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Married By Jean

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Married By Jean

- Jean Barrett Quinn -

Photo by Fraser Stewart Photography

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Honestly cannot thank you enough, you did the most beautiful ceremony we could’ve ever hoped for. Everyone said they were balling their eyes their eyes out. I don’t think either of us could possibly have been happier

Vaila and Ross – Nov 2019

We are so delighted that we decided to go with a humanist ceremony and with Jean as our celebrant. We wanted to really personalise the wedding around our modern family and our beliefs whilst still be respectful to family members, and it excelled all of our hopes.  So many of my family, who are traditional and religious, came to tell me that it was their first Humanist wedding and how engaged they were during the ceremony and how charmingly it was done.  From our meetings and emails Jean gave us great suggestions and ideas for readings and vows which suited us; which was a surprise as I wasn't initially planning to have any.  Of course, I envisioned myself being a lot more composed when saying our vows but the fact that Ross picked them made them even more significant to us. I think the lasting memory for us was that Jack was so involved and even had his own 'I Do.'  As some memories of the day become blurry that will be the lasting one for us.  The complexity of writing a completely fresh ceremony which encapsulated all the elements of a couple coming together but also including a child whilst keeping focus on marriage, is an art.  We wouldn't have trusted anyone else.  We have and will continue to recommend Jean as the service was outstanding from the first meeting to the last "I do". Our wedding day was the best way to end the year and the perfect way to start a new one and I wouldn't change anything, even dropping lipstick down my dress moments before the ceremony.

Caroline and Ross – Dec 2019

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Photo by Soul and Rise

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Photo by Sam Wolsely

Thank you so much for working with us. We really enjoyed the whole process. The ceremony was absolutely perfect, we loved it all. And by the sounds of it so did everyone else!

Terri and Johnny – Oct 2019

Thank you so much, everyone raved about the ceremony.
So lovely and personal.

Orla and Thomas – Oct 2019

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Photo by MKB Photography


Photo by Donal McCann

Jean, thank you so much for the most beautiful wedding.
It was so beautiful thanks to you.

Emma and Adrian – Oct 2019

Everyone has been saying how incredible the ceremony was.
A few people said if they get married they will be getting in touch with you. We’ll remember our ceremony for the rest of our lives.

Nieve and Brendan – Sept 2019


Photo by Andrew McKenna

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Photo by Chris Copeland

You absolutely nailed it! I honestly can’t tell you how many of our friends and family have said it’s the best wedding ceremony they’ve ever attended – which, I think, is the biggest compliment going. The incredibly personal and funny ceremony combined with the epic intimate setting was more perfect than I could have imagined. It felt like Alex and I had known you for years – we were so at ease 

Colleen and Alex - Sept 2019

I can’t believe it’s been 4 weeks already. I enjoy meeting people that are in love with their purpose in life and your beaming smile shows it every time. We cannot thank you enough for all the time and effort you put into tailoring our special day. We really wanted our ceremony to be the most meaningful part of our wedding day and your caring nature, exquisite attention to detail and exceptional delivery made it all feel like a fairytale. You turned out little dream into reality

Emma and Daniel – August 2019

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I don’t even know how to put into words what you have done for us. This has been such a hectic chapter of our lives. You made the wedding prep seem easy and we really enjoyed the whole process. The ceremony was better than we could ever have expected, I actually get tearful still thinking about it. I felt at ease the whole time (even with the uninvited wasp guests). It was so kind of you to come and see my before and from then on I felt calm. The compliments we have had about the ceremony have been incredible. So many people found it so moving and personal. So many people were also pleasantly surprised about the humanist ceremony it general. I honestly can’t come up with the words to thank you. We had the best day of our lives and the ceremony set the tone and was an amazing talking point the whole day. You looked beautiful and spoke beautifully. We love that you’re part of our love story now x

Mary and Sean – August 2019

Jean held our ceremony for us in Ballygally castle. I cannot express how brilliant and personal it was. Every step of the process Jean lead us through from the initial meeting until the day, with professionalism, timeliness and friendship. I couldn't recommend Jean highly enough if you are searching for a personal ceremony. Thanks again Jean.

Rachel and John – August 2019

Thank you for making our day so special. You made the service so relaxed and personal even when dealing with my tricky little lady. Xx

Laura and William – August 2019

Jean is really fantastic at what she does and you can tell the care and love that goes into everything she does. Thank you for being our celebrant and being part of our most special day. It really was the perfect ceremony and meant the world to us both.


Bronagh and Jonny – August 2019

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Photo by Honey Bee Wedding Photography

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Ryan and I both work and live in London so we first met Jean was via Skype. Jean was friendly and professional, all communications with her was excellent. The wedding ceremony were superb. Our guests loved it. Many of them commented positively on Jean afterwards. We somehow managed to lose the signed marriage scheduled even though Jean has expressed how important it is. She was very accommodating and drove over an hour round trip the next day to help us to sign a replacement copy. We couldn't have asked for more. I would emphatically recommend Jean for your humanist wedding.

