Weddings

Hire A Scottish Wedding Bagpiper

Bagpipes have been played at weddings since the Middle Ages when they were considered one of the most popular instruments throughout Europe and the Isles. The main reason for this is that one bagpiper could make enough sound for all to enjoy without any amplification!

Not only do bagpipers add great background music to an event, but a Bagpiper kitted out in full regalia turns heads in any environment and therefore is a valuable asset to any wedding photo collection.

The Ceremony

Attendance time 1-2 hours

The piper will play as required which typically includes:

  • Piping guests on arrival
  • Piping the bride & groom from the service
  • Piping during the photographs and posing in some photos

Pipers can also:

  • Pipe the bride down the aisle
  • Pipe during the signing of the register (highland pipes or small pipers)
  • Pipe the bride & groom back up the aisle
  • Pipe the bridal car as it leaves the ceremony

 

The Reception

Attendance time 1-2 hours

The piper will play as required which typically includes:

  • Pipe guests on arrival
  • Pipe during drinks reception
  • Pipe the line up
  • Pipe the bride and groom to the top table

Pipers can also:

  • Pipe at the end of the meal before the disco starts
  • Pipe several sets of medleys periodically throughout the evening
  • Pipe the bride and groom as they leave the reception at the end of the evening
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    Asian Weddings

    Bagpipes are very popular at Asian weddings.  On most occasions their role is to pipe the bride and groom into the wedding reception. They will generally be accompanied by dhol drummers which make a superb addition to the highland bagpipes (or Highland Baja as they are known in India).

    Pipers Ed Arnold and Colin Sutherland