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Every life, every relationship, is unique, and should be celebrated as such!

Non religious, semi religions and religious celebrations are warmly welcomed here – at the Open Sanctuary, we embrace and respect all beliefs with an open heart that fosters simplicity, peace, and love. I am committed to working with integrity, love, and acceptance, crafting a personalised ceremony that mirrors your unique wishes, values, and beliefs.

Whether you are celebrating a marriage or civil partnership, wish to renew your vows, or want to make a public declaration of commitment to each other, I can help you create your perfect day which reflects and honours how you choose to live your life together.

My role is to work with you to create meaningful, heartfelt ceremonies which truly reflect your personal values and beliefs. All my ceremonies are lovingly crafted with couple at the heart, your service can be non-religious, religious, spiritual or a mixture, the tone can be formal or relaxed whichever suits your needs. 

My authority comes under the auspices of Open Sanctuary who trained me, and as such I am authorised by the Registrar General For Scotland to carry out legal weddings. I promise to work in integrity, love and acceptance and write a bespoke ceremony which reflects your wishes, values, and beliefs.

Please click this link to view a short video of James and Toni’s’s marriage ceremony at Fallside Mill, Kingsbarns, July 2022, courtesy of Signature Video!

Please click this link to view a short video of Matt and John’s marriage ceremony at Fallside Mill, Kingsbarns October 2023, courtesy of Black Fern Media!

Please check my terms and conditions here, and get in touch to discuss your thoughts, dreams, and wishes and explore the possibilities.

Love and laughter,

Cate x

Scottish Independant Celebrant Association

Here are a few wedding testimonials…

Cate, thank you for all your help in making our day so special and helping us to tie the knot!!! Lots of love….

Mr and Mrs McIntrye

You have a wonderful talent, Cate and I hope you continue to make other couples feel as special as we did on our wedding day. 

Huge thanks and best wishes…

Mr and Mrs Watsons

We simply cannot thank you enough for delivering the most personal, heartfelt and sincere ceremony for us. You spoke as though you had known us for years, and spoke the words in a way we wanted them to sound – you sounded like ‘us’.  We enjoyed every second of the ceremony, and our families have complimented your professionalism and delivery of our special story and words. I’m sure you noticed there were lots of happy tears on the day!
It was truly wonderful to work with you and we will recommend you to anyone and everyone who will listen. It was such a positive and exciting experience to create such a personal ceremony for our small and intimate day. 

Mr and Mrs Watsons

We can’t thank you enough for your input tour big celebration in Greece.
The words and the meaning were so beautiful and touching and we couldn’t believe how perfect you made it for both of us. Everyone said it was the most beautiful, loving ceremony they had ever witnessed!!
With love and thanks…

Paul & Genna

Dear Cate, You gave us a wonderful, memorable wedding ceremony on Sunday. It was all perfect and we are grateful for all you did and you looked lovely in your sparkly dress!!! Love…

Professor and Mrs McManus

A beautiful wedding ceremony – thank-you!

Mr and Mrs Unbanak


Thank you so much for today 🥰❤️ it was perfect.

Mr and Mrs Orkney