Natasha & David, a humanist wedding with the BEST VOWS EVER

This is the story of what happens when a Filipino-American corporate flight attendant meets a dashing Scottish pilot. They move to Canada, set up their own business and decide to get married. Yet there is only one place on Earth that will do: a Scottish Castle!

Last month, we travelled up to Scotland to film their wedding. Getting there was a bit of an adventure, this was only a few days after heavy flooding in the north east of England and Scotland and we had to drive through a few small lakes along the way. We couldn’t help but think back to the summer of 2007, to the wedding of Charlotte and Dudley and remember to push down on the accelerator to ensure the engine wouldn’t flood. When we arrived at our hotel in Edinburgh, we were hoping for a lovely view over the city from our room, no such luck. The city was covered in mist. The following morning when we set off to Natasha and David’s wedding at Dundas Castle just north of Edinburgh, we still hadn’t managed to catch a glimpse of the city, but at least, it wasn’t raining!

Natasha and David chose for a humanist ceremony, my favourite kind of ceremony, so yours truly was quite the happy bunny! Humanist weddings are currently the 3rd most popular ceremony in Scotland and they are getting ever more popular. Now if only England would follow suit and legalise humanist weddings

Back to our lovely couple. Natasha was such a sweet little bride and so excited, she would just light up the room. The ceremony took place in the old Keep of the castle and I must say this couple had the BEST VOWS EVER, personal, touching and so much fun! The fun theme continued throughout the rest of the day: the “mini” cake, the ceremonial cutting of the haggis, the ceilidh performance, and their second “first” dance. Out with the formal wear and in came Natasha and David for a performance that would surprise David’s dad. David’s dad had remarked for years that Natasha looked so much like a swing dancer, so our couple had secretly taken swing dance lessons for several months and surprised everybody, not just David’s dad, with their skills!

Anyway, here are their extended highlights!

Venue: Dundas Castle
Celebrant: Tim Maguire
Photographer: Neil Horne – Eye Image Photography

One Response to “Natasha & David, a humanist wedding with the BEST VOWS EVER”

  • Myreya says:

    I am in complete awe! watching this clip I felt that i was there a part of your big amazing day!! I wish you both the best and a lifetime of happiness! xo

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