Simply Ceremonies UK

Karina ODonnell

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I travel Nationally & Internationally

Specialisms

All Weddings. Woodland weddings, Festival weddings, Vow renewals, Handfasting ceremonies, Baby Namings.

Affiliations

Fellowship of Independent Celebrants

Languages

English

Hi, I'm Karina

Are you looking for a fun, memorable and personal ceremony that’s as traditional as you want but with your personality interwoven. And a celebrant who works hard to “get you” so that your ceremony is perfect for you?

Then please get in touch with me.

I have worked in a variety of licensed and un-licensed venues in the South East including castles, stately homes and beautiful barns along with creating ceremonies for outdoor weddings in particular woodland, beach and family gardens.

I create warm, heartfelt ceremonies for couples from all over the world. I am passionate, friendly and creative and try very hard to get to know my couples so that their ceremony really reflects their personality.

What's my ceremony style?

I have created ceremonies which are steeped in tradition and have experience of creating non-religious ceremonies with Jewish traditions. I can work with religious content and spiritual content but draw the line at singing as I really can’t sing!

I have created Festival style weddings with Hand-tying ceremonies and Jumping of the broomstick incorporated with elements of Twilight or Game of Thrones and I don’t mind standing in a muddy field in the rain if it satisfies your craving for an outdoor ceremony during our English summer.

All of my ceremonies have guests laughing and enjoying the moment and the testimonials from my couples is evident that they’ve enjoyed their ceremony too.

Prices From

From £750

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Why choose Karina?

Clients have described me as friendly, thoughtful and “I get them.”

Grooms have said that I bring a calming influence on the day and I create a ceremony which is about you both. One recently described me as passionate but not stuffy or condescending….I’m not sure who he thought was turning up at his house 😂

I spend time getting to know my couples and am happy to listen, guide and advise you, offering creative ideas and inspiration to suit your needs.

I want you to have an absolutely perfect ceremony and I make no apology for the fact that I simply love Weddings!

What do I offer?

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Weddings

I love working with any couple who simply want to celebrate their marriage. Whether it’s a small elopement or a huge wedding ceremony with their friends and family.

I work with couples of all ages. I’m adaptable, passionate and creative. My couples are wanting traditional with personality thrown into their ceremony. These may be romantic and offering traditional elements, or quirky and incredibly fun. But they are joyous occasions, celebrating the couple and guests remember the start of the celebrations with good memories rather than the same old, stuffy civil ceremonies which they have previously attended.

The wedding may be in a local venue ( licensed or unlicensed) a stately home or castle, but I am equally at home in a woodland, field or back garden.

I’m chatty, passionate and create beautiful ceremonies.

I meet you to discuss what your ceremony can include. I have lots of ideas and suggestions for you to consider and I’m there to work with you to create a ceremony you and your guests will absolutely love.

I take you through the whole process at a pace to suit you. Everything I do, is with you in mind. If you love something, I add it in, there are no rules or restrictions to what can be included. If I feel it can be improved with slight changes I will offer my suggestions. If you don’t like something, I don’t include it. This is your ceremony and I want you to be happy with it.

I can include cultural traditions and have created fusion ceremonies in the past.
I absolutely love Handfasting ceremonies.

So please, if you think I am the celebrant for you, get in touch.

Prices From

From £750

Why choose Karina for your wedding?

Clients have described me as friendly, thoughtful and I “get them” Grooms have said that I bring a calming influence on the day and maybe this is because I muck in with your venue team and, between us we ensure you are 150% happy on the day.

I write your ceremony for you. You are always at the heart of it. I am spontaneous, friendly, passionate and simply want you to love your wedding from the moment you step down the aisle and not just from the start of the party celebrations.

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Naming Ceremonies

Do you want to welcome and name your baby in a beautiful celebration with your family and friends?
Have you recently adopted a child and want to celebrate with them as they officially join your family?
As an adult have you changed your name or transitioned and want everyone to celebrate your new beginning?

I would love to help, so please get in touch.

