Lots of my couples have done interesting variations on the quaich ceremony.
The New ‘I Do’
The lesson is simple; love will find a way.
Happiness is home made
I was flattered when Emma Miller, the editor of Hood Magazine, asked me to take over their ‘Man at the Back’ feature for a couple of issues. Here’s my Christmas gift to you – it’s still not too late to make something, and by doing so, make someone feel very special!
Farewell, Scottish Wedding Directory
Independent reviews were a great help to me and my Celebrate People colleagues.
‘We’re having a celebration of life’ is in danger of becoming a cliché.
It’s not always appropriate to celebrate a life, and it would be wrong to think that’s what a humanist funeral ceremony has to be.
Jen & Phil’s Lockdown Wedding Celebration
You don’t need to be surrounded by guests or be at a castle to still have a special day. “Celebrate your love for each other on that day and celebrate why it is that you want to get married.”
Solace for a child that has not lived
Devika Bhat wrote an incredibly moving article in The Guardian a few days ago about dealing with the loss of her baby daughter in pregnancy. You can read it here. As she wrote, ‘I almost came unstuck when confronted with the task of choosing a reading: there is no established narrative around grieving for a … Continue Reading
Rites of Passage
Can you imagine attending your own funeral? The old joke is that it’s the best party you’ll never go to, but that may no longer be true.Last year, in his Channel 4 series Grayson Perry helped to create a ‘living funeral’ for Roch, a man who’d been living with Motor Neurone disease, and it was … Continue Reading
Vicky Allan’s article ‘WE DO!’
I’m delighted by Vicky Allan’s article about ‘WE DO!’ in today’s Sunday Herald! My thanks to all the couples who are featured in it: Eli and Kate, Elizabeth and Bengtis, Natasa and Grant, and in the headline – but sadly not the article itself – the originators of ‘Until death or zombies do us part’, Kellie … Continue Reading
Despite all the uncertainty over the UK’s future, more and more couples are choosing Scotland as the place they want to tie the knot. Just two days ago, I conducted the wedding of Julie and Nicolas, a French couple who brought their families over to see them getting married on the shores of Loch Fyne, … Continue Reading