The George Hotel used to be the favourite late night watering hole for the TV Festival when I used to go there but its now had a major make-over and it’s looking fantastic. I really like this Portuguese Man ‘o’ War chandelier. Here’s James and his best man, Andy, looking very composed and elegant. I … Continue Reading
Jen & Bryan’s Humanist Wedding at Dundas Castle
Most couples wait til after their ceremony to get their photographs done, but not Jen and Bryan! I came across them out on the lawn in front of Dundas Castle looking windswept and interesting, as Billy Connolly used to say.
Nicola & Fraser’s Humanist Wedding at The Assembly Rooms
The Assembly Rooms on Edinburgh’s George Street are world famous as the Fringe’s leading comedy venue and Nicola & Fraser’s ceremony had its funny moments too. Just as the ceremony was due to begin, we got a call to say her car had broken down. Then we had another call saying the replacement car … Continue Reading
Jill & Calum’s Humanist Wedding at Craigmillar Castle
Jill and Calum chose one of Edinburgh’s least known but loveliest castles as the venue for their intimate family wedding at the end of April. Built in the 14th century, Craigmillar Castle was the favoured Royal retreat of Mary Queen of Scots and the happy childhood playground for both Calum some years back and his … Continue Reading
Vicky & Robbie’s wedding at Dunblane Hydro
Vicky and Robbie’s ceremony really was a ‘fairytale wedding’. Both blind from birth, they won a competition in The Sunday Post because they refused to let their disability get in the way of their dreams.
Steven & Karen’s Humanist Wedding at Houston House
Steven and Karen’s ceremony at Houston House was a hoot: full of laughter, beautiful songs and some great poetry, courtesy of Steven’s dad, Stuart, whose contributions ranged from William Carlos Williams ‘This is Just to Say” to the Gaelic haikus of Kevin MacNeill.
Ich amo you
I just had a call from a fellow Edinburgh based celebrant, Duncan Robertson that raised an interesting question: what do you do when you’re asked to perform a wedding for a couple where both parties speak different first languages, and neither of them are English? As Humanist weddings in Scotland become ever more popular, more and … Continue Reading