Monday, 18 November 2013

Debbie and Jason's Humanist Wedding at The George Hotel, Edinburgh

I don't often get to tell a tale of teenage love at first sight, but Jason and Debbie met in 3rd year at Bo’ness Academy, so their story was a long and winding one. 



It took in a few serious lows (like Jason breaking his back in a rock-climbing fall) 
along with some serious highs, like his Christmas Eve proposal on ice at the Rockefeller Center, complete with a supporting cast of cheering New Yorkers!


They made the ceremony their own in lots of ways. 


Jason made a point of coming in with both of his parents, while Debbie chose to come in with her dad.


Jason had three groomsmen to match Debbie's bridesmaids, 


and they wrote their own original vows, which they spoke directly to one another.



Most touchingly of all, 
they asked Debbie's Papa, William and Jason's granddad, Billy, 
to be their witnesses.




















The George has a spectacular ballroom, which looks wonderful in this shot, taken by Sam & Lucy of Perfect Day Images.


Oh, and in case you were wondering this is what 'a clean two-shot' looks like.
(I always get out of the way sharpish when it's time for the kiss).


when they came back from their honeymoon, Debbie and Jason sent me this note.



"We'd like to say a special thank you for the part you played in our special day.
The service was lovely and really told our story in our own words.
Having a Humanist Ceremony allowed us to involve all our family and friends,
and it truly reflected our values and beliefs as a couple.
We loved that we could choose the words, the music and the witnesses - 
it made it all very personal to us.
Thanks again, Mr and Mrs Begg
(Debbie + Jason)"


Not at all, D&J - thank you, and of course to Sam and Lucy for these photos.

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