Emma & Richard’s Humanist Wedding at Mansfield Traquair

Mansfield Traquair is a stunning setting for a wedding, and I’ve never seen a shot that captures its magical atmosphere better than this one, from Richard and Emma. Here’s what Emma wrote when she sent me these great shots.

I just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you so so much for conducting our wonderful wedding at Mansfield.  We had the most amazing day but the most memorable part was our ceremony.  We knew instantly when we met you and started discussing a humanist wedding service that it was just what we wanted and as a couple what we are really about and when the two of us were facing each other on the day listening to the words that we both had written it was a true reminder of what getting married is all about.

Everyone has told us how beautiful and different it was and how fantastic you were…  The experience of actually doing our homework and going through readings and poems was such fun and a really special time, which highlighted exactly why we are together and going through the memories to create our story was just brilliant.  it was so lovely to put a bit of us into something which defines us for the years to come.  to also make the promises to each other which we intend to keep was amazing and we will always remember that part as it was like there was only the two of us in the room.

Thanks also for getting through the service with the noise going on from the wee ones.  Getting one two year old to sit for 30 minutes is hard enough let alone three of them and when they all know each other and just want to play its very difficult, especially when their mum and dad are the bridesmaid and usher…  Thank you so much for your patience.  I do believe it did create some of the more funny moments of the day and I will always remember Ellis appearing up the aisle with a bottle of Diet Coke in her hand…  

Thanks so much again Tim – our day was the most special day of our lives and we couldn’t have done it without you. 

 It’s a day we will always treasure and even more so because we wrote the words ourselves. You gave us the opportunity to do that.

Thank you, Emma and Richard. It was a pleasure!

  1. Jen Hancock - A Happy Humanist left a comment on December 9, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    I love reading your blog – it is about love and it makes for a really wonderful break in my day to read about two people in love making a commitment to each other. LOVE IT!

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