True Blue Ceremonies
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♡ Hi I'm Katie Keen, an Independent Celebrant with 14 years experience ♡ I absolutely love creating bespoke, personal Wedding Ceremonies for my couples ♡ Why not let me tell your unique love story? ♡
Pricing & Costs
Prices start at
Products and Services
Celebrant / Officiant
Inbound Destination Wedding Specialist
Marquee Wedding Specialist
Outbound Destination Wedding Specialist
Toastmaster / Master of Ceremony
If you are looking for an alternative to a standard religious or statutory civil ceremony then hiring an Independent Celebrant is the perfect choice. Like Humanists, we create moving and beautiful wedding ceremonies which are personalised to each couple we work with. However we are also able to include spiritual content so if you are an inter-faith couple you may incorporate the rituals of one or more of your cultures or backgrounds as part of your ceremony. Celebrant-led Weddings are also a perfect option for couples who have had a destination wedding abroad and wish to hold a Blessing amongst extended family and friends on their return. Most couples simply wish to hold a personalised Wedding Ceremony amongst friends and family in a place that is not a traditional wedding venue or perhaps isn't licenced for marriage. They may choose to exchange their vows outdoors at the family home, on a beach, in woodland or a barn. Many couples now book a whole weekend to celebrate their wedding, often 'festival-style' with tents, marquees or tipis and friends camping. The civil marriage registration is taken care of in a separate brief appointment, splitting the legal and ceremonial side of the wedding - much as happens across Europe. Baby Naming Days and Vow Renewals are also a speciality; I love creating happy days for happy families!
Personal Message from the Manager
Name of Wedding Contact: Katie Keen
I'd love to help you make your big day really special with a bespoke personalised wedding ceremony that's written all about you!
Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Lee & Bo
Married in September 2018
Elopement Ceremony - September 2018
I can’t explain how perfect our ceremony and experience was with Katie. Truly magical in every way!
Julie & Darren
Married in December 2016
Wedding Ceremony - December 2016
Katie is amazing! The service she performed for our wedding was impeccable. Katie helped us through the whole process, from the first initial email to helping us write o...
Kayleigh & Karl
Married in June 2018
Wedding Ceremony - May 2018
We knew we wanted a personal ceremony but didn't know how to start, this wasn't a problem as Katie was able to get all the info she needed to make it perfect for us. Kat...
Location & Contact Details
Tonbridge, Kent, England
I meet clients either at their chosen venue or we chose somewhere to go for coffee. If distance is too far, we can always Skype!
Nearest Motorway & Junction
M20 Junction 6
Nearest Train Station
Press & Awards
Accreditations / Associations (2)
Your Kent Wedding Magazine - Expert Panel: Jul/Aug 2016, Sept/Oct 2016 editions
Your Sussex Wedding Magazine - various real wedding features
Industry Awards (2)
The Wedding Industry Awards 2018: South East Region - Highly Commended
Wedding Industry Experts Awards 2014: Most Popular Officiant Kent & South East
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What is your most memorable wedding?
This has to be Anna and James' wedding which was featured in Rock n Roll Bride ... they really went to town on personalising every aspect of their day starting with their ceremony which included a London gospel choir, a mid-ceremony surprise karaoke, both Mums delivering a very funny poem complete with actions, and giant confetti cannons exploding over them at the kiss finale. They followed a strolling jazz band to their village fete-themed reception where they played silly games and a tug of war, and performed a perfectly choreographed first dance later that night!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Caring - Creative - Celebratory - Professional - Proficient
What about your business are you most proud of?
I am so proud to have had my several of my couples' weddings published on the popular Wedding Blogs: Rock n Roll Bride, Rock My Wedding, Festival Brides, Whimsical Wonderland Weddings, Mr & Mrs Unique - to name a few. It's so lovely to get the recognition and to see my couples photos featured in print!
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Have fun with your wedding day and really try to make it as personal as you can - that way it stays memorable in your guests' minds for a long time. You only do it once!
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Individual wicker picnic baskets for small groups of guests, filled with vintage crockery and cutlery, a blanket, a bottle of Prosecco and a selection of chutneys - guests then added to this from tables of breads, cold meats, cheeses and salads. A very relaxed picnic-style Wedding Breakfast!
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Where possible we meet up first to see if we might be a good fit. I bring example scripts from real weddings to my couple consultations. We discuss your ideas and I make suggestions, before drafting and writing a ceremony script that is completely tailored to you in terms of spoken content, and as many ceremony enhancements as you wish. You might choose a unity ceremony such as candle lighting, or sand pouring, or a hand-fasting element to your ceremony. These are poignant moments remembered by your friends and family and make incredible photo opportunities too. With experience of many different ceremonies I am well placed to advise on stage management and the look and feel of your wedding ceremony, and offer a rehearsal as standard in my fee.
What is the most unusual thing you’ve been asked to plan?
I am currently working with a lovely couple who wish to have their cat involved as a Bridesmaid in their wedding ceremony - on a lead!
How do you ensure a stress-free wedding?
I always rehearse and practice the ceremony with my couples - this really helps settle any nerves and ensures everyone knows their role, and where they're supposed to be at any given time. I like to think my calm professional approach helps during this process.
What do you love most about your job?
I love that I get to work with so many truly lovely couples and their families - it really is a pleasure and a privilege to do this and call it a job!
What is your favourite moment at a wedding?
Seeing all the happy smiling faces of family and friends gazing on as my couple say their wedding vows to one another - that's priceless.