Music is a big part of Rachael and Ross’s life. They first met in August 2011 when they boarded a bus with mutual friends to go to the music festival Creamfields, where they danced like idiots to Calvin Harris, (once Rachael had woken up!) So perhaps it wasn’t that much of a … Continue Reading
Writing the ceremony ourselves made it come from the heart, and that has such strong emotional impact.
Chris and Scott’s wedding was very special to me, not just because we’ve been neighbours for almost 20 years, but much more importantly, because they’ve been together for 25! To celebrate, they brought together all the most important people in their lives, and they totally transformed their garden, garage and the lane outside to … Continue Reading
It’s not often I marry a teacher to a pupil, but that was how Zoë and Scott met, when Zoë was a final year medical student and Scott gave her extra teaching for her final exams. They kept in touch when Zoë went to Australia on her elective, and once back in the UK, she won Scott’s heart by plying … Continue Reading
Kirstie and Gary didn’t have a wedding party: it was more like a wedding army, but their six bridesmaids and seven best men somehow managed to squeeze in beside them in the Long Gallery at Balbirnie House. After the groom’s nephew-to-be, Jack, took the rings to the back of the room so … Continue Reading
I love this photo, because Richard and Karen are clearly smiling and kissing at the same time: it just sums up their ceremony, which was great fun, from start to finish! Richard and Karen first met at at Alicante airport when Karen was pretending to be ‘Vhari’ the hyperactive taxi driver who’d been … Continue Reading
I was honoured to be asked to deliver a Remembrance address to the staff of the Scottish Government at St. Andrew’s House in Edinburgh yesterday. As no humanist has ever been invited to be part of an official event of this kind, it meant a lot, and it seemed very fitting that it happened 99 years … Continue Reading
I was invited by the Scottish Government to speak at their Ceremony of Remembrance earlier today at St. Andrew’s House in Edinburgh. It’s the first time that a humanist has ever been part of an official event of this kind, so it was a great honour. The Armistice was signed at the eleventh hour of … Continue Reading