Highland Humanist Weddings

Chris & Lisa’s Humanist Wedding, Camusdarach Beach

July 13, 2012 | Author: admin | Filed under: Scottish Humanist Wedding,Wee Wedding

Chris and Lisa were blessed with a clear, warm afternoon for their wedding on beautiful Camusdarach beach. Pale sand, dark rocks, turquoise sparkling sea, bright sky. And across the sea, the dark shadowy blue shapes of Eigg, Rhum and Skye. Chris and Lisa were having a wee wedding ceremony and celebratory meal with their parents, Best […]

Chris and Lisa were blessed with a clear, warm afternoon for their wedding on beautiful Camusdarach beach. Pale sand, dark rocks, turquoise sparkling sea, bright sky. And across the sea, the dark shadowy blue shapes of Eigg, Rhum and Skye. Chris and Lisa were having a wee wedding ceremony and celebratory meal with their parents, Best Men and Bridesmaids, then the next day they were joining the rest of their family and friends for an evening in the Tall Ship, Glasgow. A perfect arrangement if your chosen venue is remote but you want to have a big party as well, and it’s great that the Stuarts are continuing the tradition of allowing weddings on Camusdarach beach in exchange for a payment to charity.

The family who’d built the spectacular sandcastles I’d admired earlier were witnesses to the unusual beach sight of a gathering of smartly dressed men and women, then the arrival of a Bride on her father’s arm!

‘When you love someone, and that person loves you, equally and without reservation, you know that love is real and true. It’s at the heart of your existence, as well as in the air you breathe; at the centre of your being, as well as everywhere around you. And this radiance that never fades, this mysterious and magical joy, is the greatest treasure anyone can find – known only by those who love.’

In addition to the wedding band warming, which is even more touching and personal at a wee wedding, and Chris and Lisa’s exchange of vows, special moments were: using the broad back of a Best Man as a table for signing the marriage schedule; bubbly for the quaich and glasses for everyone – including me – for the toast with which we ended the ceremony.  Chris and Lisa, Slàinte mhath!!

I hadn’t been to the north end of Camusdarach beach before, so when I was walking down from the carpark I wondered if I was on the right path. Then I saw a guy who looked more like a wedding photographer than a holidaymaker – and he must have been thinking I was over-dressed for a hot day on the beach – so we stopped for a chat. He was Anthony MacMillan of Fort William, and I was very glad to meet him, not just for reassurance about being in the right place on the right day, but because he has such a nice manner with everyone as well as taking lovely photos. Thanks go to Anthony for giving me the five good photos (the other one I took myself)!!

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Lisa Duerden (MacIver) said on August 1, 2012, 18:49:

It was a wonderful day shared with family and friends. Made all the more special by Penelope who conducted the ceremony.

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