Why choose Karene?

If you want...

- a 100% personalised ceremony (or some personal touches) with genuine "nothing's-too-much-trouble" flexibility...

- energy, enthusiasm and joy...

- a calming, professional and reassuring presence...

- someone who has great rapport with you and your guests...

Feedback from satisfied customers...

We are truly delighted with your draft ceremony script - you have captured the vibe we both desired: fun, filled with love whilst poking fun at us both.  We both cried tears of joy each time we read it...

Soon-to-be Mr and Mrs G

Thank you so much. We will cherish yesterday forever - it was such a beautiful ceremony.

Ms SF: after a vow renewal ceremony for her parents

Thank you so much for everything you have done for us. The ceremony was absolutely perfect and we had the best day ever!  Thank you for supporting us, guiding us and just being an amazing person, we truly appreciate everything you have done and how special you made it for us.  You aren't just our Celebrant, you are a friend and we are so thankful you were a part of our special day! xx

Mr & Mrs J:  Bride and Groom

Thanks for all you help and guidance - you have really made this whole process wonderfully hassle free!

Mr & Mrs D:  Bride and Groom

Karene is one of the most kind hearted and professional people we have met.  She truly listens to your story and thoroughly enjoys getting to know you as a couple and feels like part of the family for the time of communication. Seeing her on our day helped calm my nerves before walking down the aisle.  Fortunately she added some vows which we found funny which helped us to laugh our way through our ceremony. Once again thank you for being you and listening to what we wanted.  Our day was amazing and memorable for all the right reasons. We’ll be sure to be in touch should we need a celebrant in the future.

Mrs P:  bride

Just to say a big thank you for your support at E's wedding.  You performed a perfect ceremony that was full of love and passion. It's so lovely to work with someone who is so passionate about their work!

Wedding venue:  senior events co-ordinator

That was the best ceremony I've ever seen!

Many guests at many different weddings...

You were smooth and reassuring...

Mr L: Groom 

A surprise handfasting was a wonderful addition to our 50th wedding celebration.  Your knowledge of our lives together was beautifully included in the verse you had written about us, and caused much laughter and a few happy tears.  The symbolism of the ribbons wrapped around our hands and the  final making of the knot was a perfect reminder of our years together and the steadfastness of our relationship – after all, fifty years is a long time to live with anyone!  Thank you for making our anniversary even more special.

Mr & Mrs D:  Couple celebrating their golden wedding

Karene completed the Certificate in Family Celebrancy with the UK Society of Celebrants in 2022.  During the course, Karene created and delivered both wedding and naming ceremonies to an extremely high standard.  Karene’s positive and engaging personality, coupled with her creativity and her knowledge of elements which can make a truly bespoke ceremony, would make any couple or family more than happy to work with her.

Mr S: UK Society of Celebrants senior tutor

Karene offered great support in the lead up to the wedding ceremony, reassuring us of the process and talking through the ceremony beforehand. Her relaxed yet professional manner helped put us at ease, allowing us to relax and enjoy build up to, and the ceremony itself. From the conversations we’d had before the day, Karene was able to add a personal touch to the ceremony which we really appreciated, and we had lovely feedback from our guests too. We genuinely felt that Karene strived to make our day as good as it could possibly be, and we’d highly recommend her if you’re looking for a wedding celebrant.

Mr & Mrs S:  Bride and Groom

I just wanted to pass on our sincere thanks for the wonderful ceremony you led at my son’s wedding. The time you had clearly spent in getting to know the bride and groom before the wedding really showed - it made it such a lovely personal celebration for them both. So many people commented about it afterwards.  Thank you for the huge part you played in making the start of their married life such a special day.

NS:  Father of the Groom 

We wanted a warm and official but relaxed ceremony and Karene really instinctively felt that and went with it.  Such a brilliant registrar, and SO many of our guests said that she made the ceremony, and that it was the best and most enjoyable ceremony they'd ever been to.

Mr & Mrs W:  Happy Couple

We would just like to pass sincere thanks and appreciation to our registrar, Karene.  We were busy shaking with nerves but she was incredible.  It was always an uncertainty about what the registrar would be like compared to our other vendors who we personally chose.  But she exceeded all our expectations.   She was so lovely in our pre-wedding meeting and made us feel safe.  During the ceremony she was fantastic, bringing personalisation and humour and romance to the ceremony that we never expected.

Mrs & Mrs B:  Happy Couple

I just wanted to provide some lovely feedback about the wedding you conducted for my sister and brother-in-law.  There were many guests (who I completely agree with) who said how enjoyable and funny you made the ceremony.  Although I understand it is a serious part of the day, it makes such a difference when someone gets involved like you did and go with the flow of the people you are holding the ceremony for.  This was a personal experience for me - however, I see you do this at other ceremonies I have been the wedding co-ordinator for.

PL:  Guest/Wedding Co-ordinator at a wedding venue

We have performed at a number of wedding ceremonies and we are present for the whole ceremony. Honestly, many of these ceremonies can become rather similar in sound and tend to blur into one; this was not the case with the wedding where Karene was celebrant.  Karene conducted the ceremony in a way that was professional and well-delivered, but also had notable personal touches that made the proceedings more welcoming and informal for the couple and their families.  So much so that this particular ceremony has stuck out in our minds.

The Foster Brothers:  Musicians

We both want to thank you so much for being part of our special day.  We had an amazing day and it was better than we could have imagined.

Mr & Mrs L:  Bride and Groom

That was a really lovely ceremony.  You made it so special for the couple and all the guests feel relaxed.  Thank you for that.  I bet you hear this a lot...

AH:  Mother of the Groom

That was the best ceremony I have ever seen.  If I was ever to get married again, I would definitely want you to conduct the ceremony.

IM:  Father of the Bride

That ceremony was absolutely perfect.  You got the tone just right for the couple.  It was just lovely.

WT:  Experienced Celebrant

Thank you for making that so easy for me.

LM: Hearing Impaired Bride