- 5 years ago
- Wedding: October 2013 - Rustic mill, historical site
I’d always envisoned getting married before a celebrant decked out in full scottish kilt garb. I’d been trying to book a scottish officiant for like, a year. That was the ONE thing I wanted for sure sure sure at our wedding, and all the contacts I had never got back to me. I even put an ad up on the scottish community facebook page for around Montreal, and not a soul responded even though it was liked several times. Finally with about 6 weeks left before my wedding I just went with an agency that matches up celebrants with folks looking for one and you fill out a form with all the criteria. My only was was that the person be perfectly bilingual.
Lo and behold, our celebrand came to our house for the first meeting and she’s of Scottish heritage too! She said she’d wear whatever we wanted her to, but that wearing a kilt would be an honour. I have one, it’s a family heirloom, it’s a pipers set, so it comes with all the bells and whistles, the jacket, even the flares that go over the socks! However, it’s too small for her 🙁 The next day, I went to the fabric store, hoping to find a tartan that was close to our family tartan, all I could find was a grey and red. Fine, beggars can’t be choosers. I looked up a couple of assembly instructions for traditional kilts, and I started pleating away. Here’s what I have so far, and a picture of what it will be like at the end, complete with the sash 🙂 (please excuse the pillow, neither myself nor my fh are big people, it wrapped completely around otherwise and didn’t give a very good idea of what it would look like ON someone.)
I have to have her come over for a fitting so I can see where to place my pins and buckles.