The Assembly Rooms on Edinburgh’s George Street are world famous as the Fringe’s leading comedy venue and Nicola & Fraser’s ceremony had its funny moments too. Just as the ceremony was due to begin, we got a call to say her car had broken down. Then we had another call saying the replacement car … Continue Reading
Jill and Calum chose one of Edinburgh’s least known but loveliest castles as the venue for their intimate family wedding at the end of April. Built in the 14th century, Craigmillar Castle was the favoured Royal retreat of Mary Queen of Scots and the happy childhood playground for both Calum some years back and his … Continue Reading
Vicky and Robbie’s ceremony really was a ‘fairytale wedding’. Both blind from birth, they won a competition in The Sunday Post because they refused to let their disability get in the way of their dreams.
Steven and Karen’s ceremony at Houston House was a hoot: full of laughter, beautiful songs and some great poetry, courtesy of Steven’s dad, Stuart, whose contributions ranged from William Carlos Williams ‘This is Just to Say” to the Gaelic haikus of Kevin MacNeill.
I just had a call from a fellow Edinburgh based celebrant, Duncan Robertson that raised an interesting question: what do you do when you’re asked to perform a wedding for a couple where both parties speak different first languages, and neither of them are English? As Humanist weddings in Scotland become ever more popular, more and … Continue Reading
One of the nicest things about being a humanist celebrant is that every so often someone invites you to a dream location to conduct their wedding. It’s just happened to me – a summer wedding in a picturesque village in the French Alps. I’d love to do it, and the date is open in my … Continue Reading
For most of us, if standing up in public is terrifying and speaking in public is worse, then telling the most important person in your life how much you love them in front of an audience composed of your nearest and dearest is unthinkable. So – given that’s what a humanist wedding in Scotland is … Continue Reading
Next month (May, 2008) I’m going to be marrying a lovely young couple called Robbie and Vicky at Dunblane Hydro. One of the things I’m most looking forward to is watching Vicky come down the aisle to the song she has written and recorded for the ceremony. It’s called ‘Sweet Blessings’ and you can listen … Continue Reading
Couples sometimes feel bad about approaching more than one celebrant before they decide who they want to work with. I recommend that you speak to more than one of us. OK, you can read our profiles on the web site, but until you meet someone, you don’t really have a sense of who they are. … Continue Reading
Even though this is the era of “Ola!” and “OK!”, there are still some couples who don’t want any photographs of any kind taken by anyone at their wedding. That might seem eccentric to you, but I find it quite touching. Most people want to have more tangible memories so choosing the right photographer is … Continue Reading