Simply Ceremonies UK Celebrants & Toastmasters in Kent

Simply Ceremonies UK


Putting the Heart into your ceremony

26 reviews

Key Facts

Price Band: ££ - £££

Typical Price: £750

Price Range: £750 - £995

Features & Services

Wedding ceremony

Vow renewal ceremony

Hand fasting ceremony

Baby naming or Child welcoming ceremony

Commitment ceremony

About Simply Ceremonies UK

Hello, I’m Karina, an award winning Independent Celebrant in Kent. I create and write beautiful, personalised ceremonies which are fun and memorable, all created with you in mind. I specialise in Weddings, Vow Renewals and Hand-fasting Ceremonies.

I have created ceremonies for woodland, beach, stunning castle, stately homes and even back garden weddings. I’m not afraid to don wellies in the rain at Festival weddings but am equally at home and recommended at some of the best venues in Kent.

We help to create a personalised wedding or vow renewal for you, based on your personal beliefs and requests. This can be a Humanist, Religious or part-religious ceremony and can incorporate poems, readings, music and humorous anecdotes.
If you're looking for a beautiful and memorable ceremony in a castle, hotel, woodland or beach then we would love to discuss this with you. We have experience working in licensed and un-licensed venues around Kent and London but have also travelled further afield.
We work closely with other celebrants so can perform a full Celtic Handfasting ceremony if you are considering this option and can incorporate elements such as hand-tying, sand ceremonies and lighting of a Unity candle if you are wanting symbolic rituals in your Wedding or Vow renewal ceremony.
We also offer a "DIY" service for those couples who have a friend or family member who would like to perform the ceremony. We can create the ceremony script, providing you with readings and the certificate in a keepsake folder.

We can provide a fully manned PA system for outdoors ceremonies so that you can have professional music played for your entry and exit, so please ask for details when you contact us to discuss your wedding.

Customer Reviews

What can I say! Amazing Lady with a fabulous personality.

Karina was absolutely wonderful throughout our entire wedding journey, from the initial consultation to the big day! She handled everything beautifully and the ceremony brought tears to our eyes, we couldn't have wished for a better wedding or celebrant! Thank you again Karina for making our day so special xx

Karina is such a warm and friendly lady. Nothing is ever too much and she really pays attention to detail. I cannot recommend her highly enough. She truly deserves this award.

Personal and individual ceremony

Thank you Tracey X

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Karina is passionate about what she does and the ceremonies she writes and delivers are unique to the couple concerned. She has a wonderful personality and vast experience in the wedding industry.

Thank you very much Karen xx

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Karina has a lovely manner and makes a wedding feel really special with personal touches that add something wonderful - can definitely recommend, well organized and thoughtful

Praise indeed!! Thank you very much Caroline xx

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Karina is amazing. Her attention to detail is beyond and she is there every step ensuring her clients are treated as individuals.

Thank you very much Rachael xx

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Karina was made for this role and nobody takes more care than she does to create the best ceremonies.

Thank you very much Stella. Very kind words xx

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Fantastic work very helpful and excellent customer service.

Thank you Sam xx

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Karina is one of the most professional but laid-back Celebrants in the current Wedding Market and a lovely lady to boot. I am very difficult to impress and by principle, won't "recommend" anyone in the Wedding Industry unless I have experienced them/their service for myself. I happily recommend Karina to anyone looking for a Celebrant as she has a way about her missing from other Celebrants and it has to be said, official Registra's

Thank you very much Lisa. It's always very special to receive a positive review from a top wedding professional who has actually seen you in action! Thank you Xx

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I saw Karina in action at a naming ceremony. She was warm, friendly and efficient and put everyone at ease during the ceremony

Thank you very much Caroline x

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Karina is a wonderful celebrant! She really takes the time to get to know her customers, creating beautifully written and very personalised services.

Karina is the loveliest person, she's very attentive and reassuring! She took went to great lengths to get to know us and everything she said in the ceremony was absolutely perfect, 100% better than any preacher could have done and all the readings beautifully backed and given to us with a beautiful memory pack, she made the ceremony perfect!

Thank you very much for your lovely comments Debs. It was an honour to be asked to create the ceremony for you all xx

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Very professional service

Thank you Tania X

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I'm voting for Karina as I think she deserves this award with bells on (wedding ones of course). I doubt you would meet a more dedicated, hard-working, passionate and genuine professional in this industry than Karina. An expert in her field, Karina also is there for her friends (myself included) when they have needed advice and support in their careers. I wholeheartedly recommend her and the wonderful services she provides. Good luck Karina xx

Wow Liz, from one celebrant to another, thank you very, very much for your kind words xx

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I was working at a wedding with Karina and the amount of support and reassurance she gave to the bride and groom was astounding

Thank you very much for saying this. It's always a pleasure to work with you too.

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Having recently 'booked' Karina to perform the wedding ceremony for our son I can say without doubt that her professionalism throughout was brilliant. I knew that my son and his bride to be wanted little fuss at the wedding but us 'oldies' wanted something more than just one of their friends leading the 'service' . Karina provided exactly the right compromise for all concerned and I can say unequivacably that everyone enjoyed the fun which she brought to the proceedings. Having worked in catering my whole life and witnessed literally hundreds of weddings from the other side, I can thoroughly recommend Karina to anyone wishing to employ the services of a true professional. She certainly gets my vote for this awards competition.

Crumbs Ian, thank you so much for this review. It was an absolute pleasure to create the wedding for Sayman and Claire.....next time I will come over to Cyprus xxx

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Karina O'Donnell, is fabulous hard working lady, really pleased she has been nominated.

Thank you Val xx

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Karina is amazing at what she does, she is very attentive to details and provides I service like no other in my opinion

Thank you Sharon. I really appreciate your support xx

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Karina provides the perfect service to enable couples to book a celebration anywhere in Kent. One that is memorable, usually held in a setting specific to them and at a time specific to them, is and is personal to their faiths and beliefs. What would we do without her

Thank you Sam. I really appreciate your comments xx

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Karina is such a lovely lady and so professional in her work. This is an easy vote for me.

Thank you Karen. That's very generous of you xx

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Amazing!!

Thank you very much Mrs C xx

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Deserves to win always helping others and nothing is too much trouble always thinks of others before herself

Thank you Katy xx

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Simply fabulous. Nothing is too much trouble for Karina and she'll ensure your day is one you will remember forever!

Thank you Carolyn. Xx

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Karina wrote and undertook our wedding ceremony and we can honestly say it was perfect. Karina captured myself and my husband perfectly in our ceremony, included everything that we wanted and even on the day continued to make our ceremony unique and beautiful. Karina was a pleasure to have at our day, smiling, friendly and calming all the wedding parties nerves. Karina is a must have at every ceremony.

I had the opportunity to work with Karina last year on a wedding a Lympne Castle and to say it was a beautiful and personal wedding ceremony is an understatement... The couple were from different parts of the globe and had different religions (he is a New York Jew) and it was important for his family that elements were incorporated into the day without the full on Jewish ceremony. Since working with Karina on this ceremony it has opened my eyes to just how beautiful a civil ceremony can be as it opens up the opportunity to have the ceremony in any part of the venue and not just the parts that have been licenced by the local council. I would definitely recommend Karina to anyone looking to get married at a venue.

Customer Service Finalist 2017

Simply Ceremonies UK

154 Canterbury Road, Folkestone, Kent, CT19 5PQ

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