Shepperton Celebrant

Karen Maskell

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Hi, I'm Karen

After 35 years in a customer service role with a national airline, I bring all the knowledge, expertise and professionalism of giving people a wonderful experience! I am a safe pair of hands to guide you through your very special celebration, able to deal with any eventuality and react accordingly! My ceremonies are full of fun, laughter and love, telling the greatest story, YOURS!!! No two ceremonies should be the same as no two people are the same, so lets work together to make a ceremony that your guests will remember for years to come!

What's my ceremony style?

For those happy celebrations, the order of the day is fun, fun and more fun! If you are choosing a Celebrant led ceremony you already know you want something different, so let’s do that! Let your imagination go mad as its your day, and I have lots of ideas, and am open to any of yours. I am a facilitator, I can make the magic happen by ensuring that all the elements are agreed by you, changed a million times, and then some more! I am here for you, completely, so lets get planning the ceremony that folk talk about for years to come, YOURS!!

If we are honouring your loved one, the ceremony will be exactly that, a fitting tribute of a life well lived, I will fully capture your loved ones personality, in a dignified and compassionate way.

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Price on application


Discount for booking by December 2020

£50 off any ceremony booked by 31st December 2020


Why choose Karen?

I am a very nurturing Celebrant, creating and growing your plans with you so you can be safe in the knowledge that I will take your hopes, dreams and aspirations, turning them to a magical celebration. I believe that the best way of delivering the perfect ceremony is to really get to know you, build a relationship so that when the ceremony comes around, after being completely available to you to sooth any worries , it feels like a friend is taking you through your special day. Why not get in touch and lets see if I am a good fit for you, a puzzle piece to complete the picture!

What do I offer?



I will create a truly magical service which showcases the love and commitment you are both making on your special day! Working together and spending time to really know you, to include all your wonderful stories, will make your fairytale jump off the page. I like to include as many guests as possible, as they are all there for a reason , right?! So let’s hear their part of your story, the part they played in your life, and getting you two together. Families and friends really enjoy playing an active part in your ceremony, touched at being recognised and included. So let’s get started, and plan this wonderful day!!!

I really like to think outside the box. In this case, a chocolate box! Yes there is such a thing as a chocolate ritual! The point is made of life being bitter or sweet and you never know what youre going to get! (thank you Forrest Gump!!) White dresses and chocolate perhaps not the best mix, so how about cocktail mixing?!! Seriously it has been done and if you wanted to try….! This is just to make the point ,that I have lots of ideas, more traditional hand fasting where tying the knot comes from, to fire rituals! (outdoor only!) Lets see what we can come up with for YOUR unique occasion!!

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From £600

Why choose Karen for your wedding?

Choose me because I will go all out to give you the day you deserve. I will nurture you and your plans, really care for you and your hopes and dreams and become hopefully a trusted member of your wedding party.

I am a supporter of LGBTQ, believing that we should live our lives supporting and respecting each other’s beliefs and values in a non judgmental way. Love is love in whatever glorious form it comes in!

So give me a call!!


Naming Ceremonies

Whilst most folk think of naming ceremonies as for babies, they really can cover a multitude of occasions. When a family is formed, or grown, through adoption, this can be the perfect way of celebrating, acknowledging and declaring to all that this person is now part of your family. Blended families, especially following a marriage, can also be celebrated in this way. As too could a change of name by deed poll, or divorce!! What ever the reason, let’s celebrate!!

As with my other ceremonies I suggest a very people centred approach. The choosing of Guide parents can be a lovely way of acknowledging contributions of support and friendship, asking folk to be there for those being named. You can make them emotional by giving the reasons why they have been chosen for this special task, and then laugh at their promises made to the person, and then more tears with their more sensible solemn promises. A fabulous way to celebrate so many lovely occasions, let me guide you to create a unique celebration, YOURS!!

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Why choose Karen for your naming ceremony?

I am full of ideas and excited to hear yours! These ceremonies are so individual, lets ensure yours is the same! Let’s get planning!!


Renewal of Vows

I love to celebrate love! How fabulous that you have reached a stage when you want to celebrate years of happily being together, with less formality. After 10, 20, 25, 40 , 50 years, any reason to celebrate love is a good reason in my book. Perhaps you didn’t have the big do first time around, because of money or circumstance, so let’s make it big this time, telling the story of your enduring love, but this time with children perhaps, and differing friends. You can also include those not with you this time around, sending them love spilling over from this joyous occasion. Let’s celebrate wherever and however you wish, a truly special occasion.

I think outside the box and I think with vow renewals, locations play a big part. Somewhere that’s special to you, outdoors, on a boat or as many do, on a beach! I’m packed and waiting to write a true fairytale of how love triumphs over all!

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Why choose Karen for your renewal of vows?

I love a good love story and I would be very honoured to lead a service to celebrate your wonderful achievement, of long lasting true love.



I have been in a customer centred profession for over 35 years and in that time I have been witness to loss and bereavement, and the impact on the those left behind. Let me guide you through this really sad time to create a service that fully captures your loved ones personality in a dignified and compassionate way. There will be tears, but hopefully some laughter too, as family members speak to recall funny stories, remembering the warmth and fun of your loved one, honouring their memory.

I offer a story telling service of a life well lived, together will support and guidance for those grieving. At this sad time I can hold your hand through these dark moments to create a ceremony that will be a fitting tribute, and one that will be remembered, as your loved one will be. Again I really encourage family participation, if you feel that is appropriate, with magical memories made even more special being recalled by those whose lives your loved one touched. A fitting and respectful tribute.

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Why choose Karen for your funeral?

I am warm, compassionate and respectful, and will be honoured to lead the tribute in celebrating your beloved ‘s life.


Reviews for Shepperton Celebrant

Total Reviews: 1

Average Rating: 5

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Such a lovely person, wholeheartedly recommend

Such a lovely person, wholeheartedly recommend

5 Stars
Nicky Jones

Funeral | 11/03/2020 | Hanworth Crematorium

We were so pleased that Karen was able to conduct the service for my father’s funeral.
She was empathetic and so obviously genuine in sharing our grief that it was easy to welcome her into our family for what was a difficult and emotional time. She came to meet my mum in the home she shared with my Dad so that she could get to know all about him and talk to us about his life. She was patient and understanding and listened with genuine interest to my mum remenisce about their lives together.
On the day, she was calm, empathetic and professional and spoke about my dad as if she knew him. We could not have asked for a better tribute to him.
Thank you Karen for playing such a central role in bringing us comfort and helping us to lay our father to rest in the way he would have wanted.
We really wouldn’t have wanted anyone else to do it.

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