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JANET SHELL - wedding reviews

H & T November 2023
We can’t thank you enough for the service you delivered. It was just brilliant and exactly the vibe we wanted; relaxed, funny and romantic. It certainly put us both at ease.
She made our day.
Janet was the celebrant at our wedding in November 2023. From the first meeting, which was arranged very quickly, Janet was warm, attentive and above all, understanding of all our needs.
Janet perfectly captured our relationship and delicately addressed the losses we had recently faced with ease.
The service Janet delivered was a true reflection of not just our love but also the love we shared with our guests. It was incredibly personalised and held everyone’s attention. Not to mention very funny in parts!
Janet’s interaction with the guests was wonderful and made everyone feel included.
Janet took time to research and elaborate on things we had mentioned were special to us. She went above and beyond to tailor our ceremony.
We married onboard a boat on the Thames and Janet attended without any fuss or issue. The whole journey with Janet from start to finish was smooth sailing (no pun intended!).
A huge hit with our guests, a warm, caring, understanding and vibrant lady. Janet made our day and we’ll be forever thankful.
We can’t recommend her enough.

N & P
We just wanted to say how lovely it was chatting to you on Sunday evening. You are by far our number one choice after chatting to 3 or 4 other celebrants.

S & C October 2023
Incredible, personal, and so understanding Janet was so kind and flexible during the writing process for our ceremony. We loved her questionnaire used to help create our ceremony, and had so much fun filing it out as it gave us time to reflect and share our genuine thoughts and experiences together as a couple. Throughout the entire experience, she was available if we needed, made adjustments where asked, and overall created an excellent ceremony that flowed so beautifully and allowed us such an incredible space to share our vows and stories with all our friends and family. If we had to do it all over, we would definitely trust Janet to help us again.

B & A September 2023
Fantastic Celebrant Janet was fantastic, she was the perfect person to do our ceremony in the back garden. Janet was very warm, had great vibes (Which we picked up when we first met on video chat) and took everything in her stride (Even the slightly chaotic last minute changes!). She provided us with a few drafts and adapted to every change we made. The ceremony was very in depth, a mix of humorous and emotional, everyone came away enlightened about not only the handfasting and drinking from a Quaich but also us as people. Janet really bought it together very well. Everyone who came commented that they really enjoyed the whole service. Thank you very much!

S & S September 2023
Great celebrant Janet was great. From our first initial call we felt she gave us a great vibe and made us feel very comfortable. From then the communication was good and if we had any queries she gave a prompt response. She wrote a draft ceremony and we could add/ change things right up until the day before. As she hadn’t been to our venue before she went to have a look around and even spoke to the owner so she knew how the day would go. On the day her voice was clear and projected well. Her script was in a folder and looked very professional. She kept our guests engaged walking down the aisle during our reading so they could all hear her. She even added a few funny bits. We chose to have a sand ceremony which she helped us navigate through. Even researching what the colours could signify. Overall, I cannot recommend Janet enough.

D & P September 2023
Extremely intimate and exactly what we wanted From the moment we met Janet at a wedding fair, we clicked and felt extremely at home with her. Janet was welcoming, warm and very approachable for the entire journey. We truly believe that our ceremony was perfect thanks to Janet. We will always have a special place in our hearts for Janet and the beautiful ceremony she helped create for us.

C & M August 2023
You were amazing! Exceptional Myself and my husband found Janet online, all the way from Australia. From the moment we contacted Janet it was a breeze, she was very personable and responsive. I would highly recommend Janet! The delivery of our wedding ceremony was just perfect, sentimental and also humorous… just how we liked it. Janet we thank you so much for making our day!

N & R August 2023
Janet was AMAZING! From start to finish! She really listened to us as a couple & tailored our ceremony to exactly what we wanted. She was always available whenever we needed her & was just all round 10/10!! If we ever renew our vows in the future we will be going to Janet!

Z & G July 2023
Thank you for making the wedding so special. You did a lovely service. It was very moving and exactly what we wanted. I will highly recommend you to anyone. Janet was just the right choice for us, someone who listened and understood what we wanted and gave us some very good suggestions for the ceremony. On the day she made the ceremony a warm, friendly and happy occasion. The Celebrant is such important part of the wedding and we were very happy that we chose her. “Janet was just the right choice for us, someone who listened and understood what we wanted and gave us some very good suggestions for the ceremony”

H & H July 2023
We both think the ceremony sounds wonderful!!! Thank you. The guests LOVED the ceremony!! The Germans realllly appreciated you speaking German. They were taken by surprise as they did not expect this!! Thank you once again for adding this touch to the ceremony!! All said the ceremony was very romantic and touching and reflected us both really well and our love for each other. We heard afterwards that there were quite a few tears!! (happy tears!:) ) we would definitely recommend you. The ceremony was brilliant. “Working together with Janet was wonderful from start to finish! She wrote a lovely ceremony and even coordinated it with the string quartet that we had booked!!! Janet was extremely helpful and got back to any questions we had straight away. She was also very, very organised, which totally helped us in our wedding planning! Thank you Janet, for making make our ceremony so special!”

