Simply Ceremonies UK Services

Simply Ceremonies Uk create bespoke Celebrant led ceremonies for Weddings, Vow renewals, Handfastings or Baby naming occasions.

Whilst Simply Ceremonies Uk is based in Kent, Karina will travel all over Uk and Europe should you wish her to.

Karina O'Donnell is a multi award winning celebrant and has over 25 years of experience in the wedding industry bringing knowledge, creativity and enthusiasm to create beautiful ceremonies for you that are personal, unique and incredibly special and that you will treasure for a lifetime.

Baby Naming Ceremonies

With many families moving away from the Church, but still wanting a form of christening for their children, Baby naming ceremonies have become increasingly more popular.

It’s a well-deserved event for the new parents, and a fun way to introduce the new little one to his or her family; and we want to help you create a personal ceremony worthy of such an auspicious occasion.

Simply Ceremonies Uk work with you to create the perfect ceremony for your child.

Whether you are hosting the ceremony at home or at local venue, We can help. Each family is different, and our unique ceremonies allow each family to express their love for their children in beautiful and individual ways. This ceremony is perfect for younger children and babies, and we are happy to personalise your ceremony to include all of your children at once.

Welcoming ceremonies are also an opportunity to welcome adopted children into the family and can be incorporated into a wedding ceremony where two families, with children, are joined together.

If you would like to know more, please feel free to contact us using the number at the top of the page or send us an email.

Wedding Ceremonies

Wedding Ceremonies are our Passion.

Simply Ceremonies Uk will help you to create a ceremony which perfectly celebrates your union using unique wording and personal vows written exclusively for you.

Whether you are after a traditional service, or something unique and different, we strive to create for you a ceremony that is distinctive, special and extremely personal.

When others say ‘you can’t…’ we say you can!

We even have a professional creative writer on hand to help write your vows and promises so that they are tailor made for you based on your individual requirements.

With our flexible and individual care, the sky is the limit! No rules, no restrictions; just your dream day in all of it’s perfection.

In Kent we have some stunning venues to choose from, so whether you are considering a castle, beach, woodland or your own back garden, we can create a beautiful wedding celebration ceremony just for you.

Please remember to register your legal marriage at the local Registry Office first! They do the legal bit, offering a short registration ceremony with 2 witnesses for around the £50 mark, and then you’re free to enjoy your perfect wedding ceremony without a hitch! For more information, feel free to contact us on the number shown at the top of this page or send us an email using our contact page.

Let’s see what we can do for you!

If you are choosing to marry away from Kent, even abroad, we can still create a ceremony for you. Presented in a stunning keepsake box, "Weddings in a box" provides you with the same service we offer to those couples we officiate for, but instead, you get to take it away for someone else to present. 


Vow Renewal Ceremonies

A vow renewal made to include the couple's daughter in the ceremonyVow renewal Ceremonies. 

Whether you are hosting a ceremony after getting married abroad or are  celebrating a specific milestone or anniversary, renewing your vows in a celebrant-led ceremony is the perfect opportunity to share with your family and friends the strength of your  partnership.

As someone who renewed her own marriage vows after 15 years, Karina finds this particular ceremony a perfect opportunity to re-create the vows which were originally promised and with the inclusion of children and family, vow renewal ceremonies can be incredibly romantic and poignant. 

Our vow renewal ceremonies are just as flexible and personal as our other wedding ceremonies, and we would love to help you write bespoke declarations of love for you and your family. If, like us, you can’t wait to get started, call the number at the top of this page and make a start on arranging your personal ceremony with Simply Ceremonies Uk - Independent Celebrants.

Alternatively, send us an email through our contact page.

Handfasting Ceremonies

Did you know the phrase ‘to tie the knot’ originates from the tradition of Hand Fasting?

Simply Ceremonies offers a variety of a Hand fasting elements some of which can be included in a standard wedding ceremony.

Tying the Knot and Jumping the Broomstick are two such elements. However, you could also choose a One year and one day ceremony or a full Celtic  Handfasting ceremony and include friends and family in the beautiful, spiritual ceremony. Karina works closely with another celebrant who specialises in this style of ceremony and together, they can offer ceremonies at Dode Village, Kits Coty, Stonehenge, Avebury, Rollrighf stones and Glastonbury Tor. 

If this sounds like something you would be interested to know more about, please don’t hesitate to contact Simply ceremonies using the number at the top of this page or send us an email using our contact page.