There are few things more beautiful and majestic than to have a Great Highland bagpiper at your wedding. From the moment guests arrive at the ceremony, a properly attired bagpiper can welcome guests, and set the tone for the whole day.
Adding live Highland music to a wedding is a wonderful way to recognize your or your spouse’s Celtic heritage or love for the music. I can lead the bridesmaids and/or bride down the aisle or into the venue. Or I can provide a lively recessional for the newly married couple as they head off into a new life amid friends and family. At the reception, I can play to welcome guests as they arrive, then draw all attention to the new couple as I lead them to the wedding table.
I have played for a lot of fun weddings and am always glad to chat beforehand about what you would like and make suggestions to ensure the pipes add a unique and memorable touch to such a big day.
Here are some suggestions to choose from:
- Pipe the arrival of guests at the church/venue
- Pipe the groom and best man in to the church
- Announce and/or pipe the bride down the aisle
- Pipe a favourite melody or tune during the ceremony
- Pipe the bride and groom out of the ceremony
- Play outside the church/venue while guests greet bridal party
- Pipe while guests arrive for reception
- Pipe the bride and groom (and bridal party) into the reception
- Take the piper on the honeymoon …
Contact me at 778-838-6366 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss having a piper at your special occasion.
I’d like to thank you, Mike, for your moving musical performance at the Scottish wedding ceremony I officiated at Furry Creek. While I incorporated Celtic ritual and readings throughout the ceremony, it was truly your professional piping that gave it a magnificent final touch!
The best ceremonies are those that tug at our heart strings. Yes – I may be biased (as I too am Scottish!), but what instrument could be more emotionally stirring and invigorating than the pipes?!
I hope to work with you again in the future.
Roxanne Thornton, MarryUs Custom Wedding Ceremonies,
Mike’s piping was the highlight of our wedding ceremony. We thoroughly enjoyed the bag pipe music and he even learned a new song for us! He was both professional and friendly and even stayed later for pictures with us. We would recommend Mike to anyone looking for a piper.
Kathy Anderson, bride