Highland Humanist Weddings

Steve & Lucie’s humanist wedding at home in the West Highlands

August 23, 2014 | Author: admin | Filed under: Highland Humanist Wedding,Scottish Humanist Wedding

 Steve and Lucie were married at home, with their close family and friends around them. Every wedding is special, but I feel especially fortunate when I’m going to someone’s house – the fact that we can marry couples in their own homes is one of the things I love about being a humanist wedding celebrant. […]

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 Steve and Lucie were married at home, with their close family and friends around them. Every wedding is special, but I feel especially fortunate when I’m going to someone’s house – the fact that we can marry couples in their own homes is one of the things I love about being a humanist wedding celebrant.

Lucie and Steve’s reasons for marrying after living happily together for 36 years might have been more practical than romantic – but it wasn’t hard to see how happy they were. And they expressed their reasons so well: What has brought us here today isn’t just the love and commitment that Steve and Lucie have for one another – they’ve already demonstrated that over the past 36 years. We’re here because they wanted to be sure that, just as they share their lives with each other mentally, emotionally and physically, their equal ownership of worldly goods would be recognised officially and legally. Marriage is the most tried and tested and secure way of ensuring this.

They’d chosen to have a short ceremony, without fuss but full of joy, and this was followed by celebratory drinks and eats, and photos taken by their guests, some of them on the decking outside. It was sunny, but it was hard to pose in the strong wind.

Lucie and Steve’s house is stunning, built to their own design, a design that they had plenty of time to create and refine – because it took them a few years to buy the land. From the road (ending nearby, at the lighthouse), it doesn’t stand out, but inside it’s in the best kind of modern style – clean lines, loads of light, practical, unfussy, restful. And it has huge windows giving views over the Loch and the sea. Now that the house is finished and they’ve both retired, I wish them many happy years there!

 

 

 

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