TESTIMONIALS
2021

Wow what a human being. Gail is full of life, energy, laughter, thoughtfulness and kindness. Our Wedding Day was absolutely incredible and Gail added to it by just being her. From the second we spoke to her on Zoom we knew she was the one to marry us. We communicated back and forth before our Big Day and Gail was always there to advise and explain our very own Scottish traditions (we implemented a few into our ceremony) to us. 

On our Day I wish I could have given her the biggest hug (Covid restrictions wouldn’t allow) she truly added to our day and it felt like we had known her for years. 

Thank you beyond words Gail for being apart of our day and we will never, ever forget the memories, especially the laughs (wink, wink) 

You are a wonderful person.

Gillian and Chris

December 2021

My wife and I cannot say enough amazing things about Gail! 

We are so glad we came across her to marry us.

Gail has an attention to detail and picks up quirks & characteristics in individuals so well and captured us in her brilliant script. 

Gail was so easy to communicate with & She had a no pressure approach to our whole wedding experience. 

Gail made the whole wedding planning and day exactly how we requested it to be & beyond what we expected it to be.  She tailored our wants and needs into a perfect ceremony. 

We decided to set our promises in stone thanks to Gail's recommendations- she built our ceremony with us so well so there were   surprises in it for both of us. 

Thank you so much for making our day beyond imaginable with your vibrant personality & humour & achieving this in such a short time frame there is nothing we would amend of change about our ceremony! 

We will forever be thankful to YOU Gail for making our day completely ours. 

Morven and Lesley

December 2021

Gail, thank you so much for an amazing day – the ceremony was brilliant, we couldn’t have imagined anything better or anyone better to have led it.  You made it so relaxed and personal to us and most of all lots of fun! 

 All our family and friends said how wonderful it was and what a brilliant atmosphere you brought to the ceremony.  We both felt super relaxed and happy going to our ceremony – we knew in the run up we could contact or speak to you at any time and you really put us at ease.   Thank you for helping us through every step of the way, from our first online call when you had covid (such dedication!) through to meeting us when we collected our marriage schedule.

 We are really looking forward to looking back through the script from our ceremony in future years and remembering it all.

 Thank you again and all the best.

Imogen and Shaun

December 2021

It was a pleasure working with Gail from start to finish. From the initial meeting, we knew Gail would be a great fit for our marriage celebration as she had such a warm and lovely manner. Gail guided us through the ins and outs of putting together the ceremony and was always keen to make sure that we had the day that we wanted. It was easy to contact Gail with any questions or thoughts and it was clear that she put a lot of thought and effort into getting to know us and our story. We were blown away with the personalised ceremony and everyone loved the symbolic gestures that were included. Thanks so much Gail!

Clodagh and Struan

November 2021

Firstly, from when we first bumped into you when we were up a Crear, we knew as soon as we met you that you were the person that we wanted to carry out our ceremony. On the day we were so glad that we made that decision.

You made it the fun, informal, personal event that we always hoped it would be and thank you so much for that. It was pretty much perfect and we would struggle to think of anything we would have changed, if we were to have another go at it.

Thanks Gail, you are brilliant at what you do.

Fiona and Stuart

November 2021

We chose Gail to officiate our wedding in Argyll in 2021, after she was recommended by our venue as a locally-based Humanist celebrant. We spoke on a video call and immediately felt Gail's warmth and experience. She was so knowledgeable about the process & legal requirements of marriage, and we felt in very safe hands as she guided us through exactly what we needed to do and when. We appreciated having that taken off our mental-load, as we organised all the other aspects of our wedding. 

 

We had a lot of fun as Gail helped us create the ceremony, rituals and vows. She is quick to laugh and so enthusiastic about what she does. She really listened well to our story and what we did & didn't want to be part of the ceremony then pulled this all together into a truly personal & memorable service. On the wedding day itself Gail was warm and friendly to all our guests and family, as well as lending a steady & reassuring presence to the bride & groom. 

 

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Gail, she will enrich the big days of any couples lucky enough to work with her.

