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 Algarve or the South West of England. I work with couples who want the freedom to say ‘I do’ in their own personal style and dream location.

I am approachable and whatever your wishes, I can create a ceremony with 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.

Wedding Celebrant Algarve
Photo courtesy of photographer Adriana Morais at the lovely wedding of Josine and Daniel
We can keep in touch throughout the process and I’m always happy to answer any questions that you may have along the way. On the day itself, 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.

It is important for you to understand that I am not a registrar, so I can't marry you legally, please have a look at my 'Legalities' page for further information.

Wedding Celebrant Algarve Jane Welch
Photo courtesy of photographer Adriana Morais
About Me
I am an experienced public speaker and professionally trained actress (ArtsEd, London), with a background in wedding and event planning. So feel relaxed, I am used to conducting ceremonies in a warm, calm and professional way to an audience of family and friends.

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’.

Photo courtesy of Basil Al Safar, Bloom Imagery at the beautiful wedding of Jonny and Megan
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.

Photo courtesy of Matt & Lena Photography at the romantic wedding of Jon and Nikki
"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

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I am a member of the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants