I conduct a personal ceremony for your special and unique celebration Wedding, Handfast, Renewal of Vows, Baby Naming, Coming of Age, Memorial & Funeral. Full Legal Wedding and Same-Sex Marriage Ceremonies conducted here in Bonnie Scotland Your service is about you and reflects your own personality and likes. Chose your own readings & music and get your friends & family involved too, if you wish, and enjoy your special day!
As part of the local Scottish Community, I have been conducting Ceremonies for several years now and I always try to do my very best for every couple and family I meet. My philosophy is that it is Your Ceremony and every service I conduct reflects your values & wishes.
I've always been a 'listener' and, for your Celebration, I will listen to you and encourage you to have the ceremony you want, not what other people think you should have. It is your day. No matter how big or how small your Celebration is.. make it special, make it unique and make it memorable. And, most importantly, make it Yours.
Handfasting is the traditional marriage of Scotland. It is also the origin of the saying 'tying the knot' comes from as the couple would stand beside each other and two ribbons or cords were tied around their hands as they made promises to love and take care of each other.
The Handfast can be part of your legal wedding, renewal of vows or handfast (wedding blessing) if you wish.
There's a bit more history to it and, during a ceremony, I explain what the handfasting is to your guests - you may have seen it in a film (i.e. Braveheart!!) but it is a very lovely tradition here in Scotland.. and still active in Scandinavia and the Ukraine!