Our Photo Gallery aims to provide inspiration and ideas to help you develop "the look" for your own event. From formal to casual, we showcase some of the options our clients have chosen - often a mix of items they buy plus items they hire from us. Many thanks to them all for sharing their wonderful photos.
1. Jacobite Outfits
One of our larger hire parties! All the guys are in one of our Black Watch kilts, with most opting for a simple cream Jacobite shirt, cream hose, sporran and Ghillie brogues. We suggested a black Jacobite shirt and Chieftain's vest for both the Bridegroom and Best Man, to differentiate them and provide a little more formality.
We also provided table runners in Black Watch tartan, and the same tartan for a cute little locally made baby kilt.
2. Braemar Jackets
The Groom, his brother/Best Man and his father (not in shot) bought complete outfits, sourced from our many Scottish suppliers. Kilts and ties are in MacKay Blue Ancient tartan, complemented by charcoal Braemar jackets and waistcoats, along with all the accessories. We bought extra tartan and provided locally-made matching waistcoats and sash for the littlies.
Some of the other accessories we supplied included semi-dress sporran, brogues, clan-crested sgian dubh, belt with clan-crested buckle, and our fabulous deluxe Lewis hose in Ancient Blue which matched the kilts perfectly! Also the Bride's mini-rosette shoulder sash in the same tartan, used to welcome her to the Clan in a "Pinning the Tartan" ceremony.
3. Braemar Tweed Jackets in Midnight Blue
In Scotland, tweed jackets and vests are now often chosen in place of more formal styles. So we have added tweed options to our hire range, including the Midnight Blue tweed Braemar jackets worn here. The Groom opted to have us make him a kilt to go with his brother's (who already owned a kilt in the family's McPherson Hunting tartan).
Others in the party hired our Black Watch kilts, this versatile dark blue tweed looks great with both tartans. Touches to differentiate the Groom include his matching tailor-made tartan tie and flashes, with dark socks. The wee lad wears one of our boy's kilts (in Black Watch) and one of our boys' sporrans.
We also dressed the Groom's father, who opted for the formal look with a Prince Charlie jacket & vest with a bow tie, teamed with a hire kilt in our Grey Granite tartan. And check out this great idea for one of our stag antler Sgian Dubhs - the Groom had the handle inscribed with a famous Robbie Burns quote.
4. The Argyll Outfit
The Groom had his own kilt in Grey Spirit tartan (similar to the Grey Granite tartan in our hire range), and hired the rest of his outfit from us.
The Argyll jacket & vest combo is very versatile, here you see it teamed with a Victorian-collar shirt and silver shantung ruche tie to give a more formal look, completed by the black dress sporran. The black hose look great with this tartan.
5. Argyll - Waistcoat Only
Another look for our Grey Granite tartan, this time teamed with 5-button Argyll waistcoat, Victorian-collar shirt, dark grey ruche tie and dress sporran.
No jacket, but a very smart look and cool enough for a very hot day!
6. A casual look for the Groom
The Groom had his own kilt, but bought a range of accessories from us to complete his outfit - a striking dress sporran, embossed kilt belt and thistle-mount buckle along with a sgian dubh and attractive thistle kilt pin.
Traditional handfasting ties were a feature of the ceremony, which took place in a romantic woodland setting.
7. Best Dressed at the School Ball
The full formal Prince Charlie look is a hard act to beat, several of our clients have won the "best dressed" title at balls and dinners.
Our best-dressed lad bought one of our wool-blend kilts in Grey Watch tartan, and hired his Prince Charlie jacket and accessories for his School Ball. Here's another view of him as he steps up to accept his prize - very smart!