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Reviews: Testimonials

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,

Thank you so much for being part of our wedding - you were perfect from start to finish and everyone commented on how great you were!

The perfect mix of funny & serious! It was the perfect atmosphere - couldn’t have chosen a better guy for the job!

I’m so sorry for being late to the ceremony  - I promise the traffic was horrendous! 

Jilly & Daryl

Hi Alan,

Thank you for such a wonderful ceremony. 

Every single person spoke about how entertaining, personal and emotional it was. 

You really took time to get to know us and described our relationship in such a beautiful manner. 

Thank you for all that you have done for us both!

Sending our love,

Stephen & Roxanne

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

Hi Alan, 

Thank you again so much for everything!! Everything was as we expected and more thanks to you!

We can not thank you enough for everything over all the years it took to eventually get there and for making us both feel so comfortable!

We can not have asked anymore of you you went above and beyond and there’s not a single thing you could improve on not to us anyway!!  

Thank you again so much

Kayleigh & Dean

Hi Alan! 

Hope you’re well 

We can’t thank you enough for conducting our ceremony, it was absolutely everything we hoped for and more. 

We loved that you had everyone laughing throughout the ceremony and it just felt so natural! You definitely helped keep both of our nerves at ease 

We have had endless comments from our guests on how much they loved our ceremony, so many people came up to ask about you because they enjoyed it so much!

I couldn’t recommend you more to anyone looking for a humanist ceremony, so thank you!! 

Will be passing your details on to anyone we know getting married!

Georgina & Cory

We cannot thank you enough. Everyone we spoke to on Saturday commented on how brilliant you were; funny, charismatic, personable. Everyone said how relaxed, informal and personal the ceremony was and that was really down to you and the way you orchestrated the whole thing. So many of our guests said it was genuinely one of the best ceremonies they had ever seen.

From the moment we met you on Zoom we knew you were the Humanist for us. Throughout this whole planning process you have been such a pleasure to work with. Always there when we needed you (like when I had a freak out about filling in the M10 form!). Always at the other end of the phone and always putting our minds at ease about everything.

You were cool as a cucumber on Saturday and that really helped both Kieran and I to feel relaxed and really enjoy every moment of our ceremony, maybe minus the warm margarita! Haha  

We really have no constructive criticism because you have just been perfect and we would not hesitate to recommend you to any of our friends and family. So a huge thank you to you for playing such a special part in our Wedding Day. We will never forget it!

Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

Lots of love

Mr & Mrs McGrath

Kat & Kieran

Hi Alan,

Hope you’re well. 

Apologies for not sending this sooner but life has been a bit hectic since the wedding! We just wanted to say thank you so much for conducting such a lovely ceremony for us, our guests were talking about it all night! When we were initially looking for a humanist we were so worried about the ceremony being really long and cheesy and us being all embarrassed but we didn’t need to worry about any of that with you. 

We also wanted to thank you for being such a great support for David before the ceremony, he said you were a godsend to him! 

Working with you from the start right through to the end was so straight forward and stress-free so thank you again for everything. Any future couples who you have as their Humanist are in safe hands!! 

Best wishes,

Sophie & David


First of all, we can’t thank you enough for not just marrying us but all that you have done for us since we first got you booked up for our big day! From relaxing us and keeping us right (even at the bottom of the aisle with Mr Jellylegs!)- explaining everything to us, letting us know what was expected of us, ensuring we had a smile on our faces and zero stress! You are honestly amazing at your job and we couldn’t have asked for things to be any different! From all the information we flung at you in regards to our lives and relationship, we couldn’t have put all together in a nicer way - the wording was on point and of course the humour you brought was just bang on - making it very much James and I’s ceremony! 

SO MANY compliments from friends and family stating how much they loved the ceremony and again, mentioning how you made it perfectly unique to our day, with PLENTY humour so thank you so much! The perfect balance of how a ceremony should be - which immediately helped put EVERYONE in the room at ease, not just James and I. 

Thank you for preventing the groom from fainting also - the heat in there was stiflingly hot! Our wedding video is perfect though - despite James no longer in his jacket, you would NEVER know it had happened! So well done you for remaining so composed and also for sussing out his swaying!!

We will FOREVER recommend you to all family and friends on the hunt for a humanist and we wish you all the success for your future!

You honestly are a cut above the rest!!

