It’s almost two years since I first met Chelsea and Ally: like most young couples, they had to save long and hard for their big day, but it was worth the wait. This is what they looked like then… And they don’t seem to have got any older in the intervening period! It’s hard to … Continue Reading
Isla’s very much an outdoor girl, which is why Sue and Simon decided to hold her Naming Ceremony on Witchcraig Hill, near Torphichen in West Lothian, which is where I met all of their friends and went for a little walk. Over the past year Isla’s climbed Schiehallion and gone to Orkney for … Continue Reading
Keren and Stephen’s friends Paul and Fiona set them up on a blind date not once, but twice!
My thanks to Offbeat Bride, photographer Ingrid Murs and of course to Fiona & Tom for making this post very easy… Tom and Fiona chose to marry at Kirknewton Stables, a popular venue for people who like to do things their own way: and they really did, in every sense. The bridesmaids helped make all the pom-poms, … Continue Reading
Some days go perfectly and Jonas and Donna’s was one. We had ideal weather, and they created a textbook example of how informal yet moving a humanist wedding can be. Donna and Jonas wanted to start the ceremony by spending time with their friends, and they were waiting for me at the door when I … Continue Reading
I remember the day I first met Fiona. It was about four or five years ago, cold, wet, and windy. My mate Bill and I were just coming down the ridge line of Scald Law in the Pentland Hills, when we met Fiona on the way up. The reason I remember it so well is … Continue Reading
When Ian and Gill finally got back to the “real world” after their wonderful honeymoon in St Lucia they sent me this message to say thanks… We had the most amazing day, our ceremony was just as we had wanted it to be, personal to us, very moving and also at times very entertaining! Never before … Continue Reading
I was really pleased that Jennifer & Mo sent me a link to this video of their wedding this morning. Not because it shows my best feature – the back of my head – but because it reminded me how moving it was to see and hear them speaking their vows to one another. The short … Continue Reading
Iona and Nigel hardly used any of the material they’d shared in their homework at all. Instead, they wrote something entirely new, that was just as honest, open, funny and moving, but in a very different way.
I was waiting to celebrate Lee & Kelly’s wedding at the Vu, the stunning hilltop venue just outside Bathgate, when I got talking to the very helpful young assistant, Mhairi Donald. It turned out that she’s a Business Studies student at Glasgow Caledonian University, and is working as a waitress at The Vu not just … Continue Reading