Gillian Johnston, Scots Celebrant

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As a Pagan Celebrant, I work throughout Scotland to help couples confidently and joyfully embrace their deeply held beliefs and spirituality within their legal and symbolic ceremonies.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£575
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Products and Services

Celebrant / Officiant
Inbound Destination Wedding Specialist
Full Description
Hello; I am Gillian Johnston, also known as Gill and, thanks to my affiliation with the Scottish Pagan Federation, I am registered to conduct legal marriage ceremonies throughout Scotland. What does this mean for you? In a nut shell; absolute freedom to embrace your beliefs, your spirituality and your core values into a ceremony that is as unique as yourselves. Paganism, for me, equates with Pantheism and that means any rituals, rites or traditions that are included in your ceremony will be treated with the respect they deserve. They are so much more than mere party pieces or great photo opportunities and the meaning they have for you will be at the core of the ceremony. Rest assured: whether you are looking to have a legal ceremony or a symbolic one such as a commitment or renewal of vows; an understated, intimate ceremony or elopement or a celebration on a grand scale, I guarantee everything I craft for your day will be all about who you are as a couple. Who do I work with? Couples who identify as Pagan, Wiccan, Druid, Celt, Viking, Shaman, Buddhist, the list is truly endless. Many wish to blend their beliefs or faiths and others simply want to acknowledge that indefinable tug of the heart that connects them with this magical land. Whether you live in Scotland or are planning on having your Destination Ceremony here, the ceremony we create will be built around your story, after all, it is Your Day. I offer a free twenty minute call for couples to get to know me: https://calendly.com/gillianjohnston/we-re-getting-married Why only 20 minutes? Simple. Most people know very quickly, generally within around ten or so minutes, if they are going to be 'a fit' and, if not, for you to feel obliged to talk with me for an hour is of no value to either of us. Believe me, if we do 'click' I guarantee the twenty minutes will fly by - I generally let the call overrun in such cases, as we will become friends in the run up to your day.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Gillian Johnston
Hello, it's great to share a little of what I can offer you as a couple. When it comes to creating your wedding, there is no such thing as one size fits all. No right or wrong. This is Your Day, you get it Your Way. We are a team and your happiness is everything. Let the magic begin.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2017
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
1
Reviews
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George and Karen
Married in March 2019
July 2019
One very special day
Gillian was an absolute star she worked so hard with use to make us our special day magical I would give her 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟but she goes a way beyond that xxx THANK YOU xxx
Location & Contact Details

Address

Carluke, South Lanarkshire, Scotland

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Scottish Pagan Federation
FAQ
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What is your most memorable wedding?

Pagan Handfasting Wedding at Cambusnethan Priory

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Eclectic; Offbeat; Traditional; BoHo; Joyful

What about your business are you most proud of?

Offering a truly personal service; every ceremony is completely bespoke and tailored to the individuality of each couple.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Be true to yourself and your vision; this is your day.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

The couple shared mini bottle of eco bubbles for their guests to blow rather than confetti.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Get to know them and let them get to know me, if we click we can then start really exploring their vision for their day and, in the process, develop a strong trust and friendship. I am their safety net at all times.

What is the most unusual thing you’ve been asked to plan?

Being asked to create a ceremony to combine Pagan and Buddhist beliefs. Really exciting and very enjoyable

How do you ensure a stress-free wedding?

Plan a re wedding run through to make sure everyone knows what they are doing. Being at the venue before anyone else to make sure I am there to support the couple and their supporters

What do you love most about your job?

Throughout the planning process remember to enjoy what you are doing and why you're doing it - take time out to actually enjoy being with each other, after all, your wedding day is the start of the rest of your life. Your wedding is to be enjoyed not endured.

What is your favourite moment at a wedding?

The smiles of relief on the faces of the couple when the ceremony is over.