Graham Duff

Graham Duff Graham Duff first became interested in becoming a Humanist Celebrant having witnessed his daughter’s Humanist Wedding Ceremony. A hugely enjoyable occasion he recognised the opportunity to help others experience the same, and became a Humanist Celebrant. With his belief in humanist principles Graham is someone who enjoys meeting people and has a genuine interest in helping them. His writing and presentation skills, learnt in business and as President of a Rugby Club, lend themselves to the creation of totally unique and uplifting ceremonies that display both humour and warmth, are highly personalised and meaningful, whilst also recognising and reflecting the importance and solemnity of the occasion. Based in Edinburgh, Graham looks forward to hearing your thoughts on how you would like to celebrate your Big Day and can be contacted on: 0131 337 3532 or 0792 9897666. Alternatively email graham @ hfofs.co.uk  or use our contact page.


 

 What people have said about my weddings

GD Penny & Chris

Graham was an excellent celebrant – everyone commented how perfect the ceremony was and so personal to us. Cannot thank you enough for helping us make our special day perfect.

 
Arlene & Keith at Hopetoun

Dear Graham,

First of all a belated happy new year! Please accept our apologies for not contacting you sooner. We have been on something of a whirlwind after the wedding; on honeymoon, Christmas and New Year celebrations, renovating a house all while I have been travelling for work and Keith setting up a new business!

We wanted to say a massive thank you for making our wedding so very special. The ceremony was without doubt our favourite part of the day. We have such fond memories of that time, being able to look into each other’s eyes, saying our vows surrounded by our family and friends.

Our guests also really enjoyed the ceremony. Many of them had never been to a humanist wedding before and lots of people commented on how personal and informal it was – which is exactly what we hoped to achieve. You put everyone (including Keith and I) at ease and struck the right balance of solemnity and good humour. It was the perfect start to a wonderful day.

Thank you for your patience in the lead up to the wedding, we really appreciated the chance to meet with you by Skype and then again to run through the ceremony, it was such a good way of preparing us and ideal time to refine the wording that wasn’t quite right! In fact as we left your house on the Monday before the wedding Keith said, the ceremony was the one thing he was nervous about (well that AND his speech!) but after meeting you was so much more relaxed and knew it would be great.

It was an absolute pleasure working with you, we would gladly recommend your services and wish you all the very best for the future.

Thanks and Kind Regards,

Arlene and Keith

Christine and Marty facing each other and smiling in front of Graham during their wedding at Carberry Tower “You were an absolute gem to work with and without a doubt really set the most amazing ambiance for our perfect day.”

We just wanted to say a massive thank you for agreeing marry us. We absolutely loved the ceremony which felt so personal to us and so many people commented about how great you were as the celebrant and the ceremony as a whole.
Thank you again…

Jen and Brendan

Kirsty & Stewart – Friday 2nd May 2014

The Fellowship’s Celebrant was absolutely fantastic conducting our wedding ceremony. He was really relaxed and added his own sense of humour which was fun! He welcomed our own personal twist on things and managed to make himself heard while Molly our Chief Bridesmaid (aka our dog) barked a few times during the ceremony! Many of our friends and family said that they’d never been to a more relaxed, personal and romantic service which confirmed we’d made the right decision to have a Humanist service and we’d highly recommend this to any future Bride & Groom.

Kirsty and Stewart

Finally we are relaxing. We just want to say a huge thank you for marrying us on Saturday. We had a lovely day and we would not have done it any different.  The ceremony was lovely and you have a wonderful ability to put people at ease! You have definitely found your true vocation : I will recommend you highly!!!

Jane and Pete

Just to say a big Thank You for officiating at our wedding. It was everything we hoped it would be. Your friendliness, enthusiasm, insight and suggestions made all the difference and we feel lucky you were part of our “Big Day”!
Everybody said how lovely the Ceremony was and how well you conducted it.
Best regards

Dave and Alison

A big thank you again for helping us have a great day, I’ve lost count the amount of people that said it’s the best service they’ve ever seen at a wedding.
Thanks again

Martyn and Christine

Funeral Testimonials

Thank you so much for the help you gave us to celebrate Peter’s life on Monday.
We all agreed the ceremony captured the essence of the man and he would have loved it.
Best wishes

Diane

Funeral for Peter

Thank you so much for a lovely Humanist Ceremony. It was a first for me and a lot of people who attended. You obviously put a lot of work into it, which was very much appreciated.

Anne

Funeral for John

Thanks for today. Alistair’s children and mother were delighted with the tribute and many friends commented on what a lovely service and that it should be the format for all services. I couldn’t have asked for more so just wanted to thank you for making the difference Graham – it does mean a lot.
Kindest regards,

Alice x

Funeral for Alistair

I thought I would take the opportunity this morning to thank you on behalf of the family.
We all felt the telling of Frank’s life story had just the right tone of celebration. Not too sad. Even the music seemed right.
Thank you again.

Joyce

Funeral for Frank

Just a short note to say a huge thank you for the delivery of a beautiful service. Mum said it was just how she hoped it would be! Francine and I totally agree.
Thank you again for giving Dad such a beautiful send-off.
Sincerely

Kathleen

Funeral for Frank

Thank you very much indeed for helping us to celebrate Pip Pope’s remarkable life ; my sister and I and all Pip’s friends thought that she could not possibly have had a better good bye and a large part of that was thanks to you. Far from being downcast at her loss, we felt quite uplifted by your words.
With very, very many thanks.

Heather Dewar

Funeral for Pip

I am just back from the hotel where everybody had been invited too and absolutely everyone said that the service was excellent. Once again thanks for your service it was as I said everybody commented “you got it absolutely right.”
Once again thanks

Ken

Funeral for Stephen

We wanted to say thank you so much again.  The service was truly beautiful.  Thank you loads and loads.
Kindest regards.

Trisha and Bruce

Funeral for Karl