Ceremonies celebrating new life or beginnings can be shared so beautifully with your family and friends.,

A non-religious christening with guide parents, supporting adults and even the occasional Jedi Master, making promises, sharing the story behind the celebration, and welcoming a new person into their community and family. An opportunity to create a family tradition. A chance to celebrate new family dynamics.

I work with my families to create something special and memorable, offering creative ideas and helping you to write those all important promises.

Prices From

From £425

Why choose Karina for your naming ceremony?

I work with you to write a beautiful ceremony, encouraging family participation and presenting a professional, but informal ceremony for everyone to enjoy.

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Renewal of Vows

Are you looking for a fun, memorable and personal ceremony that’s as unique as you are? And a celebrant who works hard to get you so that your ceremony is perfect for you?

I have been in the wedding industry for over 25 years firstly as a bridal boutique owner and designer of gowns and headdresses but then I trained as a celebrant in 2014 and have created lots of different styles of ceremony since then. I have worked in a variety of licensed and un-licensed venues in the South East including castles, stately homes and beautiful barns along with creating ceremonies for outdoor weddings in particular woodland, beach and family gardens.

I create warm, heartfelt ceremonies for couples from all over the world. I am passionate, friendly and creative and try very hard to get to know my couples so that their ceremony really reflects their personality.

I love nothing more than creating ceremonies with elements of your favourite lines from songs and books or the stories you want shared with your guests…. and a few you might not!

I’m a hopeless romantic, having been married for 30 years myself, and hope that my passion for your celebration is spread amongst your guests, whether they are celebrating your wedding, participating in your renewal of vows or taking some responsibility for your child in their naming ceremony. You are all important to me.

If you would like to fuse non-religion with cultural traditions, Tie the knot under an old Oak tree, invite your guests to a Love Fest or Steampunk Spectacular …. then please get in touch. If you want a simply beautiful ceremony, then let me put the ♥♥♥ into it.

I look forward to working with you to create a ceremony which truly reflects both of you. An occasion that will give your family and friends something to celebrate forever. There will usually be laughter and hopefully a few tears…. happy ones of course. Waterproof mascara is a must!

I have won professional awards for my business, but its the personal touch I give to all of my couples and their responses which I find most rewarding.

Please get in touch. Let me put the heart into your ceremony.

Prices From

From £700

Why choose Karina for your renewal of vows?

Clients have described me as friendly, thoughtful and I get them Grooms have said that I bring a calming influence on the day. This is because I spend time getting to know my couples and am happy to listen, guide and advise you, offering creative ideas and inspiration to suit your needs.I want you to have an absolutely perfect ceremony and I make no apology for the fact that I simply love Weddings!

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Unfortunately Simply Ceremonies UK is not available for Funerals.

Reviews for Simply Ceremonies UK

Total Reviews: 7

Average Rating: 5

reviews (7)

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Fantastic Wedding Celebrant and wedding advice along the way

5 Stars
Richard Hayward

Wedding | 08/13/2016 | Capel

Karina was brilliant from start to finish. Offering us lots of advice and helpful tips along the way and then on the day creating exactly what we wanted.
Could not recommend her enough to anyone, a lovely human being and a top professional.

Thanks, Rich

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A perfect ceremony

5 Stars
Jacqueline Bayford

Wedding | 07/31/2021 | Burlington Hotel, Folkestone

From the moment we met Karina, we liked her. She put us at ease and her passion for weddings came through immediately. She got to know us and told our story with humour and affection in our ceremony. She’s a fount of knowledge where weddings are concerned,. She helped with our vows and generally made our ceremony more perfect than we could have hoped. We absolutely recommend Karina to anyone wanting a personalised, fun and wonderful ceremony.

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Highly recommended

5 Stars
Amanda White

Renewal Of Vows | 12/04/2019 | Kent

Karina what can I say, you are amazing from start to finish. From our first meeting, you were helpful and put us at ease with writing vows and answering any questions we had in regards to the ceremony. Always with a smile too! I would highly recommend Simply Ceremonies to anyone looking for that extra special ceremony

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