Friday, 14 October 2011

Juls & John's Humanist Wedding at Ravensheugh Beach




The wild and wonderful Ravensheugh Beach is becoming very popular for weddings, not least because you can camp there, have a bonfire and invite all your friends to pitch in. This particular sticky out bit of coastline just south of North Berwick has a unique micro-climate that makes it one of the sunniest spots in the British Isles but even when the haar is rolling in off the Firth of Forth, it has an atmosphere all of its own.


If I'd been wearing one, I'd have taken my hats off to Juls & John, because they went to great lengths to create an incredibly memorable day.


I particularly liked the way they told their guests why they'd been invited.




"Juls and John want to say something very important today and they want to say it in front of you! You might think that you are here because of them but in truth they are here because of you. They want and need you to share this with them. 


You are not here as an audience, your presence here is an intimate part of this ceremony. You are not here merely to listen to recited words; you are to listen to the taking of solemn vows and in years to come, in good times or bad, they will look to you to remember this day and remind them of it and support them to strive for the shared future that it promises. 


You are not here to watch a show; you are here to witness their rite of passage and continue to be part of the story of their lives."


One of the first things they did was ask the best man, Keith "Liability" Aitken, to pass their wedding rings around the gathered throng, so they could all hold them for a moment, and make a silent wish.




And one of the last things they did, was jump over a broomstick with their little boy, Harris who thoroughly stole the show.


As Juls and John wrote, when they got back "from the Moon of Honey... Thanks so much for doing our wedding for us and putting up with our procrastination and last minute tendancies! It was an amazing ceremony, I felt quite giddy throughout and I thought you delivered it brilliantly with aplomb and humour aplenty. And plenty of our friends and family though the same. Thank you for that! Hope all is well and maybe see you around!"

I hope so! Who did these wonderful pics?

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