My old friend Giles just stumbled across his Marriage Certificate while tidying up some old paperwork. We met when we were both working in advertising and I’m pretty sure that when he and Nicki got married back in 2003, he was a Group Account Director at the hip Leith Agency. The one thing I am 100% sure he wasn’t was […]
The Marriage Schedule is a permanent record, so it must be signed using permanent black liquid ink.
I’ve written before about the perils of outdoor weddings for wearers of high heels, but here’s an even better idea from Alan and Andrew, whose brilliant wedding I conducted yesterday at Archerfield’s Marine Villa.Don’t just advise your guests to get heel protectors: buy some on their behalf, and give them away on the day!
Many humanists are scientists, by inclination if not actual training, and I noticed today a new summation of what humanists believe that places emphasis on ‘science and reason’. As someone who failed physics ‘O’ Level and had a chemistry essay published in his school magazine as an example of ‘humorous writing’, you may already have […]
Jade and Michael did a lovely thing in their very relaxed and informal ceremony at The Cowshed.They asked their parents and grandparents the BIG question: What’s the secret to a long and happy marriage?Jade’s parents said: ‘Compromise, and doing things together as a partnership and family. Love has blossomed as we’ve grown old together’.Michael’s parents said: […]
Even if we’ve already had a formal rehearsal, I always make a point of having a word with the bridal party in the half hour before the wedding. It’s a chance to settle last minute nerves, and most importantly give some advice about how to ‘negotiate the dress’.At the rehearsal, brides are almost invariably wearing […]
In these days when many people meet their life partner on a dating app, it’s lovely to be able to tell a story about a couple who first met in primary school, (even if Gordon thought that Carly was ‘quiet and shy’, and she just remembered him as ‘the wee guy with the curtains’). They didn’t actually […]
I love to receive wedding invitations, and I felt I had to share this one from Robert and Stuart because it’s beautiful, funny and imaginative. Stuart and Robert met just over 40 years ago, and they’re very widely travelled gentlemen. So are their guests, and their designer Marianne Lethbridge reflected their love of travel in […]
A witness to the first air raid of WWII, a proud ‘Pelican’ and a president of the Inner Wheel, Audrey had a long and rich life as a nurse, wife, mother and grandmother. ‘An inveterate blether’, as she was affectionately described by her loving husband Norman, Audrey had a gift for friendship, and wrote thousands of Christmas, birthday and other […]
Sarah and Ali’s story began back in 2009 when they first laid eyes on each other in Why Not? Nightclub (still going strong on George Street) where Ali’s tanned good looks caught Sarah’s eye. He then checked her out on Bebo (not going quite so strong these days), little realising that she’d been stalking him there for […]