Friday, 16 July 2010

Victoria & WIll's Humanist Wedding at Balbirnie Castle


Victoria and Will's wedding was a very international affair. They met while working in Japan, and their guests came all the way from Alaska at one end of the world and New Zealand at the other to join in a very happy and joyous ceremony. This was the first time that I've ever had a letter afterwards from the father of the bride thanking me for the ceremony, which was a lovely surprise.




Photographer Ruth Hillman did some great shots - so many in fact that I decided to ask her to choose some, and I invited her to share her own memories of the day.




Victoria & Will's humanist service was just lovely!  Full of happiness and laughter, whilst observing the necessary reverence at all the right bits!!  




A true reflection of their personalities, it was clearly evident that everybody thoroughly enjoyed the service and I am sure all of those present will remember it as the perfect start to Victoria & Will's new journey together as husband and wife.




It was an incredibly sunny day just at the end of April and the light levels were bouncing around all over the place, so I think Ruth did really well to catch these moments; what strikes me is just how happy everyone looks, but that's how I remember it as well, so it's documentary realism...




Victoria sent me a lovely note to say "We are both very grateful for the help and advice you gave us to making our exceptional ceremony. We had a wonderful day.  Everyone commented on how brilliant you were at relaxing everyone into the ceremony."


My thanks to Ruth for her words and pictures, (of which you can see more here, on her blog), and of course to Victoria and Will for allowing me to use them.

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