I am an experienced, friendly, professional Wedding Celebrant and I write and conduct beautiful 'bespoke' wedding ceremonies, for couples looking to hold their ceremony in the South West of England or the Algarve, Portugal. I work with couples who want the freedom to say ‘I do’ in their own personal style and dream location.

I am approachable and easy to get on with, so whatever your wishes, I can create a ceremony for you that allows you to express your love and dreams for your future together. I can also offer suggestions on unity ceremonies, promises, readings, music and the choreography, so everyone knows where to be and when! My aim is to make the whole process of creating your personal ceremony both enjoyable and relaxed.

At the stunning beach ceremony of Per Martin & Julie, photo courtesy of Married Morenos
I love creating ceremonies that are engaging, moving and heartfelt, I believe that your ceremony should be as unique as your love story and really reflect your personalities. On the day itself I aim to create a real sense of occasion, whilst ensuring that you are confident and happy. So feel relaxed, I will set the pace and guide you gently through, as I am used to conducting ceremonies in a warm, calm and professional way to an audience of family and friends.
We can keep in touch throughout the process and I’m always happy to answer any questions that you may have along the way. I want you to feel at ease, so I will be at your venue with time to have a chat with your wedding co-ordinator and musicians. I also offer a complimentary commemorative certificate to sign, which is great for photographs and a lovely reminder of your day.

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At the lovely lakeside ceremony of Josine and Daniel, photo courtesy of Adriana Morais
About Me
I am an experienced public speaker and professionally trained actress (ArtsEd, London), with a background in wedding planning and a real passion for the Algarve, Portugal. 

I am happily married with two beautiful grown up children and focus solely on ceremony planning now, as it's the part of the day I love the most. My family say that I am at my happiest when I am writing or conducting a ceremony and it's true, they know me well!

I also write and conduct vow renewal and naming ceremonies and I am a member of the ‘Fellowship of Professional Celebrants’.

Mike and Sophie's intimate ceremony, photo courtesy of Ana Parker Photography
Kind Words
It really is a privilege for me to design a special, personal ceremony for a couple and to be part of their wonderful day. I am always very touched by the kind words that I receive both during the planning and after the day, please see more on my 'Kind Words' page.

A ceremony filled with laughter and joy for Padraic & Beth, photo courtesy of Chris Parkinson
"We wanted to say a massive thank you for everything. You made our day so incredibly amazing and I know that the effortless feel was thanks to all the effort and detail you put in. People were blown away by how heartfelt and special the ceremony was."

"You were incredible to work with and we will recommend you to any of our newly engaged Friends :)" Padraic & Beth

The romantic ceremony of Jon and Nikki, photo courtesy of Matt & Lena Photography
"We can't thank you enough Jane! The journey from our first meeting, crafting the ceremony together and finally the ceremony itself, every step is so personal and professional. We loved how you brought our story to life, both romantic and humorous with a beautiful hand blessing. You have such a lovely way with words and our guests commented on what a beautifully written and presented ceremony it was." Nikki & Jon

The relaxed ceremony of Wolfgang & Anica, photo courtesy of Caught Lights Photography - Jane Welch, Portugal Wedding Celebrant
"We want to thank you for the very special moments you have given us during the ceremony! It was amazing, very emotional and just as we wished, WOW! Thinking back still makes us cry" Wolfgang & Anica
The beautiful garden setting for Al & Ashleigh - Jane Welch Celebrant
"We loved everything about it. Thank you so much for facilitating in a very contractual (and funny) agreement at the beginning and then leading such a beautiful ceremony. We both said it was our favourite part of the day. Thank you, thank you!" Loads of love from a very happy Mr. & Mrs Walker  - Al & Ashleigh

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