist'! Thank you again." (Emma & Mark)

"Thanks so much for yesterday - the ceremony was absolutely fantastic - and every single word meant so much to us both." (Amy & Arron)

"Thank you very much. You made our day! It was magnificent. All of our guests commented on how wonderful you were for us. Thank you so very much - we really enjoyed meeting you and having you a part of our special day." (Tom & Lydia)

"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 all of our guests. The atmosphere you created, the words used, and the messages conveyed were exactly what we had wished for and the ceremony exceeded our expectations! Warmest thanks for being integral to the success of our special day and making the whole process very easy and stress free for us." (Louise & Bernie)

"We just wanted to send you warm greetings at the end of this fantastic year. We are so pleased with how Harriet and James' wedding went, and all it represented for them. You were so calm, friendly and professional in handling the ceremony, complete with our tears (of joy!). The whole thing was simply magical and so well planned; so thoughtful and meaningful to us all. My speech after our meal included the lyric from 'Voyage': "Life is an ocean and love is a boat. In troubled waters it keeps us afloat". Your ceremony skills certainly started their married journey off on a very lovely and special note. Many, many thanks." (Parents/In-laws of Harriet & James)

"Just wanted to drop you an email to say thank you so much for the role you played in our wedding on Saturday. The ceremony was wonderful and was exactly what we had in mind when we started out thinking about this last year. So many people commented on how much they enjoyed the ceremony, and for many of them it was the first Humanist ceremony they had been too.Thank you again for all the work you put into it!" (Grace & David)

"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 you made us feel 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 we hope we cross paths again." (Steve & Becky)

"We wanted to send you a big thank you before we go off on honeymoon tomorrow. The service yesterday was absolutely perfect. Loads of people afterwards said how much they enjoyed it and we certainly did too. Even the things that went wrong (not your fault!) were great - in retrospect we would have planned the bit with the music at the start as it calmed our nerves and got everyone laughing! You took them brilliantly in your stride too.

It's been wonderful getting to know you over the last few months. We wish you the best for everything and hope to see you at another wedding/naming ceremony/something, soon." (Tom & Hattie)

"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 comfortable and at ease. We can’t tell you how many compliments we’ve had from guests who have said just how much they enjoyed the ceremony, how personal you made it and how much everyone enjoyed listening to our journey! We even had guests asking if you were joining us for dinner as they wanted to know more about Humanist Ceremonies. It’s safe to say you were a hit! We can’t have wished for a more beautiful day and can’t thank you enough for contributing to it! (Lloyd & Louise)

"Thank you again for helping make our special day even more special. The ceremony was beautiful and perfect and we couldn't have wished for more.

All our guests loved it!" (Dave & Ange)

Thank you Jane, for performing the most incredible ceremony on our wedding day! We truly loved every moment of it, and feel it could not have gone better. Working together on the ceremony in advance of the wedding was great, and your delivery was flawless. The perfect balance of humour and sweet sentiment that we were after. Our friends and family loved it so much, and have given nothing but incredible feedback. The whole day from start to finish was dreamy, and Jane, you were a key part of that. Thank you, thank you!! We would absolutely hands down recommend you, and hope our paths cross again in future. (Caroline & Owen)

"Just a few lines to thank you most sincerely for the very special, personal wedding service at Fiona and Andrew's wedding at Cowdray House. Your warm personality exuded joy, happiness and humour, resulting in a very memorable service which was meaningful not only to Fiona and Andrew, but to family and friends as well. You are very gifted." (Mother of the Groom)

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