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Saturday 9th April 2016

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Ceremony

2pm Humanist Ceremony @ St Abbs Head.
http://www.nts.org.uk/Property/St-Abbs-Head-National-Nature-Reserve/

One of the earliest decisions to make in the wedding planning process is what sort of ceremony that you want; it is our choice to have a non-religious ceremony that is focused on our definition of marriage – as such, we are fortunate that this dovetails with a Humanist ceremony. For those who haven’t heard of the movement, we get that the name may sound a bit odd, but we assure you that there’s nothing culty or lovecraftian about it! Our ceremony will be hosted by a lovely chap called Ken, who is more than aware of some of our crazier plans – including carrying on through the possibility of inclement weather!

More information can be found at https://www.humanism.scot/humanist-ceremonies/weddings_civil_partnerships/

St Abbs Head National Nature Reserve.

Formed by a series of volcanic eruptions, the craggy landscape of St Abb’s Head on the Berwickshire coast is a National Nature Reserve famous for its clamouring seabirds, rugged coastline, rich grasslands and crystal-clear waters.

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It’s a truly lovely place to visit and somewhere we have had some amazing days together; so we’ve chosen to return again for our wedding. Somewhere special to help us celebrate the day.

Being a Nature Reserve we have had to ask permission to hold a crazy April outdoors wedding and they have been very accommodating however they would like us to limit the number of people attending to no more than 40 people. This makes us a little sad 🙁 and means we can’t have everyone at the ceremony.

Afternoon Reception

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3.30 Afternoon Reception @ Red Gauntlet Cottage http://www.tower-farm.co.uk/webpages/redgauntlet.html 

From the wedding, we will be travelling to the Red Gauntlet cottage for afternoon nibbles and a few drinks (and possibly to dry off from any traditional Scottish Spring weather).

Evening Reception

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7.30 Evening Do @ Belhaven Fruit Farm http://www.belhavenfruitfarm.co.uk/ (warning jolly scot crazy music on website)

Belhaven Fruit Farm
Thistlycross, Dunbar, East Lothian, EH42 1RG
Tel: 01368860573

Following our restrictions earlier in the day on numbers, this is our chance to celebrate with everyone! Come to the Belhaven Fruit Farm, for dancing and drinking till late in the evening and at some point a hog roast (warning there is no vegetarian option)…but hey hog roast!

Places to Stay:

Whilst there are hotels in and around both St Abbs & Dunbar there are also many cottages that can be hired out at reasonable rates, certainly an option for families & groups.

The Dunmuir Hotel have very kindly reserved rooms for wedding guests on the 9th…so if you are looking for accommodation, let them know its for our wedding or they might tell you that they’re fully booked!! They’ve only just reopened from a full refurb, and can be contacted via the link. http://www.dunmuirhotel.co.uk/

There are quite a few other hotels and B&B’s in the area – it’s always worth checking good old tripadvisor

Local to Dunbar (close to the evening reception)  – http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotels-g190923-Dunbar_East_Lothian_Scotland-Hotels.html

Local to St Abbs Head – http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotels-g1580708-St_Abbs_Scottish_Borders_Scotland-Hotels.html

St Abbs Head to Dunbar

 

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