The National Wallace Monument, in Stirling, played host to a special ceremony this week – the marriage of William Wallace (55) and his wife Sue (51).
Humanist Society Scotland Celebrant Registered Celebrant Mary Wallace conducted the humanist wedding ceremony to marry the namesake of the Scottish hero, which the National Wallace Monument commemorates, to his long-time love at the crown of the historic Scottish landmark.
William, from Glasgow, and Sue, from Liverpool, met over 30 years ago but after going their separate ways they didn’t embark on a relationship until the summer of 2012 when they reunited in Liverpool and they haven’t looked back since. Now both living in Liverpool, the couple got engaged at the start of 2016, and their choice of the National Wallace Monument as their wedding venue was a natural one.
Speaking about the recent nuptials HSS Registered Celebrant Mary Wallace said: “When Susan and William first contacted me, I was delighted because I’m always very happy to conduct marriages for other members of the Wallace clan! Originally they were looking for a castle in central Scotland, but after exploring a few options, I suggested that there was only really one place to get married given William’s name and that was The Wallace Monument in Stirling!
“It’s been a real pleasure working with the couple to create a memorable and special day for them and I offer the new Mr and Mrs Wallace my warmest congratulations!”
With the setting of stunning views spanning central Scotland and the Highlands to the north The National Wallace Monument has been the chosen location for big romantic gestures such as proposals and intimate wedding ceremonies in the past. However, never before has there been a William Wallace married inside the Monument.