A bit more about us: As Kent Wedding Celebrants, Katie Keen and Jo Olagboyega specialise in creating unique, bespoke and tailored wedding ceremonies for modern couples. We take wedding ceremonies anywhere, but ‘at home weddings’ are the most fun! Our beautiful county of Kent has some of the most gorgeous wedding venues , from castles and barns to country houses. Some of our favourite places to officiate are The Dreys, Longton Wood, The Ferry House Inn and The Secret Garden and of course, “the loveliest castle in the world” – Leeds Castle.
If you’d like to know what makes us tick, here’s more about us!
About Us: Katie Keen
Katie, taken at Court Lodge Estate, Lamberhurst, Kent / Image by The Rebel Wed
“I’m Katie and I set up my Celebrant business in 2013 after several years as a Registrar of Marriages. This was where my love of personalised weddings comes from. I met many couples who would have much better suited a Celebrant-led Wedding Ceremony, especially one that could be tailored to them.
Nowadays I love creating and delivering bespoke ceremonies for super couples and families. After almost 11 years flying solo, all of sudden I’m in such high demand that I have taken the lovely Jo on as an Associate Celebrant, and she’s the perfect fit for my business.”
Katie, during Married at First Sight UK Series 8 for E4 / Image by Indigo Wild Studios
“I live in rural Kent with my husband and our black cat Dora. We have two teenagers, one living at home, while one is away at university, plus two grown up step-children. To wind down after a full-on wedding day I love a glass of Prosecco or a delicious Gin & Tonic. But in the mornings I need a couple of strong coffees to get going!
I love hosting dinner parties (think Hyacinth Bouquet meets Abigail’s Party?!). Always enjoy fun times with friends and going to live music and comedy shows. My husband and I have followed Paul Weller (The Jam & The Style Council) and we try and catch all his tours. Russell Kane and Tom Allen are two of our laugh-out-loud favourite comedians. On TV we love Only Murders in the Building, Taskmaster, Only Connect – oh and anything featuring James Acaster.
My Celebrant claim to fame is that I’ve appeared on two series of Married at First Sight so far. I’ve also sung along with K T Tunstall at a wedding ceremony. (Note – it was her brother’s wedding, she didn’t just turn up and insist on it!), Way back in the 90s I shared a Christmas dinner table in an Austrian ski chalet with the beautiful Rachel Weiss!”
About Us: Jo Olagboyega
Jo, taken at The Secret Garden, Ashford, Kent / Image by Olegs Samsonovs
“I’m Jo and I’m a midwife by background who’s worked in the NHS for the past few years. People are my passion! I’ve been absolutely privileged to share in some of the most special times that people can ever experience.
Lockdown changed things for many people including me, and led me to re-evaluate my work/life balance. I considered how else I could connect with people at unique and special times in their lives. I’ve had a long-held interest in all things weddings and I can unashamedly say I love love!”
Jo at a 2023 Wedding / Image taken by
Jo took this opportunity to undertake some training and after taking her first wedding in 2023 joins True Blue Ceremonies as an Associate Celebrant
“I saw from the outset that Katie’s approach also held people at the very heart of her work. Our values aligned to be able to build a strong partnership for the couples that we work with.”
I’m genuinely excited to meet you and help plan a ceremony that’s unique and personal. One that helps you shine in front of your chosen loved ones on your most special day!
When my time isn’t preoccupied by midwifery or weddings I love a challenge. This year I undertook a couple of 100 mile charity bike rides as well as climbing Mount Kilimanjaro! I’m not ashamed to say that I’m a Eurovision super-fan! I love my reality TV, especially Love Island and Married at First Sight.”