I just got an email from a couple who are coming all the way from the USA to marry near Edinburgh later this year, and what they say may be of interest if you’re not in the UK. …handling the registrar is easy, but dealing with the British Consulate to get the visa is a … Continue Reading
We’re basking in the most wonderful heatwave right now, and Paul and Heather chose the perfect day to marry high on a hill above Loch Lomond. Before jetting off on their honeymoon, Paul sent me this old-skool Polaroid, and this lovely message. I know Heather has already been in touch but I just wanted to … Continue Reading
It’s all about the pictures!
In religious or civil weddings, the celebrant does most of the talking, and a couple of special guests are invited to give readings. In a Humanist ceremony, the celebrant generally welcomes the guests and makes the all-important legal declarations, but you’re more than welcome to involve your family and friends in delivering parts of the … Continue Reading
One of the first things that you’ll notice when you go to a Humanist Wedding is the position of the bride and groom. Unless they’re really shy, they don’t stand with their backs to you, as they would do in a religious or civil ceremony, but stand on either side of the celebrant, looking at … Continue Reading
Over the six years I’ve conducted weddings, I’ve come to realise that there’s no such thing as ‘the traditional way’ to do anything. In truth there are lots of traditions, and you should feel free to draw on any or none of them! This is certainly true of the entrance of the wedding party. In … Continue Reading