I received this wonderful testimonial recently that shares thoughts, not just about conducting a beautiful wedding ceremony but also about relationship, collaboration and friendship during strange times. I am so pleased I can share Robbie and Audrey’s words on my celebrancy practice with you here.
We cannot recommend Andrea enough.
When we originally got in touch with Andrea we didn’t know too much about Agnostic Scotland. Andrea took the time to explain to us what Agnostic Scotland stood for, and more importantly openly discussed with us whether it was right for us as a couple.
Once we had agreed to have Andrea as our celebrant we arranged an initial face-to-face meeting in Glasgow. (The distant days before lockdown!). From the very start Andrea made us feel both calm, relaxed and welcome.
We shared some of our story about how we met and our expectations for the wedding. Andrea was engaged and interested to hear our story, listening attentively and intrigued to hear how we fell in love.
As the plans for our wedding developed, we met up with Andrea a few more times and shared more of our story and opened up about what was important to us as a couple and our expectations of married life. We always looked forward to our meetings with Andrea.
Just before lockdown kicked in Andrea also came out to visit our wedding venue in Glasgow. This was a wonderfully personal touch and it showed us how invested Andrea was in creating the most special ceremony that she could for us on our special day.
Then lockdown started…..
Our wedding plans, originally having over 100 guests in June 2020, was no longer possible.
We kept an ongoing dialogue with Andrea during this time over video calls, discussing our options. More importantly though, Andrea was always on hand to remind of us that we have each other and we were already in such a privileged position.
We decided that we didn’t want to wait to get married, so we agreed to have a small ceremony on the 25th July 2020, in line with the Scottish Government guidelines.
The ceremony was an intimate affair with both of our immediate families attending.
Andrea had listened carefully during all of our meetings, and had taken in all the aspects of our relationship from before we met to getting engaged and beyond. Not only that, she had taken time to speak to our family members to capture the nuances of our personalities. Her attention to detail was second to none and that came shining through in her ceremony.
What Andrea delivered was truly special. Both Audrey and I felt that the ceremony truly captured who we are as a couple and she presented our story, our vows and future aspirations in the most truly beautiful way.
As we embark on the next stages of our life as a married couple we will keep in touch with Andrea, as she was such a big part of the most special day of our lives.
Robbie & Audrey Bowie Cameron, married 25th July 2020.
Thank you to both of you for collaborating every step of the way, sharing your love story, and your love homework, with me – I will always feel so very privileged 🤍 Andrea