Simply Ceremonies UK

Karina ODonnell

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Countries Covered
Areas Covered

I travel Nationally & Internationally

Specialisms

Any weddings ( incl Same sex), 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 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.

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 £700

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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. 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!

What do I offer?

Name change wedding

Weddings

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 wedding?

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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Naming Ceremony

Naming Ceremonies

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 naming ceremony?

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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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: 4

Average Rating: 5

reviews (4)

Amazing Naming Ceremony

Amazing Naming Ceremony

5 Stars
Louise Collier

Naming Ceremony | 10/07/2017 | Salmestone Grange

Karina was the celebrant for my sons naming ceremony. She was absolutely fantastic in every way straight from the beginning of getting in contact with her. She is very open and friendly and straight away puts you at ease, giving fantastic ideas along the way. Everyone that attended said how great the ceremony was and in particular how Karina had made it so personal to my son. She Listened to everything that we said we wanted and it was clear that she had put a lot of effort in to her words. We had some unfortunate very last minute changes to our event, but Karina was so accommodating. I would recommend Karina as a celebrant and will certainly be using her again myself.

Eli and Jon

Eli and Jon

5 Stars
Elinor Wells

Wedding | 09/19/2017 | Family home, Ringwould

Thursday, 10 August, 2017Hi Karina. Thank you so much for the time & effort you put into our Wedding ceremony. We wanted a relaxed natural feel to our ceremony & it was delivered perfectly. We had the best day & it was great to have shared it with you. Diolch yn fawr

Emma and Andrew

Emma and Andrew

5 Stars
Emma Machin

Wedding | 04/10/2016 | Great Danes hotel Maidstone

I don’t know where to start. Karina did a fantastic wedding ceremony for us, totally understanding us and what we wanted. She is happy and bubbly and a must have at every wedding.

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