Gillian & Gavin’s Humanist Wedding at Glenbervie House

“Rain sometimes,
Money down the drain sometimes…”

Until today, I’d thought this popular wedding reading was a poem – but I’ve only just discovered that it’s actually a song, written by Arthur Hamilton, and a standard for schmaltzy crooners like the late Matt Monro.

Why do I mention the rain? Well looking back over the summer, it has been something of a theme, one captured perfectly in this great set of shots by Trevor Wilson.

Gavin and Gillian’s wedding at Glenbervie House must rank as one of the wettest weddings of the year, but as Gillian wrote to me afterwards, “We both had an absolutely fantastic day and it proves you dont need good weather to make it… although the sun did eventually show face!” 

Gillian and Gavin’s paths first crossed at school, but it wasn’t until she helped him with his maths homework at University that their relationship really got going. As they said in their ceremony, “the reason our love for one another is so strong is that we’re best friends”, and it’s easy to see how comfortable they are together.

Gillian wrote, “I’m so glad we decided on a humanist ceremony as it was great coming out afterwards and hearing everyone say how wonderful it was.  They said you were particularly funny at the start!”

“I think the ceremony captured everything that we are and it made our guests feel involved in the day.  It was funny, emotional and relaxed all in one ceremony.  

“It really set the mood for the rest of the day as I relaxed myself and had a better day than I ever imagined I would… also a thank you to you for helping us create that!”

 A pleasure as ever, Gillian. Thanks for the kind words and of course a big thanks as ever to Trevor Wilson for the wonderfully atmospheric shots.

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