Humanist weddings have been legal in Scotland since 2005. It took only ten years for them to become the second most popular form of marriage in the country, and – in Scotland at least – they’ve almost become ‘the new normal’. I meet lots of couples who’ve only ever been to humanist weddings, but – […]
Let’s get married, in the mountains, in December – are you up for that?
How long was your courtship? Bryan & Danella’s must be one of the longest ever! They first met in ‘a Discotheque’ (look it up) in August 1983 when Danella was doing her best to avoid the ‘slow’ dances, but Bryan found her hiding in a dark corner, and as the music stopped, he was rewarded […]
I can’t think of a better and more enduring testament to love: love of one another, and love of the fragile planet on which we live.
The story of Ruth and Paul from Swipe Right to I Do!
2019 was quite a year… I conducted weddings on mountains in clouds, snow and rain, and back gardens in the sun; weddings for couples who’d met online, and couples who’d been together for 40 years, weddings with children and animals, weddings with handfastings and quaichs, huge weddings for crowds and intimate elopements for two. I […]
This is the story of what happened when Cleopatra met a guy in a Christmas jumper.
I’m glad that The Wedding Guru Oskar asked me to make this series of little movies, because it’s reminded me what’s at the heart of a humanist wedding: self-expression. Your big day is usually months, if not years, in the planning. It’s both the culmination of your lives together so far and the start of […]
Could there be a more romantic setting for an elopement than the Three Sisters of Glencoe? That was where Yann & Virginie chose to be married just before Christmas, with only their wedding planner, Gabrielle and their photographer Sean Bell as witnesses. Only a brisk hike up the hill from the A84, it felt like […]
A couple of weeks ago, I got a call from an old friend, Oskar. A wedding planner of more than ten year’s experience, he’s just set up a new business, The Wedding Guru and he asked me to give his followers some tips. Here’s my first: let me know what you think? You can follow […]