[ Scotland ]FIONA + KEITH //Traditional Humanist Scottish Wedding

Traditional Scottish Wedding at Comrie Croft. Perthshire Wedding. Humanist wedding. Traditional ceilidh wedding dancing. Auld Lang Syne dance. Destination wedding photographer Scotland. Scottish Wedding Photographer Scottish Wedding Photographer

I am yours as the stars belong to the sky,
yours though infinite lifetimes of adventure.
When you speak I revere in ardent admiration:
I look at you as an astronaut looks at the Earth,
you arrest me in every possible way.
I am in love with your magnificent mind,
I wish I could explore it’s creative mechanical chaos.
My soul dances when I lay my head against your beating heart
and it whispers “I am home”, happy in it’s realm, flourishing,
because of you.

I promise to challenge you, to learn from you,
to be the best version of myself I can be, for you.

As you are calm in the face of the storm,
I will help shoulder our darkest hours.
As you are consulate,
I will be your navigator and solace.
I will dream with you, and beside you.
You make me laugh louder, smile brighter and live better.

You are my best friend.
All that I am and all that I have, I am yours.

wedding world map wedding world map scottish mead scottish mead perthshire comrie croft Image by International Photographer Maria Hedengren www.mariahedengren.com scottish groom scottish grrom getting ready best man girl

I love international weddings and all the traditions they involve. So I was extra excited to learn all about the Scottish groom attire:

Kilt. The symbol of the Scottish highlands, the tartan worn depends on the clan the groom belongs to.
Sporran. Since the kilt has no pockets, the sporran serves as a wallet and a pouch for necessary personal items.
Kilt pin. Keeps the apron of the kilt from blowing open.
Hose. Scottish socks with awesome patterns.
Flashes. Stop the hose from falling down and it complements the kilt outfit.
Sgian dubh (my favorite accessory). A hidden single edged knife tucked into the side of the hose.

Kilt Flashes scottish wedding traditions sporran and Sgian Dubh wedding sporran scottish groom attire Sgian Dubh Sgian Dubh Image by International Photographer Maria Hedengren www.mariahedengren.com scottish groom attire Image by International Photographer Maria Hedengren www.mariahedengren.com Image by International Photographer Maria Hedengren www.mariahedengren.com Image by International Photographer Maria Hedengren www.mariahedengren.com Image by International Photographer Maria Hedengren www.mariahedengren.com Image by International Photographer Maria Hedengren www.mariahedengren.com comrie croft wedding comrie croft comrie croft wedding comrie croft wedding Image by International Photographer Maria Hedengren www.mariahedengren.com comrie croft wedding perthshire wedding comrie wedding Image by International Photographer Maria Hedengren www.mariahedengren.com scottish outdoor ceremony scottish groom attire scottish outdoor ceremony scottish outdoor ceremony scottish outdoor ceremony scottish groom attire scottish outdoor wedding scottish outdoor wedding scottish outdoor wedding scottish outdoor wedding comrie croft wedding comrie wedding comrie wedding Traditional Scottish Wedding comrie wedding Comrie Croft Weddings military best man Comrie Croft WeddingsComrie Weddings Comrie Croft Weddings

In the days of the highland clans when the bride and groom exchanged their wedding vows their hands were lightly bound by cloth or tartan (this is where the expression “tying the knot” comes from). It is a symbolic gesture showing that the couple are joined to one another. Using tartan is a way of recognizing the marriage as a union between two families.

The hand-fasting and the knot created symbolizes how together the couple is stronger.

scottish handfasting tartan handfasting tartan handfasting handfasting knot handfasting knot

You are my husband
My feet shall run because of you,
My heart shall beat because of you,
My mind thinks because of you.

You are my wife
My feet dance because of you,
My eyes see because of you
And I shall love, because of you.

tartan wedding scottish wedding bridesmaids in blush Image by International Photographer Maria Hedengren www.mariahedengren.com scottish tartan wedding Traditional Scottish Wedding scottish wedding traditions comrie croft wedding gleneagles wedding scottish bridesmaids scottish bridesmaids scottish wedding attire Image by International Photographer Maria Hedengren www.mariahedengren.com perthshire wedding

I am yours, as the rivers belong to the oceans,
your in body, mind and spirit.
I love the amazement you have of the universe,
the wide eyed way in which you see the world,
your deep fascination with all the things to see and explore.
I admire the high bar that you set for life,
that you strive towards the exceptional.
And even though I am the more cautious of the two,
I will follow as you stride forward with ambition
so we can make these journeys together.

We have grown together as the deepest roots grow into the tallest branches.
We keep each other afloat above the depths of the oceans.
You can share my balloon as we drift on the winds of life.
I will guide us thought the wilds and deal with the monsters.
I will bring light to our darkest times
and always hold your hand when we are up high.
As we dance in the dark on the bridge between two cities
and dine in the sky as the sun sets in the heat,
we sill always know these things for the first time together
and always share these things that are ours alone.

