Coast Ceremonies

Karen Hopwood

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Boat naming/re-naming/ceremonies aboard boats/naturist ceremonies


International College of Professional Celebrants and The Celebrant Circle



Hi, I'm Karen

I am Karen Hopwood, a Professional Celebrant trained by the ICPC. I set up Coast Ceremonies to provide a service for you. I am used to public speaking and I take great pride in doing a good job. I feel so honoured to be able to write about YOU. I write and officiate at wedding celebration ceremonies, baby naming ceremonies, boat naming or re-naming ceremonies, building dedications and blessings, vow renewal ceremonies and funeral ceremonies. I am willing to conduct destination weddings (prices on request) if that is your wish.

What's my ceremony style?

I like a little bit of humour – it’s a great tension-breaker. I am part of the sailing community here in Lymington and that is reflected in some of my work, namely boat naming and re-naming ceremonies and wedding blessings on board boats. I have also done a scattering of ashes at sea.

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Why choose Karen?

I’m Karen and I really care about getting your ceremony right. I will listen carefully to what you want and then write your ceremony for you from beginning to end. I started Coast Ceremonies so that I could do just that. I love people and that reflects in everything I do. I am used to speaking in public and I take great care to get things right. Everything I do is about love, whether that is a wedding, a baby naming, a vow renewal or a funeral. I feel really privileged to be able to write about you and your love story.

What do I offer?



My ideal couple would be a couple who want a relaxed wedding in a rural location/garden/sailing club/”camping/glamping”. They might like to have something a little bit different that will include things that reflect their personalities and interests. This could be a themed wedding or a boho style wedding.

Basic wedding package: Help writing their vows and conducting the ceremony. A very personal wedding ceremony would be created in consultation with both parties individually and together.

Enhanced wedding package: Help writing vows and conducting the ceremony but also includes a mini-ceremony such as hand fasting, jumping the broom, sand ceremony etc. Again, a very personal wedding ceremony created in consultation with both parties individually and together.

If the couple want me to attend the rehearsal there is a separate charge for that.

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£600 minimum for 2022 weddings.

Why choose Karen for your wedding?

A couple should choose me as their celebrant because I will go the extra mile to ensure that the couple get the sort of wedding they always dreamed of. Intimate, personal, humorous or serious, themed or more conventional – a service that reflects their personalities both individually and as a couple.

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Naming Ceremonies

Why choose Karen for your naming ceremony?
Celebrant Led Naming Ceremony

Renewal of Vows

Why choose Karen for your renewal of vows?
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Why choose Karen for your funeral?
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