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Independent Celebrant creating, writing & presenting Wedding, Vow renewal, Handfasting ceremonies. Ceremonies are tailor-made to your wishes.

Products and Services

  • Full-Service Planning
  • Week of Wedding Planning
  • On-the-day Wedding Coordination
  • Toastmaster / Master of Ceremony
  • Celebrant / Officiant
  • Speech Writer
  • Vocal Coach
  • Marquee Wedding Specialist
  • Inbound Destination Wedding Specialist
  • Outbound Destination Wedding Specialist
  • Pre-wedding Consultation
  • Last-minute Orders
  • Physical Shop / Studio

Cultural Experience

  • Mixed Faiths


    Detailed Description

    Are you considering a ceremony which is personalised, fun, memorable and is as unique as you are?

    With an Independent celebrant, the ceremony is created and written based on your personal beliefs and choices. As the Law of England and Wales is still archaic, independent celebrants are not authorised to do the legal marriage registration, so all of my clients register the legal element a few days earlier. ( In Kent this is currently £46, takes 10 minutes and requires 2 witnesses).

    However, this means that your ceremony can be held absolutely anywhere, at any time and there are no rules or restrictions on the wording, music choice or content of your wedding ceremony.

    Karina at Simply Ceremonies will work with you to create your perfect ceremony. This may be as traditional or non-traditional as you want and can include cultural traditions, religious readings or quotes from Lord of the Rings!

    Karina has been in the wedding industry for a long time and works with lots of other wedding professionals.

    She has presented ceremonies at many of Kent's top venues including Lympne Castle, Westenhanger castle, Hythe Imperial hotel, The Thatched barn at Farthingloe, The Red barn at Capel Le Ferne, St Augustines Priory, Bilsington and Swarling Manor.
    Karina is also experienced in outdoors weddings and has created ceremonies for couples who have wanted to use woodland, beaches, fields and back gardens. Karina will also travel if required and has worked at Craig y nos Castle in Wales and the RAF Club in Mayfair, London.

    If you are looking for a friendly, enthusiastic and passionate celebrant, please contact Karina at Simply Ceremonies today on 07970 513715 or by emailing


    - What is your most memorable wedding?
    All of my weddings have been different and therefore memorable, however, one which stands out was a wedding at Lympne castle for an Australian Athiest bride and an American, Jewish groom. This wedding was a test of my research skills and was the perfect Non-religious ceremony with Jewish cultural elements. Great fun!
    - Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
    Friendly, Creative, Fun, Passionate, Enthusiastic,
    - What about your business are you most proud of?
    In my first year of trading, I was chosen to create 25 wedding ceremonies plus baby naming, vow renewal ceremonies and 10 Funerals. I was also runner-up at the Kent Women in Business awards for Start-up businesses
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    • Year Business Was Established: 2014
    • # Of Weddings Hosted: Between 10 and 30
    • Public Liability Insurance: Yes

    Follow this supplier on

    Featured In

    Baby-faced brides, Channel 5 TV programme 2015Blog by Yvette Craig Photography Various Kent wedding publications

    Industry Awards

    Kent Women in Business - Start up businesses - Runner Up 2015

    Accreditations / Associations

    I am a member of Fellowship of Independent CelebrantsI am a member of the "My Wedding Professionals" supplier group in Kent

    Getting here

    • Address:
    • 154 Canterbury Road, Folkestone, Kent, CT19 5PQ, England
    • Nearest Town:
    • Folkestone
    • Nearest Train Station:
    • Folkestone
    • Nearest Motorway & Junction:
    • Junction 13 M20
    • Travel Notes:
    • I work from home so normally meet at a local cafe or venue