Best wishes, 

Claire & James

Hi Alan,

Wow….. I don’t even know where to begin! We are still in our little wedding bubble after the most perfect fairytale day. And what a huge part you played in it!

From meeting you originally we knew you were the perfect guy to marry us at GG’s Yard! You have been a wonderful support the whole way through, including the covid cancellation and all my little queries along the road. 

We knew that you were going to be amazing on Sunday… but you well and truly blew it out the park. Thank you for being there for Andrew in his time (or many times) of need that morning - I don’t think he has any tears left! But most importantly thank you for the most personal, touching and fun ceremony we could have asked for. It has been the talking point of all of our guests as well as our biggest highlight of the day. For us, our nerves and everyone else disappeared and it was only me, Andrew and you! Just perfect! 

I really don’t have the words to thank you enough. You were incredible and such a significant part of our day. 

Lots of love

Abby & Andrew

Hi Alan, 

We had the best day and you were a huge part of that! The ceremony was just perfect. We felt so relaxed the whole time and our guests went between being moved to tears and being in stitches with laughter - David taking the flowers out of my hair definitely helped! 

Every guest who spoke to us about the ceremony commented on how perfect it was for us and how amazing you were. We couldn’t agree with them more, we knew the minute we met you that you were the perfect person to perform the ceremony. We instantly felt at ease and knew it was going to be the perfect balance of funny and sincere. 

Words simply can’t thank you enough for the perfect start to the perfect day! 

Hannah & David

Hi Alan,

We just wanted to get in touch to give you a massive thank you!

Our special day could not have went any better, and you played a massive part which we will be forever grateful for. You were the first and only person we thought of when we were planning our big day, and we would recommend you to anyone in the future.

Your advice and communication through the whole planning process was second to none!

We wish we could all do it all over again!

Kindest regards,

Mr & Mrs Brown….and Martha! 

Madison & Chris

Alan, thanks once again for running the perfect show you kept all the guys relaxed and made me and my wife’s day so special.
Thank you for everything - and sorry again for Archie smelling your feet! 

Best regards,

Lynne & Mark


Sorry this has taken a while to get to you. It has been non-stop at our end.
Firstly, we would both like to say thank you for been nothing but EPIC over the past few years with all the changing of dates form the waves and waves of the rona. You really made our day really special, you have a great way with words Alan and put both myself and Stef at ease through out.

Every single guest at the wedding commented on how lovely, witty and interesting it was to have our ceremony the way that we did. Thank you for all your help, advice and banter. 

All the best to you and your family over Christmas and have a Happy New Year.

Mark & Stef

Hi Alan,

Where do I start.....

What a day it was! Absolutely magical! Our fairytale wedding was just perfect and it could not have happened without all your help and support! We are both truly grateful for everything you done for us during planning, your help and guidance was fantastic from day one!

On the day of our wedding you talked us through everything, we were never left wondering about what we should do or say. You calming nature certainly did help with our nerves. The ceremony itself was fantastic, it really focused on us both as a couple and the love we share for each other. It also had just the right amount of humour!  All our guests commented on how wonderful it was!

Our wedding really was an amazing and emotional day. Given the significance of our wedding date being my late granny's birthday and the sad and heartbreaking passing of Ryan's Granny just a few weeks prior, you certainly managed to capture and honour them both during our ceremony and for that we cannot thank you enough.

From the bottom of our hearts thank you and take care.

Hugs from


Kirsteen & Ryan

You smashed it!
Angus said you were very grounding for him.  You never got annoyed when everyone was pulling him away or asking him questions while you were trying to speak to him.  He said you had a very calming nature. 

I only got to speak to you for 30 secs before the ceremony but you made me laugh and told my dad what he had to do...... Not that he listened to all of it  

We are so pleased with how the ceremony went, it's funny we both said it felt like we were the only people in the room and laughing at my nervous 1 liners was top notch! 

We couldn't thank you enough! 

Laura & Gus

Hi Alan,

Just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you for everything on Thursday. You were the cool, calming influence we expected you to be and we had so many compliments on our ceremony.

We are so glad we picked you! We’ll send you some photos when we get them. 

All the best,

Mr and Mrs Moyes

Cara & Chris

Hi Alan!

Just wanted to thank you again for such an amazing ceremony. Everything was spot on and we really loved incorporating our Scottish elements! We both felt at ease up there thanks to your guidance.

