Janet Shell Wedding Celebrant

Wedding Celebrant based in North Surrey & covering the South East of England


As a certified wedding celebrant based in North Surrey, Janet Shell will travel throughout the South East to assist you in creating a truly memorable wedding day. Your journey begins with an initial meeting where you will discuss the type of ceremony you envision. You will delve into the structure of your ceremony, your musical preferences and any readings you have in mind.

With a friendly, outgoing, and warm personality, Janet is dedicated to being the perfect guide and support system from the very beginning to the actual ceremony. Deeply spiritual and highly respectful of diverse cultures, she is capable of creating a ceremony that aligns with your desired look and feel, whether you seek a traditional ambiance or a ritual-inspired celebration.

Whether it's your first wedding or one or both of you are entering a new chapter of marriage, your special day should revolve exclusively around you. You may already have a dream venue in mind, ranging from hotels and stately homes to picturesque garden settings, rustic barns, or enchanting woodlands. Each location has its own unique charm, lending itself to different creative possibilities. Some venues designed for civil ceremonies can also be utilised for celebrant-led ceremonies, so feel free to choose based on your preferences.

What exactly is a celebrant-led service? For many, it resembles a traditional wedding ceremony, featuring vows, ring exchanges, promises, music, and readings. However, it can incorporate various elements that make it highly personalised. Janet will guide you through the multitude of possibilities, allowing you to customise the order and choose music and readings from any genre. Your wedding ceremony will truly reflect your vision.

Everyone adores a love story and as part of a celebrant-led wedding ceremony, should you desire it, Janet will unveil to guests the unique tale of your love. Sharing how you met, your first impressions, the realisation that you found "the one," and your future plans are all integral parts of the service. Being a published author, Janet is excited to craft a beautifully articulated ceremony that narrates your love story.

Throughout her career, Janet has officiated numerous celebrations where couples specifically requested handfasting or ring warming ceremonies. Handfasting, popularised through film and television, holds significant symbolism as couples choose colours that resonate with them. It creates a visually stunning sight and Janet will take the time to explain its origins and significance to the guests. This ancient custom allows the couple to speak their vows while their hands are gently bound together. Ring warming, on the other hand, occurs before the ceremony begins. Each guest has the opportunity to "bless" the rings, sending loving thoughts and silent wishes to the couple for a long and joyous life together, how lovely!

If you decide to entrust Janet with officiating your wedding, her background in performance and teaching enables her to support you in speaking your vows. She can help you project your voice into the space, ensuring your guests can hear every word. She will assist in managing any nerves, reminding you to articulate your lines clearly and at an appropriate pace for those in the back row.

Rest assured, Janet will offer a reassuring helping hand, an infectious smile and a professional and friendly service.


You helped us create memories that will last with us a lifetime. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

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.

For more information, please visit Janet's website.

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Wedding Celebrant, Surrey, Berkshire, London, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Kent, Oxfordshire, Sussex

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