Reintroducing Evonne

With phase 2 coming in, and the restart of weddings in Scotland, we thought this would be a great time for our celebrants to reintroduce ourselves. To make things a bit more interesting, we’ve asked each of our celebrants to share a photo from a special moment of their own lives and tell its story.

Today it’s the turn of our Celebrant, Evonne McLaughlin, who is based on Glasgow:

Summer 2020 has been…. different, hasn’t it? I know we are all missing a lot of things – family, routine and normality to name just a few! And I speak on behalf of all of us here at the Humanist Association when I say, we are REALLY missing weddings!

Weddings encapsulate everything that so many of us have felt missing from our lives these last few months. The joy, happiness and love in a ceremony room are almost tangible as a couple embark on the next chapter of their story. And for me it is those stories which made me fall in love with weddings in the first place.

It is such a privilege to be asked to weave together a ceremony which reflects a couple and feels “just right” for them. I care deeply about all of the couples I work with, I’m proud that many of them, I now call friends. But every so often, a really special thing happens….. Someone already in your life decides to get married and graces you with the privilege of leading their ceremony. And that is exactly what this photo represents: My brother-in-laws, Simon and John, publicly declaring their love at The Cruin in September 2017.

The key to any Humanist wedding is to make it your own and, boy, did these guys do that! True to their joint reputation, there were a lot of laughs, a lot of romance and, of course, a wee dram to start the day off. Whisky from Quaich I hear you say? Well, not quite…. The Balloch Boys, opted for a shot of sambucca to toast their marriage! A wedding ceremony as unique as they are! ”

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