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Legal Weddings

Legal Weddings

Humanism  in  Scotland  makes your day Unique,

Personal and Memorable

Our newly married couples routinely express joy & delight, having followed our guidance.

"Thank you so very much for the beautiful ceremony you led yesterday. We enjoyed it immensely. You made our special day so unforgettable and truly wonderful and we appreciate your love and support very much.  The experience of writing the script etc together has been a very moving and personal experience and as you had suggested, made the whole thing very special for us indeed.  Thank you very much indeed for that"

We all want to mark the special days in our lives with celebration and to make these matter, they should reflect our outlook on life. Being able to have a humanist wedding ceremony is very special, because it embodies the notion of a very personal and spiritual ceremony which reflects both of you, as individuals and as a couple.  Since 2005, a Humanist wedding allows you to have a legal ceremony that focuses on your values while still allowing you to express your individual personalities. Whether your style is traditional or whimsical, formal or casual, your celebrant will help you compose your perfect ceremony, making it so memorable for everyone involved. Our celebrants commit to only your ceremony on your chosen date and we usually have availability for those latecomers.  We also guarantee a stand-in legal celebrant in the unlikely event of some unforeseen emergency.
Humanist Wedding Ceremonies

Humanism, which is non-religious, offers a philosophy of life and ethics, based on a concern for humanity and the natural world.  It is simply based on common sense, unselfishness, kindness, care and consideration for others, whilst accepting responsibility for our own lives, the influence we have on others and on the world around us.  Our approach is not constrained by religious scripture, nor by the neutrality demanded by civil law.  And although we differ widely on the basis for such, we hold many values in common with those who have religious beliefs and it is with these shared values in mind that we gather together as one community, to celebrate a marriage in a way that confirms your togetherness.  Having chosen a place/venue that speaks of how you wish to live your lives, with originality, with joy and with delight in the beautiful world in which we live, many couples choose to compose a ceremony in their own way and in their own style, speaking words and making gestures which represent their love and their commitment to each other.  Unique, personal and memorable.

Ceremony fee   GBP
Wedding (rehearsal if essential + £50 )   £350
Renewal of Vows   £300

 

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Testimonials
  • Dear Stephen,

    Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts. You were.... well sometimes words can't do justice... our ceremonial rock, an inspiration, a sensible hat, so well organised, so giving and generous in spirit - you gave us such enthusiastic support from the moment we met. As our celebrant you were perfect.

    Well well what a whirlwind of a day, a fornight, a month, our life. I'm so sorry for the radio silence. On Saturday we couldn't believe it was 4 weeks since our big day, and we are still tying up loose ends and shoelaces! Re-reading your words you sent the day after brings such a smile. Like our family and friends, you noticed and reminded us of the special things, some big some small, all wonderful.

    We both send our best wishes to your wife hoping that she is now fully recovered.  Stephen please could you send us your postal address?

    Sending the very best of wishes to you,

    M & H
  • I just wanted to write and thank you for playing such a big part of our wedding.   I spent three months building myself up for the ceremony and wanting to get it over with and get to the party, but on the day it was my favourite part of our wedding day & the part I keep thinking of.  Thank you for helping me relax when I got to the end of the aisle & for lightening the mood when it was getting a bit emotional. Absolutely everyone who came through our receiving line told us how much they loved our ceremony.  Even our photographers  said it was one of the most emotional ceremonies they have been too! We can't thank you enough, as you really set the tone for our day & made it so special for us.

    K & S (Australia)
  • Thank you again so much for all of your help and support in helping us create our perfect ceremony.  Your advice and guidance was so appreciated by us and the result was that we had the ceremony of our dreams.  So many people commented on how beautiful, emotional and special our wedding ceremony was and said how touched they were.  We both loved every second of our wedding day.

    A & R
  • We just wanted to send you our thanks for helping to make our wedding day, truly the best day of our lives. The service was absolutely fantastic, exactly what we hoped for and was really well received from all of our guest. We never got tried of hearing “ It was the best wedding we’ve ever been to!. You really helped put us both at ease with your calm, friendly and professional manner and it obviously showed how well we connected as many guests asked if you were a friend before the wedding, Well, obviously, now we hope you would count us as friends as we do you. So thank you again from the bottom of our hearts.

    K & A
  • I wanted to drop you a line to thank you most sincerely for the wonderful job you did as Celebrant at our wedding. We were both really relaxed and enjoyed the whole ceremony enormously, that of course, in no small way, was down to you and the lovely style and manner you have. You have a fantastic talent and we are delighted that we asked you to help us with our big day.

     

     

    R & S
  • Thank you very much for the ceremony that you conducted at our wedding. You did a great job on prioritising a top class service. All of our guests commented on the ceremony and myself and Suzanne were totally moved by it. If anyone we know requires a humanist we will certainly be recommending you. Thanks again for making our big day extra special.

    A & S
  • Just to say a big thanks for all your help for making our day special everyone is still raving about it. It was a great laugh and one of the funniest weddings they have been to.

    K
  • Firstly thank you so much for such a fantastic ceremony on the banks of the Tay. We couldn’t have asked for it to be any more ideal and we are still on a high from the whole experience. We have had such lovely feedback from our family and friends, particularly about the ceremony being so personal, which exactly what we all wanted, including yourself.  It was a real pleasure meeting you and we both wish you well.

    L & M
  • Grant and I would like to pass on our thanks for everything you did on the day, the ceremony was perfect. The whole day went really well and Grant and I are currently awaiting our flight to Cancun, which will top off the whole experience.  Once again thank you so much for helping us have the kind of ceremony and wedding we desired.  I'll send you a photo when I get some !!

    M & G
  • Many many thanks for making it a wonderful day . Everyone that was there says it was a fantastic ceremony and is the best Scottish wedding that they have ever attended as it made everyone feel involved and relaxed so we all thank you from the bottom of our hearts for such a fantastic day. 

    H & D
  • We both want to thank you so much for the wonderful ceremony. We honestly had the time of our lives. The guests were very impressed with our Humanist wedding ceremony and the compliments were flowing all weekend. My Uncle who is a church elder is even questioning his faith!  Thanks again for being part of our special day. X 

    R & G
  • We just wanted to thank you for everything you did for us, at such short notice as well! People are still talking about our wedding and we are sure they will be talking about it for weeks to come! It was such a lovely ceremony which wouldn't have been possible without your help and guidance.  Humanism is not something which we automatically thought about when planning our wedding, but we are both so happy with our choice which made our ceremony much more personal and encompassing.

    K & J