Bagpiping at weddings in Vancouver and beyond

Wedding Piper, Scotland

Scottish wedding piper

Have you thought about walking down the aisle to the skirl of the great highland bagpipes? If so, you are not alone.

In the past year, there has been a resurgence of brides and couples inquiring about adding cultural and musical impact to their wedding ceremony. From grand entrances at a church, to leading in the

Haida Gwai wedding

Haida Gwai wedding

groomsmen, bridesmaids and bride to the sounds of the pipes at outdoor venues and parks, it’s always a show-stopper that sets your ceremony apart from what most people (guests) are used to at summer wedding ceremonies.

I have been part of many occasions where the bagpipes strike in, heads turn, and instantly, guests know that this will be a wedding to remember.  Church’s, hotels, parks, historic

Harrison Hot Springs wedding

Harrison Hot Springs wedding

homes, fishing lodges, remote wilderness cabins – I’ve played at all of them and have fond memories of bringing the culture and music of Scotland to the assembled guests. I’ve assisted groomsmen fit into kilts, hose, jackets and shoes. And shared a dram with family members afterward as they recognize their Scottish or Celtic heritage, or simply enjoy the sound of a well tuned and played set of pipes.

Wedding season is upon us now and it’s been a busy one. However, as most brides are thinking months, even years ahead,

Grand entrance of the bride

Grand entrance of the bride

plan ahead to add that extra impact to your wedding ceremony. And, in case you didn’t know, it’s considered good luck to have a piper play at your wedding.

Mike Chisholm Bagpiper

Mike Chisholm Bagpiper

 

About Mike Chisholm

Bagpiper, writer, fisherman and father born and raised in Nova Scotia, now living in Vancouver area.

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