My husband and I eloped after originally booking a big 'traditional' wedding, which all became too stressful. Our experience with the elopement was entirely stress free, everyone involved was so helpful and calming, Annie was amazingly helpful and put a beautiful service together for us, and argyll was absolutely beautiful even on a rainy day! Couldn't have asked for things to go any better.
Jodie-lee Parker March 28, 2022
We had the most fabulous wedding on a beautiful West Coast beach in January, Annie is amazing, such a warm and delightful lady with a beautiful voice so in keeping with the incredible natural world surrounding her - we couldn’t have chosen a better place to be married or a better celebrant to share it with - thank you for everything !
Gill Goulden March 28, 2022
Annie is the best! We cannot recommend her enough. From the first conversation I had with her over the phone she made me feel so relaxed & the whole planning process was completely stress free. Annie came up with lovely ideas for our services and put together the most beautiful ceremony. It was perfect in every single way. Annie is such a friendly, warm hearted lady and is incredible at what she does. Thank you so much Annie! You really are amazing!
Gemma Mcnally March 28, 2022
Had the absolute pleasure of being married by Annie on the wonderful beach at Crear Kilberry, by Tarbert, Argyll. The location was absolutely beautiful and private. Great communication on the lead up to the big day and help personalising our vows. On the day Annie really made us feel at ease, even providing a make shift lead for our dog when we forgot ours! It really was our perfect day and so special, thank you Annie xx
Jennifer Reilly September 8, 2022
Annie was a fantastic celebrant for our wedding. She encouraged us to make the ceremony exactly as we wanted it but gave us any help and advice we needed along the way. Genuine, caring and understanding, Annie made our wedding day special, intimate and more stress-free than we could have hoped for. Huge thank you Annie, you're wonderful! ❤️
Michelle Gautier September 8, 2022
Having our civil partnership at Saddell, Campbelltown made the day so special. The rugged and romantic landscape made the most beautiful backdrop . Standing on the beach watching the ocean made the Ceremony unforgettable. The quite and secluded nature of this area gave us total privacy. Annie our celebrant was the icing on the cake. Her warm, friendly manner, great sense of humour and kind spirit perfectly complemented our day. She tailored the ceremony perfectly to our wish for a laid back and authentic experience. We have fallen in love with Argyll it’s such a magical part of Scotland, a true hidden gem .
Jennifer Conway May 28, 2022
We found Annie’s profile on the humanist society website and had a phone call regarding our plans for our wedding. Annie was really warm and friendly, and we found her really easy to speak to.
We wanted a small ceremony that was special to us. We haven’t really attended any weddings and needed some guidance on how to plan a ceremony and Annie was a perfect support with all her knowledge and resources. She gave us great ideas and provided a framework for the ceremony, with heaps of information such as examples of vows and poems to help us plan our ceremony, so the whole experience was not daunting. She also gave us the freedom to make the ceremony our own.
We were so happy with our final draft, it was really personal and exactly what we wanted. We also got a copy of our ceremony, which is an awesome momento.
On our wedding day, due to unforeseen circumstances, we had a delay to the start time of our ceremony, but Annie was so chilled and helped keep us all calm. She was flexible to the last minute changes and the wild Scottish weather, she delivered the ceremony excellently and we felt really close to her, even though we had only spoken over the phone prior to the ceremony.
We both agreed Annie helped make our wedding the day perfect and even better than we had dreamt of and we would definitely recommend Annie to other prospective wedding couples!
Felicia & Jamie
“We had previously looked at having a big socially expected wedding, but we’ve seen the pressure, the cost and the sense of ‘we’ve lost control of this special occasion’ in so many others experiences and thought “this isn’t for us”. So we chose Annie as our celebrant and we had a very intimate, under the radar wedding, with two witnesses we love and a special venue that meant everything to us.
We originally got the idea from Braveheart; a secret wedding without all of the pomp and ceremony, just a declaration of our love and commitment.
We did it, and the fact that it was so intimate means so much to us. We couldn’t have asked for more.”
