Based near Edinburgh, I have piped at countless weddings both in Scotland and abroad as a solo piper and with the band, which has allowed me to understand the importance of not only looking authentic but playing music that people enjoy hearing.
I am entirely flexible when it comes to piping at weddings, as I know that each day is individual and important to each couple in different ways. I have also played at many civil partnerships, and ceremonies that are Religious, Civil and Humanist.
As a guide, the following is what I offer in terms of solo piping throughout a traditional wedding-
- Pipe for guests arriving at the ceremony
- Arrival of Bridal party
- Bride into ceremony
- During the signing of the register
- Bride and groom out of ceremony
- On and off during photos being taken
- Wedding party into reception venue
- Bridal party and / or bride and groom into wedding breakfast
I always wear the full traditional Scottish ceremonial dress unless requested to be less formal, and can alter this guide to either increase or decrease your requirements for the piper and adjust the costs accordingly.
Obviously we will cater to any particular requests you have, and are more than happy to offer any help and advice in deciding what would be best for your special day. Please feel free to contact us at any time, so that we can offer you a bespoke quote.
To make your day that bit more special, I can also offer the SCOTPIPE band to perform at your wedding, which usually involves me piping at your wedding during the day and then bringing the band in to play at night, for our unique ‘Beating the Retreat’ show for the happy couple.Get in touch