The Humanist Wedding Grove

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I spent a lot of my formative years in the Highlands and I care deeply about nature and the future of our planet. I also love conducting weddings in the great outdoors, which is why I want to help Trees for Life to restore the ancient Caledonian Forest that once covered most of Scotland. Here's my promise. For every wedding I conduct, I will plant a native tree: as your marriage grows and matures, your tree will grow with it. PS I made that promise at the start of 2020, and then COVID happened, so I haven't planted anything like as many trees as I had hoped. Let's hope that 2021 will be better...  
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Donations

1 tree
To celebrate their much-awaited and twice-postponed wedding on the magical Isle of Raasay!
Donated by Emma & Josh's tree
09/06/2021
1 tree
To celebrate their wonderful wedding on Friday 4th June 2021 at Prestonfield House
Donated by Gemma & Greg's tree
05/06/2021
1 tree
To celebrate their intimate & moving wedding at Monktonhall on Sunday 30th May 2021
Donated by Claire and Mark's tree
05/06/2021
1 tree
Self-expression is what humanist marriage is all about, so I was very proud of Gary & Rebecca not only for writing their ceremony in the first place, but also for having the courage to speak a lot of it on the day too!
Donated by Rebecca & Gary's tree
23/05/2021
1 tree
This couldn't be a more appropriate way to celebrate Stephanie & Kari's wedding because they actually got married in a woodland grove in their garden - and Kari made Stephanie's engagement ring from one of their trees!
Donated by Stephanie & Kari's tree
23/05/2021
1 tree
Planted to celebrate their wedding at Gosford House on Sunday 2nd May 2021
Donated by Caitlin & Andrew's tree
03/05/2021
1 tree
In celebration of their sun-blessed wedding in Hilary's parents' garden on Saturday 1st May 2021
Donated by Hilary & Craig's tree
03/05/2021
1 tree
Anna and Scott got married yesterday at Newhall Estate just outside Edinburgh. Only Anna's parents and their husky, Storm, were allowed to be with us, but we were joined over Zoom by more than a hundred friends and family members around the world. As Anna said, "The service was perfect and exactly what we had imagined. You brought our words to life and we are so grateful."
Donated by Scott & Anna's tree
07/03/2021
1 tree
Monique and Jamie got married yesterday, with only their Maid of Honour and Best Man in attendance. Fortunately we were able to webcast their wedding to friends and family around the globe, so it was a very inclusive occasion, even with the constraints that the virus is putting on us. You can see a few photos from the day here https://www.instagram.com/p/CKg2-y1jr_Z/ along with the people who helped make it happen.
Donated by Monique & Jamie's tree
27/01/2021
15 trees
Excuses, excuses! My grove isn't as densely planted as I'd hoped, but there's a reason for that; COVID-19! There's another reason too: my direct debit to Trees for Life was never activated either - we're looking into that - so this is a retrospective donation!
Donated by Trees for 2020
27/01/2021
4 trees
15/01/2020