weddings scotland

anonymous asked:

I'm half scottish (live in England) and I find it so tacky/disrespectful when people who aren't Scottish have Scottish themed weddings. My dad has always taught me about scotland and it's culture and how scotland was treated and still is by England. So I was cringing when I saw the article saying that Pippa was potentially having that as her theme. I was so glad not to see all the men in kilts etc... I think it overall looked like quite a beautiful and intimate wedding.

So do I. Especially English people who don’t have Scottish parents, aren’t marrying a Scottish parent, or have never lived in Scotland. We’ve been violently oppressed by England for centuries. The government continues to view us with apathy and disinterest to this day. We can’t get an independence vote because England says we can’t. And William’s relatively recent ancestor banned my people from wearing kilts because he wanted them to be loyal to him instead of their clans and their heritage. For Pippa to have her husband- whose dad bought a Scottish title and who is not Scottish at all- and family wear kilts in the presence of someone whose family tried to ban us from wearing them it would piss me off. 

I’m glad they didn’t do that. It was quite a standard English wedding but organised with military level precision! 

I’ve officially pre-booked my first job for the summer. Four days in Scotland doing wedding photos for my best friend back home. Anyone want to plan it out now and come with? Enjoy the scenery and crash a wedding for the hors d'oeuvres? Just be prepared to stay in the same house as several members of the bachelor party, a few much-less-rowdy women, and a rambunctious toddler.

Originally posted by olivermellors

Handfasting

A handfasting is an old Pagan custom, dating back to the time of the ancient Celts. A handfasting was originally more like an engagement period, where two people would declare a binding union between themselves for a year and a day. The original handfasting was a trial marriage. It gave the couple the chance to see if they could survive marriage to each other. After a year goes by (a handfasting was once believed to last a year and a day), the couple could either split as if they had never been married or could decide to enter permanently into marriage.