Marriage and Civil Ceremonies

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The Argyll and Bute Registrar’s love weddings and one of the most special things for us is to get feedback from you afterwards and to see your lovely pictures to remember the special day.

If you have been married by one of the Argyll and Bute Registrar’s we would love to hear from you, your feedback means the world to us!

From the moment we first met Jane (and the other Helensburgh registrars) at our venue’s wedding open day, we were blown away with how down to earth and friendly they all are. We knew from the moment we met them, that we needed to have them for our wedding! Jane could not have been more helpful throughout the full process, she was always on hand to assist with our questions and explained everything so easily, making it as stress-free as possible. She most importantly instilled that level of trust so early on, we just knew we were in the right hands. Our ceremony was nothing short of perfect! Jane added everything we wanted and more to it and tailored it brilliantly to make it personal to us, even included our dog to be our ring bearer which meant the world to us. The ceremony had the perfect mix of personal, professionalism and humour to it, there was tears of happiness and laughter all around the room. You could just feel all the love around us, because of Jane’s beautiful words about us - it just captured us and our relationship to a T. We received so many lovely comments about how amazing Jane was and how she delivered our ceremony from our guests. We just want to thank you Jane, from the bottom of our hearts for helping make our wedding day beyond wonderful and making us feel so at ease the entire time. We will forever be grateful for you and it was a real pleasure and privilege to have met you.

From the very first communication, the team at Argyll and Bute Registrars couldn’t have been more helpful. Samantha was an absolute pleasure to work with. She took the time to talk us through the ceremony, consider additional factors about the day (and venue), and was so easy to get along with. Our ceremony was wonderfully personal, filled with giggles and eye rolls (from us, not her!) and really reflected us as a couple. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the whole team. Thank you so much.

We had an absolutely wonderful ceremony. It was personal because we had liaised with Gemma to ensure we include poetry, song and a piece of pipe music played by a friend Chris Barber. Gemma chosen an Excellent script to accompany our ceremony which was meaningful and purposeful. Afterwards Gemma dropped the marriage certificate into the Beaumont hotel where we were staying. I cannot praise her highly enough for her sensitivity and care in making a very special day for us both. Thank you, Dave and Elaine

We had the most special day when we got married, a day people involved will never forget! We got married at Kilmartin Castle during amber rain alert and the surrounding areas became flooded within few hours. Thankfully few people did not give up including our hairdresser Leeanne Fraser, photographer Bill Baillie and most importantly our celebrant Lorna Wilson who was so determined to celebrate our wedding that she hitched a lift from her neighbour on his tractor! Despite the eventful weather we managed to tie the knot in the cosy grand salon of Kilmartin Castle.

Maria was absolutely amazing. She kept in touch beforehand and was totally lead by us. Nothing was too much trouble and any questions we had were answered promptly and thoroughly. We can’t thank her enough for the absolutely amazing ceremony. It was just beautiful and all our guests commented on how personal to us it was. Maria was obviously born to do this job! She is so much fun and made the whole process easy & excitingMaria was absolutely amazing. She kept in touch beforehand and was totally lead by us. Nothing was too much trouble and any questions we had were answered promptly and thoroughly. We can’t thank her enough for the absolutely amazing ceremony. It was just beautiful and all our guests commented on how personal to us it was. Maria was obviously born to do this job! She is so much fun and made the whole process easy & exciting!

Norma was so approachable and friendly, perfect for our relaxed wedding on the beach. She definitely went above and beyond for us ❤️ We were so lucky with our local photographer and local piper from Skerryvore too. And our local friends who introduced us to the Island and the special cove we got married in. Couldn’t have asked for more.

It has been almost two weeks since our wedding and I can't stop thinking about it. Everything was so perfect, we couldn't have asked for a better day to celebrate our marriage. Catherine and Fiona were so helpful and patient, and always replied back to me promptly, which I am really greatful for. The ceremony felt so special and personal to us - Catherine did a fantastic job (especially as she had to compete with some very curious sheep!) and included everything we asked for. She was also more than happy to include my old teddy bear Pinky to be the official ring bear(er), which just added an extra perfect touch on the day. Pinky was most pleased to be included in such an important role and have such a big fuss made over her. Thank you again from the bottom of both our hearts for being a part of our special day.

Our elopement wedding was the perfect fairytale dream. I felt like a princess, and we got to do a whisky quaich and hand fasting. Could not have asked for more.

We were married on the most beautiful sunny day on 13th April 2023 by Melanie. The ceremony was relaxed and personal and Mel included readings that we'd personally chosen. Mel made us feel very calm on the day of the wedding and it was nice that the Crear team had all worked together before adding even more to the chilled vibes! Before the wedding, all the paperwork and formalities were very easy to organise via email. Lorna at the Lochgilphead registry office kept us right with all the bits and bobs we had to fill in which kept the run up to the day stress-free. We really wouldn't hesitate in recommending a relaxed and personal civil ceremony to anyone, especially if it's on the beach

We had the most amazing wedding day; there are so many parts of our day that stood out to us, but our overall favourite part of the day was our ceremony. The location of our ceremony changed at the last minute due to wet weather and instead of being held outside in the courtyard of the hotel, was held in the main reception area. This provided an extremely intimate location where we were surrounded by our loved ones and the acoustics were great. Julie McLellan was our registrar and being a family friend, created the most personal ceremony that we could've had. She delivered the ceremony so eloquently and professionally on the day, but also had fantastic communication with both of us before the wedding regarding what we wanted out of our ceremony. We couldn't recommend Julie enough and will have these special memories from her wonderful ceremony forever. Thanks once again Julie

'We had a fabulous intimate wedding in a perfect setting. Stephanie was amazing leading up to the day and on the day Thank you'

We'd like to give huge appreciation to The Isle of Bute for making our wedding day very special. We've been visiting Bute for years and as soon as we decided to elope it was the only place for us. Sandra and Samantha at Argyll and Bute Registrars supported us through the process with friendliness and ease from the beginning. They answered any questions quickly and encouraged us at each stage to have exactly what we wanted during the ceremony. We chose hand fasting, readings and songs that DJ Sandra organised for us. I didn't know a registry office could provide such an intimate, personal experience but this more than delivered, especially in its stunning surroundings - on top of a hill looking out over Rothesay and the sea. Planning our wedding was a little complicated as I was undergoing cancer treatment and didn't know what dates would work alongside appointments. Samantha and Sandra reassured us that things would be able to be rearranged if need be. Their consideration and support through planning made the whole experience peaceful and exciting, when it could have been stressful and daunting. We were able to organise everything on island, from my beautifully styled hair, Hair By Claire, stunning flowers, Flowers By Janine, and natural, care free photos by Paul Simpson. We also had an impromptu drink in Bute Yard who kindly gave us a goody bag full of merch and delicious gin. A few weeks after the wedding we even got a shout out on Bute Radio Station. Another highlight of all that the Isle of Bute, and its people, has to offer for important occasions. We are now celebrating being happily married and being cancer free. Thank you so much to everyone for making the day extra special. We are looking forward to returning to Bute to celebrate our one year anniversary in June 2024.

Myself and my husband were married on June 10th by Maria, Jane and Elaine. Maria conducted the most part of the ceremony with Elaine and Jane taking part and making our day special, as a friend and colleague. Maria wrote her own poem as part of the ceremony and it was incredible, so personal to us and we won’t forget it! As this was extra special as we are all colleagues, they were equally as professional and many of our guests commented on how amazing the girls were - they gave us exactly what we had asked for. The best wee team about, thank you girls.