The Glasshouse Hotel at the top of Leith Walk has a glorious roof garden, and one day I’m going to be lucky enough to conduct a wedding on it. But on the day Peter and Jane chose earlier this year, the sun was hiding behind a veil of haar, so instead, they married indoors with a wonderful backdrop of mist and mellow fruitfulness.
The whole point of a humanist wedding is that it gives you a chance to say in your own words why you’re doing what you’re doing, and one of the things I ask all couples to think about is what love means to them. Jane and Peter’s definition is perfect.
Peter and Jane know that they are very lucky to have each other. It may be a cliché but they really do say that they are each other’s best friend. They have the same taste (and always have). They like the same films and TV. They like nice restaurants and holidays. They like vintage furniture and bric-a-brac. They like markets and museums. They like dogs. They have stupid words for things, and Jane has approximately 10,000 nicknames, which change on a weekly basis. When they see old couples in teashops and antique markets and Jane says, “that will that be us someday”, Peter correctly says “that’s us now”. They couldn’t imagine not being in each other’s lives.