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Incorporating Tartan into your Wedding

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue? How about something tartan to really make your wedding day special!


There are lots of ways to add a touch of Scottish heritage to your wedding. The most obvious is a kilt and tartan waistcoat for the groom, although why stop there? Once you know what tartan print you’re incorporating into your wedding, you can add hints of it everywhere to give a proper Scottish theme to your day.



Start to set the scene before your wedding day even arrives, by including some of the tartan material in the design of your invitations. You can continue this theme on the day by using the material in your seating plan, place settings or even as table runners. Tartan ribbon can be tied around your bouquet and will also add a touch of class to a white wedding cake.


One local business that can satisfy all your tartan needs is Harris Kilt Company. Harris Kilts have been exhibiting at our wedding fairs for years. If you’ve been to one of our events, you won’t have missed Grahame Harris, he’s the one always dressed as a Scottish Highland Bagpiper, playing the bagpipes outside the venue. He’s also one-half of Harris Kilts Company.


Harris Kilt Company specialise in wedding kilt hire and bespoke tailoring. They also stock a range of beautiful wedding accessories that allow you to incorporate tartan into your wedding in a lot of fun ways. With many years of experience helping couples choose highland wear and wedding accessories, Kim and Grahame Harris know how important those finishing touches are. 


Check out some Scottish wedding inspiration below to inject into your wedding day to complement your wedding themes together effortlessly and make it memorable – it’s all in the little details! 



Timeless tartan cufflinks make the perfect groomsmen gift and pair up beautifully with high quality traditional kilts. These stylish cufflinks are made with 100% wool tartan fabric from Scotland and are available in a variety of tartan fabrics! 

     Irish National Cufflinks                             Scottish Spirit Tartan Cufflinks



Decided on kilts for your big day? Why not complement your traditional tartan kilt with a lightweight wool tartan bow tie from Harris Kilts. Or, if you wish to add a subtle tartan flair to your groomswear, a tartan bow tie will add the perfect traditional touch to any suit!



Stylish handmade tartan brooches are available in a variety of sizes and styles. A tartan brooch is the perfect understated fashion accessory for any wedding guest! Why not treat your bridesmaids or mother of the bride to a custom-made tartan brooch that is sure to be a treasured gift to remember the special day!




Beautifully delicate tartan wedding garters make the perfect gift for any bride to be. Fully customisable, Harris Kilts’ unique tartan wedding garters can be made from your choice of 1000 different tartans. The perfect little something which can be treasured as a special wedding day memento!


Tartan Rose:

A rose like no other! Beautifully handmade tartan roses make the perfect finishing touch to any bridal bouquet and can be custom made to match perfectly with the groom’s tartan kilt or complement your chosen colour scheme. The unique tartan roses also make the perfect gift for a bride on her special day, a single tartan rose presented in a gift box, that could be engraved for lasting memories. 




Tartan Ring Cushion:

Don’t forget the rings! Handmade lightweight wool tartan ring cushions make the perfect wedding accessory and are fully customisable to complement your wedding theme beautifully. After the big day, these cushions can be displayed at home as a lovely reminder of your wedding day. 

Irish National Tartan Ring Cushion


Ladies Tartan Necklace:

Looking for the perfect gift for a friend or loved one on their big day? Or searching for the perfect bridal jewellery to complement your traditional tartan theme? Then a beautiful bespoke tartan necklace could be for you!

                                                                           Tartan necklace                                                                                        


Tartan Teddies:

How cute! Handmade tartan teddies make for a unique wedding gift for the couple or an adorable gift for a flower girl or page boy as a special memory of their part in your wedding day.

Harris Kilts tartan teddy


Tartan can certainly bring life and colour to your wedding décor and overall theme!

The folk at Harris Kilts are super friendly and a joy to work with. Until restrictions are lifted, they are able to provide a virtual consultation to help you find the perfect highland wear, tartan and wedding accessories for your wedding day.


Doors will be reopening on Friday 30th April, so if you would like to book in for a future appointment, you can contact Kim and Grahame here.


For more tartan wedding inspiration, make sure to check them out on Facebook and Instagram @harriskilts.