With the last name of Campbell, I grew up very much aware of my Scottish heritage – my parents were part of a Scottish Bagpipe band and I spent many weekends at Highland Games all over the Southeast. Needless to say, I have a lot of love and respect for men in Kilts. I’m pretty sure my father will wear one at my and my sisters’ weddings. I LOVE seeing men wearing Kilts at weddings! The wedding doesn’t have to be in Scotland for this style to be awesome, nor does the groom have to be Scottish (although, love that accent!). So today I’d like to share some amazing photos of grooms who have donned the kilt, proving it is an incredibly awesome style for any wedding theme! The bride gets to stand out in her glamorous white dress, why not just have the groom wear something so classic and traditional?
Or, if representing your Scottish roots is important for the WHOLE party, get the groomsmen in on the action too! Many last names actually have links to Scottish clans, which also means there is a link to a certain plaid pattern. For example, with Campbell alone, there over 7 different types of plaids. But not just Campbells get to wear the Campbell Tartan – last names like Hastings and Byrne are also linked to the Campbell Clan and members of those families can also sport a Campbell plaid. This website is fantastic for finding out if your last name has a tartan and clan link – ScotClans.com.
Clary Photo via Grey Likes Weddings
I also ADORE the idea of having the smallest members of your wedding party wearing kilts. I mean, seriously, how CUTE is this!?
Sara Gray Photography via Apple Brides
If wearing a kilt isn’t your groom or groomsmen’s thing, then perhaps just have a bagpiper on hand to play some gorgeous music – for the processional, during the ceremony, or after. Bagpipe music is amazing…but maybe I’m a bit biased!
JClay Photography via Yes Bride Blog
Fathers of the Bride can also don the kilt and look super sharp – the plaid doesn’t necessarily have to match the groom’s.
Andrea Moore Photography via Alexan Events
Our own groom, Zach Turner, wore a kilt at his Arrowhead Club wedding a few years ago – even among the Red Rocks of Colorado, he looked sharp. All this talk about kilts, tartans, clans and Scotland has me itching to go on a little trip over to my ancestor’s native land…perhaps the perfect honeymoon destination feature next week!?