We’re basking in the most wonderful heatwave right now, and Paul and Heather chose the perfect day to marry high on a hill above Loch Lomond. Before jetting off on their honeymoon, Paul sent me this old-skool Polaroid, and this lovely message. I know Heather has already been in touch but I just wanted to … Continue Reading
Gillian and Steven met when they were in their early twenties, and in her homework Gillian told me how she remembered their first date. She chose the venue (a cinema) and the film, Blade 2, a Wesley Snipes Vampire Horror romp because she was trying to be cool and impress Steven, who looked very cool … Continue Reading
reading the ceremony reminded me of all the ways in which a humanist wedding can be made uniquely personal.
“Rain sometimes, Money down the drain sometimes…” Until today, I’d thought this popular wedding reading was a poem – but I’ve only just discovered that it’s actually a song, written by Arthur Hamilton, and a standard for schmaltzy crooners like the late Matt Monro.Why do I mention the rain? Well looking back over the summer, … Continue Reading
It was back in March 2010 that I first heard from Claire and Andy. One of the first things they told me was that they were from different religious backgrounds, but neither were churchgoers, so they felt that a Humanist ceremony would be the right thing for them. I was pleased that they’d raised the subject, … Continue Reading
Sometimes weddings run like clockwork. Sometimes they don’t. But one of the distinguishing features of a wedding is that nobody ever seems to mind, even if someone’s forgotten the wedding rings, or left the paperwork at the hotel, both of which have happened to me in the past. It’s a happy day, and when something … Continue Reading
It’s always lovely to get an email from couples when they get back from their honeymoon, but I was very touched to get a card and some old-skool photographs from Sara & Stuart who chose the romantic setting of Carberry Towers for their wedding. I was particularly pleased to read what they said about their … Continue Reading
Iona and Nigel hardly used any of the material they’d shared in their homework at all. Instead, they wrote something entirely new, that was just as honest, open, funny and moving, but in a very different way.
Katy & Jerome met four years ago in Canada when they were both on an exchange – Katy from Scotland and Jerome from Australia, and as they said in their ceremony, they were both expecting to meet new people have fun and see another part of the world, but not to fall in love, so … Continue Reading
There’s something about this photograph that makes me think of 60’s TV series like ‘The Avengers’, or ‘Man From Uncle’. Maybe it’s the haircuts. Or the strange costumes. Or the location – a rather spectacular country house not too far from Edinburgh, called Broxmouth Park. It was my first visit and I hope I have … Continue Reading