Stand Out Ceremonies

Karen Faulkner

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Available for

Countries Covered

I travel Nationally & Internationally

Specialisms

Humanist ceremonies, fun, outdoor ceremonies

Affiliations

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

Languages

English

Hi, I'm Karen

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 skilled in writing and delivering a 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, my accreditation with the registered charity Humanists UK (the longest standing provider of ceremonies in the UK) gives you the assurance I have passed rigorous 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!). Guests (if you choose to tell them) will be excited to attend a Humanist wedding; a ceremony which is legally recognised and popular in many countries around the world (including Scotland and Ireland!), and you can feel good that part of your fee goes towards the work of this charity that campaigns for a fairer, kinder world.

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!

What's my ceremony style?

I specialise and focus on solely on weddings, I don’t do any other ceremony types. As a humanist celebrant I am not religious so can’t lead any acts of worship in your ceremony.

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!

Prices From

£450 - £650 (midweek discount available)

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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

What do I offer?

Name change wedding

Weddings

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 skilled in writing and delivering a 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, my accreditation with the registered charity Humanists UK (the longest standing provider of ceremonies in the UK) gives you the assurance I have passed rigorous 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!). Guests (if you choose to tell them) will be excited to attend a Humanist wedding; a ceremony which is legally recognised and popular in many countries around the world (including Scotland and Ireland!), and you can feel good that part of your fee goes towards the work of this charity that campaigns for a fairer, kinder world.

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!

Prices From

£450 - £650 (midweek discount available)

Why choose Karen for your wedding?

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

2-Karen-Love
Naming Ceremony

Naming Ceremonies

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 skilled in writing and delivering a 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, my accreditation with the registered charity Humanists UK (the longest standing provider of ceremonies in the UK) gives you the assurance I have passed rigorous 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!). Guests (if you choose to tell them) will be excited to attend a Humanist wedding; a ceremony which is legally recognised and popular in many countries around the world (including Scotland and Ireland!), and you can feel good that part of your fee goes towards the work of this charity that campaigns for a fairer, kinder world.

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!

Prices From

£450 - £650 (midweek discount available)

Why choose Karen for your naming ceremony?

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

2-Karen-Love

Unfortunately Stand Out Ceremonies is not available for Renewal of Vows

Unfortunately Stand Out Ceremonies is not available for Funerals.

Reviews for Stand Out Ceremonies

Total Reviews: 7

Average Rating: 5

reviews (7)

Overwhelming ceremony

Overwhelming ceremony

5 Stars
Lianne and Karl

Wedding | 12/08/2020 | Matlock

I cannot put into words just how perfect and personal our special day was with Karen. Such an overwhelming and special ceremony with so many memories and moments within it. We could have spent a million pounds and not created something so breathtaking. We wouldn’t of been able to achieve our dream without doing this kind of ceremony and it was everything and more than we ever thought possible. Thank you so much Karen you were fantastic and so truly helpful… even when sorting the BIG secret haha amazing and beautiful day that is still being spoken about xx

Karen is the best!!!

Karen is the best!!!

5 Stars
Claire and Matt

Wedding | 03/13/2020 | Colwick Hall, Nottingham

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!

Truly a stand out ceremony!

5 Stars
D & G

Wedding | 08/31/2020 | Private House, Derbyshire

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!

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