Cathy and Dave

October 2021

Gail has a magic touch and incredibly infectious energy...within the space of a few initial emails and a Zoom chat she had helped us really work out what we were after, how to make it into something really special to us and even where on earth we could make it happen.
Nothing seemed too much hassle, even last-minute changes the night before (when Gail was on the road no less!). Her priority was making sure everyone was happy...even those who couldn't attend in covid times.
Gail's warmth, knowledge, patience and light-heartedness shone through on the day as well, as she was at the ceremony location well before anyone else and immediately put everyone at ease upon arrival. She went above and beyond to ensure our ceremony was exactly as we had hoped, and was willing to brave the weather too (although in the end we totally lucked out)! Gail really set the tone from the off, and it was perfect.
Gail is a lady who has a knack for people, for understanding quickly and easily where you are coming from and her guidance and communication showed that time and again.
Everything from the location suggestions to the little treats she left as she departed just added to a stressless and happy day of real fun and smiles for all...and for that more than anything we will be eternally grateful.
Thanks Gail!
 

Hazel and Nick

October 2021

Thank you Gail for making our day so special. Not only our day but the lead up to it too. We warmed to your mad personality immediately and there was no doubt after our first video chat that you were a perfect match for us.  You guided us through a couple of tough decisions and were so accommodating throughout our decision changes. We most certainly recommend you to anyone.

Sophie and Lewis

October 2021

We met Gail virtually months ahead of our elopement. She was the first and only Humanist celebrant we talked to, because we knew instantly that we wanted her to marry us after that one conversation. She reminded us that this entire day was about our love for each other and our commitment, something that can get lost when you’re trying to pick the perfect venue and find a florist. Immediately after our chat, we felt a newfound inspiration to plan our ceremony, pick the right mix of traditions to include, and began writing our promises to each other.

Because Covid made our visit to Scotland uncertain, the period leading up to our elopement was kind of chaotic. But Gail was kind enough to pencil in our date without even taking a deposit. With just a couple of weeks’ notice, she crafted a wonderful speech for our ceremony, aided by a fun set of questions she sent us in advance. She even offered to make our hand ties for the hand fasting ceremony, a gesture and keepsake we will always treasure and that was above and beyond anything we ever expected from our celebrant.

We had the opportunity to meet and chat the day before the ceremony, which was a nice way to get more comfortable with the whole process beforehand, making our big day even easier. We married at Brother’s Point and Gail was a trooper about taking a bit of hike to get to our ceremony point. The ceremony was moving, funny, and personal. It was hard to contain our tears even before we exchanged our vows.

We highly recommend Gail as a celebrant for her passion for the work and for her endless flexibility and generosity. She truly made our day special and meaningful in a lasting way. And gosh, the goodie bag of Scottish snacks she prepared for us sustained us not only on our wedding day but for the duration of our road trip around Scotland. She’s a beautiful person and an incredible celebrant.

Ana and Steph

October 2021

We wanted to say thank you so much for making our wedding day as perfect as it can be. From the first video call you made everything so easy and guided us through what we needed to do - especially as we were doing it in such a short time frame! 

The script you put together was beautiful, and we cannot stop reading it. You captured exactly want we wanted as our day and we can never thank you enough.

Thank you for being a part of our journey.

Natasha and Gareth

October 2021

We just wanted to say a big thank you for making our wedding day so special.

From the first email you guided us through the process of eloping to Scotland and we always felt reassured and supported. Your easy going, positive and professional style was perfect for our little wedding. We will treasure our memories of the special day. You created a beautiful narrative of our relationship that was deeply moving.

Selma and Chris

October 2021

You were so amazing to work with and we loved every second!

You were so incredible and we feel so lucky to have had you as our celebrant.

You were so kind, warm and helpful from the first call to the day after - you instantly put us at ease and guided us so brilliantly in working out what we wanted from the ceremony. 

You wrote the perfect ceremony and we couldn’t be more grateful. Everyone commented how amazing and personal it was- we really appreciate all the work you put into it! It was exactly what we wanted - funny, informal, but still so meaningful. 

