Where can we get married 2

One of the nicest things about being a humanist celebrant is that every so often someone invites you to a dream location to conduct their wedding. It’s just happened to me – a summer wedding in a picturesque village in the French Alps. I’d love to do it, and the date is open in my […]

Do we have to write the ceremony ourselves?

For most of us, if standing up in public is terrifying and speaking in public is worse, then telling the most important person in your life how much you love them in front of an audience composed of  your nearest and dearest is unthinkable.  So – given that’s what a humanist wedding in Scotland is […]

Wedding Music – a new idea

Next month (May, 2008) I’m going to be marrying a lovely young couple called Robbie and Vicky at Dunblane Hydro. One of the things I’m most looking forward to is watching Vicky come down the aisle to the song she has written and recorded for the ceremony. It’s called ‘Sweet Blessings’ and you can listen […]

Seeing someone else on the side…

Couples sometimes feel bad about approaching more than one celebrant before they decide who they want to work with. I recommend that you speak to more than one of us. OK, you can read our profiles on the web site, but until you meet someone, you don’t really have a sense of who they are. […]

Photographers

Even though this is the era of “Ola!” and “OK!”, there are still some couples who don’t want any photographs of any kind taken by anyone at their wedding. That might seem eccentric to you, but I find it quite touching. Most people want to have more tangible memories so choosing the right photographer is […]

Dotting the “i”s…

One of the great joys of being a celebrant is that we deal with the fun bits of the wedding – meeting the couple, creating and delivering the ceremony – and the Registrars do all the painstaking (but crucial) investigative work behind the scenes – checking you really are who you say you are; checking […]