Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Kirsty and Euan's Humanist Wedding at Mansfield Traquair

Phoebe Anna Traquair's exquisite frescoes glittered in the early autumn sunlight as Euan and Kirsty tied the knot, just nine years after their first meeting in a tiny Perthshire village.


Kirsty looked stunning as she came up the extremely long aisle with her mother, who gave her away. (Fabulous dress, btw!)



Their friend Lauren told us the story of their relationship, from their first tentative flirtations all the way up to a turbulent ferry journey to the wild and wonderful Knoydart, where Euan asked Kirsty to be his wife.



Their friend Alan read a poem called "Friends", Kirsty’s cousins, Louise and Rebecca, read us Marriage Joins Two People in the Circle of its Love"by Edmund O’Neill, and Euan’s mum, Carol, gave us a reading adapted from the Jewish Marriage Ceremony, before we had a pause for contemplation just before the vows.



After their vows, but before they exchanged rings, Kirsty and Euan asked me to read a poem called “The Blessing of The Hands” by an unknown author.




As they exchanged rings, these were the words they chose to say to one another.  



"With this ring, I join my life to yours.


Wear it always as a symbol of my love and commitment to you, 


and when we are apart, look upon it and think of me."



When they got back from honeymoon, the new Mr and Mrs Thomson sent me these lovely shots by Andrew & Emmett of Wilson McSheffrey with this note.

Just a wee message to send a very overdue thank you from us both for helping to make our day such a success. Everyone thought the ceremony was wonderful - so personal and meaningful - and you of course played a huge part in ensuring that that was the case!  You definitely helped to calm the nerves a bit, and I felt as though we were in good hands.
 


The day was a bit like a fairytale - such a whirlwind - but we both have such happy memories of celebrating with family and friends. I can't believe how smoothly eveyrthing went, and all the folk participating in the ceremony did so well! We couldn't have asked for anything more.

Thank you, Kirsty & Euan - it was my pleasure!

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