Welcome to KJM Ceremonies

"Creating bespoke and heartfelt ceremonies to mark life’s events"
Engaging KJM Ceremonies as your celebrant means that you are able to have exactly the style of ceremony you wish for, with personalised content. We are not controlled by rules, beliefs or location and can bring any ceremony to life with bespoke scripts, mixed together with your favourite music, readings and poetry. Created with your guidance every step of the way means that we are delivering yours or your loved one’s story, exactly how you wish it to be told.

Located in Berkshire I can easily travel to surrounding areas in Hampshire, Surrey, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire.

Please read on and feel free to get in touch if you would like to chat about a planned event or idea.

ABOUT ME

Hello and thank you for visiting KJM Ceremonies.
I truly believe in celebrating and honouring life’s events and sharing our stories. So, whatever you desire, either shouting it from the roof tops or putting on a more simple, intimate occasion, as a celebrant, I can bring that together for you.

My background consists of over 30 years in the hospitality, events & entertainment industry, organising family & corporate events, weddings, wakes and every celebration imaginable.

My journey to being a celebrant was led by my absolute love of meeting new people, hearing their stories and of course, having a passion for celebrating everything! A few years ago, I attended both a funeral and an adoption ceremony and was blown away by the wonderful celebrants who officiated. They had created such beautiful scripts with the family and delivered stories which were captivating and comforting , leaving an incredibly special and lasting memory for us all. A light bulb flicked on and I realised that by combining my career experience in events together with my love of creative writing and presentation skills, this would be the perfect vocation for me and I went on to train with the Institute of Professional Celebrants as a funeral, wedding & family celebrant. Being an active member of the IPC brings me unprecedented access to some of the best resources and connections in the industry – we’re always learning and sharing ways we can bring our absolute best to you in the form of stunning ceremonies to honour your most special of celebrations.

People will tell you that I am organised, calm, extremely patient, fun loving and sensitive to others needs. I love nothing more than hearing people’s life stories, or those of a loved one and turning those words into scripts, which will capture personalities and result in a magical ceremony to delight you and your guests.

My aim is to bring joy to any life celebration you are planning. Bring me whatever challenge and ideas you want to – from simple & classical to whacky & outrageous – I am here to bring your ceremony to life, ensuring it will stay in your memory forever and capture your desires, style & beliefs.

Thank you for reading and I look forward to helping you create your perfect ceremony. 
Kathy Morgan

WEDDINGS & VOW RENEWALS

"Ever thine. Ever mine. Ever ours.”

Ludwig van Beethoven / Carrie & Big

As your wedding celebrant, I am here to share your love story with family & friends and create a truly bespoke ceremony for you both. Your relationship is unique therefore your ceremony should be too!

We will work closely together to design a ceremony script that is a true reflection and celebration of you as a couple, as individuals, and which will tell your story exactly how you want it told. If you are renewing your vows, I can help you to find the perfect words and sentiments that you want to share, drawing on your existing commitment and encompassing life events.

The joy of using a celebrant is that you can pretty much have anything you want. Mix aspects of your religion and culture through choices of readings, music, and bespoke symbolisms. Involve friends & family, mix it up – this is designer not “off the shelf”. I can also help you to write your vows and offer a full rehearsal of the ceremony prior to the day.

My ceremonies are warm, engaging, and relaxed and can be as sentimental or quirky, humorous or serious as you wish. I can officiate in any location of your choice – indoors or outdoors, traditional or surprising!

I will work with you every step of the way to ensure we create a completely one-off, designer ceremony for you both which I hope, will stay in your hearts forever.

FUNERALS & MEMORIALS

“Those we love never truly leave us. There are things that death cannot touch.”

Jack Thorne

To be chosen as a funeral celebrant is a true privilege and I will bring with me a sense of trust, calmness and respect during our times together.

My role is to weave together your loved one’s story and legacy into a beautiful and deeply personalised, bespoke ceremony.  Together, we will tailor every element to fit & embrace the wishes of both the deceased and the bereaved, bringing those special memories & sentiments to life.

There are no restrictions with a celebrant led funeral.  Include cultural, religious, spiritual or alternative aspects to the ceremony through the eulogy, readings, poetry and music – anything that will bring comfort to your family & friends and which will inspire them to say, “Wouldn’t he/she have loved that”.

