Blessings and Ceremonies

Karlina Shorter

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I travel Nationally

Specialisms

Rustic, woodland and outdoor weddings, barn weddings, alternative and luxury weddings, heartwarming naming ceremonies & professionally choreographed first dance & flashmobs

Affiliations

Fellowship of Professional Celebrants - Celebrant of the year 2020 - SME UK & Southern Enterprise Awards, Celebrant of the year 2021/22 - South England Prestige Awards, Best Independent Wedding Celebrant- LUXlife Hospitality Awards 2022 -Equity member

Languages

English

Hi, I'm Karlina

Hello I’m Karlina I’m a big believer that Love is all We Need and since becoming a celebrant in 2013, I’m happy to be able to contribute to the world of Love by officiating weddings.

This work has brought me immense joy and I cherish every couple with whom I’ve had the fortune of building a trusted connection with. Being a celebrant is an honour, and I’m blessed to play a part in what is one of the most important days for my couples.

Modern and traditional values are entwined to conjure a magical and personalised ceremony which includes the love stories, the romantic memories and the most evocative moments that you wish to share.

With my kind, sincere and personable approach, you can be sure to have an emotional and honest ceremony that expresses your truest love and commitment for each other.

What's my ceremony style?

Each ceremony is completely tailored, capturing details of your personal love story to create your magical day.

My style is to create ceremonies full of warmth, connection and delight. Ceremonies often include fun, laughter and tears of happiness and joy.

Having a celebrant-led wedding, I feel gives you the opportunity to completely tailor your experience, allowing us to capture all your unique details, quirks and stories to create the most magical ceremony, full of enchantment.

Natural outdoor weddings are my favourite style, with couples having the freedom of being outdoors in nature. I’ve performed ceremonies in woodlands, beautiful barns, stately homes, Brighton bandstand, private gardens and disused churches, to name a few.

I love hearing and working with unique requests and look forward to learning what my couples have planned for their special day.

Prices From

Weddings from £650, Vow Renewals from £550, Naming Ceremonies from £350

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Why choose Karlina?

I’m known for my eye for detail and I’m extremely passionate about getting to know my couples, how they fell in love and what really means the most to them. Learning about your love story and all the special moments helps me incorporate a unique touch in writing your ceremony.

Being a dancer and teacher, I can also choreograph your first dance or even organise a surprise flashmob, if you would like something different!

A few words from one of my couples – “Karlina made us feel so comfortable and our guests commented on how wonderful and touching the ceremony was.”

What do I offer?

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Weddings

I believe love is all you need and becoming a celebrant has enabled me to contribute to this by officiating weddings since 2013. Being a celebrant brings me so much joy and building a connection with my couples is very dear to me.

Being a celebrant is an absolute honour to be part of my couple’s love story and I love nothing more than crafting a unique ceremony, which incorporates all their magical moments.

Brighton is home to me, along with my partner Helen and our dog Sukie, not far from my beloved family close by in Kent.

Those who know me well describe me as open, warm-hearted, personable, kind and caring. I would add that I’m fun, upbeat and like a good giggle!

Coming from a performance background, I’m also a dancer, teacher and choreographer, having trained at the prestigious Sylvia Youngs Theatre school from a young age.

What could be more special than the union of two people proclaiming their love and commitment to each other.

We can work together to perfect your vows, help you select the music to create the perfect ambience, with special readings and staging of the ceremony.

As well as the traditional exchanging of the rings, you may wish to incorporate a beautiful symbolic ceremony such as, The Rose Ceremony, Hand Fasting or The Lovers knot, the list goes on.
There are no limits or rules you can decide which one has the most meaning and significance to you both. You may also like to invite family and friends to share readings or poems.

Prices From

From £650

Why choose Karlina for your wedding?

Each ceremony is completely tailored, capturing details of your personal love story to create your magical day.

My style is to create ceremonies full of warmth, connection and delight. Ceremonies often include fun, laughter and tears of happiness and joy.