It was so wonderful to be on the beach with our family and friends, especially after everything that has gone on over the last 20 months, and you braved the wind on the beach expertly! You made everything run so smoothly and it was so fun working with you - thank you so much again.

We’ve attached a couple of photos from Caro Weiss, our photographer - such an amazing day!

Thank you so much again.

Ellie and Michael

October 2021

We're so glad to have had Gail as the celebrant for our wedding. Her warmth, sense of humour, and enthusiasm for love really added some magic to our ceremony, and all of our guests agreed. The personalised script she wrote for us reflected our story and personalities, and even included suggested readings and quotes. Gail was also very helpful with the admin side of marriage; explaining the process for submitting our forms, sending us directions for the registry office, and she even met us the day before our wedding for any last-minute questions. We would recommend her to anyone!

Bryony and Thomas

September 2021

Gail was just absolutely fabulous as our celebrant, we are so very pleased to have had her for our wedding. She completely set the fun relaxed tone we were after from the start of our special day. Gail had our guests laughing & crying . All our guests were blown away by what a lovely personal service we had. Behind the scenes, Gail was great at advising us & putting our ceremony together in a way that worked for us. She also encouraged us to get married outside on the day - it was the perfect choice! She also kept us calm & happy in the run-up. What a lovely lady! Thank you so much Gail. From Lucy & Callum xx

Lucy and Callum

August 2021

Gail was an incredible addition to our wedding day. We eloped, just the two of us, so the ceremony was really intimate and special. Gail put so much work into researching our respective heritages / cultures and offered us a fantastic range of options of things we could include in our ceremony including Celtic traditions. She never pressured us to accept her as a celebrant or take on board her ideas - it is clear that the most important thing to her is that the wedding day is perfect for the couple. She told our story with such care, humour and personality, and she managed to capture the energy and personalities of the family and friends who wrote surprise messages to us when she read them out. Her energy and enthusiasm for her work is boundless. 

Erin and David

August 2021

We’d just like to say thank you so much for our wedding ceremony. It was absolutely perfect in every way and everything we hoped it would be.

 All of our family and friends commented on how personal and beautiful it all was.

 An extra special thanks from Ross for helping to sort everyone out before the ceremony and letting him just relax and enjoy the moment. 

 We enjoyed every step working with you, we found the whole experience so enjoyable. Writing our stories and answering your questions was so much fun.

When we read the script and saw how you had put the two together with the your own quotes and comments, we were overwhelmed by how it represented us and our relationship. We have read it together everyday since.

Sarah and Ross

August 2021

There’s not a thing I would change about our ceremony or choosing you to do it.

Just from looking through the profiles on the humanist society I said to Laurence straight away, 'Gail's the one', and after our first talk with you we both decided right away.

You made it easy to change from the traditional lovey dovey stuff and stereotypical 'bride and groom', 'mr and mrs', to something that suited us and made us feel comfortable.

Your suggestions and examples were helpful and you were flexible, friendly and put at us ease. Thank you so much for being part of our day! 

Stacey and Laurence

August 2021

We wanted to thank you so much for officiating our special day, the ceremony was exactly what we wanted and we couldn't have asked for a better atmosphere! The ceremony script was just perfect, thank you for all the work you put into making it personal to us. We've had so many compliments on just how perfect the wording was and have been told quite a few tears were shed listening to the emotional words spoken.

With best wishes,

Heather and Gregory

August 2021

Just a quick note to say thanks for all your time and hard work in the lead up to and on the day of our wedding. Your support and guidance allowed us to create a ceremony that really embodied our story and values, and your delivery of the event itself was perfect. Lots of our guests told us they loved your style and approach to the day.

Fiona and Strath

August 2021

"Well what can I say about Gail….in one word AMAZING!!!!!  She made our wedding in Ballachulish truly magical and incorporated customs we had never thought of nor heard of before.  Neither of us are religious in any way so were apprehensive as to what the ceremony would have to include.  However, after talking to Gail she put our mind at rest and gave us lots of interesting things to think about including promises, a stone of destiny, blessings etc.  Gail made us really excited to start building our ceremony and was with us throughout right up until the actual start of the ceremony and after.