Natasha & Paul
“What Jo and I really enjoyed of the wee wedding was the ceremony was all about us, the couple getting married and our love for each other. The Celtic parts of our ceremony meant so much to us and we felt not only did Annie marry us legally but the universe, nature, the land and sea witnessed us and gave it’s consent for our bond.”
Jo & David
“We chose to elope for two reasons really. The main reason was so that our wedding was as relaxed and as informal as possible and also so we could accommodate our baby son Innes. Annie was just what we’d hoped for as our celebrant.”
Vikki & Iain
“We just wanted to say thanks again Annie for our beautiful wedding ceremony. It was really, really special and we couldn’t of asked for a better Celebrant. We loved how personal it was and the hand fasting was brilliant-we have it on our mantelpiece now! We will never forget our day – thank you for being a part of it!”.
Jill & Nick
“We are still reeling in joy from our wedding day at Kilmartin Castle, with the wonderful Annie as our celebrant. Annie’s warmth and compassion shone through while creating the ceremony and being able to customise our humanist ceremony was easy with her help. Our wedding day was relaxed, full of fun, joy and laughter and fit us like a glove and many family and friends watching on Zoom said that it was one of the best ceremonies they’ve ever seen”.
Cat & Eurig
“Planning a small wedding meant we had the freedom to do whatever we liked and whatever made the day special to us, without the worry of trying to please so many others. We got married on top of a hill with our parents and our two children watching. Annie conducted the ceremony, which was personal, touching, funny and simply perfect, our day would not have been the same without her.”
Rachel & Mark
“We decided to elope because we didn’t really want the big white wedding and wanted something that was personal to us. We literally just rocked up on a beautiful beach in Argyll with a few close family members (including Dave the dog) and picked the perfect spot to get married – the pictures were amazing! We kept the Scottish theme by having a big Ceilidh with all our friends and family when we got back home so had the best of both worlds. Annie was great – she reassured us that everything would go smoothly (which it did) and was on hand for any help we needed in choosing how the ceremony went. We wouldn’t change a things.”
Fi & Jen
“We choose Scotland to get married as we were planning to holiday there in a little remote cottage where we had stayed before. We thought it would be a fabulous location for a very private and intimate wedding without being watched on ‘Our Day’ by a number of people. Our Humanist celebrant Annie guided us through everything and helped us have the day of our dreams. And we had a great party when we got back to celebrate with friends and family. We couldn’t have chosen better.”
Poppy & Andy
“We just wanted a simple, beautiful, ‘get-away-from-it-all’, no fuss no frills but meaningful wedding, which our celebrant Annie helped us achieve. We had two friends as witnesses, some wonderful fiddle music from the talented Archie McAllister, and a day to look back on with joy. We are SO glad we chose this.”
Patti & Alistair
“We originally booked a huge wedding day, with hundreds of guests, then we got to the seating plan. This was the most stressful experience of our lives! So we made to decision to forget this time- consuming task and elope to Scotland! Scotland has always been our happy place so it made perfect sense. Once we found our celebrant Annie, everything fell into place. To say the day was a dream come true would be an understatement. Annie made it such a stress-free relaxing, perfect day for us, and most of all we remember every little detail about it, which we don’t think would be the case if we had had a huge, busy day. It was so private which made every detail all the more special. Not to mention an hour after we were married we were on the beach in our wellies with our dog/best man. We would recommend Annie and eloping to any couple!”
Andrew & Dominic
“My husband and I eloped during lockdown in April 2021. We’d talked about having a big wedding, but it just wasn’t something we wanted, as neither of us like being the center of attention, and the thought of walking down the aisle with everyone staring at me always filled me with fear, which I didn’t want to feel on my wedding day! So we decided to elope, planning everything with Annie our celebrant, in a little over a month. Apart from our parents, we didn’t tell anyone what we were doing. There was something so exciting and so romantic about it – the thought of running away to get married. We didn’t need to follow tradition, or meet people’s expectations, or have a big flashy wedding. We were just two people in love who wanted to commit to each other forever. All we needed was each other, and it was the best day of our lives. If we could do it all over again, we wouldn’t change a thing. Thank you Annie!”
Nicola & Alan
“In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine.”