Karen Faulkner

Stand Out Ceremonies

Reviews (6)

 Faulkner
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This Celebrant specialises in Weddings This Celebrant does not cater for Funerals This Celebrant does not cater for Naming Ceremonies This Celebrant specialises in Renewals of Vows
Areas Covered

Derbyshire

Nottinghamshire

Leicestershire

I travel Nationally and Internationally

Specialisms

Humanist ceremonies, fun, outdoor ceremonies

Affiliations

Accreditation from Humanists UK, the longest standing provider of non-religious ceremonies in the UK

Spoken Languages

English

Special Offers

Special Offers

Prices from £450 - £650 (midweek discount available)
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Karen Faulkner

Stand Out Ceremonies

Reviews (6) - 5/5

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Stand Out Ceremonies - non-religious wedding ceremonies by Karen Faulkner

It’s my life mission to ensure wedding ceremonies are one of the best, most joyful, relaxed bits of your day; not the part some couples (and guests!) might dread! Start your day off with a ceremony that reflects how you mean to go on!

I create unforgettable ceremonies using creative flair and a passion for doing things differently! Whether you want some special touches included to reflect your personalities, to get married somewhere unusual, or to realise the crazy ceremony vision in your wildest dreams; I will work with you to capture your ideas and combine with my experience to create a truly unique ceremony that you'll remember forever.

Your ceremony will be delivered with warmth, sensitivity and fun. You can relax and enjoy every minute, knowing I will ensure everything is exactly as you dreamed it would be, and above all ‘perfectly you’.

Why work with me?

Firstly, because you will get a stand-out ceremony! I am a modern, creative celebrant with a passion for creativity and writing a sincere, authentic ceremony that reflects you as a couple. Freedom from a civil ceremony format gives you the opportunity to do things differently; I can work with you to understand what that might be, whether it's writing your own vows or including something to symbolise your new unity.

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. My accreditation gives you the assurance I have passed rigorous Humanists UK training standards (which has the quality mark from the Open College Network), have the necessary insurances in place, and work as part of a network of celebrants sharing best practice and the latest ceremony ideas (and 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!). Humanist Ceremonies are the longest standing provider of non-religious ceremonies and. 98% of feedback received awards us 5/5!

Choosing a celebrant is an important decision - feel free to call me so we can have an informal chat and you can get a feel for me, and the stand out ceremony you'll get on your ever-so-special day!

CEREMONY STYLE

I specialise and focus on solely on weddings, I don't do any other ceremony types.
The freedom from a civil (fixed) format means you can bring something different into your wedding ceremony - I like to take advantage of that!
But what this difference might be is down to you - I'm not going to force you to do anything that doesn't suit you as a couple! It might be in the tone of the ceremony, writing something to bring in humour; it might be in how we approach your vows; it might be incorporating something that reflects your interests and hobbies. I will meet with you, understand what makes you tick, and suggest ideas and inspiration to create a ceremony your guests will walk away from saying 'WOW, that was so THEM!"
In terms of my style on the day I'll deliver a lighthearted ceremony with warmth and fun - but I'm not a frustrated actor who will steal the show, your big day should be all about YOU!
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Reviews

Karen is the best!!!

Claire and Matt

Wedding at

Colwick Hall, Nottingham | March 2020

Karen was the celebrant for our wedding last month. She was fantastic from our first contact, right through to providing us with most perfect wed... Read review.

Truly a stand out ceremony!

D & G

Wedding at

Private House, Derbyshire | August 2020

Karen was wonderful in every way! She made us feel completely relaxed and comfortable to talk about our relationship and why we wanted to get mar... Read review.

A wonderful ceremony

Mr and Mrs CH

Wedding at

Worksop | September 2019

Karen really managed to capture the perfect balance of humour and sincerity. We have had so many wonderful comments on how much our guests enjoye... Read review.

A little thank you!

Mr and Mrs P

Wedding at

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 meeti... Read review.

Best day of our lives

Else Family

Wedding at

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 excellen... Read review.

Wedding ceremony of dreams!

Leanne and Josh

Wedding at

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 ... Read review.

Karen is the best!!!

Claire and Matt

Colwick Hall, Nottingham | March 2020

Karen was the celebrant for our wedding last month. She was fantastic from our first contact, right through to providing us with most perfect wedding ceremony.
She took on board all our ideas and created the most personal, professional ceremony that our guests are still talking about!
Karen is passionate about creating exactly what you are looking for. We could not have wished for a better person to have in charge of our ceremony.
If you are looking for a celebrant, then look no further. Karen is the best!!!

Truly a stand out ceremony!

D & G

Private House, Derbyshire | August 2020

Karen was wonderful in every way! She made us feel completely relaxed and comfortable to talk about our relationship and why we wanted to get married.
Her approach to writing the script meant that the entire ceremony was so personal to us. We will forever be grateful! She truly did make our ceremony one that all our guests will remember dearly! Thankyou Karen!

A wonderful ceremony

Mr and Mrs CH

Worksop | September 2019

Karen really managed to capture the perfect balance of humour and sincerity. We have had so many wonderful comments on how much our guests enjoyed the ceremony. One such comment being "I usually find this part of the day really boring but yours was the first I've smiled all the way through, and not just because I had a gin in my hand!

A little thank you!

Mr and Mrs P

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!

Best day of our lives

Else Family

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
Big love
the Else family xx

Wedding ceremony of dreams!

Leanne and Josh

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!


What Karen says...

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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Why Choose Karen

Choosing a celebrant is about who is right for you - it's someone very important to your big day and who you choose will set the tone for your ceremony (and the rest of the day!).
As well as looking at their training and experience, it's really down to who you get on with!
I'm an outdoorsy type, a bit obsessed with old buildings, and I have two young daughters and a boisterous puppy!
I love music, from old gramaphone records through to the shouty-rock variety, with a specialism in the late 90s alternative scene!! Do I sound like your cup of tea? Get in touch or see my website and social feeds for more about me x

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