Literally everyone who attended our wedding commented on how personal and sincere the ceremony was. Mostly people said that it felt ‘real’.
I know it sounds odd, but it’s not often I’m asked to conduct a funeral for a humanist. Lots of people want a humanist ceremony, but what they really want is, “something that’s not religious where we can talk about the person that we love”. We did that for Leslie too: his son Ian delivered a […]
I’m tempted to let the pictures speak for themselves on this one… First of all, it was just such a happy day from the start: family and friends had flown from as far away as South Africa to be here. And the atmosphere was very relaxed, and informal. I thought the flower […]
Sounds wrong doesn’t it? It’s just not done. But I think it should be. Katische Haberfeld is a photographer and advocate of ‘death literacy’ and she wrote a good piece in the Huffington Post that sets out her argument. You can read it here
The ceremony was great, it was the relaxed and personal ceremony we were hoping for. We had so many guests comment on how good it was and how it reflected us so well.
We had an opportunity to really articulate the way we feel about each other and I don’t believe that our wedding would have meant as much if we had had a religious or civil ceremony; not because of the religious element but because of the generic content. We were able to say exactly what we wanted and I’m grateful for that.
This is the first time I’ve read a Leader article on Humanism, and I think the writer strikes just the right tone in today’s edition of The Scotsman. “But if humanists did not provide an alternative, marriage itself might be in significant decline, which should be a genuine concern for mainstream religions. The figures do not […]
Better Late Than Never… Jane and Tim’s Humanist Wedding at The Royal College of Physicians – in 2007
I love the festival: it’s a great time for bumping into old friends, and couples I’ve married. A few nights back, coming home from Fringe by the Sea, I met Mark who I married to Lorna down at Cardrona in 2012, but then as Mrs. M and I left the Book Festival we met Tim […]
For some time now, the media has predicted that 2015 would be the year that humanist weddings became more popular than religious weddings. The Registrar General of Scotland recently published their annual statistics, which show that to be the case. Today’s edition of Christian Today says “Humanist weddings outstrip Church of Scotland weddings for the […]
I love weddings where couples involve their guests, and Alex and Mel did that in an ingenious and entertaining way