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On since 2021

Last update: November 2023

Thistle Ceremonies is a wedding celebrant service based in Glasgow and available throughout Scotland. Their team is comprised of experienced and talented celebrants who are authorised by the NRS to conduct legal marriages in Scotland and love helping couples bring their wedding dreams to life. Whether you’re planning an intimate occasion or a grand celebration, they believe that you deserve a ceremony that reflects your life, love, and values. They can’t wait to help make your wedding a day that you and your loved ones will never forget.

Services Offered

Thistle Ceremonies would be delighted and honoured to help you celebrate the start of your new life together. Their celebrants can perform a variety of blessings and rituals from all around the world. They can also work with you to design something unique. All our celebrants are authorised to conduct legal weddings. Whatever you have in mind, you can be sure that their team will be there to support you every step of the way as you begin your journey towards your happily ever after.

All our Ceremonies encompass our Humanist ethos, as evinced in our belief body - Thistle Humanists. Profits from Thistle Ceremonies Trading Ltd are given directly to our charity Thistle Ceremonies SCIO for their Funeral Fund. This fund is set up to assist those people living in Scotland, who struggle to meet the cost of a funeral.

In 2022, we donated £9,400 to the Thistle Ceremonies SCIO Funeral Fund!

In 2021, we were also able to donate £2,000 to Calum's Cabin which supports children with cancer and cancer-related illnesses and £2,000 to the Thistle Ceremonies SCIO Funeral Fund - we were only able to do this because you chose Thistle Ceremonies.

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Central & Glasgow, Dumfries Galloway & Ayrshire, Fife & Angus and Lothian & Borders

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100% Recommended by couples

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154 reviews
Carol G. Married on 04/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Our wedding

Billy was the best. He took time to get to know us and everyone thought we had known him for years. We will be keeping in touch as we now consider him to b a friend
Alex G. Married on 28/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Made our amazing day.

What a fantastic ceremony Anne performed for us. She took time to find out our story and used it to make our wedding so special. Thank you Anne so much for helping give us a day we will never forget ❤️
My husband and I would thoroughly recommend Anne to perform your special day.
Natalie Y. Married on 28/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The one and only Lucy Black!

We looked at many different celebrant’s when booking our wedding, and then we found Lucy. She’s is one of the most down to earth, kind hearted and sounded person you will met. She’s so welcoming, easy to get along with and just makes all the worries clear. We are so grateful that she had our date free and booked her right away. From our first (video) meeting, to the wedding day she kept in contact and even came to see me a few hours before the ceremony just to make sure everything was going as planned. We loved that she was part of our special day ♥️. Thanks so much Lucy and thistle ceremonies ♥️
Lynne S. Married on 20/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic service

We were so pleased we chose Phyl to carry out our Wedding she was great at communicating with up and made the service so personalised. I highly recommend Phyl for all your needs.
Louise A. Married on 07/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best Celebrant for the best day!!

For a couple who love eachother very deeply, we really don't often show it too much outside of our own little bubble! So for us, picking a Celebrant who made us comfortable with standing up in front of all our family & friends in a way that felt authentic to us was so important. We spent a lot of time picking each of our vendors very carefully in order to create the most special day for us - and it was a combination of recommendation from our venue coordinator and reading the details on the Thistle Ceremonies website that drew us to Tegan! We were delighted that she was able to officiate our day, and when we finally got the chance to meet her in person we really couldn't have been happier. She took the time to really listen to us and our story, what we wanted for our ceremony and the ways in which we wanted to include our guests. We weren't instantly sure what exactly we wanted to include and how, but Tegan talked us through the various options for our ceremony and kept us right every step of the way for both creating the ceremony and of course the legal paperwork. When Tegan sent us through the draft of our ceremony, I was in floods of tears already!! She'd taken everything we told her and everything we wanted and packaged it up into the perfect ceremony. On the day, Tegan was such a warm, welcoming and calming presence; she has the perfect balance of being in control of everything the way we needed her to be without losing the personal touch which made every moment special.
We were delighted with our ceremony and many of our guests have commented and complimented both our ceremony and Tegan herself - even the most stoic of our guests shed a tear!!
We honestly couldn't recommend Tegan enough - as one of the most genuine, caring, lovely people we've met, we were so glad we found her and were able to have her as part of the most special day of our lives. Thank you so much Tegan!!
Jane A. Married on 07/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Lovely celebrant

