Ceremonies.Scot is a partnership between Bryan Begg and Louise McAllister; we plan, choreograph and co-ordinate non-religious, Humanist ceremonies throughout Scotland. Working together, we provide high quality, personal wedding, vow renewal, welcoming and funeral ceremonies.
Based in Aberdeenshire, we are happy to travel anywhere from Cape Wrath to the Scottish Borders and, naturally, we love trips to our beautiful islands! We have also helped many couples from Australia, the USA and further afield through the legal requirements of getting married here. Happily, and following the recent change in legislation, we are proud that non religious Humanist wedding ceremonies are available to everyone in Scotland. (See our Legal Marriage page for more details)
All our ceremonies are unique and personal, with your wishes receiving priority - the ceremony can be traditional or modern, formal or informal, inside or outside. Our wedding ceremonies are normally around thirty minutes in length however they may be longer or shorter depending on the content you wish to have included.
Working together with you on your ceremony, we are happy to guide
you through the legalities and to help with your choices of words, poetry, music and the involvement of your guests, should you wish.
We usually meet with couples around three months before their wedding ceremony date to begin detailed arrangements and this can also be via Skype, Face-time, email or phone if this is more convenient. We are also happy to meet earlier for an informal chat and we are available at all times to answer any questions or concerns you may have.
Our aim is to ensure your ceremony, and day, is all you wish it to be for you and your guests and we work alongside venues and other parties, such as florists, photographers and planners, to ensure a seamless and relaxed day for all.
Below are just two of the reviews from some of our happy couples – these, and several others, can also be seen on our Facebook page.
“Bryan and Louise made our ceremony so special to us and everyone commented on what a lovely ceremony it was. They portrayed our story from start to now in the most perfect way and it is still one of my favourite parts of the day. We 'tied the knot' which is something we be able will keep forever and I would highly recommend Bryan and Louise to anyone considering a humanist wedding ceremony. Thank you!”
“Bryan and Louise were everything you would want on your Wedding Day. Fun and engaging whilst holding the room’s attention and being completely charismatic and professional throughout. We couldn't have asked for more. Their prep work and ideas really helped us and it was a great part of our day!”
Our purpose is to take your wishes and dreams and transform them into reality - beyond your expectations and regardless of convention - nothing is impossible!
I was born in Aberdeen, lived and worked there until moving to Huntly in 2000. My background is in teaching and training, formerly as a college lecturer and latterly as a self employed IT trainer. Everyone's beliefs are important and I defend their right to hold them.
Originally from Northern Ireland, I have lived in Scotland for the last 25 years. My background is in teaching and training in further education, teaching English as a second language. I hugely enjoy the freedom and pleasure of the humanist perspective.
Wedding days are special days, where a couple make a commitment and promises in front of their family and friends. Your day, and ceremony, is unique and personal - celebrating your marriage and your beliefs. It is with pride we can now offer this service to all Scotland’s people. Be it an affirmation, vow renewal, or legal marriage we are pleased to help.
Whether you live in Scotland or abroad we are always available and happy to guide you through the process - from booking a Wedding Celebrant to notifying the Registrar. See our Ceremonies Page for more details.
All life is valuable and worth celebrating – coming together to recall the events of a person’s life is often an uplifting time for families and friends. So, whilst we cannot take away the pain of loss; we hope we can help make the time of loss just a little bit easier…We believe all life has value and is worth celebrating.
We are spokesperson for the deceased and their family; delivering their message to the wider gathering of mourners. The ceremony is always personal and not necessarily bound by convention, but within the constraints of venue and time. See our Ceremonies page for more details.