Ailsa and Sam’s Humanist Wedding at Broxmouth Park

Isn’t this just a stunning image from Marc Millar? It absolutely captures the dream-like quality of Sam and Ailsa’s wedding, as they look back on their big day at Broxmouth Park.
“It is mad looking back and realising how quickly it has gone. We’ve settled back into normality again, but we have really enjoyed meeting up with people who were at the wedding and reminiscing over the day and seeing it through their eyes. 
It’s strange because on one hand it felt like the day and the weekend flew by, however it still remains crystal clear in our memory (up to about 10/10:30pm!) 
We couldn’t have wished for the day to have gone any differently, everything seemed to align perfectly. 


We have had lots of people comment on how much they enjoyed and how special they felt the Humanist ceremony was, it was exactly what we wanted, so thank you for that. 

Choosing to have a humanist ceremony was the best decision we could have made. It enabled us to create a truly unique and personal ceremony which included all of our family and friends. 

Ailsa and Sam gave a lot of thought to their ceremony. They started with a ring-warming, followed by a reading of ‘The Key to Love’ By Robert M Millay, from Ailsa’s guardians, Andrew and Jane.  Their good friends Svea and Joe then told us the story of Sam and Ailsa, which had some killer lines! I particularly liked this one… ‘Playing it smooth, Sam said “hi” before cooking a frozen pizza which was as ice-cool as his introduction and as Hawaiian as his shorts.’

Sam’s parents, Nicola and Julian read us ‘On Your Wedding Day’, and we had a moment of silent contemplation before Ailsa and Sam spoke the vows they’d kept secret from one another until that moment.

As they told me, ‘The ceremony gave us the opportunity to think about and say everything we felt about each other and has given us some amazing memories. 



There have also been a couple of engagements since the wedding so we like to think our day had something to do with that! 

We would definitely recommend having a humanist ceremony – and particularly you – to anyone planning their wedding. 

Hopefully we will be back in touch in a few years for a different kind of ceremony!” 
Well I do hope so, Sam and Ailsa: that’s something I would love to do, so thanks again for asking me to conduct your wedding, and as they say in Brussels, ‘à bientôt!’

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