No limousine could be more appropriate for a French/Scottish wedding than a Citroën Traction Avant! First produced in 1934, they’re still très chic today. My couples meet in all sorts of interesting ways, but Shona and Simon’s was truly a first: they were brought together by their daughters, Amy and Sophie. Best friends at school, they schemed to … Continue Reading
The wedding of Megan and Stephen wedding at Carlowrie Castle
I love this photo of Carlowrie Castle: it really does look like the setting for a fairy tale, and that is a good description of the story of Megan and Stephen, which began when their eyes met over an Übungsheft in their higher German class at Beath High School. Stephen was the class joker, and one … Continue Reading
Scottish Government Remembrance Day Ceremony 2018
Should the poppy continue to be the flower of remembrance, or should we allow it, once again, to be the flower of forgetfulness?
The Language of Flowers
The culture war over the poppy’s meaning continues.
11/11 – a Humanist Poem of Remembrance
To the nameless millions who lie in mass graves,
From the forest of Katyn to the killing fields of Cambodia,
From Treblinka to Shatila:
We will remember you.
There are emails you don’t want to get, and this one from Marie and Keith is one of them. On 8th February 2014 you married myself and my husband at Dundas Castle. It was a beautiful ceremony and we were thankful we chose you to conduct it. This is a really difficult email to write … Continue Reading
Robert and Stuart’s Humanist Wedding at The Balmoral
‘Love at first sight is easy to understand, but it’s only when two people have been looking at each other for a lifetime that it becomes a miracle.’ Stuart and Robert met ‘at the dancing’ more than 40 years ago, but it wasn’t a Frankie and Josie moment. They were both looking for a part time … Continue Reading