Face to Faith – Making Everyone Feel Welcome

Humanist weddings are non-religious but they’re not anti-religious and I believe it’s important that everyone feels welcome. It’s a subject that comes up fairly often when I meet people for the first time and although many couples have no interest in religion themselves, I always ask them about their friends and relatives so if they […]

Best Man or Groom’s Men?

I don’t know when this began to happen, but this year I’ve found myself surrounded by more and more blokes. Like the grey squirrel and cosmetic surgery, the tradition of ‘The Groom’s Men’ has arrived here from the States and it’s definitely catching on. There’s certainly an argument for having a few guys to keep […]

Pam & Andy’s Humanist Wedding at Orocco Pier

Orocco Pier is a boutique hotel in South Queensferry that sits under the Forth Rail Bridge, and even on an overcast day, it provided a dramatic backdrop for Andy & Pam’s very chic ceremony. They were a delightful couple whose expressive, funny and loving words had their guests in tears almost from the start. Somewhere […]

Bride and Groom married by Humanist Celebrant Tim Maguire at Carlowrie Castle with photo by

Little touches

It’s been a busy – if rather wet – summer, but now that the swallows are leaving our shores (at a rate of 3,500 an hour, according to the bird observatory at Portland Bill) I’ve had time to look back over the wedding ceremonies I’ve conducted this year and I’m not entirely surprised to find […]