Remi and Andrew at Dalhousie Castle

Scotland is a wonderful place for your wedding with our amazing countryside and our wonderful, atmospheric venues. Remi and Andrew had decided to elope from their home in the USA for their wedding. They were looking for a personal ceremony that reflected their vales and what was important to them, something quiet, meaningful and personal.
Their wedding was organised remotely by Litu  the Scottish wedding planners and consultants and they arranged the venue, the photographer, the piper and contacted me. Remi, Andrew and I worked by email and wrote the ceremony, just as they wanted it. On the day Kimmy and George acted as their witnesses and the five of us had a simple ceremony in the atmospheric chapel downstairs. George even jumped in the car afterwards and collected the Extract of the Register (usually called your “marriage licence”) from the Registry Office in Dalkeith

The ceremony was written around an extract from the works of Rainer Maria Rilke (1875 – 1926) the Bohemian-Austrian poet. He wrote about marriage as follows:

The point of marriage is not to create a quick commonality by tearing down all boundaries; on the contrary, a good marriage is one in which each partner appoints the other to be the guardian of their solitude, and thus they show each other the greatest possible trust. A merging of two people is an impossibility, and where it seems to exist, it is a hemming-in, a mutual consent that robs one party or both parties of their fullest freedom and development. But once the realization is accepted that even between the closest people infinite distances exist, a marvelous living side by side can grow up for them, if they succeed in loving the expanse between them, which gives them the possibility of always seeing each other as a whole and before an immense sky.” 

We played with an owl, had a glass of champagne and toasted the newly married couple. A lovely day.

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