Becoming a Fuze Foundation Marriage Officer

When people ask me ‘So, what do you do for a living?’ I excitedly explain back that ‘I conduct all kinds of Humanist ceremonies and ‘I do’ legal Humanist Marriage ceremonies in Scotland

(…Yes, I know, a terrible pun, most of my ceremonies have a little humour, but a much higher standard of humour! I promise)

The next question normally is ‘How did you get to be doing do that?’

I came to humanist work after attending many Marriages, Christenings and Funerals. I have to admit that I found the services some-times disappointing; they were often bound in religious traditions, or were impersonal registry office affairs. They didn’t always reflect the identities and values of those involved. I wanted to learn new ways to celebrate those important events in people’s lives.

After doing some research, I decided to train with Fuze Ceremonies and The Fuze Foundation in early 2012, and I have never looked back. Becoming a Humanist marriage officer and celebrant was a turning point in my life, it felt like coming home and a very natural progression. Humanist values are so important to me. I believe that we can all make a difference in this world and conducting Humanist Ceremonies for people is one of the ways that I can make a positive contribution, as well as giving something back.

Every family and couple I have worked with to date have simply been fantastic, and being a celebrant is a hugely important part of my life – I get to work creatively with you to create a day that is truly about you and for you.

What’s not to love about this job? My ceremonies are personal and inclusive: they can be intimate, reflective, moving and special occasions, which are based on your story and your ideas about love and commitment. I believe that there is no need to ‘be a humanist’ to have a humanist celebration.

2013-05-02T11:11:01+01:00Foundation, Humanism, Namings, Weddings|
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. Privacy policy. Ok, thanks