Hello and welcome ! I’m delighted you’ve found this page and you’re interested in Humanist weddings.
This is such an exciting time in Northern Ireland for couples choosing to get married here, and to do so in their own way, in a meaningful ceremony that is unique and designed around you reflecting your interests, your style and your personality.
Here is where the magic begins! I can pronounce you, announce you, introduce you, and include whatever else you and your family and friends would like! If guests don’t "get it" before the ceremony, they totally will by the end – guaranteed. That's why humanist weddings are becoming more and more popular.
I'll admit that I am an old romantic at heart.
As a humanist I firmly believe that we should make the most of the life we have. Humanism is an approach to life that places people as central and it is our relationships with them that gives life meaning. What better way to express this than a wedding surrounded by the people who you love and who love you?
I will create a bespoke wedding that reflects you as a couple - whether it's traditional or totally quirky. Each ceremony is as as unique as you as a couple.
I am an accredited Humanists UK celebrant, and that means a wedding performed by me is legally recognised (and from February 2020 same sex marriages will be legally recognised too).
Every couple is different and every relationship is unique so your wedding ceremony should be too. I would like to create a happy day for you without hassle. I can also help you to handle tricky planning conversations if they arise as I have a background as a mediator and facilitator!
It is really important to get to know you so that we can share your ideas for the weddings. You will have ownership of your wedding, but I will be there to guide you through the process and to help you think through what will be most helpful in designing your perfect day.
As your celebrant, we can work in partnership so that I know that I am creating exactly what you want in a way that feels relaxed and enjoyable for you. I do all of the hard work so that you don't have to. Wedding vows are often the highlight of the ceremony and I can help with that too and give you some tasks that provide an opportunity for you to take time to think about what is really important and the reasons you and your partner have decided to marry. A day that has time for exploring love and celebration is a good one as far as I am concerned.
I’m always happy to meet up for a drink and an informal chat about your plans before booking. I look forward to hearing from you.
A humanist wedding day is a non-religious celebration that reflects the hopes and dreams you have as a couple for your future together, and incorporates the words and rituals that are just right for you.
You choose how you would like your wedding ceremony to be,
and Janni at Happy Days will work with you to create your happy day.
Marking big events in our lives gives us an opportunity to celebrate the uniqueness of ourselves and those we love the most.
Your Humanist celebration is created with you in mind, to enjoy, and to make it a day you will cherish and always remember.
No two relationships are the same and no two ceremonies will be either.
It's all about you! My mission is to create your ceremony just how you like it.
I will do my very best to make sure it reflects you as a couple including a little (or as much) about how you met, your relationship
and your hopes for the future.
My aim is to make your ceremony
the perfect celebration for both of you
and your family and friends.
I can help you with all of the details of your humanist wedding. As your celebrant, I will assist with the paperwork to take care of the legal bits, and I will write the script for your review. I am delighted to help you pick your music and readings (or to step back and let you choose everything). I want you to enjoy every moment without hassle, so that you are free to enjoy every moment of your happy day!
Since Summer 2018 humanist weddings are now legal in Northern Ireland. If you are choosing to marry in a licensed wedding venue then you can be among the first couples to have a legally recognised humanist wedding ceremony in Northern Ireland.
Getting married outside or in a unique venue and not sure how it will work? Get in touch!
A day spent thinking about weddings is a happy day in my opinion. I would love to hear about your ideas and share some of my own.
Why not arrange a face to face meeting with me I am based in Belfast, County Antrim and I am happy to travel to wherever you are in Northern Ireland (or let's have a Skype or FaceTime call if you prefer).
There's no charge and no obligation.
In essence, humanist weddings are all about the couple and whatever is important to you and your loved ones. I love my job as a Celebrant and helping to make your dreams a reality.