Jane Blackman

Jane Blackman Weddings & Bespoke Ceremonies

Reviews (13)

 Blackman
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This Celebrant specialises in Weddings This Celebrant specialises in Funerals This Celebrant specialises in Naming Ceremonies This Celebrant specialises in Renewals of Vows
Areas Covered

West Sussex

East Sussex

Surrey

I travel Nationally and Internationally

Specialisms

Wedding celebrations full of warmth, fun and joy - non-religious but all-inclusive, tailor-made ceremonies.

Affiliations

Member of and accredited by, Humanists UK (formerly The British Humanist Association), member and supporter of The Good Funeral Guild

Spoken Languages

English

Special Offers

Special Offers

No price increase for 2019 - now taking bookings for next year (with a few autumn '18 dates still available)

Prices from . . . Ask me for a no obligation quote . . .
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Jane Blackman

Jane Blackman Weddings & Bespoke Ceremonies

Reviews (13) - 5/5

EXPERIENCE

YOUR CEREMONY, JUST THE WAY YOU WANT IT TO BE . . .
Ceremonies should be warm, engaging, unique and memorable events - 'just right' for the people involved. I've created and conducted hundreds of ceremonies: WEDDINGS, FUNERALS, MEMORIALS, VOW RENEWALS, BABY WELCOMING & NAMING CELEBRATIONS. I genuinely LOVE what I do - working alongside couples and families to create and lead occasions that fittingly mark life's milestones and which truly celebrate our precious relationships.
All of the ceremonies I lead, are individually crafted, with sensitivity and a deep appreciation of the people involved - they are all about celebrating the diversity and uniqueness in our human relationships, in our families and in our communities.
I would be delighted to work with you, to provide a tailor-made wedding ceremony . . . an unforgettable baby naming . . . a magical vow-renewal ceremony . . . a genuine thanksgiving and remembrance, for the life of a loved-one . . . or another kind of ceremony, to mark any special occasion - whatever that might be . . .
Do get in touch for an informal, no obligation chat over the phone, or to arrange a get together over coffee to talk through your ideas . . . I'm always happy to answer any questions you might have . . .

CEREMONY STYLE

I offer personal, meaningful, tailor-made ceremonies, delivered with enthusiasm, warmth, and positivity. I am trained and fully accredited, by the organisation, Humanists UK (formerly the British Humanist Association), to lead non-religious and humanist (but absolutely all-inclusive) ceremonies.
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Reviews

Fabulous from day one

Beth Garrod

Wedding at

Dorset House, Bury | September 2018

Jane is just fabulous! We were not at all familiar with Humanism but from our first meeting with Jane we knew that the ceremony would be everythi... Read review.

What a day

Kath Tullett

Wedding at

Clapham and Patching village grounds | September 2018

Jane was amazing, she created the most beautiful unique and personal service for us, we could not be any happier with everything. It was clear fr... Read review.

A speedy wedding!

Lindsay & Ross

Wedding at

West Sussex | August 2018

We had a pretty quick turnaround in terms of organising our wedding - just 8 weeks! Jane was fantastic - she gave us some really helpful suggesti... Read review.

A wonderful wedding ceremony!

rosie

Wedding at

Kingdom, Penshurst | July 2018

I 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 Human... Read review.

Jane was a huge hit!

Louise & Lloyd

Wedding at

Guildhall, Priory Park, Chichester | April 2018

We both wanted to say a huge thank you to Jane for conducting such a beautiful ceremony, for encouraging us to try the handfasting and for just g... Read review.

Thank You

The Havenhand-Beals

Wedding at

Little Oak Farm, Thakeham | July 2018

Thank you Jane for all of your hard work that went into building and delivering our woodland ceremony. The time and effort you went to to really ... Read review.

Unique and Memorable

Carla Vigneswaran

Wedding at

Farbridge | November 2017

Jane made our day so special and we loved working with her from the start to make our ceremony unique and something we will treasure forever. So ... Read review.

Such a special ceremony

Jena & Davy Griffiths

Wedding at

Fitzleroi Barn | June 2018

We want to thank Jane again, for making our wedding ceremony so special. Working with her was a pleasure, from start to finish, and we could not ... Read review.

Absolutely Superb!

Louise & Bernie Streeter

Wedding at

Ockenden Manor | January 2018

Our sincere gratitude to Jane for being our Wedding Celebrant. We thought she was absolutely superb, as did all of our guests. The atmosphere she... Read review.

Best Celebrant Ever!

Caroline Jones

Wedding at

Fitzleroi Barn, Pulborough | June 2018

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 gon... Read review.

The Time Of Our Lives!

Mrs Ruth Flight

Wedding at

Upwaltham Barns | March 2018

We want to thank Jane so much for creating and leading such a wonderful, beautiful and fulfilled ceremony for us. We literally had the time of ou... Read review.

