Hello and welcome! I’m delighted you’ve found this page and you’re interested in a humanist wedding.
This is such an exciting time in Northern Ireland for couples choosing to get married here. You can do it in your own way. Together we can create a meaningful ceremony that is totally unique and designed around you as a couple.
Why would you settle for anything less, when you can have a wedding ceremony that reflects your own interests, style and personalities?
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 life is what you make of it, so we might as well enjoy what we do!
Humanism is an approach to life that places people at the centre. It is our relationships that give our life meaning.
What better way to express this than a wedding surrounded by the people we love and who love us?
I will create a bespoke wedding that reflects you as a couple - whether it's traditional or totally quirky.
Each ceremony is created from scratch and will be as unique as you are as a couple.
I am an accredited Humanists UK celebrant, and that means I have been trained to an exceptional level and that my colleagues and I can not only create a really memorable wedding but also one that is legally recognised too.
Love is love and if you have found the partner that you would like to spend the rest of your life with, I would love to help you to create the wedding ceremony of your dreams.
However you choose to celebrate your special day, I would be delighted to help you plan your ceremony. To ensure that it is part of the flow of the day and full of happy memories.
I want to make your ceremony really special, not the boring bit, but something that everyone will remember for all the right reasons.
I said earlier that I believe that we should all make the most of the one life that we have. That's why I have chosen to be a celebrant. It makes me really happy to create a ceremony that people love. I feel really honoured to share in such a special time. I will put every effort into creating the ceremony of your dreams.
This isn't just a job for me, it's a passion.
Thanks for considering me, and if there's something more you would like to know about, don't hesitate to get in touch.
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.
Sometimes planning a wedding can be stressful. I can help with that too. I can help you hold tricky planning conversations like the star you are. Having a background as a mediator and facilitator, gives me loads of experience to make sure that those conversations go well.
Getting to know you is really important so that when I create a wedding script for you it reflects who you are and what you would like.
We can share your ideas for the wedding. You will have ownership of your wedding, and I will be there to guide you through the process. To help you think through what the important bits are and what we should leave out to make sure that we create your perfect day.
A humanist celebration is just what it says, a celebration! Everyone is welcome. It is so important that everyone enjoys the day.
We can work in partnership and create 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. I can help you to create your own vows or I also have a host of really great ones that you can choose from if the idea of creating your own doesn't appeal. Whatever you decide, we can take time to think about what is really important and the reasons you and your partner decided to get married!
A day that has time for exploring love and celebration is a good one as far as I am concerned.
Before Covid struck, I was always really happy to meet up for a drink and an informal chat about your plans before booking. That's not an option just at the moment. Instead we can have a video chat if you fancy it. Whatever way we do it, 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.
Don't settle for mediocre when you can have magic!
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 have been 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.