Brighton, Sussex, Surrey, Kent, South East, UK
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Unique & beautiful alternatives to traditional ceremonies.
Your ceremony will reflect the unique individuality of you both, personalised and written just for you on your special occasion. I offer an open minded, hassle free approach to creating your perfect ceremony, working with you and getting to know you as a couple and how you envisage your special day.
I will conduct your ceremony on any day of the week and at any place of your choice, it can simply be in your own garden or an enchanted woodland, your favourite beach, a beautiful meadow, a stately home or your own special magical place. It can be absolutely anywhere!
It all starts with an email or phone call. Following this I will meet with you to discuss your ideas, which will give me the opportunity to get to know you both, your background, your aspirations for the future and your love and commitment to one another. I will then prepare your unique ceremony, created just for you.
You may wish to incorporate a beautiful symbolic ceremony such as, The Rose Ceremony, Handfasting, The Lovers Knot, to name but a few. There are no limits or rules you can decide which one has the most meaning and significance to you both. You may also like to invite family and friends to share readings or poems. These individual touches will help make your special day perfect in every way.
Karlina was the perfect person to conduct our ceremony to celebrate our marriage. After a lockdown wedding, we found Karlina to conduct a summer ceremony with all our friends and family. We didn't want the normal traditions as we'd already done them so Karlina came up with the perfect alternative - a wine ceremony! It's like she knew us already :) The ceremony was the perfect mix of fun, laughter, love and romance. It couldn't have been more perfect and many guests said it was the best wedding ceremony they'd ever been too. We agree! Thanks so much Karlina. xx
As soon as we spoke to Karlina, we knew she was the right celebrant for us. She was incredibly friendly, warm and fun and it felt like she understood us immediately. She was very helpful and patient with us in the planning of our bespoke ceremony, and delivered it beautifully on the day. Karlina was supportive with the emotions on the day, and was quick-thinking when things didn’t go quite to plan, making it appear seamless to all the guests. Thank you very much Karlina for helping make our day special and memorable.
We used Karlina for reviewing our wedding vows. We decided at the last minute to do it and found Karlina with not a lot of notice and we were so Iucky she could squeeze us in. She came and met with us and noted down all the details of exactly what we wanted. We wanted something fairly low key and what she provided was amazing. Karlina wrote the perfect words and completely understood what it was we wanted. It was lovely to have her there and she was so warm and welcoming. We couldn’t recommend her highly enough. Thanks for making it a day we’ll never forget x
Karlina really made our day so special. She took so much much time and attention on our ceremony and made sure everything was perfect. The words she wrote were beautiful and included everything we wanted. Karlina made us feel comfortable and completely at ease through everything and was an absolute star on our wedding day. If you are looking for a professional but also friendly and just lovely celebrant, I would highly recommend Karlina Shorter. Thank you again so much.
Karlina was warm and professional from the very start. She made sure that she got to know us (and us her) and was very keen to ensure that our ceremony was personal to us and suited who we were as people and as a couple.
We aren't hugely spiritual people and didnt want to opt for any of the alternative ceremonies but this wasnt a problem at all (although this is something Karlina offers and is very good at - it just wasnt us). We were looking for a ceremony that was official feeling but individual to us and not too stiff. Karlina managed to tell our story and create the perfect ceremony. We feel truly lucky to of found Karlina, she gave us a ceremony that both made us and our guests laugh and cry.
We couldn't be more thankful to Karlina, or reccommend her highly enough. You wont regret it.
We had met with a few celebrants to find the perfect fit for us as a couple and Karlina was definitely the best. She was very personable and we immediately felt comfortable getting to know her. She wanted to make sure we picked the right ceremony for us and spent time going through all of the options. There were elements of the ceremony we wanted to add in and she worked everything in beautifully. The day itself was perfect and our guests commented on how wonderful and touching the ceremony was. We couldn’t have asked for anything more!
Karlina designed the wonderful wedding ceremony for our woodland-themed wedding this summer. She got it absolutely spot-on. The ceremony was the perfect combination of professional and personal. Karlina dedicated time getting to know us both as a couple beforehand, so that the words she wrote for us were unique and drew on some of our favourite memories and experiences together. She did this so well, that her writing and readings had everyone in tears. Happy ones of course! She has a lovely way with words and was able to express for us just what we wanted to share with our friends and family
At the beginning, we had no idea of how to plan or organise our own ceremony and Karlina was able to guide us through a wide range of options, meaning that it ran smoothly, succinctly and included the various elements that we wanted to include from a traditional ceremony as well as incorporating elements of pagan and humanist ceremonies too.
The day went perfectly and we couldn’t have chosen a better, more caring and creative celebrant than Karlina.