In Scotland, Humanist celebrants can carry out the whole legal ceremony and we can do it anywhere – up a hill, on a sandy beach, in a garden.
These pictures are from Brian and Emma’s wedding on the banks of Loch Lomond this summer.
England are still waiting for progress. In England, a Registrar has to do the legal bit and they can only do that in a structure… a building.
This isn’t a problem.
For a wedding in England recently in the garden of a country estate, we split the ceremony in two. Halfway through, the couple disappeared with witnesses into a glass house to sign the paperwork then we carried on.
The other option is for the couple and witnesses to visit to the Registrar’s office the day before and sign the paperwork. Guests then attend the Big Day the next day – for all intents and purposes, this is The Wedding Day… identifiable by the cars, fizz, ceremony, cake cutting, speeches, food, toasts, dancing and general merriment.
So whether you want to be married under a tree on the solstice or up a hill in midwinter or in a lavender field in Provence, we’ve done it before, we know how it works… talk to us. We can always find a way to help you get what you want.
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