After around ten or so weeks of intensive shadowing following a two day residential course and then a rehearsal day and an assessment day last week I am delighted to say that I am now authorised to solemnise marriage in Scotland.... I am officially a wedding celebrant!
And here is the happy couple that I "married" in our full scale wedding assessment. My lovely colleagues Anne and Helen admirably took on the parts of "Cleo and Clive", and they literally tied the knot as I guided them through handfasting!
I have to say, it was quite nerve wracking delivering a full wedding in front of 7 of my peers as well as our trainer, Stewart, and a team of assessors from HSS, but we got there in the end, and I think it's fair to say everyone did brilliantly!
I now have four excited couples to meet with and begin planning their weddings for later in 2023. They have all been very patiently waiting for me to pass my assessment and become authorised before I could officially book the weddings. Thanks for asking me to marry you, folks! It's going to be an honour and a privilege to do the honours...
So, there we are - that's me up and running for weddings and civil partnerships now. So if you're thinking about tying the knot, or you know a couple who are, and they want to do it somewhere here in Bonnie Scotland, well then - you know where to send them!