Are you looking for a fairytale wedding?
Have you considered a wedding in Scotland?
It is an amazing country and is perhaps unrivalled on the world stage as to what it can offer as a wedding destination.
Steeped in history, myth and legend, Scotland has held the reputation for romance ever since couples started eloping to the Old Smithy at Gretna Green in 1754.
No restrictions in Scotland
These days, the age of marital consent is sixteen, no different from England and Wales, but Scotland is unique, in that unless you choose a civil ceremony, you are not restricted to registered premises for a legal wedding.
You can be married almost anywhere by an authorised minister or celebrant, who need not be a religious minister. So the choice of venue and style of ceremony is literally limited only by the height and breadth of your imagination.
Scotland has long been the traditional home of Royal Weddings, and in modern times, people come from all over the world to marry here. Castles are an obvious venue choice, ideal both for ceremonies and receptions. Lone pipers on the misty battlements, roaring winter log fires in baronial halls, spring flowers frothing around old walls, all make for stunning photography.
But so do ruins by the side of a loch, ancient chapels, backdrops of snowy mountains, endlessly stretching sandy beaches, woodland glades and waterfalls. Because you only have to name it, and we have it in Scotland. And that’s before we even start on the inexhaustible range of country houses, large and small, hunting lodges and beautiful hotels.
All tastes and budgets
There is quite literally something for every taste and budget.
Some people choose to get married in a distillery, or on a boat cruise to the reception venue. You might arrive at your chosen location not in a wedding car, but on foot, in a horse drawn carriage, in a boat or even by sea plane.
Scottish venues lend can themselves to themed weddings, such as traditional Celtic Ceremonies with ancient rituals like handfastings, jumping the broom or drinking a toast from the quaich. But modern innovations like the scattering of flower petals, sand ceremonies and blessing stones are just as appropriate.
Any style, any location
As an interfaith minister, recognised as an authorised legal wedding celebrant, I can marry you in any style and in any location. We are trained to provide ceremonies of all kinds to couples of any faith, mixed faiths or of no faith. A ceremony can be religious, spiritual but not religious or entirely secular but equally moving and meaningful.
What I specialise in is providing personal ceremonies that are unique to each couple, which reflect their beliefs and aspirations for their marriage and which are deeply meaningful to them. It’s a great privilege to have such a wide range of choices on our doorstep, and I can help couples not only with the design of the ceremony, but with choosing a venue and with the simple legalities.
So please do give me a call.