In Scotland, everything is unusual, ranging from the national symbol of the thistle, ending with men’s attire and musical instruments. The national costume of the groom evokes complete delight: a snow-white shirt, a jacket, a tie, knee-highs, a bag made of reindeer fur and a particular color kilt – pleated skirt. Interestingly, the pattern of the kilt must exactly match the color of the clan of the groom’s family. It without changes passes from generation to generation and is revered by the whole family. The word “kilt” comes from the Old Norse “kjilt”, which means “folded” and came from the Vikings who wore similar clothes but without tartan.
The word “tuar tan”, from which “tartan” originated, on Gaelic means the color of the terrain. Each genus designed its tartan, after which it was woven by hand from the wool of domestic sheep and became the traditional clan tartan. Thus, the variants of fabrics developed, unique in each region, and it was possible to determine where a person came from by the color of his clothes.
In the days of the old Scotland, women wore only light colors of clothes, while the colored and checkered ones were just for men
Now plaid tissue is at the peak of popularity. We can offer you a dress in a cage of different colors, a traditional wedding dress for the bride and a kilt for the groom. The checkered coloring is remarkable for the optical illusions it creates. It looks like a simple pattern can become very elegant and sophisticated. The design is considered universal, and, indeed, it can be chosen for different types of appearance. For example, a large and clear geometric print will be able to hide those extra pounds at the waist and hips.
The checkered print is quite bright and rarely requires any decoration. Therefore, jewelry to such a dress must be chosen very carefully.
- Decorations should be combined with a dress pattern.
- Wear simple jewelry with a minimum of decor.
- Consider dress material.
- Necklaces with geometric elements, long pendants, and single-color beads look good. Any wedding requires special preparation and adherence to traditions.
The organization of Scottish wedding has some special features:
- The chief adornment of the Scottish marriage is the famous bagpipes, on which the musicians perform old piercing tunes that accompany the young throughout the wedding ceremony.
- Newlyweds have showered children with coins in Scotland.
- After the oaths, there comes a moment when the bridegroom puts a checkered scarf on the bride’s shoulders (the cage must match the color of the pattern on the skirt). He pins up the scarf with silver pins. It means that the relatives of the groom are happy to accept the girl in their family.
- Sometimes the groom presents the bride a horseshoe.
- Motifs from thistle and other flowers are used to decorate the hall.
- Mandatory and truly Scottish element of the wedding will be the presentation of the sword fight to the sound of bagpipes. Professional dancers or relatives of the newlyweds prepare this show.
- These tips will help you organize the perfect Scottish wedding with one of the dresses on this page.
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