Gail’s bubbly and excitable personality was just brilliant and we are so happy we found her by chance searching local humanists to Fort William.  As soon as we saw the pictures and testimonials on her website we knew even before we met her that she was the lady for us and thankfully she had our date free.  We never looked back…….

Our Son is currently in Australia and we have a lot of family in Sweden who couldn’t come over but with the help of Gail we made it possible for them all to be there virtually even adding in some surprises during the ceremony with her Swedish and messages from Oz.

Our ceremony was full of tears of joy, laughter and love and it couldn’t have been more perfect.

Thank you so much for everything Gail, you went way over and above for us to make our day so special.

Fiona and Tommy

July 2021

Where to start with Gail?

FUN, BUBBLY & DEDICATED. And that’s just 3!

We found her by complete chance and it turned out to be one of the best and easiest decisions to have her as our celebrant. From our first chat we knew right away she was the person to conduct our ceremony. Gail made the whole process an experience, not just the “big day”. 

She introduced us to so many ideas and thoughts which we could incorporate into our special day. She allowed us to completely tailor how things would be and made it fun, exciting and inspirational. 

Gail has a very good knack of building confidence and ease within you and puts together the most perfect script. She genuinely loves to delve into “your story”. 

She went out of her way to accommodate last minute tweeks, include everybody in the service and add her own little surprises (no spoilers though). She even learnt a wee bit of Polish! A lovely touch which only Gail could do. 

We couldn’t have asked for anyone better to conduct our wedding and we are eternally grateful for what she provided for us.

 

We cannot recommend her highly enough. 

Jo and Dougie

July 2021

From our very first chat with Gail, it was clear that she just 'got' us.

She turned a process into a journey that was incredibly fun, exciting and above all really really easy.

Gail was always quick to respond and helped guide us from start to finish. She went out of her way to help us with anything we needed, she even managed to find the tartan for our hand fasting when we couldn't!

On the days up to and after the ceremony, Gail checked in on us and made sure we were completely at ease and had everything we needed. On the day itself she was there early and made us feel immediately calm and excited. She even surprised us with some wonderful gifts that turned out to be a key part of the party afterwards!

 

We always wanted a civil partnership combined with a humanist celebration, it was very important to us that we captured our journey as two people and how we became intertwined with one another. We wanted to celebrate our story and what is important to us as a couple and what makes us 'us', our journey up until this point and our lives after. 

 

We celebrated in Glencoe with our closest family and friends and Gail made every single person feel part of the celebration.

Gail had a great sense of humour and captured us as individuals, our relationship and our love for each other. She was both an integral part of the day and when we think of that day, we will always think of her...If we could do it all again we would!

Katrina and Chris

July 2021

Couldn’t have wished for a better day!!!! Gail made the experience

Gail’s bubbly, warm, caring personality set her apart from the rest. Digging deep to find out the background story to make the experience personal to us. Giving us many beautiful ideas to make it a family experience also, involving my 5 year old. Going that extra mile to ensure that we felt at ease on the day with FaceTimes and phone calls up until the big day. Providing her service anytime prior wedding, so we did not need to fret.

Gail’s wonderful personality shine through as soon as she stepped onto the cottage at wee weddings. Cannot thank her enough for making it the best memory of a life time.

Thank you Gail

Alichia and Gary

June 2021

What an absolute pleasure to have Gail do our ceremony for us. We had a fantastic service, which was very personal to us both. Gail provided great advice on what we might like to include in our ceremony and even suggested that my sister from Australia could privately send Gail something to read to us as a surprise as she wasn’t able to join us. The script she wrote for our ceremony was very personal and funny bringing our two stories on our relationship so far. Gail is very friendly and approachable which put us at ease straight away.. Couldn't ask for a better person to marry us. Thanks again Gail. Vicky and Jim.

Vicky and James

May 2021

I would highly recommend Gail’s services as a wedding celebrant.

