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Top Tips for Wedding Planning in Scotland – Religious Ceremonies

Ceremony Types in Scotland – Religious Ceremonies

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This is still probably the most popular type of ceremony in Scotland.  As long as the ceremony is carried out by a minister, pastor, priest or any other person entitled to solemnise a ceremony under the Marriage Act.  The constraints of a religious ceremony is that not all celebrants are happy to undertake a wedding if they do not feel the location is suitable; most would prefer a location that reflects the meaning of the ceremony.

The Church of Scotland

Often the ceremony will tai enlace in an area that one of you resides, if this is the case then you would approach the minister and discuss your plans.  If you see a church somewhere else that you really like the look of, then again the first instance is to approach the minister, however, they may want to have a bit more a chat with you to understand your reasons for choosing that particular location.  It is not unusual for you to ask your own minister to travel and conduct a service in another church, it just takes little more planning and discussion.  Check out the Church of Scotland Website.

The Catholic Church

Again the first port of call is to chat to your local priest about your plans.  If one of you is not Catholic then a special dispensation from the Bishop is needed to be married in a Catholic Church but this is unlikely to ever be an issue.  To find out more see The Catholic Church website

Muslim Weddings

I have done several Muslim weddings now, and they are simply brilliant.  The colour and atmosphere from the bride and groom preparations right through to the party after is fantastic.  To plan your wedding you will need to speak initially to the Imam of your mosque.  the ceremonies differ depending upon your cultural background.  Occasionally it is necessary to have an official from the local registrars office present if person conducting the service is not authorised individually by the Registrar General.

Humanist Ceremonies

These ceremonies are becoming increasingly popular and I have been asked to photograph many of them.  They are always extremely personal occasions and the celebrant sometimes goes to extraordinary lengths to get to know a couple.  I know of one celebrant who invited a couple to dinner to find out more about them; the ensuing service was incredible, the details he had gleaned from them over dinner made the service very emotional for them.  Scotland is one of only a handful of countries where Humanist Ceremonies are legally conducted and with them being free from any religion leaves you free to personalise your ceremony as you wish.  For more information check out the Humanist Website.

Interfaith Ceremony

This kind of ceremony is used where the couples come from different religious or cultural backgrounds and want to incorporate their beliefs and rituals in the ceremony.  You are free to to honour the faiths and rituals and create a totally unique ceremony that will be unique to you.  For more info.

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Beautiful Bespoke Wedding Favours

Wonderful Wedding Favours

A good friend of mine, The Artful Robin was recently commissioned to create wedding favours for a couple they had met through Robin’s art work.  The couple getting married loved the birds that Robin produces and asked him to create a cake decoration and also some quirky stone place names for the top table in addition to a commissioned piece as a present.  The end result was yet another stunning piece of original art and a wonderful reminder for the couple of their wedding day.

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Medieval Themed Wedding at Neidpath Castle

Neidpath Castle – Medieval Themed Wedding

Alex and Scott wanted to do things a little differently; when they stubbled across Neidpath Castle they couldn’t believe that they could actually get married in such a venue.  Neidpath Castle is not for the faint hearted, there is no wedding coordinator to manage the day for you and magic solutions to problems that may arise.  When they chose Neidpath they knew that it would be very much a ‘home made’ wedding.

Alex and Scott decided that to do the castle justice they should create a medieval theme for the wedding; to that end Scott bought his suit of armour, Alex wore a suitable themed dress and all of the guests bought into the day too by dressing accordingly.  It turned out to be absolutely fantastic; a great day for all concerned.

Today I received a lovely email from Alex -

“Hi Ross,
          We received all of the photos of our medieval wedding on the beautifully presented and branded memory stick along with the fantastic prints and we are delighted with how you managed to capture the key moments of the day along with the style that fitted the theme. The portraits of us both turned out fantastic – we were worried because of the low levels of lighting available indoors in the castle this might not have worked so well, but the quality and scene set by the photos is outstanding and the lighting that was achieved makes them look truly authentic. We are more than pleased with all of the pictures, including the group shots which were all done in a very limited time scale. We would definitely recommend you to anyone who wants excellent quality and highly professional photography for ANY kind of wedding they have.
Alex & Scott”

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Fun Errol Park Wedding

Errol Park Outdoor Wedding

Fiona and Alasdair were married at one of the best wedding venues I have been to for a very long time; Errol Park.  It is a private house that has only recently begun hosting weddings and what a place!  The weather was kind enough for the wedding to be held outdoors, (despite the wind) which gave the assembled guests breathtaking panoramic views of the River Tay.  It was a fun ceremony with readings from Alasdair’s grandfather along with Gaelic singing, followed by the congregation singing the Beatles classic ‘All you need is Love!’ to finish.

Fiona and Alasdair had a bit of peace and quiet as we explored the extensive ground for the photoshoot before joining their friends and family for hugs and kisses all round!  The wedding breakfast was held in the old barn which Fiona and Alasdair’s family had transformed into a wonderful place for a reception.  They had put up fairy lights and flowers along with photo montages of their life together; it was fantastic.  The food provided by Carole at Lazy Sunday was absolutely delicious. The dance floor was a very busy place as the ceilidh got into full swing.

Here are some images from a simply fantastic day!!

Errol Park Weddings

Errol Park Wedding

Fiona looked absolutely stunning in her classical dress

Errol Park wedding bridal photos

Errol Park wedding photos
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Fiona bought Alasdair a wooden watch for the wedding…

Errol Park Groom photos

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outdoor wedding at Errol Park

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Errol Park wedding reception

Errol Park wedding reception

 

 

 

Suppliers –

Florist – Cath from Blue Poppy Florist

Band – The Cutting Edge Band.

Catering – Carole Fitzgerald, Lazy Sunday

 

 

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