Islay and Iain got married at The Vu in Bathgate on a crisp cold day in January. This venue is in a unique setting in the middle of Ballencrieff Reservoir with full height windows providing a beautiful backdrop.
Islay and Iain are a classic case of ‘opposites attract’ - Iain is very studious, quiet, laidback and messy and Islay is a control freak who is tidy, obsessive and chatty! Both are very, very stubborn though - neither of them backs down in an argument and they are always bickering and disagreeing with each other, but of course, Islay insists she is always right!
Happiness in marriage is not something that just happens.
A good marriage must be created
In the art of marriage the little things are the big things...
It is never being to old to hold hands
It is remembering to say “I love you” at least once a day
It is never going to sleep angry
It is at no time taking the other for granted;
The courtship should not end with the honeymoon, It should continue through all the years
It is having a mutual sense of values and common objectives
It is standing together and facing the world
It is forming a circle of love that gathers in the whole family
It is doing things for each other, not in the attitude of duty or sacrifice, but in the spirit of joy
It is speaking words of appreciation and demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways
It is not looking for perfection in each other
It is cultivating flexibility, patience, understanding and a sense of humour
It is having the capacity to forgive and forget
It is giving each other an atmosphere in which each can grow
It is finding room for the things of the spirit
It is a common search for the good and the beautiful
It is establishing a relationship, in which the independence is equal, dependence is mutual and the obligation is reciprocal
It is not only marrying the right partner, it is being the right partner
It is discovering what marriage can be, at its best.
(Wilferd Arlan Peterson)
Congratulations, Dr and Mrs Roy! Love this photo!
"Fiona, just wanted to say thank you very much for doing our wedding ceremony for us, it was great. Many of our guests had never been to a humanist ceremony and they were all so impressed by it! "