Stand Out Ceremonies - non-religious wedding ceremonies by Karen Faulkner
I am the only Humanists UK accredited Wedding Celebrant based in Derbyshire, writing and delivering stand out ceremonies throughout the East Midlands. Whether you want something traditional, or to realise the vision in your wildest dreams, I will work with you to capture your ideas and combine with my experience to create a truly unique ceremony.
About Humanist weddings...
For many of us, the ritual and words of a religious ceremony do not fit with how we live our lives, and a civil ceremony often feels impersonal and unsatisfying. Humanist weddings give you the flexibility to create an occasion that celebrates your marriage your way. You get to know me, choose your own words and marry where and when you like.
My accreditation gives you the assurance I have passed rigorous Humanists UK training standards (which has the quality mark from the Open College Network), have the necessary insurances in place, and work as part of a network of celebrants sharing best practice and the latest ceremony ideas.
Humanist Ceremonies are the longest standing provider of non-religious ceremonies and provide individually prepared ceremonies to mark important life events. 98% of feedback received awards us 5/5!
I am a modern, creative celebrant. My skills are best used in ceremonies that are that little bit different in some way; I have a creative background and I was attracted to train as Humanists UK celebrant because Humanist weddings are often chosen by creative couples looking for something original that tells their personal love story. These are the ceremonies that make my heart jump when the enquiry comes in!
I love it when a ceremony includes a symbolic act to seal the promises made, as this just isn't possible in civil ceremonies. Humanist celebrants are experts in these 'rituals' - which might include handfasting, sand blending, a unity candle, ring warming, a garland exchange - why not ring a super-loud bell to declare your new life together!
My delivery on the day will be warm and reassuring, but I am not a frustrated actor! I am there to facilitate, your special day is all about you, not me!
Why work with me?
Firstly, because you will get a stand-out ceremony! With the support of Humanists UK I have access to a wealth of resources and ideas to create a truly memorable ceremony. Add to this my passion for creativity and writing a sincere, authentic ceremony you will achieve the wedding of your dreams!
Secondly I come from a professional background with lots of experience in project and event management. This means I carefully manage each stage of the process (and ceremony!) to ensure it is stress-free throughout.
Lastly, you have the assurances of my accreditation with Humanists UK. As well as everything I've already explained this means if the worst happens (and it never has yet!) and I can't get to your ceremony then another celebrant in my local network can step in, experienced in delivering humanist ceremony scripts and rituals.
Choosing a celebrant is an important decision and I won't be right for everyone - feel free to call me so we can have an informal chat and you can get a feel for me, and the stand out ceremony you'll get on your ever-so-special day!