Creating stand out ceremonies that reflect you, and that everybody enjoys!
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. 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 that you will enjoy and your guests will walk away from saying 'WOW, that was so THEM!" 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. With a professional background, accreditation from Humanists UK, and specialism in weddings - you can be confident of a stress-free, enjoyable process to planning your perfect ceremony.
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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!
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
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!
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! Karen was excellent in communication from the very first contact right through to the wedding day. She had a real enthusiasm for our story and ideas for how we wanted our day to go, offering suggestions and advice. On the day Karen fitted right in – she had the right mix of professionalism and approachable manner, fun and sincere and impressed all our guests!
From the offset karen oozed charisma, energy and creativity. We were both blown away with our script. Karen has a fantastic way with words, humour and a natural skill with creative writing. The big moment arrived and it was full of smiles, laughter and unforgettable memories.