I travel Nationally and Internationally
Humanist ceremonies, Handfasting, ringwarming, rituals, outdoor ceremonies
Accreditation from Humanists UK, the longest standing provider of non-religious ceremonies in the UK
Private House, Derbyshire | July 2019
My sister and her husband recently had the most incredible ceremony scripted and conducted by Karen for their wedding day. From their first meeting with Karen they were both over the moon with her ideas for how personal their ceremony could be. Karen encouraged and assisted them to both write their own vows, which I know meant so much. They had a ring warming, which is something I’d never seen before but was really special as everyone got to be involved! It was a truly beautiful ceremony!
Alison House Hotel, Cromford | August 2019
I know everyone says that their wedding day was the best day of their lives and our day was definitely the best of our lives!
Karen was excellent, from when I first made contact, to visiting her with my (now) husband and the 2 boys (who can be distracting) she was brilliant, she took the time to get to know us, played with the kids (3 and 1) and it all came across beautifully in the script.
Most of my family had only ever been to church or registry weddings and lots of people commented on how lovely the whole thing was, and it really came across like Karen knew us, which she did.
I got to see the script and make some little changes and I'm so glad I knew what was going to be said because I was able to live in the moment and enjoy both our guests reactions and my husbands, I had kept the script secret from him. I felt like I wasn't missing out on what she was saying because I already knew it.
Karen was so so good, I feel lucky to have found her because she made the ceremony, she spoke clearly, engaged with us and the guests and it was all so natural.
Her idea of getting the kids to "sign" as our witnesses with their fingerprints was brrilliant, well prepared with wipes so there was no mess on any clothes (especially the white dress!)
She even had a little present for the boys at the end of the ceremony, she's definitely in their good books, haha!
Thank you Karen, when we renew our vows (any excuse for another day like that) we'll be back in touch x
the Else family xx
Hidden Hive, Rosliston | July 2019
Wow, what an incredible experience! We had no idea that a wedding ceremony could be such a funfilled, personal experience and Karen dramatically exceeded our expectations.
We were welcomed to Karen’s home and discussed our love story over a glass of fizz (or two!). From the offset Karen oozed charisma, energy and creativity. We didn’t expect to feel the way we did; it was lovely to go back over the small details which we often forget about in our day-to-day busy lives and we left feeling reminded of so many great moments and bursting with love for each other.
What happened next was amazing! Karen came back to us with a draft script and format for the ceremony and we were both blown away. Karen has a fantastic way with words, natural humour and an amazing ability to understand people and their personalities. From the love story and the light-hearted jokes to the Greek plate smash, Karen got it SO right!
Initially, we were both nervous about standing there in front of everyone, but knowing our ceremony was going to be full of fun, laughter and personal quirks made us feel nothing but excitement!
The big moment arrived and in short, it was full of smiles, laughter and unforgettable memories. This is all thanks to Karen and her amazing ability to craft the perfect wedding ceremony.
We have no hesitation in recommend Karen – Standout Ceremonies.
Do it, you won’t regret it!
It was an absolute pleasure writing and delivering this ceremony for a totally cool couple who were up for personalising their big day and bringing fun into the bit people sometimes dread! Thank you Leanne and Josh it's been fab xxx
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Firstly, because you will get a stand-out ceremony! With the support of Humanists UK I have access to a wealth of resources and ideas to create a truly memorable ceremony. Add to this my passion for creativity and writing a sincere, authentic ceremony you will achieve the wedding of your dreams!
Secondly I come from a professional background with lots of experience in project and event management. This means I carefully manage each stage of the process (and ceremony!) to ensure it is stress-free throughout.
Lastly, you have the assurances of my accreditation with Humanists UK. As well as everything I've already explained this means if the worst happens (and it never has yet!) and I can't get to your ceremony then another celebrant in my local network can step in, experienced in delivering humanist ceremony scripts and rituals.