We really can't thank you enough for all your help and support during the process, especially with the many, many changes to restrictions! Very much appreciated and so glad that everything worked out in the end.

Again, thank you so much 

Imogen & Adam

Adam & Imogen

Hi Alan, 

How are you? 

Murray and I just wanted to say thank you so much for the beautifully perfect ceremony you performed for us at the wedding.

It was honestly everything we could have asked for and more. Every one of our guests commented on how it was the best wedding service they had ever been part of with a perfect mix of laughter, tears and everything in between.

You made us both feel so at ease and we honestly felt like we’d known you all our lives. Words will never be able to thank you for making our wedding so perfect and a day we will remember forever. 

Thanks again Alan, 

Emma & Murray

Dear Alan,

We cannot thank you enough for yesterday. 

We had the BEST day, it was more than anything we could have imagine.

Your service was perfect. Exactly what we wanted to do, celebrate life.

Many people commented on how much they loved the service. 

You knocked it out the park Alan, don’t change anything!!!

We have been buzzing all day, 

Thank you so so much!

Jill & Andy

Wow - how lucky are we!! 

Our day was absolutely perfect. We wouldn’t change a thing, and I think it was made even more special after all the stress we had been through and actually it forced us into having the wedding we had always dreamed of! 

We would like to thank you so so much for giving us the most perfect ceremony. I get a bit teary even thinking about it! (Thank god you provided those tissues!). You kept us both right and relaxed during the build up which was so appreciated. You dealt with my uncle's inappropriate jokes perfectly (he told me what he said after the ceremony and I couldn’t stop laughing). So many of our guests, including the ones who joined virtually via zoom, have commented on how joyful the ceremony was, full of love and laughter, which is exactly what we wanted. Honestly we couldn’t have asked for a better celebrant. We also want to thank you extra for being so relaxed within these crazy covid circumstances, and for keeping everything so positive! That meant a lot to us. You are the best! 

Thank you Alan for everything!

Shauna & Matt

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 nicely fitted in, it went down a treat! 

All our friends and family rave about how good 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!

First of all, we cannot believe that Friday is over already!! It flew in and we had the most amazing day ever.

The ceremony itself was unforgettable, in the best way possible! We couldn’t have asked for a better person to conduct it. Everyone only had good things to say despite the odds you faced throughout (the scorching sun and your iPad overheating!).

It was the perfect combination of witty, hilarious and heartwarming. It really couldn’t have gone any better, so thank you!!

All the best, Mr and Mrs Cairns (got to get used to saying that!)

Siobhan & Darrian

Hi Alan

Hope you're well. Sorry for the delay in replying but we were on honeymoon in Orkney. A bit different from the originally planned trip to Cape Verde, but the surprisingly good weather meant it was very enjoyable!

Thanks to you for officiating at our ceremony. We made sure that the documentation was filed on time and have now been advised that the certificate is on its way to us :)

There wasn't anything which we thought you could have done better in the process - it was great that you kept in touch during the various developments over the 20 months (!) and could give some advice both about what might work for us (the handfasting ribbon suggestion being a big winner!) and also what you were seeing happen in the broader environment which helped us think through timings (and ultimately led to a very successful day). So really just a positive experience for us. A number of guests specifically commented on the ceremony saying that they loved it because it felt a lot more personal and unique to us, which had been just what we were looking for :)

We wish you all the best in the future as well - the couples you're looking after are in good hands!

Best wishes

Yianna & Derek

Hi Alan,

So sorry it has taken me a while to get back to this, it's been a busy few days as you can imagine! We honestly had the best day ever - a couple of sore heads the next morning for sure, but nothing too bad  Thank you so much!

We honestly can't thank you enough, you were absolutely fantastic and I would recommend you to anyone! All of our guests have commented on how much they loved the service and how it was a great mix of emotion and humour, which is exactly what we wanted. I know you weren't there to hear it, but my dad also gave you a shout out in his speech  It has been lovely getting to know you, we really appreciate everything as you've been hugely helpful and supportive throughout what has been a much trickier process than we would ever have imagined! 

Thanks once again for everything, take care!

The Delgados

Louisa & Nathan

Morning Alan,

The party continued on Saturday and the hangover was very very real yesterday!!

Thank you for your well wishes, we really appreciate them. We can’t quite believe it’s real... Mr & Mrs Graham :)

Alan we honestly cannot fault a single thing. When you came up to see me in the room before hand you had a very calming effect and it’s exactly what my wee Dad needed.

