Chris and Matt’s Humanist Wedding – Archerfield House

Chris and Matt’s Humanist Wedding – Archerfield House

image courtesy of Bluesky Photography

Matt and Chris had a wonderful celebration of their love at Archerfield House in East Lothian.
When they first met each other in London -they knew they belonged together, Matt was brought up in rural Australia and Chris in Aberdeen. Chris had lovely memories of North Berwick as a child growing up and when Matt visited the area they found the perfect place to have their wedding. Matt says this about the ceremony: ”

As a couple who do not belong to any one religion, it was a natural step to choose a humanist celebrant. We wanted the service to focus on our relationship and celebrate the love we have for each other and tell our friends and families the story of us.

image courtesy of Bluesky Photography

Caroline captured our story perfectly and made everyone laugh and cry along with us when describing our journey. The service was incredibly personal and by choosing a humanist celebrant we were able to meet with Caroline and talk candidly before the big day. Caroline brought a sense of familiarity to the service, which made everyone feel included.

image courtesy of Bluesky Photography

The highlight for me was seeing everyone laugh along with us. It’s a high pressure and very emotional time in anyone’s life and Caroline handled the guests perfectly with her humour and humility. It truly was as though a friend was marrying us.

image courtesy of Bluesky Photography

Caroline’s kind nature and unyielding commitment to us on our big day is something that we will treasure always. I recommend her wholeheartedly for any special occasion and hope she knows what her input meant to us.”

Readings in the ceremony

They chose three people who were close to them to do readings for their ceremony and this was one of them that summed up how they felt about each other when they met:

Ordinary Morning by Joyce Grenfell

It felt like an ordinary morning,

It began in an ordinary way,

And then, without warning

Ordinary morning became extraordinary day.

Hadn’t the slightest sort of inkling,

No-one said love was on its way.

And then within a twinkling,

Without the smallest inkling,

It became an extraordinary day.

For there you were,

And the whole world stood still.

There you were,

I loved you then, and I always will.

At first an ordinary morning,

Began in an ordinary way,

And then my heart was beating

At this ordinary meeting

And we both knew

This was not an ordinary day.


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