- 8 years ago
- Wedding: December 1969
There are several ways of wearing a tartan sash, approved by the Scotland heraldic authority’s code. The one I have chosen involves the sash being folded into a rosette pattern and then pinned to the right front shoulder. You may either follow the moderately complex instructions on how to fold the rosette or you may choose to order it already formed into a rosette. In our Celtic vow renewal ceremony I will be using the sash given to me by my mother, which was blessed by a priest years ago. You will need a brooch to hold the sash in place. You may choose a Luckenbooth, Claddagh, your clan’s badge or other Celtic-inspired brooch. I will wear the ancient tartan pattern of my father’s family, Clan MacFarlane, fastened with a silver Luckenbooth brooch. There are ceremonies for the “plaiding of the bride” if you’re being accepted into the groom’s clan for a wedding. NOTE: I have found discrepancies from various sources as to whether to wear the sash on the right or left shoulder.