My approach to life is one of kindness, respect, dignity and humour – and the Humanist ceremony offers the chance for a couple to enjoy all these things on the most important of days.
I myself had a Humanist Wedding and was inspired by the fun, personal, dignified and relaxed ceremony that my husband and I experienced.
Likewise, my husband and I had a Naming Ceremony for our wee girl and again found this to be an uplifting, inclusive and beautiful experience.
Based in Glasgow and passionate about what Scotland has to offer, I am delighted to see the ever evolving choice of venues that this wee country provides; from urban gems to lochside retreats, exclusive hotels to one's own back garden. I feel that one of the joys of the Humanist ceremony is that couples can be wed in a place they truly connect to – and with a ceremony that tells their story. The same is true of Baby Namings; in fact my own daughter’s ceremony was held in the family home – in a conservatory filled with rainbow coloured balloons!
I am a self-confessed creative maverick! A diverse background in public relations, events management and performing arts has seen me work in a variety of places from The Scottish Parliament to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe – and perform in, direct and produce theatre and film with renowned creative organisations across the country.
Many arts professionals have numerous strings to their bow and becoming a Celebrant with Fuze has been a natural and hugely rewarding addition to my skill set. Having now conducted over 60 weddings, I feel truly honoured to be offering my support to couples wishing to take the next big step in their lives – and to be a part of the celebration that comes with welcoming a baby into a family.
I am based in Glasgow and happy to cover Ayrshire, Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde, East and West Dunbartonshire, North and South Lanarkshire and the Greater Glasgow area. I will also consider travelling further afield, please enquire to discuss further.
I provide a supportive, personal service that offers a no-pressure approach in terms of the style and content of your Ceremony. Whether you want a very laid back, relaxed and informal Ceremony or one that is very traditional and conventional - or something that combines elements of both - I am here to help you structure things so that you, your partner and your guests have an uplifting and unforgettable experience.
I am friendly, approachable and open minded. I write well structured Ceremonies and deliver them with confidence and a tone appropriate to your day.
“You had everybody so uplifted by the end of our ceremony. Our guests all commented that it was the most beautiful ceremony they have ever witnessed and they are still talking about it weeks later.” Mr and Mrs Bridges
“Janis goes above and beyond to ensure that your ceremony is entirely person centred, that it runs smoothly and that you are able to relax and fully enjoy your special day.. even comes prepared with tissues! Thank you so much Janis for giving us the most perfect ceremony we could ever have imagined.” Mr and Mrs Thomson
“The care and effort that Janis put into getting to know us as a couple simply shone through on the day of our wedding. She is one of the most genuine people we met on our wedding journey and we are so thankful that we found her.” Mr & Mr Reid-Hughes