A Lay Ceremony, YES BUT WHY? The main motivation for a secular ceremony is the will to express your commitment to the other, a ceremony that is non-religious and that will be in your image because you will be the writers and actors.
It can enable your loved ones to participate in your Union in a concrete way. Having known you for many years, they have seen you grow and develop as a couple. They will be the most apt to relate facts and anecdotes, so emotion will be part of the experience.
The ceremony at the Town Hall focuses mainly on your rights and duties as Spouses and the officialization with the State.
Many brides and grooms organise their secular ceremony in the open air, in a field, but many other places are possible, why not a ceremony in a Mas or a barn or better on a boat in the open sea.