Culloden Tartans

Culloden...a name that evokes sorrow and great loss. These historical tartans were found on the battlefield after the Battle of Culloden.

Clan MacBubba, out of South Carolina, has adopted #WR1328 as their clan tartan. They're an independent group, who have set out to have fun with their Scottish roots. More on them later.

Lovely lavender and gray tartans, one including a marigold color. These could be blended with greys, lavenders, or white for a really nice wedding color theme.

For a Spring wedding, the magenta and marigold could be emphasized. One way to do this would be with magenta and dark yellow tulips. Using a finished strip of the tartan, gathered into a circle, could be the base for the bouquet. One tartan could be used for the bride’s bouquet and the groom’s boutonnière, with the other tartan for the bridesmaids, mothers, groomsmen, and fathers.

For a summer wedding, Stargazer lilies, other magenta daylilies, and dark yellow daylilies could be used in the bouquets and arrangements, with the tartans used as ribbon.

For a late Summer wedding, again the marigold could be incorporated with mums.

Either of these could be used with grays, black, magenta, marigold, or white. Depending on the other colors, you could use both tartans ~ one more frequently or in larger pieces, the other as a minor accent tartan.

An example would be to use Tartan #WR1323 in scarves or sashes and Tartan #WR1328 in bouquets, bow ties and cumberbunds, on the flowergirl’s basket, or as the ringbearer’s pillow cover.

Another idea would be to use one of these two as an altar cloth for the ceremony, as a table cover for the main table at the reception, or on the cake or gift table.

These are among several that were found on the battlefield at Culloden. They were preserved and later registered as Culloden tartans.

Both #WR1323 and #WR1328 are once more being woven and are available for purchase.


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