People are coming from all over the world to have a humanist wedding in Scotland and I’ve married Australians and Americans and Danes and Germans but Keri and Erik’s Mexican wedding was a first. They had to change their plans at the last minute so it was all done in a bit of a rush, but thanks to Skype and email, we put everything together in under three months, despite all the panic at the time about swine flue pandemics.
One thing I really liked was the way Erik came in with his parents, kissed them both on the cheek and then came forward to the front of the room to await the bride. Another nice touch was getting their incredibly cute little boy, Eliot, to bring the ring to his mummy…
And the other nice thing was that Keri’s sister Lianne translated and read the entire ceremony in Spanish, for the benefit of those guests whose first language wasn’t English.
I got a lovely message from Keri once they’d gone back home.
“We had the most wonderful, wonderful day and without doubt the most special part was our ceremony, which we will never forget. Thank you so much for encouraging us to be original, thoughtful and most of all honest in writing our ceremony. Thank you also for helping us get all our family involved in the ceremony – one of our favourite parts was definitely Eliot giving me his dad’s ring, and also coming to frighten us with the lion!!!”
My thanks to Keri and Erik and Eliot and to Duke Photography for some of these images.