How To Plan A Scottish Wedding

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010
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Planning a wedding can be fun but at the same time it can be very stressful. Especially if your wedding is not going to be any normal wedding and you are choosing to use a theme or to involve traditional elements. These can make planning your wedding just that little bit trickier. So here are a few tips if you are planning a wedding in Scotland.

To get your wedding to resemble the weddings of Scotland old, you need to select the right venue. Throughout Scotland, there are castles, manor houses and hotels on lochs that all scream Scottish style. Many wedding venues in Scotland specialise in traditional ceremonies and hosting weddings that create special days that you will remember forever. What sets Scottish venues apart from other places is the historic value they often carry, along with the magnificent views and locations. Stoked in history, from kings and queens to battles, there is a magic that is capture in these historic venues, that emulates class and style. (more…)

Scottish Weddings – Whose Tartan Is It Anyway?

Saturday, December 5th, 2009
Scottish wedding wows the crowd, Bellagio, Italy
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Much has been written, and less understood, about Scottish tartan and who should wear which tartan or indeed who is entitled to wear whatever tartan. I would like to discuss this point and give my opinion of the answer to this problem and hopefully shed a little light on the area.

The Scottish nation has been going for quite a wee while now and it has successfully spread its wings to many distant corners of the world. It still seems to have kept a lot of its traditions and especially with evenings like Burns Suppers, continues to flourish well even outside its borders; in fact some would contend it flourishes better outside its borders!! (more…)

Secret And Beautiful Wedding Venues In Glasgow

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009
Main Entrance of the Kelvingrove Art Meseum
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If you are having your Scottish wedding in Glasgow and you are looking for a more unusual type of wedding venue for your ceremony or reception, then any one of these beautiful wedding venues will be worth a look.

Trades Hall
Situated in the trendy Merchant City area of Glasgow, the Trades Hall is truly a hidden gem when it comes to wedding venues. Built around 1790, it is probably one of the most important historical building in Glasgow. Impressive, sumptuous, and elegant, it is a truly memorable venue to have a wedding. It can accommodate up to 230 for the wedding meal.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (more…)

How To Hire A Scottish Wedding Band

Thursday, August 20th, 2009
Nebile's wedding on January 17, 1929
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So, you are having a Scottish wedding and would like to hire a wedding band? Well, before you even start looking at bands, you should have a serious think about what type of music and band you would like at your wedding. This will save you a lot of time and ensure you hire the most suitable band for your wedding.

In Scotland, there are essentially four main types of bands you can choose for your wedding. Pop Covers, Ceilidh, Jazz, and Tribute Bands. Each band has it own advantages and disadvantages. So let us take a look at each type in more detail. (more…)

Scottish Traditions To Bring Luck To Your Wedding

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009
Tim and Leslie Scotland-Stewart Wedding by MA ...
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Whether you are getting married in Scotland, or being married abroad, here are some great Scottish Wedding Traditions that can add a flavour of Scotland to your wedding!

Luckenbooth Brooch
Give your love a Scottish brooch, called a “Luckenbooth”, as a token of your love or as a marriage gift. It is usually made of silver and is engraved with two hearts entwined. Many couples will then pin this to the blanket of their first baby for good luck. (more…)