A Celtic Wedding

Why is it that so many couples choose a Celtic wedding theme, when deciding on how to tie the knot?.

There are many reasons for this, but one of the major ones is that many couples today spend a great deal of time, and often a great deal of money, deciding on the perfect wedding,

And they want a wedding day that is both memorable and symbolic, and what better way to do that than having a Celtic wedding.

From personal experience, I know the sense of occasion that I feel every time I wear a kilt.

And when my wife and I decided to get married, the theme for our wedding was obvious, it had to reflect my Scottish roots, after all she was marring a Highlander.

Now since my wife is German, and by then we were living in Germany, we wanted to combine both Scottish and German cultural traditions into our wedding.

So we decided on a Celtic/Bavarian theme for our wedding, combining traditions from both cultures.

So what did we need to pull this off?

Well the first thing I needed was a full Highland Dress outfit, but I didn't own a kilt.

Whenever I had worn a kilt in the past it had always been hired, but this time it was different.

My parents-in-law, being enthusiastic about the Celtic/Bavarian theme, decided that they wanted to buy a kilt for me as a wedding present.

So we contacted a firm of kilt makers in my home town of Inverness, who made my kilt in my clan tartan.

But of course full Highland Dress is much more than just the kilt, and I certainly didn't want my wife's parents paying for the entire outfit.

So they paid for the kilt, while I bough the rest of the accessories myself.

The kilt maker also supplied several other hired kilt outfits for Scottish guests attending the wedding, including my brother Raymond, who was my best man.

My father-in-law entered into the spirit of things by walking his daughter down the aisle wearing Lederhosen, while my mother-in-law wore a traditional Bavarian Dirndl.

And of course no Celtic wedding would be complete without a wedding piper, and we were fortunate to secure the services of a local piper, who happened to be fanatical about the Scottish bagpipes.

He played for us both in the church, and later at the reception, and as you would expect he also wore the kilt (which he informed us was also made in Scotland, and was gifted to him by members of his family).

I have written another page where you can see some of our wedding photos, just follow the link.

So if you are looking for a theme that will make your wedding day just that little bit more magical, and memorable, then a Celtic wedding theme could be just what you are looking for.

If you would like any further ideas or tips on this subject, or have any kilt related questions, then please drop me a line using the "Contact Us" page and I will be delighted to answer them for you.

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