Our Highland Wedding

Our Highland Wedding

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Ceilidh Time

We chose to have a Ceilidh (pronounced Kay-Lee) following our wedding ceremony as our Scottish reception.

The word Ceilidh, in the original ancient Gaelic, means "companion."

A Scottish Ceilidh is basically a party... which is what a wedding reception is. It is generally accepted that a ceilidh includes food, fellowship, music, and dancing.

My wonderful daughter and my brother learned many Scottish folk dances... a few were included at the ceilidh, but we soon realized space was an issue and the dancing dwindled... but the dances were fun to learn!

Canadian Barn Dance - Colonel MacLean of Ardgour - Donald MacLean's Farewell To ObanWe had music, Scottish folk music, and the ever present bagpipe music from the field at McRae Meadow as the various pipe and drum bands marched by the Clan Lindsay tent throughout the evening.

Master bagpiper, Jon Shell, did an amazing job of piping to, from, and during the wedding ceremony.

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