Wedding Ceremony Testimonials

Below are some of the lovely wedding testimonials we have received from Humanist Fellowship of Scotland wedding ceremonies. If you would like to share with us your experience or wedding photograph, then follow this link.

Su and Ernest – Floors Castle

We really appreciate that you’ve sent this file so quickly to us on our wedding day. We were able to share a very nice moment going through the ceremony together again, using this document, and explaining to each other what was going through our minds or sharing funny things we noticed throughout…which really is a gift in itself 🙂
Thank you so, so very much for all your dedication to our ceremony. It has been an absolute pleasure creating the happiest day of our lives together and with you.

Su and Ernest

Pam and Hugh – Oran Mhor

Just wanted to say thank you so much for making our day so perfect – you were outstanding!

Pam and Hugh

Lauren and Gareth – Marine Hotel North Berwick

Gareth and I just wanted to say thanks for all you help with the wedding ceremony and for making everything go so smoothly. I was so nervous before the wedding but when I met you outside the room you totally put me at ease.
Most of the guests had never been to a humanist wedding ceremony before and so many people came up to us during the wedding to say that it was the nicest ceremony that they have ever been too. The said it was lovely to attend a ceremony that was so personal but fun at the same time. The guests said that the highlight of the ceremony was the hand fasting as they didn’t realise that is where tying the knot originated.

Lauren and Gareth

Becca and Rowan – Wedderburn Castle

We thank you so much for the wonderfully warm, and personal ceremony which you conducted for Becca and Rowan on Saturday. We found it very moving and perfectly pitched. We know that Becca and Rowan found it perfect too, and many of the guests also commented in the same vein.  Your good natured calm and hanky were very welcome too!!
Very best wishes and thank you again. We can’t imagine a more perfect ceremony!

Penny and Steve (Parents of the Bride)

Becca and Rowan

Luise and Giles – Botanical Gardens

Thank you for giving us such a kind, perfect and personal service! We were so lucky to have you!!

Luise and Giles

Nicola and Jon – Roulotte Retreat

We all agreed how perfect the whole day was and how much we appreciated your input in the preparation and on the day. You were fantastic and even your outfit complimented the whole spirit of the ceremony! We had the most prefect day and the evening was chilled, fun and exactly as we’d hoped. We couldn’t have asked for more and I want to sincerely thank you for helping us to enjoy our special day so much. Once again thank you so much for making our day just perfect, we’ll never forget you.

Nicola and Jon

Nick and Alexis – George Hotel Edinburgh

We would like to thank you so much for the wonderful ceremony on our wedding day.  All our guests commented on the ceremony and we managed to get one of our guests to record the ceremony and have watched it many times since coming home from our honeymoon. We would highly recommend you to others in the future.

Nick and Alexis

Michelle and Alasdair – Carberry Tower

Thanks so much for the wonderful service. It went so well thanks to you. Everyone has said how wonderful it was and how they had never been to a humanist wedding before but found it so refreshing. Thanks again for all your time, making us feel at ease and making our wedding the most memorable day of our lives.

Michelle and Alasdair

Mhairi and Jamie – Macdonald Marine Hotel North Berwick

Our wedding day was the best day of our lives so far! We thoroughly enjoyed every minute. Thanks for the lovely ceremony.

Mhairi and Jamie

Shonagh and Mark – Mansfield Traquair

Just a little note to say a huge thank you for all you did for us on Saturday, the ceremony was absolutely beautiful and we enjoyed every minute of it. It’s been a whirlwind & can’t believe it’s all over now, but it was a very magical day!

Shonagh and Mark

Lindy and Iain – Prestonfield House

We both appreciated what you did for us on Saturday and in the run up to it. I have been thinking a lot about it as it really touched us both. Your handling of the whole event was so warm, professional and caring, it was special. Every one of our guests commented on what a lovely ceremony it was and it was all down to you. It was absolutely impeccable. We are indebted to you.