Danny also wants you to know that when you pulled him aside for a quick run through outside the venue it also had a calming effect on him and made him feel a lot more relaxed. It meant a lot to him at the time.

From the very first word at the ceremony I just knew we had made the right choice in having you there. Throughout the day family and friends were commenting on how fab you were and that you captured “our story” perfectly. Our usher Ciaran still can’t believe he got a wee mention haha!

Thank you again from Danny and I, we will be sure to recommend you to anyone getting married in the future!!!

Rebecca and Danny

Hi Alan,

We can’t believe that’s it all over !! To say we are on a comedown is an understatement haha!
But we have our Scottish honeymoon next week so something to look forward to.  

We had the most amazing day and it was perfect from start to finish. The ceremony was brilliant, everyone commented on how personal and meaningful it was so we really appreciate it- thank you!

A lot of our family and friends had mentioned how relaxed it was and the hand fasting was a definite hit!

Thanks again for being part of our day, we couldn’t have imagined it any other way!

See you soon 

The Dunbars

Danielle & Ross

Hi Alan

Thanks ever so much. Safe to say I cant do three days of drinking on the trot anymore! 

Honestly couldnt have asked for a better day and we were both over the moon. We had loads of compliments on how good the service was. And how relaxed it was, cause that was the exact vibe we were going for! We would have no problem  in recommending you in the future!


Daniel & Emma

Thanks so much for everything you have done for us.

From the first time we spoke we felt an instant bond with you. You have been so patient with changes to our date due to illness and lockdown. The way you made me and the rest of the guests feel at ease on Saturday as Marie went AWOL for 45 mins was brilliant and really helped settle my nerves!

We were so pleased with the way you conducted our ceremony and the preparation that you went through to learn about its really came through in your words , it feels like we have all known each other for years! 

Thanks so much and we wish you happiness and health in the future and would not hesitate to recommend you , you are funny , professional , personable and and all round good guy. 

Thanks Again and take care

Paul & Marie

Thank you so much for today Alan, that was perfection to say the least...  We had the most amazing day, made special by you

Jen & Eilish

Where can we possibly start in thanking you?! We knew on paper that our ceremony was going to be amazing - you put together something that was totally “us” and something fun but so heartfelt at the same time, but on the day - it was even better! I remember leaving from meeting with you for the first time and thinking “he’s never going to be able create something nice from this random ‘love story’ we’ve just told him” but you did! You captured it perfectly. 

You put Neil and I both at complete ease on the morning and you blew our guests away!  We have had so so many compliments about you!

Thank you so much again!

Lucinda & Neil

Hi Alan,

We cannot thank you enough for being a great celebrant on our special day.
We took to you straight away…way back in 2019 haha and were totally comfortable and confident that you would deliver a wonderful service…which you did! Family & friends were also full of praise with their thoughts/feedback. 

Christie and I will thoroughly recommend you and would also like to give a shout out to your string quartet who managed to create a magical ambiance and touch of class. 

Thanks again!

Christie & Iain

Hi Alan,

Thank you very much!!
The ceremony was perfect.

Ian said you did a fab job keeping everyone calm before I arrived and the reading was brilliant. 

Loads of people came up to us to say how much they loved the ceremony and how greatly you told our stories. I really appreciated the spiels to my bridesmaids and that meant a lot to them.

Massive thanks for being part of our day!

Charlotte & Ian

Hi Alan, 

Thank you so so much for being such an important part of the day, you captured us both so perfectly and so many people commented on how brilliant you were after the ceremony. 

There is absolutely nothing we would have wanted you to change. Your communication with us from the start was so fast and easy and we knew from the get go that we could come to you with any worries or concerns we had. 

I know that Ryan especially appreciated you calming the nerves on the morning and said how at ease you made him feel so thank you for that also. 

I would love to say we will keep you in mind for the future but I suppose having a wedding celebrant is a onetime thing! But we will definitely be recommending you in the future if we know anyone wedding planning. 

Thank you again 


Rachael & Ryan

Hi Alan,

I just wanted to thank you so much for yesterday.  You made our day amazing and perfect! You are amazing at what you do and the feedback from guests was perfect.  Everyone loved it and had such a good time! 

I wish you all the best 

Sandie & Chicco

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