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    26 Impossibly Beautiful Scottish Wedding Ideas

    Add some Caledonian charm to your big day.

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    1. Hold your very own Highland Games.

    Victoria and Richard got married at Bunchrew House in 2012. They decided to hold their very own version of the Highland Games to entertain their guests after the ceremony, complete with a tug-of-war, welly throwing, and even a caber toss.

    2. Brighten up your venue with these hanging hearts.

    3. Make your own mini tartan sweet jars.

    4. Or dainty soap favours with Scottish botanicals.

    Making your own soap doesn't have to be difficult: You can melt some plain bars and add Scottish ingredients like heather, oats, lavender, gorse, berries, even whisky. Just follow this easy "melt and pour" soap making tutorial.

    5. Design your own tartan shoes.

    London-based shoe firm Upperstreet will turn any tartan into one of eight beautiful bridal shoe designs. It's a great way to celebrate your family tartan (or your future family tartan) on your big day, and it can all be arranged online.

    6. Or simply add a bow instead.

    7. Use the same tartan to create beautiful buttonholes.

    Create easy buttonholes by tying together white heather and thistles with a tartan ribbon, or choose one of these pretty (and spike-free) artificial silk versions instead.

    8. Use vintage teapots or jars filled with dried Scottish wildflowers as table decorations.

    9. You can also turn them into a floral crown.

    10. Add a touch of tartan to your bouquet.

    11. Make sure you include a sprig of white heather.

    12. Give your loved one a Luckenbooth.

    This traditional Scottish brooch (called a Luckenbooth) is often given as a betrothal gift. If you don't like brooches, choose a Luckenbooth bangle or cufflinks.

    13. Or add a Luckenbooth to your wedding invitations.

    14. Wear a tartan dress, or buy a detachable train.

    This stunning tartan dress is the work of Glasgow-based designer Joyce Young. You can also buy detachable tartan wedding trains from this Etsy shop.

    15. Seal your union by drinking from a quaich.

    16. Name your tables after Scottish mountains.

    Or lochs, if you're not that keen on heights. Angelfins Stationery in Renfrewshire create these beautiful handwritten table plans for £35.

    17. Top your cake with tartan bunting.

    18. Choose a thistle design for your wedding rings.

    Who needs roses and hearts when you've got thistles and Luckenbooths?

    19. Serve cranachan instead of canapés.

    20. Sew some tartan to your garter.

    21. Use dried heather in place of confetti

    22. Include fresh, seasonal Scottish berries in your cake or wedding breakfast.

    Scotland is the main producer of berries in the UK as strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and blackcurrants all thrive in the cooler Scottish summers. It would be a shame not to make use of them on your big day. You can even pick your own.

    23. Or serve your guests Cairn O'Mohr fruit wine.

    24. Give your groomsmen Harris Tweed hip flasks.

    25. Thank your bridesmaids with a thistle pendant.

    26. Most importantly, don't forget to dance.

    H/T to Northern Ireland-based wedding photographers This Modern Love.