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My name is Karen and I am an independent celebrant who is able to work across Surrey/Hampshire and Berkshire. Many years ago I moved from Norwich to Surrey and commenced my training as a registered nurse, there I met my husband, we had two children and have been in Farnham ever since where, I am very blessed to have a group of very wonderful friends. My husband has now retired and the two children have since flown the nest.
For many years I have been a highly motivated and enthusiastic senior NHS Manager with significant experience that has been gained by working in a range of organisations mainly across London and the South East. The foundation of this success is a diverse clinical career, in which I have delivered a baby, cared for many very sick and healthy children, organised a wedding in hospital and supported at the end of life many patients, carers and their wider extended families. Throughout I have worked in and led a team, built relationships and have gained extensive interview, presentation and public speaking skills.
For me it has all been an absolute privilege.
I have balanced this career with a love of music and a passion for baking and time spent with my closest girlfriends who are those that I met in the playground of my children’s school some twenty-five years ago. It was on one of our very special weekends away that one person in the group mentioned about becoming a celebrant, something I had not considered before.
Some months later I attended the wedding of a work colleague: a celebrant conducted the ceremony in Glasgow. It was the most uplifting, creative and joyous wedding I had ever attended and that was the point at which my journey began. I asked my children what they thought and if they could see me as a family celebrant. You have so much life experience combined with that gained in your NHS career: you are very creative, organised and attentive, you have so much to give and will be an amazing family celebrant. So here I am.
I need to get to know you..... your passions, interests and dreams and I will then ensure that these are all reflected in your celebration. Your unique day, whether it is a wedding celebration, renewal of vows or baby naming, can be tailored exactly to your specifications, we can design, create and produce a truly original and personalised occasion. In the case of a wedding, the legal necessities at the Registry Office would have to be completed first. After that, together we will ensure your vows and readings are exactly what you want and you can be certain of an event, which will live in your hearts forever and will astound your guests with its personalised style and originality.
I have learned through my career that detail and preparation is the key to success. As an independent celebrant I will be honoured to work with anyone in sharing the most joyous time of his or her lives. My hope is that I will bring creativity, flexibility and professionalism to the moment.