Ronnie wanted lots of music for his funeral but what he DIDN’T want was for me to talk about his life.
Let The People Sing!
People love humanist funerals for their compassion, their honesty and their humour: they choose them for what they include, not what they exclude.
Mhairi & David’s Humanist wedding at the Balmoral Hotel
David & Mhairi say, ‘Don’t sweat the small stuff – have a rehearsal!’
Joanne and Phil’s Humanist Wedding at Orocco Pier
This has to be the best chat up ever. Phil: ‘Would you like to come to the Bruce Springsteen gig with me?’ Joanne: ‘I’d love to but you’ll never get tickets!’ Phil: ‘Don’t worry: I know someone in the band…’ You’d never guess Phil was an Irishman would you? Sure, the craic was great at … Continue Reading
Jill and Chris’s Humanist Wedding at Mansfield Traquair
We wanted to say thank you for the part you played in our wedding on Saturday we had the BEST day.
Cheryl and Andy’s Humanist Wedding at Broxmouth Park
Almost all my recent weddings at Broxmouth Park have taken place outside, under the huge cedar of Lebanon that was planted by Queen Victoria when she popped in on a Scottish trip in 1878, and it all looked very promising when I was down there for Andy and Cheryl’s rehearsal the day before their wedding: it really was absolutely … Continue Reading
Ross and Rachael’s Humanist wedding at The Balmoral Hotel
Music is a big part of Rachael and Ross’s life. They first met in August 2011 when they boarded a bus with mutual friends to go to the music festival Creamfields, where they danced like idiots to Calvin Harris, (once Rachael had woken up!) So perhaps it wasn’t that much of a … Continue Reading
Rosa and David’s Humanist Wedding at Seton Collegiate Church
Doing the homework was a fantastic way to reflect upon our relationship, and both of us really took a lot away from that experience.
A celebration of the life of Dr. Gilbert Forsyth
One of the joys of my work is the relationship that comes from working with families over time. Our meetings may well take place in different places, but whether it’s the naming of a child, a marriage, or a funeral, we are always talking about the same subject: the importance of love in our lives. … Continue Reading
Becky and Jim’s Humanist Wedding at The Caves
Jim and Becky are actors: it’s almost three years since I conducted their wedding at The Caves, and I’ve been itching to write about it ever since because the way they chose to open it was so original! First of all, they chose not to go up onto the stage, like everyone else. They wanted to marry … Continue Reading