ABOUT US and what we offer you

We believe in people, in YOU, before any kind of dogma or doctrine.  We trust that you know what feels right for you at the most significant points in your life.  We are here to help you at those moments in any way we can.  We give our all in all our work to celebrate life, offer pastoral care and counselling, and celebrate love and new life.

We are a not for profit organisation that supports various charities including Ayrshire Hospice, Toilet Twinning across the world, Fridge Twinning in Africa, Trees For Life in the Highlands of Scotland, and Plan International supporting girls' education in India (and more).  We believe in humanist principles and offer spiritual care too in our ceremonies, chaplaincy and pastoral care.  

BE ASSURED, WE ARE INSURED AND REGISTERED TO HANDLE DATA

It is a very very rare occurrence, but just in case, for your protection, we are fully insured with Public Liability and Professional Indemnity insurance. We will provide you with a contact phone number for help on that important day if required.

We have celebrants who are permanently on stand-by in case your celebrant couldn't be there.  In 1000s of ceremonies, funerals and weddings, we have only had one or two instances!  But you never know, and we want you to be able not to worry about such an occurrence.  We should say as well that if your celebrant withdrew because of the risk around Covid19 at a ceremony, then we wouldn't be able to replace them.

We promise that we will live by our values of kindness, compassion, equality and love and in all our work with you, we will demonstrate those openly and generously.  Fairness is so important to every one of us.  We will always listen and help to resolve any worries or disagreements in our complaints process. Speak to your celebrant first or if too difficult email dsceremony@icloud.com

 

We will travel to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Borders, Dumfries and Galloway, Glencoe, Highlands and Islands and everywhere in between.  We love elopements, wee weddings, castles, hotels, hills and farms, beach weddings and gardens.  We can marry you anywhere that is accessible.  You don't need to have the venue have a licence.  We have celebrants in Ireland and England too.  Humanist Marriage is still to be made legal in England and Wales, but we will continue to support them to gain that privilege.

We go to Europe and beyond to conduct ceremonies too and offer our support to thousands of members of Girl Gone International.  This is a free organisation that supports women travelling to other countries.

We conduct weddings in Spanish, French and other languages. Just ask for details.

Our founders campaigned for Equal Marriage for over 20 years and were the first women to be married in Equal Marriage in Scotland on the 31st December 2014.  Love is love is love.

We have conducted many thousands of ceremonies over the years and our specially selected and highly trained celebrants take part in Continuing Professional Development, Review and Support.  Training takes place over around two years with mentoring.   They are some of the most popular in Scotland and we think, of course, for very good reason:  YOU come before anything else.  We offer you our care and our skills and our person centred approach with love and with empathy and with a bit of fun when that's right too..

More than anything we promise to put you first. x

We have a listing in Your Scottish Wedding Magazine that highlights our Celebrate People celebrants.  You can see reviews on the celebrant listings or we have just established this link in the new Your Scottish Wedding Magazine 

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