The 14th February is apparently the most romantic day of the year.

Each year we see the celebration of love take place through dinner dates, champagne, exchanging of flowers, chocolates, gifts and sometimes, even rings!  Whether that’s engagement rings or wedding rings.

It’s not surprising that the 14th February is a popular date to get wed. For some it’s a love-hate relationship!

But where did this celebration come from?

It’s said that St Valentine was a Christian priest who performed marriage ceremonies when they were banned back in 270 AD.  It wasn’t long before St Valentine was arrested for his defiance, but in the days prior to his execution he was frequently visited by a girl who provided Valentine with moral support.  On the day of his death he is said to have written a letter thanking her for her friendship to which he signed “from your Valentine.”  Perhaps this is where the writing of love letters comes from?

It’s a day where love is declared.  So, will you be getting down on one knee this valentines or saying “I do?”

We love this poem and many couples included it in their ceremony because the sentiment is so very true and it reflects true love; so in honour of the day we though we’d share it with you.

I’M SO LUCKY TO HAVE FOUND YOU

Once in a lifetime, you find someone who touches not only your heart,
but also your soul.
Once in a lifetime, you discover someone who stands beside you,
not over you.
 Once in a lifetime, you find someone who loves you for who you are
and not who you could be.
Once in a lifetime, if you’re lucky, you find someone as I have found you.

(Author unknown)

We love hearing all about couple’s stories. From how they met, to how he (or she) proposed it makes our job the best job.  If you’re thinking about having a humanist wedding ceremony here in Scotland and think you might want to include personal vows, poems or reasons as to why you love each other our celebrants will be delighted to meet you and discuss the many options with you.