Julie and Mark were due to get married in Cheshire between Christmas and New Year. It was something of a surprise then when Julie emailed me out of the blue one day to sound me out about the possibility of them getting married on a beach in Scotland at the end of October.
After my initial reaction of,”Have you got a big coat?” I was only too happy to travel with them as I knew it would be a perfect location and was exactly what they wanted to do. As Julie explains, “We had a big, traditional wedding booked but soon realised it really wasn’t for us. All we ever really wanted was to say our own vows outside.”
The day before the wedding the weather couldn’t have been much worse, fog, mist, rain and cold had descended on the East of Scotland but we all went to bed that night hoping for a better day in the morning. Whatever we did worked as the sun crept along the shoreline and lit up the spot where they exchanged their vows at the Humanist ceremony.
“The humanist wedding was perfect for us, the vows were personal and meant something very special. Harvest Moon was a dream location and Michele, Petra and all the team went above and beyond to help make our day so unforgettable and magical,” recalls Julie.
Julie and Mark put so much effort into making various decorations for their wedding and this added to the very personal, intimate feeling of their wedding. The only guests at the ceremony were their children, Sam (Best Man), Jessie and Dylan, and Julie’s parents, Ron and Joan. The laws in Scotland mean that their wedding was legal without having to go through a civil service, something that you can’t do in England. This really needs sorting out so more couples can have a perfect day like Julie and Mark.
Location: Harvest Moon Holidays, East Lothian