If you are a Sunshine Coast bride holding strong to tradition with your wedding, then an element to include may be to have bagpipes played at your wedding ceremony. For centuries, bagpipes have been played to entertain wedding guests and to provide a sense of atmosphere in many countries the world over, not just Scotland!
It is also said to be terribly good luck for the bride first to be greeted by a bagpipe player when arriving at her wedding ceremony. This ensures a long and successful marriage, according to legend. How lovely indeed! If you really wanted to get into it, you could even have your groom wear a kilt! Your guests could throw thistles instead of rose petals, or you could have a Highland Cow walk you down the aisle, and paint your page boy's face half blue! Ahem… too far?
Bagpipes played well are a beautiful touch to your wedding ceremony, and as a professional piper will often start prior to the bride's arrival, guests will feel welcomed and enjoy the unique touch. Of course, you will notice I said, "played well." That's really the trick to it – you simply must have the best of the best for optimum enjoyment of the magic of this instrument.
Wayne Kennedy of Kennedy Bagpipes is an amazing professional bagpiper, and regularly performs at weddings. Every wedding Wayne performs at is tailored to the needs of the Bride and Groom. Wayne has had a very successful piping career, including being a former member of the Queensland Police Pipe Band and a two time winner of the North American Pipe Band Championships. Wayne's extensive music selection is played on a fine sounding instrument which can be enjoyed by any audience. Whether it is "Scotland the Brave", "Highland Wedding" or the theme from "Braveheart", Wayne will help you choose the tunes that will be perfect for your special day.
One such couple, who hired Wayne as their wedding ceremony entertainment were Rebel and Richard of Connondale. This lovely Sunshine Coast bride and groom were married on their own sprawling private property and say the sound of Kennedy Bagpipes flowing through the paddock was simply magical. We featured Rebel and Richard's beautiful eco wedding in our latest edition of The Bride's Tree free online Sunshine Coast bridal magazine.