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Karlina Shorter

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Woodland and outdoor weddings, barn weddings, alternative and luxury weddings, heartwarming naming ceremonies, vow renewals & professionally choreographed first dance & flashmobs


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



Hi, I'm Karlina

I’m a big believer that “Love is all We Need” and since becoming a celebrant in 2013,
I’m so 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 feel so lucky to play a part in what is one of the most important days for my couples.

Brighton is home to me, with my partner Helen and our dog Sukie, not far from my beloved family in Kent.
Those who know me well describe me as open, warm-hearted, personable, kind and caring. I would add that I’m fun, positive and upbeat and like a good giggle!

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

What's my ceremony style?

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.

My style is to create ceremonies full of warmth, connection and delight. Ceremonies often include fun, laughter and tears of happiness and joy.
Each ceremony is completely tailored, capturing details of your personal love story to create your magical day.

Natural outdoor weddings are my favourite style, with couples having the freedom of being outdoors in nature. I’ve performed ceremonies in enchanted woodlands, beautiful barns, stately homes & manors, bandstands, private gardens, beach clubs disused churches and undercrofts, 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

£375 - £695

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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 performer and teacher of dance, 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 – “ What an incredible lady…Warm, down to earth, professional, calming, kind and absolutely amazing”

What do I offer?

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Capturing your love story

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. You may also like to invite family and friends to share readings or poems.

As well as the traditional exchanging of the rings, you may wish to incorporate a beautiful symbolic ceremony such as, hand fasting, wine ceremony, which is becoming a favourite for my couples! Or you can choose a tree planting ceremony, unity candle 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.

Prices From

From £695

Why choose Karlina for your wedding?

I approach every ceremony with an open heart and mind as thank goodness we are all original and individual in our own way, with your own thoughts and visualisations we will work together to create your perfect ceremony.

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

As an experienced, calm and understanding celebrant and a member of the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants, you can be sure that you’re in very safe hands.

Karlina Shorter

Naming Ceremonies

Celebrating new life & beginnings

Celebrate the naming of your beautiful child and welcome them into the world.
I will create a heart-warming ceremony to fit within your family giving you space to honour your love and commitment to your child through your example and encouragement.

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 ceremony with readings, poems, lighting candles, planting trees or flowers to symbolise new beginnings. I will guide you through every step and help you create the perfect ceremony for your child, without any limits or restrictions.

Prices From

From £375

Why choose Karlina for your naming ceremony?

What they say…“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 made it to us. It was a day I will truly 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

Karlina Shorter

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 unique requirements.

Prices From

From £595

Why choose Karlina for your renewal of vows?

What they say… “We chose 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.
Thank you so much Karlina for making it a day we’ll never forget” xx

Karlina Shorter

Unfortunately Blessings and Ceremonies with Karlina is not available for Funerals.

Reviews for Blessings and Ceremonies with Karlina

Total Reviews: 20

Average Rating: 5

reviews (20)


Karlina was Perfect!

5 Stars
Kayleigh &

Wedding | 08/25/2023 | Langshott Manor, Surrey

We contacted Karlina after researching celebrants for our wedding and as soon as we saw her profile, we knew she was the one!


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


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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