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Humanist ceremonies, fun, outdoor ceremonies
Accreditation from Humanists UK, the longest standing provider of non-religious ceremonies in the UK
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!!!
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!
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!
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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