Another option is to have the pipes played at a cocktail hour or at a certain point during the reception such as the First Dance or Father and Daughter Dance. The cocktail hour option is especially popular where there is an outdoor garden or patio for the cocktail hour.
You may select your tunes from a large variety of stirring music, or trust Van to select the perfect music for you.
“I cannot thank you enough for sharing your musical talents with us on Saturday. Will was blown away by having you there, as was I. I actually had your piping song stuck in my head when we woke up to catch our flight Sunday morning. Van, you have been the most enjoyable person to work with. You're one of the kindest people from what I've seen and you blessed our wedding night by being with us. Thank you again for everything! It was a magical exit.”
Kristen and Will Arthur
Married life is amazing! We are so very happy. I can't thank you enough for being a part of our special day. You were PHENOMENAL! We are so thankful you were there. Everyone of our guests just loved it. The family was so surprised and thought it was the best! I can't believe we were actually able to keep it a secret from everyone. My favorite part was when me and my Dad were in the cocktail room "hiding" before the start of the ceremony and you began to play. We were just talking and getting ready for the ceremony to begin and he said "I think I hear pipes!" and then he said "Is that for you?" and I said "No, it's for you". It brought tears to both of our eyes. He was blown away. You made our wedding so very special and meaningful. The pipes are an important part of our heritage and I'm so glad we found you! I hope our paths cross again. We all really enjoyed your tunes. You are very talented! It was the icing on the cake!!!
“We had a lovely wedding, thanks to having you play your bagpipes for us. We all enjoyed the service! It was great to meet you that day. Thanks again for making our wedding day so special.”
Mrs. Evelyn Larson
My Dearest Van,
“Thank you so much for joining us on Monday for our wedding. We all agree on how special you made it for us and it caused quite a stir in the hotel. I think Kelly (our videographer) felt honored to have met you as well. The video was for my mum who is terminally ill in Scotland and I know our wedding was what was keeping her strong. Thank you once again for attending - it has been a pleasure and an honor to meet such a warm and wonderful man.”
All our love
Gavin & Katie