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Scottish Wedding Information

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Scottish Weddings

Traditional wedding customs in Scotland
http://www.siliconglen.com/culture/weddings.html

Info: The Blacksmith shop in Gretna Green is Scotland's second most popular free tourist attraction after Kelvingrove Art Gallery and the third most popular tourist attraction if you include paid attractions (Edinburgh Castle is the most popular tourist attraction in Scotland).

Weddings in Scotland

http://www.visitscotland.com/aboutscotland/gettingmarried/
Information supplied by visitscotland.com

http://pw1.netcom.com/~kiltsusa/Scotwed.html
http://www.kinlochanderson.com/

Highland Weddings

http://www.highland-wedding.com/
Information supplied by the Highlands of Scotland Tourist Board

Orkney courtship and marriage traditions
http://www.orkneyjar.com/

Romantic Scotland

http://www.romantic-scotland.com/
Destinations for romantic breaks, weddings and honeymoons in Scotland

Handfasting

A traditional Celtic way of signifying an engagement. If you want a handfasting ceremony, speak to Scotland's only Celtic Bishop, the Most Rev William Mackie (sorry, no contact details).

Scottish Wedding vows in Gaelic and English

http://www.siliconglen.com/culture/marriagevows.html
Source: Sabhal Mor Ostaig

Gaelic wedding blessing

Supplied by Christopher Lau, University of Calgary

Mle filte dhuit le d'bhrid,
Fad do r gun robh thu sln.
Mran lithean dhuit is sth,
Le d'mhaitheas is le d'n bhi fs.

Translated as:

"A thousand welcomes to you with your marriage kerchief, may you be healthy all your days. May you be blessed
with long life and peace, may you grow old with
goodness, and with riches."

This is attributed to the Rev. Donald MacLeod, minister of Duirinish, Skye, Scotland c. 1760.

The bit about the marriage kerchief probably isn't applicable these days, so you could just ignore it (any Bards fancy thinking up a suitable replacement?)

Celtic wedding rings

Scotland

http://www.ortak.co.uk/
http://www.scotweb.co.uk/shops/ortak/
Ortak - traditional Scottish jewellery. Shops around Scotland.

http://www.scottish-weddings.com/
Domain available

Elsewhere

http://www.davidmorgan.com/
11812 North Creek Pky N, Suite 103
Bothell WA 98011 USA

http://www.rhiannon.co.uk/
Celtic jewellery from Wales

UK Weddings

General info about UK weddings. Not much Scottish content
http://www.weddingguide.co.uk/
http://www.confetti.co.uk/


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