(Closed) Scottish Wedding

posted 7 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
145 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m not Scottish but my Fiance is and we are having a Scottish theme too! Our colors are from his familiy’s plaid (Campbell) blue and green. We are having a bagpiper as well as a handfasting for our ceremony. We are also having the Scottish wedding prayer read 🙂 

Post # 5
55 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We were married in Scotland and had a handfasting as part of the ceremony as well as having our guests pass around the Quaich! 

Post # 6
5009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@GingerMac: You don’t have to “change your tartan” at all. You are perfectly entitled to wear the tartan of your maiden name, your mother’s maiden name, either grandmother’s maiden name etc. My fiance is wearing his mother’s maiden name tartan for the wedding. 

Who told you that you had to “change your tartan”?

And, for the record, Scots women historically didn’t change their surnames.

We’re getting married in Scotland (because it’s where we’re both from), in a Scottish castle, with a piper, a ceilidh, whisky, haggis, kilts, local fruit wines, local beef, local ales… the list goes on a long way. We’re also having nods to my Jewish roots, but that’s a whole other issue.

Post # 8
4 posts
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’m trying to keep my wedding as Scottish as I can.  My whole family is from Scotland but I was born in the US.  My Fiance is from the US, as well but he has Welch and Irish.  We are having a bagpiper, I’m incorporating Heather and Thistle in my bouquet (anyone out there have bouquet pics with those flowers?) and we are doing a handfasting and exchange of tartans.  As well as a Luckenbooth.  I’m so excited.

Post # 9
55 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Swoonie99:  Here is a picture of my bouquet.  It didn’t have thistle, but it did have heather and lavender.  Beware though, the heather does like to shed everywhere.

Post # 10
29 posts
  • Wedding: August 2011

I hired a bagpiper and was piped into and out of the church, it was awsome! I also had my bouquet wrapped in a large piece of my tartan and had my grandmothers cairngorm thistle brooch. I also used a celtic knot stamp and DIY embossed my invites and programs…

Post # 11
31 posts
  • Wedding: October 2012

So we are both from the Lamont clan…VERY distantly related! 🙂 We are having a Quaich ceremony, thistle in the bouquets and boutineres, fiddle playing some celtic favorites durning ceremony and cocktail hour…maybe even a piper. Oh and he designed my ring with a celtic knot and he popped the question right after a Robbie Burns dinner!


Post # 12
323 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013


I am also from the clan LAMONT! My mom was born in Airdrie. I found this gorgeous boquet online and would be looking to do something similar. I would be encorporating my Scottish roots into the ceremony with a bagpiper and possibly a highland dancer, followed by a presentation of the sword for the joining of the clans. My SO’s mother is also scottish and his dad Italian.

Post # 13
82 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We are having an Irish Celtic Themed wedding and the men/boys are wearing the Irish Pride kilts. I find it hard to find some celtic things we want…. but are making do. The girls luckily have beautiful Green celtic dresses that were part of a St. Patrick display thir girls loved them…. beautiful Old Emerald Green. I can’t wait to have the Bagpiper play me in and out of the ceremony!! We have a Céilidh (irish session) in the Pub before dinner, and are bringing the Irish language into the ceremony (readings) and getting the priest to perform the hand fasting with are tartan.

Living in Ireland I find that alot of the traditions are overlooked and no one does it anymore. Just looking for the perfect place to get our pictures done….

There are so many sites giving us Idea’s regarding the old Traditions….

Sláinte agus táinte

Post # 14
513 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Oh I am so glad that I found this thread 🙂 I was beginning to feel ‘left out’ on these boards!!!  I am having a Scottish celtic wedding we are marrying at Eilean Donan Castle and my father will be performing the handfasting ceromony for us.  We are being piped in and out and into the reception too..

And of course I have chosen a Very Celtic dress the designer is even in Scotland!!! My side are from the McDonalds and I am marrying a McNeil!!

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