Wedding Celebrant in Cheshire
Hey, I’m Karene, an independent family and wedding celebrant in Cheshire and working in the North West of England and parts of the Midlands including Cheshire; Lancashire; Merseyside; Shropshire; Derbyshire; Greater Manchester.
I’m an experienced, warm and friendly professional celebrant who firmly believes that ceremonies should be jam-packed with joy, laughter and happy tears.
I enjoy ripping up the rule book and crafting family ceremonies which place you slap-bang in the middle of your special celebration - an occasion which will be unique to you and personalised 100%. My goal is to bring heart and joy to every single ceremony.
I’m interested in people, not labels. I believe that everyone has the right to have a wonderful celebration, no matter who you are or whatever the occasion. I work effectively and enjoyably with everyone and deliver the same high standard of service to everyone.
I’ll work closely with you over the months and weeks before your ceremony. Together, we will create your personalised ceremony with the heart and tone that reflects the people involved.
I'm there to give you a guiding hand, make suggestions and work as part of your team to make your ceremony everything you hoped for.
In recent years, I have worked as a part-time registration officer for a local authority in England conducting and registering around 200 civil marriage ceremonies. Before this, I was a freelance training consultant for over 30 years and I have loads of experience of working with people from all walks of life. I’ve also worked with interpreters and British Sign Language Signers.
I lived in Scotland for the first 20 or so years of my life and people tell me that I have a lovely, soft, calming Scottish accent (which can matter a lot when you're feeling nervous).
Why Choose Karene?
I’m told that I have warmth, humour and a keen sense for fun, and the ability to make people feel safe and reassured. I’ll bring energy, enthusiasm and joy to your ceremony. I work hard to build excellent rapport with you and your guests, and everyone who has a part to play in making your ceremony happen.
I have received excellent feedback about my ceremonies. Here are some of my favourite testimonials (many more are available on my website):
“Karene was incredible and exceeded all our expectations. She was so lovely in our pre wedding meeting and made us feel safe. During the ceremony she was fantastic, bringing personalisation, humour and romance to the ceremony that we never expected.”
“We wanted a warm but relaxed ceremony and Karene really instinctively felt that and went with it. Such a brilliant celebrant, and SO many of our guests said that she made the ceremony, and that it was the best and most enjoyable ceremony they'd ever been to.”
“That was the best ceremony I have ever seen. If I was ever to get married again, I would definitely want you to conduct the ceremony.”
I’m super-organised and guaranteed to be reliable. I’m a safe pair of hands and have dealt calmly with many unexpected situations - from people feeling ill to dogs running amok around the ceremony room. I’m also flexible enough to deal with last-minute issues and will roll up my sleeves in the event of a crisis to help make everything just right.
I’ll be absolutely honest with you every step of the way. I’ll be realistic about what can and cannot be achieved and I’ll suggest alternatives if, from my experience, I don’t believe something is workable.
I’ll be part of your team, guiding and supporting you from our initial telephone conversation through to delivering a memorable, special and truly personalised ceremony, 100%.