Are you considering Humanist Weddings for your big day?
I’ve photographed several now and I see them as peaceful but also very romantic wedding celebrations.
According to the official Humanist website, Humanist Weddings are:
A humanist, non-religious wedding ceremony gives you the opportunity to marry where you want when you want and how you want. There’s no set script: it’s too personal an occasion for that. Instead, each wedding is tailored to meet the particular couple’s requirements. You can set the tone that’s right for you and choose your own words and music.
I’ve shot Humanist Weddings inside Stonehenge and as far away as Kelburn Castle, Scotland.
It’s interesting to note that in Scotland, you can even be legally registered by the Humanist celebrant. In England and Wales, you would still need to be officially married, by law, by a council registrar.
Some people opt to do this on the same day or a preceding day.
What I love most about Humanist Weddings is the very peaceful nature of them. Of course, church ceremonies and civil ceremonies are as important but there is something just a little bit different about getting married outside….perhaps considering it to be at one with nature.
Whilst it’s not everybody’s taste, Humanist Weddings really do give people who perhaps don’t want a religious element, or the formality of a civil wedding, the opportunity to have a celebration that is still filled with meaning.
Below is a selection of Humanist Weddings that I have photographed. If you appreciate my documentary wedding photography style and would like to talk to me about your wedding, please don’t hesitate to contact me to talk about your photography for your wedding celebration.