I'm a humanist celebrant conducting light, relaxed, inclusive, and fully legal wedding / civil partnership ceremonies throughout Scotland. Give me a tinkle for a chat!


Are your wedding ceremonies legal?

Yes! I'm a marriage officer fully authorised by the register general to conduct legal wedding and civil partnership ceremonies throughout Scotland.

What's your favourite pokemon?

Squirtle - he's a wee legend! https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/File:0007Squirtle.png

Sounds magic! What about fees etc.?

My fee for a wedding in and around Glasgow is £450. For weddings further afield, then additional mileage would need to be calculated. Please just ask, and I'll be able to quote you exactly. *This fee is expressly to cover the time and craft involved in the preparation, planning, and personalisation of your script prior to the ceremony. The actual ceremony itself is conducted, and marriage solemnised, without further charge, and is not for profit or gain.*

Do we need to be married in a specific type of venue?

Nope! In Scotland you can get married anywhere, as long as you have permission, and it's safe and dignified. I've been luck enough to conduct weddings on beaches, back gardens, and up mountains!

Can we have input into the ceremony content?

Of course! There are obviously a few things which must be included so that everything is legal - but you can have as much or as little creative input as you like!

Sustainability is important to us - how do you align?

'I'm definitely not perfect, but I try my best' is probably the honest answer here! I do have a hybrid car, which has next to no emissions - but it still gets me safely where I need to for some of my wilder weddings!

How long have you worked in the wedding industry?

Over 30 years!! Sounds ridiculous I know, especially when I look so young and spritely!! I've worked in weddings since 1992, when I was 15 - and since then I've run quite a successful string quartet, playing at literally thousands of weddings over the years! I have always held humanist beliefs, and can also talk the hind legs off a donkey, so when my fingers started to get sorer and sorer playing my cello, the natural next step for me was to work on becoming a celebrant. I've been authorised since 2017, and I plan to keep going until I'm planted (hopefully ages still!!)


Hi Alan, We had the most perfect, special day, it was everything we hoped for and so much more! So pleased the rain stayed away for the ceremony too. Thankfully, also surprisingly hangover-free the next day! We absolutely loved the ceremony, it was the exact vibe we wanted and you captured and told our story so beautifully. You honestly made the most amazing ceremony and i think just about every single guest that I spoke to commented on how wonderful it was and how lovely you were. My dad said he had been nervous all day (and the days before) but after talking to you before walking down the aisle he felt so much better. My sister also told me that it was by far the best ceremony she’s seen (and she’s been to a few weddings!). It was so personable and VERY us and I honestly couldn’t have picked a better person to do our ceremony. You’ve made the entire ceremony part so easy and I felt soo comfortable throughout the ceremony, you have a very calming, bubbly aura that is infectious. Just thank you so much for helping making our day so beyond special. Kindest Regards, The Ords

Hannah & Adam

Hi Alan We just wanted to send a quick email to say thank you, we couldn't have been happier that we choose you do officiate our wedding. You made both of us feel so at ease throughout the ceremony which was exactly what we wanted, the whole ceremony felt very relax and personal. I think almost every guest commented on how lovely the ceremony and that is was the nicest, most chilled, funny ceremony they had attended. Special thanks for walking my gran out she really appreciated it and said you were a lovely young man!! Thank you so much again definitely one of the best decision. Best wishes

Emma & Luke

Hey Alan! Hello from sunny Italy! We are finally starting to recover from our AMAZING wedding weekend and want to say a massive thank you, not only for a brilliant ceremony, but for helping keep it fun and keep us chilled during a moment which could have been very stressful! Our guests were saying how great you were and that you really set the tone for the day! Massive thanks from both of us x

Louise & Louise

Hi Alan, We were beyond happy with everything you done for us on our big day and couldn’t have been more please to have you involved in marrying us, especially loved the 'Jakes on a Plane' part - it went down a treat! All our friends and family raved about how go you were so rest assured you will be highly recommend by us! We really could not fault anything from start to finish with yourself. Thank you so very much The Frasers

Lucy & Jonathan

Hi Alan! Thank you, thank you, thank you - THANK YOU!! We honestly cannot thank you enough for everything you done for each of us beforehand and for the most wonderful ceremony! Everyone was talking about it afterwards and well in to the night how lovely the ceremony was, how it captured our story and how well delivered it was! Thank you for also rolling with it / us as Reuben was upset throughout as well! Not even an upset and tired 16 month old could throw you off your game lol - handled like a true professional and we both can’t thank you enough for that as well. We were both abit like “aw no, what do we do here” as he was upset but we got there in the end and thank you so much again. You were truly wonderful and are fabulous at what you do. Thank you so much once again - from our first meeting on zoom to our wonderful ceremony and all our date changes in between. You were absolutely fabulous, so helpful and accommodating and will not hesitate in recommending you to anyone that’s getting married in the future. Once again thank you so much, Lots of love Mr & Mrs Pennie

Lauren & Stuart

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