Jen & Ally’s Humanist Wedding at Glenbervie House Hotel

It’s always nice when people take the trouble to write and thank you after a ceremony, and I particularly like it when a couple creates a card using photos taken on the day.

I got this last week from Jen and Ally, a lovely young couple whose wedding I celebrated at Glenbervie in early March: it was a fantastic ceremony not only because they made us all sing an old Dusty Springfield hit, “I Only Want To Be With You” at the tops of our voices, but also because it was Ally’s dad who led us all from the piano.

Among other things they wrote, “It meant so much to us to have a ceremony that reflected us as a couple. So many of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed the ceremony and specifically said what a good job you did.”

“Thanks also for all your help with the ‘homework’ – it really made us think and made it so much easier to create the ceremony that we wanted… We have wonderful memories of the day, and especially of the ceremony and are really grateful to you for helping us make our day so special for us.”

When I met Ally and Jen to talk about the ceremony, I remember reassuring Jen that while it’s generally the bride-to-be who’s worried about crying, it’s usually the groom whose eyes are brimming with tears. Well I’m not always right!

Jen wrote, “apologies for crying so much, and proving your theory wrong – I was a bit overwhelmed!”

Not at all, Jen – as far as I am concerned, there’s no better day to cry!

These photos come thanks to ace photographer Paul Preacher, who wrote, “They were obviously a much-loved couple. I think you can measure people by their friends, and theirs were a glowing testament to them.”

And they say photographers have no feelings!

  1. Ditte, First Light left a comment on May 28, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Who says photographers have no feelings? That hurt my feelings… 😉
    Loving your blog Tim!

  2. Tim Maguire, Humanist Celebrant left a comment on May 28, 2012 at 9:52 am

    haha! Thanks Ditte x

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