WEDDING CELEBRANT… AND WIFE, MUM, DOG-LOVER, WINE-DRINKER, HAPPY CAMPER, GEOCACHER AND THRASHY GUITAR FAN!
What makes Karen a stand out celebrant?
SHE IS ACCREDITED BY HUMANISTS UK.
The longest standing provider of celebrants (for over 120 years) the charity Humanists UK carefully selects only the best celebrants. The substantial residential training, examination and accreditation program ensures ceremonies are delivered to an exceptionally high standard.
As an unregulated industry anyone can say they’re a celebrant – checking your celebrant’s qualifications, experience and reviews ensures that your ceremony is entrusted with someone qualified to make it perfect!
Karen’s been a celebrant for a few years now, working closely with (and recommended by) the fabulous teams at some of the best venues in the East Midlands (especially personal favourites The Hidden Hive, Whatton House, Overgrown Acres, Willow Marsh Farm and Donington Park Farmhouse). Karen’s experience has led to her mentoring three of the new Humanists UK celebrants in the East Midlands.
In 2021 Karen was awarded Most Client Focussed Celebrant – “demonstrating expertise within their field, dedication to customer service and a commitment to promoting excellence.” and one of just twenty national Hitched Couples Champions awards for “admirable dedication and community spirit during the pandemic”.
SHE LIVES WEDDINGS!
Solely dedicated to all things wedding, this is no ‘side hustle’ and Karen does not conduct funerals/naming ceremonies or any other work, meaning she is available and accessible throughout your wedding planning process.
SHE HAS PREVIOUSLY WORKED IN EVENTS AND MARKETING
Experience which enables her to bring excellent organisational skills, professionalism and a creative spirit to the work she does now.
SHE’S BEEN THERE!
Karen’s been happily married for ten years; long enough to know and understand the attributes required in marriage, but recent enough to know what it feels like to be a bride or groom with a huge to-do list! Karen aims to make the entire planning process as stress free as possible, and can help recommend other suppliers if you’re looking for something in particular.
SHE IS (VERY!) HAPPY TO WORK WITH CHILDREN AND ANIMALS!
With two gorgeous daughters and a rebellious puppy herself, Karen is always keen to personalise your ceremony through the involvement of your loved ones!! Children are very welcome at the planning meetings, with a fully equipped playroom at Karen’s home to keep them entertained!
MAYBE SHE’S A BIT LIKE YOU?!
Sometimes choosing a celebrant comes down to who you’d get on with as a friend, there beside you as support team for the biggest day of your life. Karen loves the outdoors, walking and geocaching, although is equally at home with a glass of wine at the pub. She also has a passion for music; from listening to gramophone records from the 1920s through to popping with the kids…but her specialist subject is alternative rock from the late 1990s, and most mornings you’ll find her headbanging to a rockfit heavy metal workout!
Whether you want a light-hearted touch and some humour to your ceremony, or a more formal affair to mark the seriousness of the occasion, Karen can apply her creative talent to design and write the ceremony you’ve dreamed of, that truly reflects you as a couple – and that everyone walks away from saying “Wow, that was so THEM!”