From the very start, we loved her enthusiasm and her joy was infectious. She took the time to get to know us as a couple, and as a family. She intuitively understood what we wanted, and what we didn't. Gail was so compassionate and caring when it came to some difficult family circumstances and worked really hard to ensure everyone's needs were met.

The ceremony itself was beautiful - the perfect blend of humour and poignancy. I think everyone was moved to happy tears! and there were definitely a few bursts of laughter!

I really felt that Gail connected with us and that she went out of her way to make our day special.

We have words and promises for ourselves as a couple, and for our son, that we will always treasure. It was the most beautiful day and we are so grateful to Gail for making our service unique, personal and very meaningful.

Alanna and Gordon

May 2021

Gail is one of those people you meet every so often in life who is overflowing with enthusiasm, warmth and love From the very beginning, pre covid, Gail couldn't do enough for us, and then helped us to reschedule and navigate the ever changing rules and regulations. Gail made our wedding day such a funny, personal and 'us' day. No suggestion was too weird or wonderful! Genuinely sad that we won't be chatting to and meeting Gail regularly anymore, but hugely grateful to have met her and for her to have shared in our wedding day

Catherine and Michele

May 2021

Gail performed the most beautiful, fun and intimate ceremony for us, which also happed to take place in the most beautiful place on earth. From initially booking Gail as celebrant to the day itself, and afterwards, Gail made everything so clear and easy, while really getting to know us, to write a ceremony that encapsulated us and our relationship perfectly. For us, Gail struck the balance wonderfully between something incredibly meaningful, while also being relaxed and natural. Nothing was too much trouble, and this made any stress about the ceremony itself minimal. We loved all of the historic and folkloric elements of eloping to Scotland that Gail told us about, and incorporated some of them into the wedding. If you are looking for a celebrant who will make your wedding day extra special, it’s Gail.

Laura and Jim

May 2021

What an absolute pleasure to have Gail do our ceremony for us. We had a fantastic service, very personal and family orientated. The handfasting and setting stone was a very romantic part of the ceremony. Gail is a very friendly and bubbly person which helped to put us all at ease. The script she wrote for our ceremony was very personal and funny bringing our two stories on how we met, together. Couldn't ask for a better person to marry us. Thanks again Gail we really appreciate it.

Cheryl and Alistair

May 2021

From the moment we first spoke to Gail several months ago, right through to our ceremony on 30/04/21, Gail has been an absolute joy and a positive, guiding light through unchartered waters. She took our "story" and turned it into a beautiful wedding script that blew us away on paper and created a moving, loving, happy occasion on the day. Gail asked me if there was anything about her or her service that we feel she should change and the answer is a resounding NO. Her infectious, joyous personality helped make our day extra special and she was loved by all our guests too. If you are getting married within her catchment area and you need a Humanist celebrant, please listen to our advice and look no further than the wonderful Gail Brack. She will forever hold a special place in our hearts. Mark and Julie McMullen

Julie and Mark

April 2021

From our first interaction with Gail, she was warm and friendly - it felt like we had known her for years! She goes to great lengths to make your ceremony as personal to you as she possibly can; really taking the time to understand you as a couple and your story. Gail was brilliant at staying in touch throughout the whole process, keeping us calm. She was always on hand to advise and helped with an unforeseen bit of crisis control!

 

Gail ensured that very personal touches were added to our ceremony and we cannot recommend her highly enough. You can tell from the first conversation that she genuinely loves what she does. 

Tom and Bex

April 2021

We booked the wonderful Gail Brack as our Celebrant, who took the time to really get to know us and learnt our love story. The script Gail wrote for us was just beautiful. To hear it read at our ceremony was something neither of us will ever forget. Gail was on hand for us with whatever questions we had, and I recall a few late night phonecalls with Gail discussing our ceremony!!

Our ceremony is a treasured memory for us, made special with Gail and the beautiful staff at Crear. We chose Gail because Gail lives and breathes love in everything she does and we thought there was no one else who could tell our love story than someone who is truly the essence of love.

We will never forget our wedding day. Thank you Gail.

Kirsty and Dan

February 2021