Jemma and Tony - 25 August 2012
This was quite a difficult but very positive wedding ceremony which may very well seem a strange introduction but let me explain. Both served in the armed forces and were deployed over various parts of the world whilst trying to draw all the many strands which comprise a wedding together. Although both are English they had met and fallen in love not only in Scotland but with Scotland so wished their wedding to be here. While Jemma enjoys her tom boy activities she has a very strong girly side which came to the surface when they found their perfect venue, Bunchrew House, Inverness which is PINK.
Now I actually thought they had chosen a Humanist wedding ceremony because of ME! They had been doing the rounds at a wedding fair when I managed to catch their attention and introduced the thought of a Humanist ceremony to them. After giving it some consideration they decided it gave them the opportunity to have the wedding they wished so as they say the rest is history. From the very first meeting we had they wished their wedding ceremony to involve their guests which they did but what struck me most were their personal wedding vows. While they were a mix of traditional and personal - about their love, they also included fun parts that reflected their personalities. All I will say is that Tony's ended with "You have the right to remain silent!"
After the ceremony many of their friends made a point of coming up to me and congratulating me on a ceremony which fitted Jemma and Tony to a "T" and was the most fun they had had at a wedding. From Jemma's Facebook pages, they are having a ball and still very deeply in love.
The previous blog you will have noticed I struggled not to call the the couple Rick Shaw but on this occasion, the wedding transport was a Rickshaw - cool and very fitting.