I can't praise Janine Ryan our celebrant enough
From the first time we spoke with her , she went all out to help us
Janine met up with us and we immediately hit it off , we were so relaxed in her company , it was like sitting with a close friend . We sat together and planned our ceremony , we had loads of fun doing so , we were laughing like old friends. Janine also kept us right with all the official stuff .
We spoke online a few times and dropped each other messages , making sure we had every angle covered .I would totally recommend Janine to carry out anyone i knows ceremony as she is so professional and a lovely genuine person . I can't thank her enough for everything she done for us . My family all said it was the nicest most personal ceremony they've ever seen . So a big shout out to Janine , she done a lovely job
Garry W. Married on 29/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic service from Carol

We were recommended Thistle, and Carol O'Rourke was superb. Carol spent time to get to know us, was very attentive and is brilliant at her job. We couldn't have asked for better. Highly recommend and 5-star.
Emma T. Married on 29/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Anne

Annes' bubbly but natural calm brought such a relaxing and friendly tone to the ceremony which just set the pace for the whole day. We couldn’t of asked it to go any better, it was just perfect! Thank you so much for helping a very emotional Ellie with her reading. We’re so proud of her and Luna who just brought an extra dose of entertainment. From the first time we met Anne she put us all at ease, she was so approachable and her warm and friendly character was just fantastic for our two girls.
Dee B. Married on 22/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfectly personal ceremony

My now husband and I were married by Lucy Black on 22/09/23 and cannot recommend her enough, Lucy made our ceremony better than we could have imagined, we can't thank Lucy enough for making our ceremony so special 🥰🤵🏽‍♂️👰🏼‍♀️🤍🧡

It was incredibly personal and her attitude was just so full of joy we were asked if she was a friend - this gives you an idea of how much she makes sure you and your partners story and love is shared with your guests,

Lucy helped every step of the way answering any questions we had and happily editing our ceremony when we wanted to tweak things, even sending us the final copy post wedding day as a keepsake 🥰♥️

15/10 recommended to anyone looking for a celebrant who will go above and beyond and bring you and your partners story and love to life on the day 🥰🥰🥰
Kim S. Married on 01/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Helped to make our day perfect.

We can’t recommend Phyl highly enough !!!
From the initial “teams” meeting (as we’re based down south) to hand picking a poem that was perfect for us and for the amazing ceremony that all of our guests are still raving about.
It was honestly like having a very close family member with us ❤️ x
Alison V. Married on 25/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely Fantastic

Jean Steele was an absolute pleasure to work with, she made myself and Susie feel so at ease and our meetings with her were filled with so much fun and laughter. Jean made our ceremony so uniquely special to us and we honestly can't thank her enough for everything she done in lead up to and also including our wedding day.

Jean made our day just flow with ease and filled it with fun, love and laughter especially in her ceremony, she also didn't even flinch when our best man forgot our wedding rings.

Jean truly went above and beyond for us both all the way through the process and especially on our wedding day which made it truly magical.
Victoria L. Married on 19/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing ceremony

We had the best day! Anne was amazing! Got to know everything about us as a couple and honestly got us right away. We both felt so comfortable speaking with her, it was like having family conducting the ceremony. She goes above and beyond for her couples and I cannot fault her at all. Highly recommended. Thank you so much again Anne, you made our day so special, Dr & Mrs Campbell x
Emma Married on 06/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Couldn’t have chosen anyone better!

Billy was our celebrant and we couldn’t have asked for anyone better for our special day. From the very beginning Billy answered all questions we had and kept us right with timings etc straight up until just before we got married! He had great ideas to ensure our children felt involved in the ceremony which was important to us. We felt at ease as Billy was conducting our ceremony, especially where he added in a few jokes to relax everyone! All in all we couldn’t have had a better person to marry us, such a positive/stress free experience which is great when you’ve got a million things going through your head on the run up to your wedding day!
Lindsay N. Married on 04/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The BEST wedding celebrant THANK YOU

Constance was the world's best celebrant, better than I could have possibly have wished for

Constance was friendly, helpful, kind, personal, organised and that was all in advance.

On the day she blew everyone away, her delivery of our ceremony surpassed all expectations
Our ceremony was friendly, funny, made everyone laugh & cry and Constance looked after us all right throughout, from the wedding planning, to the ceremony and even checked in post.

I really can't say enough about how amazing she is!!!
Lynsey M. Married on 28/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Lynsey & David Smith

Excellent service since we met at the Helensburgh wedding fayre. We really did like the values and ethos of a thistle. A personalised story of journey and the special band warming and unity candles were a really special touch. Phyl really helped us feel at ease from our first meeting and always responded quickly to any emails. She is warm and friendly and a perfect addition to a wedding ceremony.
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