You are my best friend.
All that I am and all that I have, I am yours.

comrie croft wedding comrie wedding perthshire wedding perthshire wedding perthshire wedding gleneagles wedding Image by International Photographer Maria Hedengren www.mariahedengren.com highlands wedding scottish highlands wedding scottish highlands wedding scottish highlands wedding scottish highlands wedding perthshire wedding perthshire wedding gleneagles wedding gleneagles wedding Image by International Photographer Maria Hedengren www.mariahedengren.com Image by International Photographer Maria Hedengren www.mariahedengren.com gleneagles wedding gleneagles wedding perthshire wedding barn wedding barn wedding barn wedding barn wedding barn wedding wedding insagram hashtag comrie Image by International Photographer Maria Hedengren www.mariahedengren.com comrie croft courtyard comrie croft courtyard bride dancing with flowergirl bride dancing with flowergirl bride dancing with flowergirl Image by International Photographer Maria Hedengren www.mariahedengren.com comrie croft courtyardbarn wedding decor dance floor rules barn wedding decor Image by International Photographer Maria Hedengren www.mariahedengren.com Image by International Photographer Maria Hedengren www.mariahedengren.com Image by International Photographer Maria Hedengren www.mariahedengren.com wedding speach wedding speech Image by International Photographer Maria Hedengren www.mariahedengren.com Image by International Photographer Maria Hedengren www.mariahedengren.com barn wedding Image by International Photographer Maria Hedengren www.mariahedengren.com Image by International Photographer Maria Hedengren www.mariahedengren.com Image by International Photographer Maria Hedengren www.mariahedengren.com scottish barn wedding comrie croft barn wedding comrie croft barn wedding Image by International Photographer Maria Hedengren www.mariahedengren.com comrie croft barn wedding scottish barn wedding Image by International Photographer Maria Hedengren www.mariahedengren.com scottish barn wedding Image by International Photographer Maria Hedengren www.mariahedengren.com Image by International Photographer Maria Hedengren www.mariahedengren.com Image by International Photographer Maria Hedengren www.mariahedengren.com Image by International Photographer Maria Hedengren www.mariahedengren.com Image by International Photographer Maria Hedengren www.mariahedengren.com Image by International Photographer Maria Hedengren www.mariahedengren.com scotland wedding Image by International Photographer Maria Hedengren www.mariahedengren.com Image by International Photographer Maria Hedengren www.mariahedengren.com scottish kilt Image by International Photographer Maria Hedengren www.mariahedengren.com Image by International Photographer Maria Hedengren www.mariahedengren.com Image by International Photographer Maria Hedengren www.mariahedengren.com travel map travel map wedding travel map naked cake naked cake naked cake scottish dances scottish dances scottish wedding dances scottish wedding dances scottish wedding dances scottish wedding dances scottish wedding dances Image by International Photographer Maria Hedengren www.mariahedengren.com scottish dances scottish wedding dinning Image by International Photographer Maria Hedengren www.mariahedengren.com scottish dances scottish dances scotland wedding photographer scotland wedding photographer Image by International Photographer Maria Hedengren www.mariahedengren.com scotland destination wedding scotland destination weddingscottish highlands wedding scottish highlands wedding scottish highlands wedding scottish highlands wedding destination wedding Scotland destination wedding Scotland destination wedding Scotland comrie croft barn Ceilidh dances Ceilidh dances Wedding Ceilidh Wedding Ceilidh Wedding Ceilidh Wedding Ceilidh dancing Image by International Photographer Maria Hedengren www.mariahedengren.com Image by International Photographer Maria Hedengren www.mariahedengren.com Image by International Photographer Maria Hedengren www.mariahedengren.com Image by International Photographer Maria Hedengren www.mariahedengren.com Image by International Photographer Maria Hedengren www.mariahedengren.com Wedding Ceilidh dancing Wedding Ceilidh dancing Wedding Ceilidh dancing Wedding Ceilidh dancing Wedding Ceilidh dancing Image by International Photographer Maria Hedengren www.mariahedengren.com Image by International Photographer Maria Hedengren www.mariahedengren.com Image by International Photographer Maria Hedengren www.mariahedengren.com Image by International Photographer Maria Hedengren www.mariahedengren.com Image by International Photographer Maria Hedengren www.mariahedengren.com Ceilidh dancing Ceilidh dancing Ceilidh dancing Ceilidh dance Ceilidh dance Ceilidh dance Ceilidh dance ceilidh wedding dance ceilidh wedding dance ceilidh wedding dance ceilidh wedding dance

One of my favorite parts of this wedding was the end dance “Auld Land Syne”.
Witnessing this was such a powerful, heartwarming experience.

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and auld lang syne?

For auld lang syne, my jo,
for auld lang syne,
we’ll tak’ a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

ceilidh wedding old lang syne dance old lang syne dance old lang syne dance old lang syne Auld Lang Syne dance old lang syne old lang syne Image by International Photographer Maria Hedengren www.mariahedengren.com old lang syne Auld Lang Syne dance old lang syne old lang syne Traditional Scottish Wedding at Comrie Croft. Perthshire Wedding. Humanist wedding. Traditional ceilidh wedding dancing. Auld Lang Syne dance. Destination wedding photographer Scotland.

Location: Comrie Croft / Perthshire / Scotland.

What an amazing adventure getting to experience this traditional Scottish wedding at Comrie Croft. Thank you Helena Abraham for taking me along as your second shooter! Here’s fabulous Helena behind the scenes :)

helena abraham photography
  • KP said:

    Perfectly captured. Your tones and colour are just lovely.

  • Paul keppel said:

    It looks such a cool wedding to photgraph, love the photos were they went for a walk after the cermeony

  • Wow, what a beautiful location to shoot. Pictures are stunning x