A close up of Mia and Paul with a scenic backdrop of the Skye hills behind them. They both smile widely. Mia wears a flower crown and fur coat. Paul wears a navy suit.

Fairytale in Skye

Mia and Paul had a magical elopement wedding on the Isle of Skye. They exchanged personalised vows and enjoyed scenic views of Fairy Glen.

Fairytale in Skye
Two grooms kissing at their wedding with celebrant celebrating.

Real wedding: Laughter at Lochnell  

A wedding that was personal and authentic to them as individuals was very important to Simon and Martyn. Their chosen venue, Lochnell Castle, was very near to where Martyn grew up. The couple chose their humanist celebrant Gail because of…

Real wedding: Laughter at Lochnell  
Bride & groom outdoors embracing while looking at the camera

Real wedding: First love

First love, everlasting love If you can survive as a couple through those late teenage years – those years of self-growth and discovery – and you come through the other end still wanting to be together, then the likelihood is…

Real wedding: First love
Bride & groom joining hands above their head

Real wedding: Love across the miles

Love across the miles Love always finds a way to bring two hearts together, no matter how many miles are between them. And this was very much the case for Alex and Amy’s journey. Tell us about your journey We…

Real wedding: Love across the miles
Bride Kathryn & groom Colin surrounded by their guests in Oran Mor's auditorium

Real wedding: T in the Park…

T in the Park led to Party at the Oran Mor As huge fans of live music, Colin and Kathryn certainly did their research when it came to choosing a band for their special day. Sadly there were no wedding…

Real wedding: T in the Park…
Charlotte & Jack exiting the church, as their guests throw confetti

Real wedding: Camaraderie…

Camaraderie was the order of the day By sheer coincidence, serving soldiers, Jack and Charlotte, chose a former serviceman to marry them. In a previous life, humanist celebrant Robbie Sharpe served in the Royal Air Force and, although they ultimately…

Real wedding: Camaraderie…
Photo of Andrew & Callum after they're married, taken in the grounds of Enterkine House

Real wedding: Love is love…

Love is love in the heart of Ayrshire As strong supporters of local businesses, it was a no-brainer that Andrew and Callum would choose to get married at a venue local to them. They were both wowed by the recently…

Real wedding: Love is love…
A couple preparing to sign their marriage schedule in the back of a vehicle after a legal Humanist wedding

Are humanist weddings legal?

We often get asked if humanist weddings are legal.

The good news is that all Humanist Society Scotland marriage ceremonies are legally recognised!

Are humanist weddings legal?
A child with parents and guideparents

Guideparents and guardians

Like all Humanist Society Scotland ceremonies, our naming and welcoming ceremonies are inclusive and you can incorporate whoever you like, however you like. That includes the non-religious equivalent of a ‘godparent’ – often known as guideparents and guardians. They can…

Guideparents and guardians
A couple laughing with their celebrant during a wedding ceremony

The difference between a humanist and a celebrant

What’s the difference between a humanist and a celebrant? People often think humanists and celebrants are the same thing. A humanist is a person with humanist beliefs, and a humanist celebrant is a person that conducts humanist weddings, funerals, and…

The difference between a humanist and a celebrant
A celebrant conducting an outdoor ceremony with a couple

Wedding poems and readings

Here’s a small selection of some of the most popular poems and readings right now, being recited by some Humanist Society Scotland celebrants. Enjoy!

Wedding poems and readings