N & P June 2023
Thanks so much for the beautiful ceremony. I couldn't have wished for better So I called Janet after a few issues with my wedding notice, and all I can say is wow. I was in such a state thinking my ceremony wasn't going to go ahead, and she dealt with me in the most timely and professional manner, that all I can say is my day went more than perfect. Janet took time out of her busy day to make sure we spoke that evening, and she promised me she would make my ceremony amazing. She did more than that. She helped me with my vows, and pushed through a ceremony which normally takes months. Many people commented how perfect my ceremony was and I just want to thank Janet for the most professional service, for easing my anxiety when i was most stressed, and giving me the most perfect day.

J & L November 2022
Janet was in every way professional and made our ceremony truly memorable. It was a lovely ceremony that was personalised perfectly by Janet. Would highly recommend her, couldn’t fault this lovely professional celebrant and have recommended her to others after our ceremony.

S & S November 2022
We loved your ideas and that you have a comfortable aura. You helped us feel very at ease.

C & C 17th September
Just amazing! Janet was a pleasure to have as part of our ceremony. She made us and our guests shed a tear as well as laugh with some comical moments. She put us at ease throughout the whole experience and made us look forward to the ceremony rather than panic. There felt like a lot to do during the planning stages but Janet never pressurised us and gave us a rough timeline to work towards. She was brilliant!

L& F 16 Sept 2022
Just wanted to say a huge thank you again for yesterday. You made our day really special. Janet was fantastic from start to finish. She always offered her support and worked hard to make our day really personal and special

R & K August 2022
Both of us get very anxious and the ceremony was something we both felt would raise the anxiety. We are so happy we chose the lovely Janet shell to do our ceremony. Janet has the most beautiful calming voice and lovely smile. We got to know Janet before the day. Janet checked with us often on all the beautiful readings that she wrote for us to make sure it was perfect. On the day Janet came to each of us for a hello and a little chat and made sure all was ok. We highly recommend Janet Shell. Janet helped make our day perfect.

A & D August 2022
Thank you for the WONDERFUL ceremony that you conducted for us at the Horniman. It was a wonderfully special moment for us and very personally significant and meaningful. We really appreciate it, especially with you stepping in at such short notice. The ceremony text and delivery was perfect! Thank you! We had lots of people telling us that it was the most romantic/best wedding ceremony they'd been to. The event manager for Suzanne James at the Horniman also thought you were fantastic

L&A July
Many thanks Janet for starting off our day in such a lovely way, it was perfect!! We had the best day ever, thank you. I cannot thank you enough though for your working so hard to fix our problem. Lovely of you.

L & M
The ultimate thanks needs to go to the wonderful, amazing Janet Shell. Janet made our day so very special, a day we shall never forget So many people there were in awe of how you presented our celebration. They said it was the best ceremony they had ever been to. As I keep saying, you were fantastic, putting M at ease, and allowed him to go rogue with his vows....a very brave thing for us both to allow. Everything that you do, always shows just how much you get to know the couple, the information you gather, the trouble you went to, keep everyone from being nervous, your infectious smile, that kept us smiling and calm. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. I shall never forget this day, even the cows and dogs joining in.....you helped us create memories that will last with us a lifetime xxxxx

E & T June 2022
You've been very thorough with the whole process! We really appreciate it! Thank you so much and we really appreciate you going above and beyond to make our day special!

K June 22
WOW! This is absolutely lovely, my goodness your listening skills from our first meeting are phenomenal!! I have just read this with such a big smile on my face, I genuinely can't wait for the day now, it has felt completely right and perfect from the very first conversation we had and you have really embodied the special ceremony I wanted for E- THANK YOU!!!

R & A March 2022
We were really happy with our ceremony and it really set us up for the rest of the day. So many of our guests commented on how nice it was to experience a ceremony that's been personalised to the couple and they really enjoyed how Janet delivered it. We can't thank Janet enough for her preparation and support in the lead up to the day. Janet was prompt to respond to our queries and any amends we wanted to make to the ceremony. We would definitely recommend Janet as a wedding celebrant.

P & J October 2022
Thank you so much – we both loved it. J was blown away which was just lovely for me to see. She is so happy. Also the little card you made with the song meant a lot to J because you put the date on it and got it correct. On our wedding day they got the date wrong on the certificate and we had to have a new certificate issued but then that certificate was issued with a date later than our wedding and Jackie was so upset about that so she feels very happy now - like its been fixed. The sunset meant so much to us and it all seemed perfect. It was very special and we loved your song. Thank you for helping us to have a very special occasion. Lots of love from us both Just wanted to thank you for the wonderful handfasting ceremony last night! As you could tell, I was completely in shock, even when it was over. P conducted a masterpiece with his secret planning and it was so appreciated. The ceremony itself, so very special and I heard it was your first time! Brilliant! I can see many more couples wanting this. Thank you.

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All my fees are inclusive of travel, so what you see is what you pay. No hidden extras.

Weddings fee for 2024: £899

Fee for vow renewals: £699

Janet is very happy for fees to be paid by instalments


Contact Janet

Email: janetshell@talktalk.net
Phone: 07730409648

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Vowel renewal
A wedding ceremony

Vowel renewal
A private renewal of vows ceremony

Hand fasting
A hand-fasting ceremony

A happy couple!!

Another happy couple

Yet another happy couple


Catching the groom unawares

The truth is told!

Lifting the groom
Lifting the groom