(Closed) Scottish brides!

posted 5 years ago in Traditions
Post # 4
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Worker bee

I’m not Scottish but I have been to a wedding in Scotland with a Scottish bride and English groom. Their tables were named after different mountains (lochnagar, cairngorm, nevis etc) and as favours the guys got a mini whisky! The other thing I love the idea of (I have Celtic roots) is walking down the aisle to a Celtic version of my planned song. And don’t forget you could include a ceilidh as part of the nights entertainment! I’ve been to a ceilidh in London before so for sure you can find someone in your area who can do the calling of the dance and stuff ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Have a ceilidh (absolute must – any Scots present won’t feel like it’s a wedding without one), maybe whiskey favours and try get a piper to pipe your guests in before the ceremony. Would your groom wear a kilt? Personally I always think tartan decorations look naff, but a kilt Is rather lovely. 

Our wedding isn’t hugely ‘Scottish’ but of course my FI will be wearing a kilt, and there will be a piper and a ceilidh. We’re also having it in a Rennie Mackintosh designed building with beautiful original decor, which may not be ‘traditional’ but is definitely Scottish!

Best of luck. One of my bridesmaids lives in Essex (well, Chelmsford) now, but I’ve not been down to visit yet. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Hiya – you could have a little candy buffet with macaroons, flavoured tablet and whiskey shortbread?  We’re doing that I’m having little personalised bottles of whiskey for favours.  You could have a grey tartan kilt with purple heather button holes and a rouche in your colour.  And perhaps Runrig loch lomond as your last dance?  Also picking Scottish table names. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@anahappilyeverafter:  

Oops, my apologies! Regarding the ceilidh I wouldn’t worry about people not knowing what to do. If you hire a ceilidh band then they’ll explain each dance before they play and might demonstrate or ask a couple who know it to demonstrate. I went to a wedding in Cambridge recently and it was full of English folk (the bride was English) and the dancefloor was full! Also, the ceilidh is usually only for an hour or so at the beginning of the reception, and afterwards it tends to be more ‘disco’ music or another band. 

You’d love our venue! It’s called House For An Art Lover and is so pretty! 

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m American marrying a Scot in Glasgow. I’m actually getting married the same place bikukii is!!!  

We are incorporating my FI’s family tartan – ribbon around the bouquets and buttonholes, cuff links, probably on the cake, and I am getting ballet flats in the tartan for the reception

We are having a piper. We are having a ceilidh (and yes they do teach the dances so your guests will know what to dcoma all the companies we looked at also provide DJ service so we’ll have an hour to an hour and a half of the ceilidh and then switch to the DJ. 

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

 

And you can use this cake for the Mackintosh accents. The lady who made it is based in Glasgow. We looked at having her do one for us but FI’s mom had her heart set on a particular bakery and it wasn’t worth the drama ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

My mom was 1/2 Scottish, so I had her family plaid wrapped around my bouquet.  I also had all my nieces(a bm, and two fgs) wear them either wrapped around flowers, or FG’s in their hair.  I googled and found a place that sold ribbons in the tartan, like 2inches wide so it worked out well!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Glasgowbound:  

I love those roses! What bakery is that? I’ve not decided on my cake yet and that’s just lovely!

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