Will our Ceremony be legal?
Are you a Humanist?
No, and this is an important distinction to make because while I do hold many of the principles found in Humanism (the value of human life, and the importance of living a good life), I’m also a spiritual person, which for me means that I don’t believe in a God who has any form, or a God who sits on a cloud watching and judging everybody. I don’t believe in a God who sits back and lets people suffer. I don’t believe in a God who says it’s wrong to fall in love with someone of the same gender. I don’t believe in literal resurrections, or virgin births. I don’t believe in the eternal fires of hell. I don’t believe any of the holy scriptures are divine. I don’t believe minsters, priests, imams, rabbi, or any other type of clergy are able to have any more of a direct relationship with God than any other person. In short, I don’t believe or support any of the man made nonesense that exists in organised religion and has been the cause of so much pain & suffering in the world, and I think we should be speaking out against it at every opportunity. But I do believe in magic and mystery. I believe in parking angels & fairies, witches & wizards and I definitely believe in UFOs & Jedi Knights. I believe in something beyond this world that we don’t have words for, a feeling of something bigger than us that we just can’t explain, a presence that exists within and around us that we don’t have the language to describe, but that pulls us in and allows us to see the world, and humanity at it’s very best.
Can we have a Civil Partnership?
The Civil Partnership legislation is currently under review in Scotland, but at the moment if you are a Same-Sex couple then yes you can have a Civil Partnership in Scotland, but if you are a heterosexual couple then you cannot currently have a Civil Partnership. However hopefully this will change soon!
Do you conduct Same-Sex Ceremonies?
What is a Commitment Ceremony?
A Commitment Ceremony is very much like a wedding ceremony but it has no legal standing. Sometimes a couple will choose to have a Commitment Ceremony if one (or both) is still legally married, and going through a lengthy divorce but they want to make a commitment to their new partner.
If we have children, can we include them in our Ceremony?
Yes! I love when children are part of a ceremony because they are so natural, and they bring a real sense of wonder and magic to events. And there are many different ways for children to be included… from Handfastings and Sand Ceremonies to delivering readings or including a fun game, your children can be a wonderful and memorable part of your day.
Can we have Religious/ Spiritual content within our Ceremony?
Can we have a themed wedding?
Why should I choose a Celebrant?
Are there any hidden costs?
What happens in the run up to our Ceremony?
Once you have decided to choose me as your celebrant, and have returned the booking form and deposit…