A celebrant wedding ceremony is not a legally binding ceremony. However, as a member of the Universal Life Church, permission can be sought, allowing me to solemnise the marriage legally. Please see below the current requirements.
In Scotland a religious or belief marriage may be solemnised only by a minister, clergyman, pastor, priest or other person entitled to do so under the Marriage (Scotland) Act 1977. If it is a religious or belief marriage you are planning and your family friend is not already authorised to act as a celebrant, the Registrar General can grant a temporary authorisation for a particular marriage. A temporary authorisation can only be granted to someone who is affiliated to a religious or belief body and who is supported by office bearers of that body to conduct a marriage ceremony on its behalf.
Please note that an application for a temporary authorisation cannot be considered any earlier than 3 months before the date of a proposed marriage.
An Avant Garde Wedding Ceremony can offer you a ceremony with few limitations, allowing you to plan the wedding day you dream of.
Ceremonies can have several elements included throughout, to make it unique and as
Individual as you are.
Elements offered: Handfasting, Ring Warming, Sand Ceremony, Unity Candles, Wine Ceremony are just a few of many elements available, you may want to include in your ceremony.
A couple of music inspired elements have been developed which can include your guests – please ask for further details.