Humanist weddings have been legal in Scotland since 2005. It took only ten years for them to become the second most popular form of marriage in the country, and – in Scotland at least – they’ve almost become ‘the new normal’. I meet lots of couples who’ve only ever been to humanist weddings, but – […]
5,000 miles: that’s how far away Kelly and Alan were when we first spoke over Skype. It takes courage to organise a wedding at that distance, and confidence to invite your friends to make that journey with you, but that’s the kind of people they are. They relished the prospect of creating their ceremony in […]
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 […]
I’m pleased to see that the team at Luath Press are entering into the spirit of wedding season!Here’s their new blog piece with my advice about how to write your vows.
It’s the tiny details that make a humanist wedding so personal and moving. Pam told us she realised Lee was ‘The One’ shortly after they got together, when she went into the kitchen to find him picking the onions off a pizza because he knew she didn’t like them. And Lee said that he didn’t know where […]
What made it so special was that it was our story, in our words, and being able to share that with our friends and family.
Congratulations to Meghan Markle! As the first bride who isn’t promising to ‘obey’ her husband, she’s made headlines around the world, as in this story from The Guardian. It’s no small thing, in the context of a traditional Church of England wedding, but it did make me smile. Since 2005, I’ve conducted more than twelve hundred […]
It works very well in an intimate setting where all your guests are within earshot, but when you have a bigger gathering, you may find that not everyone can hear what you’re saying. You could opt to have a microphone on a stand between you, as Rebecca and Gary did, or you could do what […]
Danny spent a good ten minutes sitting on the radiator, at the other end of the room. I think it helped him: a bit, anyway. But when Seeing Lauren, hearing her vows and hearing our story all at the same time blew me away and I can’t describe the feeling I had. I got this […]
even when you say things I don’t want to hear. I promise to stand by you in the world. With my body, with my mind, I promise to love you for as long as I live. Later I had the calligrapher Stephen Raw write them out. They hang on our bedroom wall. When I am in […]