Elaine and Ryan – August 2019

We would just like to say a big thanks! Everyone enjoyed the ceremony and just thought you were brilliant! Thanks for making our wedding so special xxx


Paula and Dave August 2019

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Photo by Pop Photography

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Photo by Crazy Happy Love Photos

Typically at weddings the ceremony part of the day has a stigma attached to it: it’s the boring part of the day that had to be conducted. But we wanted our ceremony to be so much more than this. This was it to be a highlight of our day - to be the part of the day that everyone would remember and that blended beautifully into the rest of the day. That is exactly what Jean delivered. She guided us through a day, that was already set to be an emotional rollercoaster for us both, with such clarity and she told our story in such a beautiful way, that touched everyone’s raw emotions. For anyone trying to decide if a humanist ceremony is for them, we couldn’t recommend a more special way to be introduced as ‘ the newly married couple’.

Gail and Conor August 2019

Thank you so much for performing Samir and Sophie's perfect wedding ceremony so beautifully. Many guests said to me how appropriate it was for them and loved it. We all had the best time and have wonderful memories to cherish. Many thanks for your participation and for the joy the ceremony gave us all.

Sophie and Samir July 2019 (Diane, Mum of Samir)

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Photo by Fraser Stewart Photography

Jean, we had an amazing day! Thank you for all of your help! 

Garry and Emma July 2019

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Jean I just wanted to say a huge thank you for everything you did to make our wedding ceremony so beautiful. Every one commented on how magical it was. All our love Keith & Helena xx

Keith and Helena July 2019 

I wanted to say a huge thank you from both of us for your attention and care in creating and articulating our relationship and love story on the day of our wedding. Your help throughout, particularly in relation to licences was absolutely incredible and I am so grateful of your guidance. We are so thankful for everything you did for us.

Becca and James June 2019

Photo by Laura J Curran Photography

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Honestly I don’t even know how to thank you enough. We loved it so so much. And we think we got you a wedding out of it! Lol 

But everyone thought you were fantastic. My sister wants to be your friend too!

Laura and Erica June 2019

Photo by Agape Photography

Jean you were amazing. The Trainor nieces and nephews all vow to seek you out when it’s their turn! Thank you so much! Xx

Gillian and Eric May 2019


Photo by Chris Copeland

I just wanted to say thank you soo much for the wonderful ceremony you put together for us!! Every one of our guests have commented how personal and amazing it was. They all thought you were absolutely brilliant and we couldn’t have made a better decision in asking you to do it for us. So from the bottom of our hearts, we just wanted to say thank you so much. You helped make our day more special than we could have imagined.

Andy and Laura April 2019

Thank you so much Jean - everyone was absolutely raving about the ceremony afterwards, so thank you genuinely for making it so lovely and your help in making it exactly how we would have wanted it!!

Aoife and James April 2019

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Photo by Liz Wade Photography

Jean designed and delivered a beautiful ceremony that fitted in with our style perfectly. So many of our guests commented on what a unique and personal ceremony it was. Thank you so much Jean, for helping to create the most wonderful day for us!

Jenny and Matt April 2019

Wow!! what a week that has been, following our "Surprise Wedding" we will be forever grateful for Jean and her amazing work, as without her none of it would have been possible. Jean was in on all the planning from the word "go" and added more surprise ideas to our planning. We have received overwhelming complements regarding Jean & her delivery of the ceremony. Jean is one of those very unique people that starts of as an acquaintance but quickly becomes a friend, who goes above and beyond to help. Jean is extremely professional and certainly knows how to plan a ceremony with a personal & truly meaningful touch. 
Thank you again for everything you have done for us love the new Mr & Mrs Cochrane

Tiarna and Chris April 2019

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Photo by Barley House Photography

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Photo by Michael Walsh Visuals

Some woman for one woman, Jean made our day so special, she truly is one in a million and captured the essence of our relationship. she set the bar for the rest of our day and it didn't disappoint, everyone told us how much they loved just how personalised it was, she took them on our Journey! it was made even more perfect with the naming ceremony for our son, cementing our family together. Thank you so much, love the Hughes family.

Naomi and Sean April 2019

‘Jean thank you soo much for giving us the best start in married life you forever woven into the fabric of our history we will be always eternally grateful to you.’

Owen and Ceara – March 2019


Photo by Emma Kenny Weddings

You are a complete babe, you couldn't have been more perfect for us!!! We still have people (including v religious ones) saying they loved our ceremony. Thank you so, so much xxxx

Briege and Warren – March 2019

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