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Last update: November 2023
Based in Hemel Hempstead in the Hertfordshire region of London, Janey Briers Celebrates is an independent wedding celebrant. Janey strives to provide completely personalized ceremonies based on her client's one-of-a-kind love stories, shared memories, and hopes for the future. Whether you’re hosting an intimate celebration in your garden or a large hotel event, this celebrant will create a one-of-a-kind ceremony to suit you.
Janey Briers Celebrates offers couples a consultation, where she will work to get to know them and understand their vision for their ceremony. Janey believes that couples should have complete freedom when it comes to their service, creating vows that are true to them and their beliefs. She is happy for you to include poems, songs, or quotes that are meaningful to you, providing you with a script to approve before the big day. Couples who work with this celebrant can rest assured that she will strive to exceed their expectations and provide them with a service they will never forget.
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Exceptional Celebrant (and person)!!
Thanks for everything, Will & Sam xx
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The Ceremony of my Dreams
She was so enthusiastic throughout the whole process; she wrote our script and was happy to tweak whatever was needed (what with all our D&D and Magic the Gathering nonsense). She made it so personal, weaving in my love of penguins to tell our story through the eyes of penguin soul mates.
She had us all crying and laughing, and my mum (who is very much a traditionalist) was blown away by how wonderful it was.
Janey incorporated hand fasting into our ceremony for me, as I can be spiritual, and was unafraid to learn it and prepare it for us when I brought it up.
She is truly the most wonderful celebrant we could have asked for and made our day so light and so emotional in all the right places.
I adore her and highly recommend her.
Thank you, Janey!!
Beth (and Joe) xxxx
Absolutely amazing and personable!
Her ability to create a personal and emotional ceremony was amazing! She was willing to take time at the very beginning to ensure she understood us as a couple before writing our story and ceremony which suited our personalities. We remember meeting her face-to-face for the very first time at the V&A and she was well prepared with her box of sharpened pencils, ready to reminisce our journey as a couple with us, and furiously scribbled our stories to ensure she had every single detail down (no stones left unturned!). She also made great recommendations and ideas to help guide us through the process, including proof reading our vows! The ceremony turned out perfect and a lot of guests enjoyed it, leaving them both in laughter and tears.
We would like to take this opportunity to really thank Janey for making our ceremony so perfect for us and we cannot recommend her enough to all future couples.
Thank you once again!
Juliana & Kelvin
Made our day
She talked us through the whole process, including sharing her insights on other parts of the wedding process beyond her remit.
After an intensive session she crafted a personal story for the wedding which all of our guests complimented. Fantastic service!
Lovely warm and utterly wonderful
A delight from start to finish
You need Janey for your wedding day
There's a lot that goes into a wedding but it's easy to gloss over the value of the person marrying you on the day. Most of the time you just accept the Registrar's script and think that's all you get.
Janey's role on our day could not be underestimated. Not only is she one of the most personable, likeable and all-round decent people we've met, but she was actively involved in our story - the ups and downs - and did a fantastic job of translating that into a beautiful story that everyone commented on during the day.
We would go further to say that Janey's involvement in our wedding made her more than a supplier - but an integral part of the experience. At future life stages we experience, we can imagine Janey being there.
If you're ever unsure about whether to have a celebrant or not, I would just say that a call with Janey will make you certain it's the right thing to do (and Janey is the right person to do it)
Creating Happy Memories
Janey was fantastic - so happy we booked!!
Janey was personable, friendly and professional in our first call with her and she really put us at ease over the whole process, particularly as she said part of her services would also be to check everything was as it should be before the ceremony (e.g. sound, lighting, placement of chairs etc) - this really put us at ease and that coupled with her friendly demeanour meant she was the right person for us.
We had a couple of zoom calls with Janey where she took notes for our story and then weaved everything together to create a very cleverly written story that formed our ceremony. It was so us, and just the right balance of humour and touching moments. The delivery on the day was fantastic. Janey also sent us a lot of suggestions for readings and would have also helped with our personal vows, had we chosen to do them.
Janey was always very responsive and kept things moving for us, which was very appreciated as we sometimes lost track of things that were with us to review/do.
We had our legal ceremony a couple of days before and we were thinking of just getting a friend to do this ceremony for us - however, we ultimately decided that we wanted a professional who would have the presence to command a large audience. Janey really delivered on this, and we are so glad we decided to have a celebrant and go with Janey.
Very highly recommended - if you're in two minds whether to book Janey - go for it!!
Guests were complimenting her throughout the day
From Tarik at Ivy Leaf Studios (photographer).
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