The first Scottish weddings date back to the 13th century. In the medieval Celtic, the church would announce
Weddings in Scotland are believed to be the most romantic and the most and the most adventurous. Since the land is filled with nature’s beauty and man-made wonders, couples can choose whether they want to get married on top of a mountain or at a beach, in a wide field, in a lighthouse, a mansion or in a castle – anywhere you like!
Scottish weddings date back to the medieval ages of the 13th century. In those times, weddings were announced in churches for three consecutive Sundays known as the “banns of marriage”. This has been practiced for years but since people had a difficult time with this, they were subjected to asking the couple to obtain the marriage license from the local register and get the permission to get married.
The “creeling of the bridegroom” was a tradition that Scottish people practiced before which made the bridegroom carry a large basket or a creel filled with stones on his back from one end of the village to the other end and would continue doing this until his bride would come out of the house and give him a kiss. Two wedding services were held in the church. The first service takes place outside the church where the priest weds them in Scottish ceremony and the second service would be inside the church where the priest would wed them in Latin ceremony.
In the modern times, Scottish weddings are not as ritualistic as before though still a lot of traditions are being practiced. The mother of the bride will shower her daughter with presents from friends and family which is equivalent to the “bridal shower” of other countries. The female couple brings gifts that would help the couple set up their new home. The stag party is more vulgar since it has been a practice for men to let the groom drink so much that he wouldn’t be aware when his friends leave him on the streets naked or tied up. More than 700 of customs is still being practiced and it is what every Scottish couple waits.
Guthrie Castle is one of Scotland’s most prized estates. It is where you can have the most romantic wedding and has been catering to couples who have decided to build their dreams together. Their official website at http://www.guthriecastle.com presents packages and information for couples who want to have their wedding either the traditional or the modern way.
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