Dave & Ange Wedding

Dave Johnson

Wedding at

Yoghurt Rooms, East Grinstead | May 2018

Jane married Ange and I on Saturday 12th May 2018. We both wanted to say a huge thank you again to you for helping to make our special day even m... Read review.

Perfect celebrant, perfect day

Richard & Laura

Wedding at

Rumbolds Farm, Plaistow | April 2017

We couldn't have been happier with our choice of a humanist ceremony for our wedding and that was because Jane made it perfect for us. From our v... Read review.

Fabulous from day one

Beth Garrod

Dorset House, Bury | September 2018

Jane is just fabulous! We were not at all familiar with Humanism but from our first meeting with Jane we knew that the ceremony would be everything we wanted - and more. Jane gave us the freedom to create our own, personal ceremony, with her guidance and experience proving invaluable. Jane got to know us both very well while we were planning our wedding. She took time to listen to our anecdotes and and understand the story of our family and our relationship. Jane reflected this perfectly in our ceremony which we loved from the first draft. It was brilliant to have 'deadlines' for writing the ceremony and the little jobs such as deciding on the music as time can just run away from you in the lead up to a wedding. The rehearsal was brilliant. Our friends and family who had roles in the ceremony were glad to have a practice run, as were we as it took away some of the nerves on the day. The ceremony itself was more than we could have wished for. Completely unique to us. We had so many guests say that it was the most enjoyable wedding ceremony they have been to and we are so glad we chose Jane and a humanist ceremony.


What Jane says...

Thank you Beth and Jake, for taking the time to write and share such kind words. I’m over the moon knowing how happy you were with everything in the lead up to and on, your big day. What an incredible wedding to be a part of. Thank you for entrusting me with your ceremony! Very best wishes for the future.

What a day

Kath Tullett

Clapham and Patching village grounds | September 2018

Jane was amazing, she created the most beautiful unique and personal service for us, we could not be any happier with everything. It was clear from the start that Jane was the right choice, she is so friendly and knowledgeable. She guided us throughout the putting together of our wedding to the rehearsal and on the day she was simply the best.


What Jane says...

Thank you for the privilege of being involved in your fabulous wedding celebrations Kath and Gav! A true pleasure from the moment I met you, right through to the 'I dos'! It's been wonderful getting to know you both (and your gorgeous little girl) and of course being there to support on your BIG day :)

A speedy wedding!

Lindsay & Ross

West Sussex | August 2018

We had a pretty quick turnaround in terms of organising our wedding - just 8 weeks! Jane was fantastic - she gave us some really helpful suggestions and was really prompt at replying and writing our story. We found Jane very friendly and easy to talk to - it was a pleasure having her as part of our wedding. On the day she was a true professional and delivered a fantastic ceremony! Thanks again, Lindsay & Ross :)


What Jane says...

What a totally fabulous BIG DAY you managed to organise in such a short space of time Lindsay and Ross! So much happiness, fun, laughter and emotion - it was an absolute pleasure being there to assist with your celebrations. Thank you for involving me!

A wonderful wedding ceremony!

rosie

Kingdom, Penshurst | July 2018

I 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!


What Jane says...

You were a joy and a pleasure to get to know - and to create and lead your wedding ceremony was an absolute honour. Huge thanks Rosie and Andy, for choosing me to be your celebrant!

Jane was a huge hit!

Louise & Lloyd

Guildhall, Priory Park, Chichester | April 2018

We both wanted to say a huge thank you to Jane for conducting such a beautiful ceremony, for encouraging us to try the handfasting and for just generally making us feel so comfortable and at ease. We lost count of how many compliments we had from our guests who have said just how much they enjoyed the ceremony, how personal Jane made it and how much they enjoyed listening to the story of our journey! We even had guests asking if Jane was joining us for dinner as they wanted to know more about Humanist ceremonies. It’s safe to say Jane was a hit!
We can’t have wished for a more beautiful day and we can’t thank Jane enough for contributing to it!


What Jane says...

You have been fabulous people to work with and get to know! Thank you for entrusting me with your ceremony on your big day. I wish you both health, happiness and so much love, in your lives ahead.

Thank You

The Havenhand-Beals

Little Oak Farm, Thakeham | July 2018

Thank you Jane for all of your hard work that went into building and delivering our woodland ceremony. The time and effort you went to to really get to know us and provide such a personal ceremony was so appreciated and it really was truly unique. The hand tieing particularly was a highlight and allowed us to involve so many friends which as you understood so clearly, was very important to us. Thank you again.


What Jane says...

What a joyous, wonderful day - and an absolute privilege to play a part in your celebrations. Thank YOU for involving me. Every good wish to you both for the future.

