Laura and Paul 15 September 2012
This was a beautiful wedding in all senses. It was held on one of the few lovely days of the year and on the banks of the silvery River Tay where the sun reflected off the flowing water. We were within the grounds of the Hilton Hotel Dunkeld where the reception was to be. The venue was chosen as they had sworn their love to each other at this spot some four years ago.
The ceremony was designed to involve as many guests as possible and we began with a ring warming, followed by a reading. The parents affirmed their support for the couple by handing over the amber nectar for drinking from the Quaich, - the two handed loving cup. Following a lovely tale about their relationships and adventures, they solemnised their vows by hand fasting. The marriage concluded with that epic poem, "Be my Homer!" followed by a communal Celtic blessing.
Laura and Paul had wanted an upbeat ceremony involving their family and friends and were delighted at how well it worked. After the ceremony, milling around with their guests, it was very rewarding to hear their praise for the ceremony and how it so reflected Laura and Paul's personality.
Then it was just the two and a half hour drive home in the sun. Perfect!!