The word “comfort” is so important to me and will be to you too.  A good funeral ceremony will bring comfort to the bereaved.  My sole aim is to honour you and your loved one with the best “au revoir” possible.

If you are choosing a memorial service either due to being unable to hold the funeral you wished for, or as an anniversary memorial, the process and my commitment to you is the same.

BESPOKE CEREMONIES

“The more you celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”

Oprah Winfrey

As a celebrant – well the word says it all – we believe in celebrating & honouring life’s journey and its twists and turns – happy & sad, conventional & unconventional.

Traditionally known as a “rite of passage” we have always celebrated or honoured the traditional stages of life – Birth, Coming of Age, Milestone Birthdays, Marriage, Death.  But there are so many more times in our life’s path and those of our loved ones, where we desire and deserve, acknowledgement, recognition and celebration.

If there is anything you wish to commemorate, I can help you to create a tailor-made & memorable ceremony – formal or informal, serious or light-hearted, structured around your specific wishes and making sure it feels right for you and your nearest and dearest.  My desire is to create a friendly and warm ceremony filled with love, whilst capturing your beliefs, traditions and desires for the day.

Welcoming New Arrivals

Birth & baby naming

Adoption & fostering

Blended families

Milestones & Transitions

Sweet Sixteen

Gender Recognition

Retirements

Saying Goodbye

End of life celebrations

Pet funerals

Internment of ashes

FEES

Wedding and Vow Renewals

From £450

To begin with, I will invite you for an initial, complimentary 30-minute consultation, either face to face, by phone, or video. If you wish to proceed with me as your celebrant I will send you a short questionnaire for you both to complete. It’s not time consuming or intrusive, it just helps me to find out more about you both so that I can start creating your story in my own words.

The next step is for us both to sign our agreement and upon receipt of this, a deposit of £100 is payable.

I will then arrange a suitable time for us to meet, or video, so that you can get to know me a little better and I can go more into your story and vision for your ceremony.

Included in the fee:

  • Unlimited drafts of your ceremony script – I will amend until we have it spot on for you
  • Unlimited communication throughout and my commitment to acknowledge within 24 hours
  • If desired, advice on choosing readings, music, vow writing or adding extra elements to your ceremony
  • Ceremony rehearsal either face to face or by video
  • Delivery of ceremony on the day and liaison with your venue co-ordinator or wedding planners to ensure we are all completely in sync
  • A copy of your script, vows and wedding ceremony certificate printed on my personalised stationery

Funerals & Memorials

From £200

We would begin with a complimentary 30-minute consultation either face to face, by phone or video, whichever is easiest for you during this time. We can talk about your initial thoughts for the ceremony and what I can support you with.

The next step is for us both to sign our agreement and upon receipt of this, a deposit of £50 is payable.

I will then arrange a convenient time to visit to meet with yourself and any other family or friends you wish to be present. This is important as you will get to know me a little better and I can gather my own picture of your loved one who has passed away. I will guide you through the journey we need to take to ensure that we put together the perfect tribute and that the ceremony will be personal and fitting.

Included in the fee:

  • Unlimited drafts of your ceremony script – add and change as often as you wish until it is perfect
  • Unlimited communication throughout and my commitment to acknowledge within 24 hours
  • If desired, advice on choosing readings and music
  • Liaison with your Funeral Director to ensure we are both confident of the running of the day
  • I will be there to meet you on the day and to introduce myself to your family & friends. I can also step in to take readings if this is required
  • A copy of your script and order of service printed on my personalised stationery

Bespoke Ceremonies

From £150

Please refer to Bespoke Ceremonies, which detail the various ceremonies I can conduct for you. Combining stories, music, readings & guest involvement, I can create beautiful ceremonies for any event that you wish to commemorate.

Travel Expenses

Please note: I do not charge for travel within a 25-mile radius of Bracknell.
Outside of this radius, mileage is charged at the standard rate of £0.45 per mile.

Contact

Thank you for getting in touch.
Please complete the form and I will get back to you within 24 hours. Alternatively, you can contact me on the number below.

info@kjmceremonies.co.uk
07814 227593

    © KJM Ceremonies 2021 | Privacy Policy | Terms and Conditions
    Designed, developed and hosted by Beaumont-Thomas Ltd.
    linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram