What you'll do
Imagine that most romantic of days, speaking carefully-chosen words of love and devotion to each other under a secluded canopy of trees in an ancient Scottish woodland with deep connections to Mary Queen of Scots. I’ll write you an unforgettable, personal ceremony to create that perfect moment, whether it’s to celebrate a wedding, special anniversary, new commitment or some other relationship milestone. I’ll take time to learn about the love and hope which makes your relationship precious to you, then I’ll compose the vows and promises you want to make to each other, unique words which perfectly express who you are. You might want to exchange rings or other gifts with special meaning to you, or include some of the following traditional Scottish and Celtic symbols. Handfasting uses beautiful, hand-made handfasting ribbons which are tied in a knot in an evocative and deeply moving action to visually demonstrates your joining and commitment. Oathing Stones of sparkling Scottish granite can be held in your hands as you speak to each other to show the strength of the promise between you. A shared drink together from the quaich symbolises the ancient highland tradition of giving your word with love and trust. When your ceremony is complete, I’ll leave you with a picnic of Scottish delicacies to share and the opportunity to explore more of your surroundings at your own pace.
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Hello, I’m Aileen and I'd love to conduct a romantic Celtic commitment ceremony for you! Celebrancy is close to my heart. When people are able to say the things which matter to them in a ceremony, either alone or witnessed by their loved ones, it can cement their relationships and strengthen their families in a profound and lasting way. I've undergone rigorous training in both celebrancy and creative writing, specialising in ceremonies for families and couples. I'll take time to learn about what's special in your own story and then write a unique ceremony to express your commitment to each other. When I decided to train as a celebrant, it was important to me that the training would be the most challenging I could find. I chose to study for the NOCN Level 3 Diploma in Celebrancy so you can be sure your ceremony will be in good hands.
A picnic of Scottish delicacies such as oatcakes, pate, cheese and sweet treats. During the winter months the weather…
Soft drinks, with maybe a wee dram or some celebratory sparkling wine.
Everything you need for your ceremony which might include beautiful hand-made handfasting ribbons, sparkling Scottish granite…
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Where you'll be
From an accessible spot on the edge of the city, I’ll take you for a walk through ancient woods which have had a significant role in Scottish history from the times of the Stuart kings to the 20th century. Now part of the city of Glasgow, this area remains both beautiful and still. You will soon feel as though you have left the city behind and the clearest sounds you will hear will be birdsong, rushing water and the wind in the trees.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.
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Up to 2 guests ages 18 and up can attend. One or two special guests can be invited along to witness or take part in your ceremony. This needs to be planned beforehand and a small charge will be made.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
Your ceremony is the essence of your experience. It can go ahead in most weather conditions except heavy rain, high winds or extreme cold. In case of poor weather I will do everything possible to deliver the ceremony under cover at a romantic indoor venue, with an afternoon tea instead of a picnic.
Romantic Scottish Woodland Celebration