Lindy and Iain

James and Nicola – A two centre wedding Pease Bay Scotland and Marshall Meadows in England

Well it is 8 weeks tomorrow since that wonderful day down at Pease Bay followed by the ceremony at Marshall Meadows. The whole day is still talked about when we meet family and friends who were at the day.
In particular the ceremony lead by you is top of the conversation list. Everyone comments on the wonderful personal touch that you included, they all feel they know us much better now than before. I think there was a very nice mixture of both laughter and tears for all the right reasons especially with the 3 reasons from each of us. Jim was so sincere in his reasons that certainly brought a tear to my eye.
We just loved the whole experience, some wonderful memories. Sheena from Canada sent me a very short video version of the hand fasting which was lovely and made us wish we had the ceremony on video at Marshall Meadows as the snap shot really made us smile.

James and Nicola

Andrew & Angela – Glencorse Old Kirk

Now that the dust has settled, Angela and I wanted to thank you so much for conducting our Humanist Ceremony at Glencorse last Saturday. We cannot tell you how many people independently came up to us on the day (and afterwards!) to mention how much they enjoyed the service and how great you were! People said it was categorically the best service they had ever been at. You really made our day extra special.

Andrew and Angela

Andrew and Louise – Dundas Castle

I wanted to drop you a note to say a big thank you for being our celebrant. Many people said that the ceremony, whilst relaxed and occasionally light hearted, was one of the most beautiful and personal that they had seen. More importantly (I guess), Louise and I thought it was fantastic and it was exactly what we wanted. The whole day was brilliant and the ceremony was the perfect start.

Andrew and Louise

Rich and Jo – South Queensferry after the Loony Dook

Thank you so much for officiating our wedding (and for your incredibly kind Cancer Research UK donations)! We were so pleased with how it went. Everyone we chatted to said it was amazing and your voice carried so well hat the whole crowd could hear (as you can see in the photo)! You also thought of everything–the ribbon was perfect for the bouquet, your hip flask (!) the way you so effortlessly found the rings in your pocket… We were just thrilled with it all. We can’t thank you enough, so please do feel free to use us as a testimonial anytime. I am sending you a link to our photos so please do make use of the Loony Dook ones. I am also sending you a link to the photos from the party the next day, just so you can see that we scrub up okay as well!
You made our day that bit more special and we loved every minute of it (even the swim!). Thank you so very very much.

Rich and Jo

Sara and Iain – Dundas Castle

We have just returned to London after a wonderful honeymoon in the highlands and want to take a moment to thank you for the wonderful wedding ceremony at Dundas Castle two weeks ago. It was an amazing day and the ceremony was the foundation of the whole event. All of our guests were amazed at how personal and thoughtful the ceremony was. Many thanks!

Sara and Iain

Ian and Emilie – Dirleton Castle

Well we are finally back to normality (whatever that may be!) and I realised I never thanked you for the beautiful ceremony at our wedding last month. The whole day was perfect and without a hitch, it just went by too quickly!

Ian and Emilie

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

 July 2014

A big thank you for yesterday.  Your conduct of the ceremony was perfect – thoughtful, solemn and serious with a light-hearted touch.  You really helped the happy couple with their preparations and were always sensitive to their wishes. Everyone I spoke to was full of praise for their first experience of a humanist wedding.  We hope it comes to England…..

The father of the bride

We all agreed how perfect the whole day was and how much we appreciated your input in the preparation and on the day. You were fantastic and even your outfit complimented the whole spirit of the ceremony! We had the most prefect day and the evening was chilled, fun and exactly as we’d hoped. We couldn’t have asked for more and I want to sincerely thank you for helping us to enjoy our special day so much. Once again thank you so much for making our day just perfect, we’ll never forget you.

Nichola and Jon

Nichola and John

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

We were both delighted with our ceremony held by you at Carberry. Danny and I agree that it was our favourite part of the whole wedding. Many of our older guests, from various religious backgrounds, who were a little more sceptical about what a humanist ceremony would be like, told us that our ceremony was the most beautiful and meaningful that they had been to! We can’t thank you enough for making it so wonderful 🙂

Jen and Danny

Jen and Danny