Weddings

Consider the Special Touch of having Your Own Bagpiper to Highlight this Special Day

Your wedding is a very special celebration which will remain in your memories and those of your guests for the rest of your lives. Celebrate the joy of this festive occasion with the unique tradition, color, and sounds of the Great Highland Bagpipes

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The presence of the Piper at your wedding can be as discreet or as prominent as you like, ranging from a surprise appearance at the very end of the ceremony to lead the newlyweds out after the presentation of the new couple, to playing a fully predominant part in the festivities from start to finish.

Piping at your wedding can typically involve any or all of the following:

  • Playing for a short period of time just prior to the start of the ceremony as guests are arriving
  • Playing as the bride makes her entry, either leading her or remaining at the back while she walks down the aisle to the music of the pipes
  • Enhancing a mid-service candle lighting or sand ceremony with a slow air
  • Leading the newlyweds out after the end of the ceremony
  • Playing various tunes, marches, jigs, hornpipes, reels, and slow airs after the ceremony and as the guests are leaving
  • Playing outside the reception hall as the guests arrive
  • Leading the bride and groom into the reception hall will certainly draw attention to their arrival with such a royal announcement!

"Your wedding is your special day and I will work with you to help make it the most memorable occasion possible."

Subsequent to our initial contact I will discuss the details of what you would like, provide ideas from my past experiences, and ask for your tune preferences or suggest ones for the occasion. Sometime in the week or weeks prior to your event I will phone to let you know that all is in order on my part. My arrival for the wedding is usually half an hour prior so that I can become familiar with venue and learn about any changes that may have been decided during the rehearsal. My goal is to provide you a flawless performance and ensure that you are comfortable enough with my preparations such that it is one less thing to be concerned with in yours.

Regarding rehearsals: My attendance at the rehearsal is generally not required. There have only been a few times when it was specifically requested or when I thought it necessary, mainly due to unconventional venues such as acoustics in small chapels.

Call or email to discuss your specific preferences and to obtain an immediate quote. It will be well worth it!

(Please specify location and date of your wedding.)
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Music selections? Visit my Tunes page to hear samples.

Concerned about color coordination?
Specify your preference of tartans:

Kennedy

Kennedy tartan

Douglas

Douglas tartan
Fees are reasonable but will vary somewhat depending upon the amount of time involved, the travel distance, and whether attendance at the rehearsal is deemed necessary -- Please call to discuss.