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    Weddings and Events

    Our uniquely Scottish venue is the perfect match for your special event.

The National Piping Centre exists to promote the study of the music and history of the Highland Bagpipe.
Patron HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay, KG, KT, GCB.
Founders: Sir Brian Ivory CVO CBE FRSE MA CA - Lady Ivory DL MA ARCM FRSA - Sandy Grant Gordon CBE MA.    Read More

Scottish Wedding Trends for 2019

While Scottish Weddings are largely traditional affairs, all couples planning their celebrations will add personal touches to make their wedding day their own, and as a result, we see new trends emerge every wedding season. Here’s our rundown of the Scottish wedding trends we expect to be popular in 2019…

Scottish Wedding Trends

Coral Colours

When Pantone announce their colour of the year, you’ll generally find that it’s a good indicator of trends to follow! This year, they’ve opted for a bright, pinky-orange named ‘Living Coral’, a colour that appears in our natural surroundings, as well as on social media. A bright, sunny shade, we expect it to feature prominently in floral arrangements, cakes and bridesmaid dresses this wedding season.

Classic Dresses

We saw two Royal Weddings take place in 2018, and we expect their influence to extend through the new year. In particular, Meghan Markle’s decision to wear a relatively simple gown for her wedding to Prince Harry is likely to inspire designers to focus on classic styles and designs. We anticipate that 2019’s dresses will feature less embellishment than in recent seasons, with brides opting for well-tailored silhouettes that flatter their natural shape instead.

Statement Cakes

While we expect wedding dresses to be more simple in 2019 thanks to Royal influence, the opposite is true for cakes! In previous blogs, we’ve talked about couples eschewing the traditional wedding cake for a dessert table or rustic ‘naked’ cake, but in 2019, we expect the classic show-stopper to make a big return. Harry and Meghan’s lemon elderflower cake was covered in buttercream and decorated with fresh flowers, and we anticipate that opulent icing and decorative finishes will be a more common feature at 2019’s Scottish weddings.

Custom Illustrations

Personalisation has been a big trend for a number of years now, as couples look to make their celebrations their own. In 2019, we expect to see specially created illustrations become popular, with couples making the most of their investment by featuring the custom-made artwork throughout their stationery, from save the dates to the seating plan and thank you notes, and even into décor of their chosen venue.

Environmental Considerations

As we all become more aware of our carbon footprint and the impact we have on our environment, couples are also choosing to be more eco-conscious when planning their nuptials. From opting for local suppliers and using seasonal ingredients, to buying ethically manufactured clothing, there are numerous ways to make your celebrations that bit friendlier to the environment! Floristry has a particularly bad reputation for its long-term impact: not only can flowers be flown long distances for just one day, the foam used to keep stems hydrated and held in place doesn’t break down in landfill. This has lead many couples to opt for foam-free displays in recent years, a trend we expect to continue into 2019 and beyond...

Insta-worthy Installations

Since bursting onto the social media scene, Instagram has been a goldmine for wedding inspiration, and when planning their own wedding, couples will often think about how their big day will look when sharing photos online. Colourful, biodegradable confetti is likely to be popular in 2019 for this very reason, as are immersive installations that will look amazing in photographs. Think ‘grazing tables’ loaded with different breads, meats, fruits, nuts and cheeses, or ‘ballon arches’, the new take on the floral structures of last season, and you have the right idea!


If you'd like to find out more about getting married at The National Piping Centre, contact us on 0141 353 5551 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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12noon-3pm 
Sunday 17th February

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The National Piping Centre exists to promote the study of the music and history of the Highland Bagpipe.
Patron HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay, KG, KT, GCB.
Founders: Sir Brian Ivory CVO CBE FRSE MA CA - Lady Oona Ivory DL MA ARCM FRSA - Sandy Grant Gordon CBE MA

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HRH The Prince Charles,
Duke of Rothesay, Patron

with Founders, Sir Brian and Lady Ivory and the Lord Provost Bob Winter on the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the Opening of The National Piping Centre.

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