You may not be aware that your wedding, vow renewal or handfasting can be designed specifically for you. I am very flexible and open minded. I am keen to write ceremonies that echo the personality and spiritual choices of those that the ceremony is for. Great thought is put into making the ceremony authentically personal and meaningful. Each ceremony is uniquely and carefully crafted so that it is tailored to suit your taste and personality. I will give you advice and gently guide you through the many choices. I will suggest readings to help inspire you, you might choose one or two to be included in the ceremony. I will include any tradition, religion, theme or tone you would like.
I really enjoy helping people celebrate the exquisite union of their love as they choose to commit to one another. This is a chance to share your very own love story with a ceremony created to celebrate your unique relationship. There are additional rituals that can be included in the ceremony. Ring blessing and Hand blessing are a lovely part of most wedding ceremonies.
Handfastings are very popular here in Scotland. Handfasting gets its name from the ritual tying of the Bride and Groom's hands, or rather wrists, together in binding contract. It is a step further on from the handshake that often binds a deal. It was the original form of marriage before the church existed. Handfasting is the origin of the term used when people get married, 'tying the knot'. Some people also choose to jump the besom, or broom, at the end of the ceremony as they take their first steps into their new lives as a married couple.
The Unity Candle is another popular union ritual added to a wedding ceremony. The Bride and Groom each hold a candle, which are then lit. They can be lit by family members to show they support the union. The couple then light a single Unity Candle. Two flames become one, demonstrating their lives blending together as a unified, married couple.
Sand wedding ceremony
Sand ceremony is another popular choice for weddings. During the Sand Ceremony the Bride and Groom each take turns to pour their own colour of sand into a jar, creating colourful layers. Just as blended grains of sand can never be separated back into their own separate colours, so the couple are united with love forever.
Circle of Love
Some couples choose to have a Circle of Love made for them to stand in by stones bought by each of the guests.
I have the great pleasure of writing every ceremony individually which means your bespoke ceremony will be a perfect expression and celebration of your love. I have done Pagan, Christian, Taoist ceremonies and I can add details for any faith or spirituality or include no belief system and focus instead (or as well!) on a theme such as love, friendship or family. I have also done weddings with themes such as The Tree of Life, Dr Who, Lord of the Rings and the Twilight films! The ceremony is your to create, according to your preferences, you can make it fun and jolly or traditional, as you wish!
When you take each other's hands and make your vows you can look joyfully into your loved one's eyes as you hear the words they have personally chosen to pledge their love. I look forward to writing you an extraordinary ceremony!