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Charles and Martin had oodles of fun in their wedding ceremony. The setting was splendid and Mansfield Traquair is definitely one of my favourite venues in the world. They walked up the aisle together and after welcomes, we began with the google definition of commitment, (google it to see what that is).

Their fantastic story began with their first meeting in the Tunnel Club and their vows were magnificent, Martin’s first vow to Charles was ‘I promise to love you even though you are afraid of the hoover’. And Charles’ first two vows to Martin were ‘I promise to always annoy the life out of you, in a constructive way!I pledge to listen to your advice, always pretend not to take it, then sometimes do.’

They had this to say about their wonderful day:

For us we wanted a humanist wedding because it is personal, celebratory and casual all at the same time. It’s a way of talking about your love and life together without too much structure or memorising of phrases and really allows you to be comfortable and enjoy every moment.

The highlight for us was, of course, was celebrating our love for each other and to have a special day with all of our loved ones and friends. In terms of the ceremony itself, it was the ability to make it our own. To write our own vows have our pick of different elements such as a handfasting. Plus we got to know Caroline over the weeks and she made us feel extremely comfortable and confident in what we had to do when.

Caroline was charming, funny and lovely. We instantly felt comfortable around her and she was able to explain everything without overwhelming us. On the day she was very happy for us and again made everything seem easy.

We recommend Caroline to everyone who even mentions looking for a celebrant. We would usually just say she is lovely, easy-going and makes everything seem easy and relaxing.

Beautiful images courtesy of Lauren McGlynn