I am from the West of Scotland and have been reliably informed that when it comes to weddings, everyone has a Scottish relative or ancestor! However, there is a lot more to a Scottish wedding than just wearing a kilt.
I offer a Scottish style wedding ceremony with a kilted celebrant, Scottish wedding poems, a Quaich and some other Scottish good luck rituals and romantic customs like Handfasting which you can incorporate into your wedding. It would be a real honour to perform a wedding of this style for you.
The Quaich is an ancient Scottish tradition that seals the bond of two people and marks the blending of two families. It symbolises the love and trust implied by the bond, as the new couple shares the first drink of their marriage together.
The bride and groom each take a handle to take a drink, showing you trust one another to share the cup. You can fill the cup with a drink of your choice, usually whisky or you can combine two drinks symbolising the two of you becoming one.
Handfasting, hand tying or ‘tying the knot’ is an ancient Celtic marriage ritual.
The celebrant ties ribbons around your joined hands as a way of confirming your union. You can also do a family Handfasting and involve your family members – this is often done with young children and is a lovely way of involving them in your ceremony.