At Ceremonies.Scot we are a small team of celebrants who plan, choreograph and conduct 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.
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.
Ensuring your ceremony, and day, is all you wish it to be for you and your guests; we work alongside venues and other parties, such as florists, photographers and planners, to give a seamless and relaxed day for all.
Our purpose is to take your wishes and dreams and transform them into reality; beyond your expectations and regardless of convention - anything is possible!
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.