Unique and Memorable

Carla Vigneswaran

Farbridge | November 2017

Jane made our day so special and we loved working with her from the start to make our ceremony unique and something we will treasure forever. So many of our friends and family have commented on how incredible the ceremony was and not just your 'average' wedding. Jane is a natural at what she does and her enthusiasm is infectious. A humanist wedding gives you the ability to make your wedding yours and Jane just adds the extra va va voom!


What Jane says...

Huge thanks for such kind words Carla! I was honoured and delighted to be a part of your big day - thank you for choosing me to be your Celebrant.

Such a special ceremony

Jena & Davy Griffiths

Fitzleroi Barn | June 2018

We want to thank Jane again, for making our wedding ceremony so special. Working with her was a pleasure, from start to finish, and we could not have been more pleased with how everything went on the day!


What Jane says...

The pleasure was mine also, Jena and Davy. Your wedding day was utterly beautiful, and I was so honoured to play a small part. All good wishes to you both for your future as Mr and Mrs . . .

Absolutely Superb!

Louise & Bernie Streeter

Ockenden Manor | January 2018

Our sincere gratitude to Jane for being our Wedding Celebrant. We thought she was absolutely superb, as did all of our guests. The atmosphere she created, the words used, and the messages conveyed were exactly what we had wished for, and the ceremony exceeded our expectations! Warmest thanks to Jane for being integral to the success of our special day and making the whole process very easy and stress free for us.


What Jane says...

An honour to have been asked to lead your wedding celebrations Louise and Bernie - thank you so much for your very kind words and for choosing me to assist you on your big day!

Best Celebrant Ever!

Caroline Jones

Fitzleroi Barn, Pulborough | June 2018

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 Jane's 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 was a key part of that. Thank you, thank you!! We would absolutely hands down recommend Jane, and hope our paths cross again in future!


What Jane says...

Leading your wedding ceremony was a true honour - thank you for choosing me to be your Celebrant - an absolute privilege. Huge congratulations to you Mr and Mrs Jones!

The Time Of Our Lives!

Mrs Ruth Flight

Upwaltham Barns | March 2018

We want to thank Jane so much for creating and leading such a wonderful, beautiful and fulfilled ceremony for us. We literally had the time of our lives and she set us off on our new adventures perfectly!


What Jane says...

Ruth and Ed - you were an absolute pleasure to get to know and it was a privilege, crafting and leading your wedding ceremony. I wish you both every happiness for your future together.

Dave & Ange Wedding

Dave Johnson

Yoghurt Rooms, East Grinstead | May 2018

Jane married Ange and I on Saturday 12th May 2018. We both wanted to say a huge thank you again to you for helping to make our special day even more special. The wedding ceremony was beautiful and brilliant, fun and bonkers and exactly how we wanted it. Everybody loved it and had a great time.

We were so happy at how well the day went, we thought it would be good but how everyone embraced the day and went full on was amazing! All day and evening everyone kept saying to us how fun that was! Judging by all the comments that we have received we think that we are contenders for Wedding of the year/Decade! :-)

Thank you again Jane for your warmth, kindness, fun and generous nature. You were absolutely perfect for us and we were so happy to have you marry us and join us on our very special day!


What Jane says...

Thank you both so much for your kind words. You were such a pleasure to get to know. Telling your unique love story was pure joy! Congratulations and warmest wishes for your future together as Mr and Mrs!

Perfect celebrant, perfect day

Richard & Laura

Rumbolds Farm, Plaistow | April 2017

We couldn't have been happier with our choice of a humanist ceremony for our wedding and that was because Jane made it perfect for us. From our very first meeting, we knew we wanted Jane to write our ceremony and we are so pleased we met her.
Jane worked so hard to write us the most personal ceremony which was both emotional and entertaining. We had so many compliments about the ceremony and we loved all the little touches we were able to include such as the ring warming and ribbon fasting.
Jane was able to provide us with advice and ideas for the ceremony and really listened to what we wanted. We honestly can't praise her enough and would recommend her in a heartbeat! Thank-you so much Jane, hopefully soon we will be able to have a Baby Naming ceremony! Rich & Laura xxx


What Jane says...

Huge thanks Laura and Rich for allowing and trusting me to be involved in your wonderful wedding day. It was a privilege and an honour, not only getting to know you, but creating and leading your ceremony. Pure joy! Here's to a baby naming in the future! Keep in touch.

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Why Choose Jane

Whether it is the celebration of a couple's love and union, the welcoming of a new child or a thanksgiving for the life of a loved one, I will work with you, to create a ceremony that is fitting and bespoke.
All too often, a ceremony is seen as the part of the day to 'get done and out of the way', perhaps before all the fun begins (in the case of a wedding or naming), or before everyone can finally relax. I will provide a ceremony that is at the heart of your event - a friendly, engaging, warm, truly essential and memorable part of the day - a personal celebration that will be talked about for a long time to come for all the right reasons!

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