Hello, my name is Karen Hewitt and I’m a Humanist wedding celebrant. I am based in Manchester but happy to travel further afield, including Cheshire, Derbyshire and London. I will also travel abroad for ceremonies.
In addition to being a celebrant I work as a health visitor in Manchester and prior to this I was a midwife. My job allows me to meet and build relationships with people from many different backgrounds and cultures. It’s a privilege to be allowed into their lives at such a special time. I love to hear their life-stories and to discover what is important to them and their families.
I am also a creative person. I have degrees in photography and visual culture, and have worked for Manchester International Festival and The Whitworth Gallery. I have an eye for detail and understand the importance of the presentation of your special day.
Being a wedding celebrant allows me to meet fascinating people and express my creativity by creating a personal ceremony just for them. It really is the perfect job!
Humanist ceremonies celebrate life’s significant events in a positive and meaningful way. I became interested in Humanism after my mother’s Humanist funeral. I found that being involved in creating a personal celebration of her life was a healing experience. This led me to want to find out more about Humanism and Humanist values.
As a Humanists UK celebrant I am fully trained and able to guide you through your choices to create a special wedding ceremony that is bespoke and perfect for you. Every relationship is unique and every couple has their own story. No other couple has been through your journey and no other couple will have your plans for their future.
If you would like to get in touch please email me. I will be happy to answer any questions you have, there is no obligation to go ahead. I would suggest an initial meeting (or Skype if you don’t live near Manchester). If you decide you want to book me as your celebrant a deposit will secure the date. I will then work to create your wedding script, based on the information you give me. We will continue to work on it together until you are happy with the result.
In the meantime, congratulations and good luck with your wedding plans.