PENNY'S BLOG

  1. Jo and Chris
    23 Jul, 2016
    Jo and Chris
    The Red Arrows flew past beforehand to mark the start of Jo and Chris's fabulous beach wedding at Yellowcraig.  Their beautiful daughters added to the fun and both bride and groom were stunning against the backdrop of Fidra lighthouse.  The wedding arch stayed upright thanks to some spare handfasting ties, the rain stayed away and the tide did the right thing.  Altogether perfect.
  2. Erica and Garth
    15 Jul, 2016
    Erica and Garth
    The rain at Caladh Harbour couldn't possibly have spoiled a very personal and relaxed ceremony in the shelter of a decorated boathouse.  What an amazing venue for these two sailors' ceremony.  The readings were suitably nautical and very moving.  The welly boots were colourful and the guest dress made of a spinnaker was outstanding, though couldn't touch Erica's, of course.  A fantastic event, topped with a lighthouse cake to complement their thoughts on marriage being akin to a lighthouse - "a
  3. Mason's naming ceremony
    11 Jun, 2016
    Mason's naming ceremony
    I really enjoyed working with Mason's Mum and Dad, Gayle and Joe, to write his naming ceremony.  Although we didn't meet in person before Mason's big event, I was excited to await his birth and chat to them online. On the day of the ceremony, cards were written for Mason to open on his 18th and a tree was planted in the garden for him. I will never forget standing on the decking of Elaine's house in the beautiful wild hills of Lanarkshire, even in sunshine, to conduct Mason's ceremony.  It was
  4. Harris's naming ceremony
    22 May, 2016
    Harris's naming ceremony
    Harris Sanders' naming ceremony took place on the morning after Hibs won the Scottish Cup for the first time in 114 years.  The green-themed party couldn't have been better timed!  I doubt any of that family will ever forget Harris's naming day.  He was stunning throughout and it was an absolute joy to watch his proud parents, Laura and Andy, with their precious boy.
  5. Oscar's naming ceremony
    24 Apr, 2016
    Oscar's naming ceremony
    Oscar Rémy Thuau Jordan was seven weeks old when I conducted his naming ceremony on a sunny April morning, with a backdrop of the Firth of Forth and the Bass Rock.  It was a delightful ceremony. Oscar’s Mum and Dad had prepared beautiful booklets with the order of ceremony and readings in English and French. Sugared almonds from France and an exceptional cake baked by his maternal grandmother were both tasty and decorative. Guests hung cards on the cherry tree, which would be planted later. Best
  6. The handfasting
    12 Mar, 2016
    Kezia and Gordon
    Kezia and Gordon’s wedding was one of the best days of my life. Although it was nerve-wracking to be conducting the marriage of my oldest friends’ daughter as my maiden ceremony, every moment of it was superlative. Professional mode kicked in as I tried to calm a nervous bride. Her mother was pretty strung out, too, but I’ve had 40 years practice there. Fingask Castle is an awesome setting for a traditional wedding in a slightly alternative venue. The sun shone. The bride was beautiful. The