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Will you marry us, mate? Why couples are choosing friends to conduct their weddings

24 days ago   |   By The Guardian

It's your big day, so why let a stranger run the show? Three couples explain why they opted for the personal touch My partner hated the idea of having a wedding, until we went to one that changed his mind. There was no church, no patriarchal cliches, no stiff sense of formality. My best friend stood with her husband and his uncle - their celebrant - as he married them on a small hillock in the sunshine, while 50 or so of their closest friends and family cried, laughed and sang. “I could actually see us getting married one day, if we can do it like this,” my then boyfriend said to me. He...
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