Thursday, 4 August 2011

Amy & JP's Humanist Wedding on the beach at Orocco Pier

I knew when I met JP and Amy that they were going to be more fun than a barrel full of very naughty monkeys.




And I was right! Their invitation had a circus theme and it was subtitled Amy and Jaypee's Rootin'-Tootin' Weddin', so nobody could have been in any doubt that they were in for an extremely special day... 




Although they didn't wear the false moustaches during the wedding itself.




Amy's bridesmaids and flower girls brought a welcome hint of the South Pacific to South Queensferry...




One of the things I liked most about JP & Amy's approach was that they decided to keep their vows a secret from one another, which always raises the pulse rate a bit. They sent the vows to me individually of course, so I knew that they were both going to be very happy with what they heard, especially as they both made reference in their own way to the impending Zombie Apocalypse...




Which may explain the wedding cake that they made themselves! One of the poems they chose was 'A Lovely Love Story,' by Edward Monkton, which is becoming a favourite of mine. What they didn't tell me until the day before was who was going to read it. 




It turned out to be Amy's Uncle Scott. I thought he had a great voice, and read it particularly well. It wasn't until about halfway through that I recognised it as belonging to Radio Legend Scotty Wilson!




The next bit of fun was the singing. Amy and JP chose to have Your Song by Elton John, which was lovely, and 'Good Day Sunshine' by the Beatles, which of course was more than a little ironic, with a cold wind whipping along the Firth of Forth, and the temperature hovering just above freezing!




Once they'd thawed out, Amy & JP sent me this lovely note along with all their great photos.


We just wanted to say a huge thank you for everything! Your ceremony was excellent and you really made the day special and memorable... Our family and friends loved you... You managed to make them laugh and relax even though it was freezing!! Everyone said how 'us' the ceremony was... We'd like to thank you for helping us write it and the vows, we dont think it could have been any more beautiful!






It was perfect, thank you very much.
JP and Amy Ranaldi x

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