The past two weekends have seen me very busy with both weddings and a very special funeral.
On Sunday 16 April I married Rebecca and Jonathan at a small and intimate ceremony beside St Anthony's Chapel on Arthur's Seat. It was a bit of a climb to get up there, and thankfully Rebecca had brought her sneakers for that part, before changing into her wedding shoes at the top!
Lots of laughs in their ceremony, and the increasing group of onlookers gave the happy couple a huge cheer as I pronounced them husband and wife!
Friday 21st April saw me at the fantastic Engine Works in Glasgow where I conducted the wedding of Grace & Ruby. What a glorious venue and everything was just perfect for the ladies as they both walked down the isle with their Dads.
Finally, on Saturday I had the privilege of conducting the funeral of a young lady who had been cared for at home by her Mum since she was born with very complex special needs. Over 200 friends, neighbours and family came along to Warriston Crematorium to pay their respects, and to hear the story of someone who brought so much joy into the lives of everyone who knew her. Everyone wore bright colours in her honour, as requested by Mum.
Her Auntie read out a wonderful poem that she had written in honour of her niece, and finished her reading by holding up favourite toy Barney to the microphone to play his little song one last time, "I love you, you love me, we're a happy family..." A truly memorable moment in a celebration of a happy life.