Who am I?
Siân Julia Jackson - Humanist Wedding Celebrant
I smile a lot, laugh a lot, and say cheers every time a drink is poured. I love celebrating so much that I decided to become a celebrant and hijack other people’s celebrations!
For me, being a celebrant is not a job. At the risk of sounding painfully cheesy, it is a calling.
Every couple I meet, and every single ceremony I write and perform, confirms to me that I have found my calling. Seeing people, who love each other deeply making commitments to each other for life, is such an awesomely rewarding way to spend my life.
Life is short, and I am determined to make the most of it! Sharing in other people's celebrations of love and life definitely seems like a damn good way to enjoy my time here on Earth...
So, I'm Siân and I love celebrating!
My journey as a celebrant...
...began six years ago when my close friends, Rosy and Dave, asked me to write and perform their wedding ceremony. To say I loved doing it is an understatement! It was a great honour and a genuine privilege to be part of their celebrations.
The experience was overwhelming. I was overtaken by an powerful desire to become a celebrant... it became one of my life's greatest ambitions which I am now so thrilled to have achieved.
One of my other life goals is to direct music videos... so watch this space!
I started out as a theatre director and a performer, so I know a thing or two about engaging an audience and staging all sorts of live productions, and a wedding is no different.
Being a celebrant means I can indulge the writer and performer inside me while doing something significant. I love using my creativity, and zest for life, to help couples make magical memories.
Me in character as Princess Lay 'er...
a Swansea version of the cherished heroine of the Empire!
The Small Print…
I’m a nature enthusiast, fascinated and mesmerised by the wonders of our planet. I love being submerged beneath the waves, thankfully I’m SCUBA qualified! I like to think of myself as an advocate for invertebrates, not many people stick up for them, and I have a particular fondness for slugs and snails. Despite not appearing to be the most physically fit, you’ll often find me pumping iron, riding my bike up some super steep mountains or balanced in a precarious position trying to find some zen. I’m into both cooking and eating in a big way, I love SPICEY food and am pretty much powered by plants. I do my best to grow my own veg… this can sometimes cause tension between me and my mollusc friends. I always look for the good in people. I believe in second chances and welcome second thoughts. Sometimes I make chaos masquerading as theatre. I realised I was getting on alright with the Spanish language when I became embroiled in a political discussion about the Falklands... wait for it... with a contortionist from Argentina, at a fireworks festival in the Basque Country! I love parties, debating with friends, exploring new places and watching ferns slowly uncoil in the springtime. I’m a raver (and a wicked dancer) with a deep appreciation to the sonic spectrum... I play my music LOUD! I’m creative, in tune with my emotions and I love bright colours. I couldn't imagine life without my amazing husband and super sister... selfishly, I hope I go first! I moan a bit too much about my various minor ailments but I’m working on that... PS. There is no such thing as too much garlic.