Every couple's love story and wedding ceremony is unique. That's why finding an officiant who recognizes and honors what makes you special is important to making your wedding day uniquely yours.
Janet Dunn is a award-winning life cycle celebrant/officiant helping couples celebrate their wedding with a custom, joyous ceremony. As an adventure lover, Janet is willing to "climb up a mountain or meet you in the old barn, or in a beautiful hotel wedding venue or anything in between. I am all about being me and very supportive of couples finding their special venue and finding the words that reflect them in their ceremony."
Read on to learn more about Janet!
How did you get into the wedding industry?
I have always loved the art of ritual, the importance of honoring the rites of passage, and the beauty of joy in our lives. I could not find anything more blessed than wedding ceremonies. My journey began when I studied at the Celebrant Foundation and Institute. I studied the importance of ceremony, then next semester wedding ceremonies, then funeral ceremonies and then healing and transitional ceremonies.
How would you describe your style?
I am an interfaith minister so I draw from all religions, studies, nature, and different philosophies. I am an eclectic woman that loves many different genres and styles. I especially draw my joy from the deep woods.
What inspires your work?
I love nature! Trees inspire me, poetry from Mary Oliver and the writings of Rilka move me, and my own spirituality is an essential part of my life. All of these practices guide me to listen deeply.
What's your favorite part of your job?
I love writing from the heart to create a ceremony that truly speaks to and of the couple. It is creating rituals that are personal to the couple that makes their ceremony so unique to them.
Any special tips for couples?
My biggest tip would be to interview your perspective officiant. Take time to know each other and ask questions. Find the right officiant that will honor you .
What's your favorite moment during a wedding?
My most favorite moment is when the couple comes together in front of family and friends. I think it is a very spiritual and holy moment.
What's your favorite thing to do in VT? / Local spot to visit? Etc.
I love walking or hiking in the woods and feeling the peace and grace that nature has to offer. I'll explore anywhere in the Green Mountains! I love my bicycle too!
If you had to choose another career, what would it be?
I have always been drawn to helping people in any capacity. I am a life coach/relationship coach so I guess I am living my dream!
What's a fun fact about yourself?
The best concert I ever went to is Janis Joplin at a little theatre in Albany, NY years ago." Take it, Take Another Piece of My Heart", I used to belt that out at the top of my lungs while sitting on my favorite rock on the Sacadaga River in Wells, New York. Hippie girl at heart here!
What's a song that always gets you on the dance floor?
Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars.
Thank you, Janet! Learn more and connect with Janet in the vendor guide.