Having a celebrant-led wedding, I feel gives you the opportunity to completely tailor your experience, allowing us to capture all your unique details, quirks and stories to create the most magical ceremony, full of enchantment.

I love hearing and working with unique requests and look forward to learning what my couples have planned for their special day.

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Naming Ceremonies

A celebration of life.

Celebrate the arrival of your child and welcome them into your family.
I will create a bespoke ceremony to fit within your family so you can declare your commitment to them. You may want to include special friends and family by choosing Guideparents to support and guide your child as they grow.

You can personalise the whole ceremony with readings, poems, lighting candles, planting trees or flowers to symbolise their new life. I will guide you through every step and help you create the perfect ceremony for your little one.

Prices From

From £350

Why choose Karlina for your naming ceremony?

“Thank you so, so much for such a wonderful Naming Ceremony, I’m still on a bit of a high as it really was the most wonderful day.
I’ve had so many comments about what a lovely service it was and how your words hit just the right balance of formality without being too formal, and how personal you had made it to us. It was a day I truly will never forget. And I still can’t believe how good Ayda was, she was mesmerised by the whole thing!
Thank you so much again for everything!” xx

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Renewal of Vows

Reaffirm your love.

Celebrate your marriage all over again by renewing your wedding vows. Whether you’ve been married for 5 years or 50 years what better way to mark a milestone, recommit to each other or tell the world you’re still in love as when you first married.

Celebrate your love with a select few with an intimate ceremony or shout from the rooftops and create a party to remember. Whatever your style and wherever your location, I can create a truly unforgettable ceremony tailored to your requirements.

Prices From

From £550

Why choose Karlina for your renewal of vows?

“We used Karlina to renew our wedding vows. We decided at the last minute to do it and found Karlina with not a lot of notice and we were so Iucky she could squeeze us in. She came and met with us and noted down all the details of exactly what we wanted. We wanted something fairly low key and what she provided was amazing. Karlina wrote the perfect words and completely understood what it was we wanted. It was lovely to have her there and she was so warm and welcoming. We couldn’t recommend her highly enough. Thanks for making it a day we’ll never forget” xx

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Unfortunately Blessings and Ceremonies is not available for Funerals.

Reviews for Blessings and Ceremonies

Total Reviews: 19

Average Rating: 5

reviews (19)

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Thank you for the best Wedding Ceremony ever!

5 Stars
Emily & Gareth

Wedding | 08/27/2021 | The Barn at Botley Hill

We interviewed a few celebrants before we found Karlina and we knew she was perfect for our ceremony. Karlina got our sense of humour and planned us a perfect ceremony that was so us and exactly what we wanted. Full of laughter and fun.
So we just want to say a huge thank you for such a great ceremony on Friday.
We loved it and we got so many compliments afterwards saying it was the best wedding ceremony they’d ever been too! I, of course, agree :) Thank you Karlina!
One friend said he normally dreads them as they are so boring but he said he absolutely loved it.

So, thank you for getting our vibe and pitching it exactly how we wanted. The day was just amazing and we are so sad it’s over. Just trying to work out if I can wangle a third wedding somehow
Thank you again, it was so lovely to meet you. 

With best wishes
Emily & Gareth xx

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Thank you very much Karlina for helping make our day special and memorable.

5 Stars
Adam & Abby

Wedding | 08/15/2021 | Southend Barns - Chichester

As soon as we spoke to Karlina, we knew she was the right celebrant for us.
She was incredibly friendly, warm and fun and it felt like she understood us immediately.
She was very helpful and patient with us in the planning of our bespoke ceremony, and delivered it beautifully on the day. Karlina was supportive with the emotions on the day, and was quick-thinking when things didn’t go quite to plan, making it appear seamless to all the guests.
Thank you very much Karlina for helping make our day special and memorable.

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Thank you Karlina!

5 Stars
Mike & Emma

Wedding | 08/14/2021 | Bysshe Court Barn

Thank you again Karlina for all your hard work! The whole day was so beautiful and we had so many compliments about your incredible ceremony. 

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