Inspiration and Ideas
OUTLANDER, HIGHLANDER and BRAVEHEART INSPIRATION
You might be thinking about having a wedding ceremony in Scotland for a variety of reasons. Maybe you have Scottish ancestry? Maybe you've been to Scotland before and have fallen in love with its lush green landscape and lochs? Or maybe you've read books or seen films or a series that are set in Scotland?
OUTLANDER THEMED WEDDINGS
Some of the sentiments in the books and films have inspired us to create 'Themed' ceremonies to offer couples, for instance, in the hugely popular Outlander books by Diana Gabaldon, the relationship between Claire and Jamie Fraser forms the central story line. The wording of their marriage vows is beautiful and the values they share and choose to base their relationship on are hugely inspiring for any couple to base their marriage on.
HIGHLANDER THEMED WEDDINGS
In the Highlander film whilst there's no wedding as such, still the depth of love shared by Connor and Heather MacLeod is so deep and devoted.
BRAVEHEART THEMED WEDDINGS
And then hundreds of couples have already been inspired by the handfasting ceremony that took place between William Wallace and Murron in the film Braveheart. The tartan and thistle handfasting is a popular ritual.
FILM AND BOOK INSPIRATION
Eilean Donan Castle is Scotland's most photographed castle, and features in the films Highlander and Maid of Honour. The castle is open to the public, but at the end of the day, from 6pm in summer, and from 4pm in winter, it's available for you to get married there.
The beautiful beaches in Pennan and Arisaig on the west coast were featured in Local Hero, as was the village of Pennan on the Aberdeenshire coast. You could research places to get married in these locations online, or you could get married outside on the beach.
Sadly Ardverikie House on Loch Laggan which featured in Mrs Brown and Monarch of the Glen is not open to the public BUT the good news is that you can get married there, or stay in one of the holiday cottages on the estate and if having a small ceremony you could marry there.
And finally on the theme of TV and films, James Bond's family home was in Glencoe - the story has it that James Bond was half Scottish with his father being from Glencoe. The stunning scenery which creates the backdrop for the shots of the journey to Skyfall are the peeks of Buachaille Etive Beag and Buachaille Etive Mor not far from Fort William and Oban. Again you could get married in the great outdoors, or you could research online to find a suitable venue for you and your guests.
ROBBIE BURNS INSPIRATION
Scotland's most famous bard provides us with beautiful poems and prose even if he wasn't the greatest role model as a husband. He was romantic, creative and inspired, and leaves a legacy of songs and sentiments for us to share with you.
Burns came from Alloway not far from Glasgow, so if you feel inspired to follow in Burns' footsteps, Jane would be ideally placed to hold a ceremony for you.
There is so much inspiration out there and we have dozens of ideas for your ceremony and invite you to share your ideas with us - we have further 'Themed' ceremonies inspired by Neale Donald Walsch's 'Uncommon Wedding Vows' which include a rose ritual. Kahlil Gibran's words on love and marriage create a beautiful wedding address, and then we have Buddhist, Christian and Quaker influenced ceremonies to name just a few more 'Themes'.
If you're interested in hearing further ideas for 'Themed' ceremonies please give us a call or drop us a line.