Every so often I’m sent a set of photos that make me smile from ear to ear. This is one of them, so all credit to Puddle Lane Photography for capturing the joy! Jac and Simon’s wedding was at The Principal Charlotte Square, better known to old Edinburgh folk as ‘The Roxburghe’, but barely a week … Continue Reading
Carolann and Graham’s Humanist Wedding at The Vu
We both want to thank you again for a fantastic ceremony. Everyone commented on how great it was and they all loved you!
Dan and David’s Humanist Wedding Blessing at Edinburgh Castle
You were so gracious, calming, comforting and smart. You really understood us; you listened to us; and we really understood you. We both remember looking at each other after Skyping with you and saying: WE FOUND THE PERFECT PERSON TO FACILITATE OUR BLESSING!
Allan and Gary’s Humanist Wedding at Carlowrie Castle
Our story starts in 2002 in Gran Canaria where Allan was working as an overseas holiday rep. Gary had had just recently secured a job – also as a rep. Gary arrived at Las Palmas airport looking like something out of The Matrix wearing a long black leather jacket, … Continue Reading
Claire and Ross’s Humanist Wedding at Carlowrie Castle
Weddings are often seen as a ‘girl’ thing, so this story told from the groom’s point of view is very special for lots of reasons. The words are from Ross: the atmospheric photos are by the gifted Suzanne Li. The walk down the aisle is normally reserved for the bride and her wedding party. … Continue Reading
Holly and Craig’s Humanist Wedding at The Signet Library
Thank you very much for everything Tim. It was definitely the hardest homework I have done! But a fantastic exercise to dig deep!
Step by Step Guide to a Humanist Wedding no. 1 – Making An Entrance
Over the six years I’ve conducted weddings, I’ve come to realise that there’s no such thing as ‘the traditional way’ to do anything. In truth there are lots of traditions, and you should feel free to draw on any or none of them! This is certainly true of the entrance of the wedding party. In … Continue Reading
Keri & Erik’s Humanist Wedding at Harburn House
People are coming from all over the world to have a humanist wedding in Scotland and I’ve married Australians and Americans and Danes and Germans but Keri and Erik’s Mexican wedding was a first. They had to change their plans at the last minute so it was all done in a bit of a rush, … Continue Reading
Best Man or Groom’s Men?
I don’t know when this began to happen, but this year I’ve found myself surrounded by more and more blokes. Like the grey squirrel and cosmetic surgery, the tradition of ‘The Groom’s Men’ has arrived here from the States and it’s definitely catching on. There’s certainly an argument for having a few guys to keep … Continue Reading
Let’s begin at the beginning
Weddings always begin with the entrance of the bride. Well yes, up to a point, Lord Copper. That’s usually the case, but it really doesn’t have to be like that. Many of the women I marry have successful careers, earn more than their partners and live independent lives full of achievement and purpose. How many … Continue Reading