What happens at a Humanist Wedding?

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 – […]

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 […]

Pam and Lee’s Humanist Wedding at Orocco Pier

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 […]

Royal Wedding Vows

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 […]

Speaking your vows

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 […]