Thursday, 6 May 2010

The Father of the Bride Speaks...

I'm used to getting emails from couples I've married, but this is a first - a message from the parents of the bride, whose wedding I conducted last weekend over in Fife, at Balbirnie Castle!

It was a great day, and I'm pretty sure that Victoria and Will enjoyed it too, but as they're away on their honeymoon, I thought I'd let Jan and John speak for themselves.


Dear Tim,


We have just about returned to the planet following our daughter’s wedding. What a great day. Balbirnie sure have it down to a fine art and did the sun not shine all afternoon ?


However we were blown away by the service itself and utterly charmed by the perfect tone you created. The atmosphere was pleasantly appropriate but fun, formal but light hearted all at the same time. The congregation were relaxed but expectant, a bit like football fans before a Cup Final!


We loved your touch of having the couple turn and face their friends so they could see just how happy everybody was for them. How uplifting.


Our daughter beamed throughout the whole day and that was in no small measure due to your skill in conducting the service.


That was our first Humanist Wedding. We have been to a few Humanist Funerals in the past and have always come away feeling the better for having done so.


Friday however was just great and couldn’t have been better. Happiness is infectious and that was very evident at Balbirnie.


Many Many Thanks, 
John and Jan Loudon.

1 comment:

Jen Hancock - A Happy Humanist said...

Thanks for sharing such a beautiful story!

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