Kilt-wearing Scots perform epic Maori haka for rugby-loving groom at wedding

A Scottish groom's hearty friends have pulled off a surprise haka for wedding guests at his reception.

The men, from Garnock Rugby Club in Scotland, were asked by bride Alyson Reid to shock her groom, Graeme Reid, with a traditional Maori war dance at Boturich Castle.

Wearing traditional Scottish kilts, the group of men stunned wedding-goers with their epic performance.

The men had been practising their pronunciation and moves for over six weeks, perfecting the Ka Mate haka before wowing guests at the weekend.

Bride Alyson told the Daily Record the men were nervous.

"When I asked the guys they seemed quite nervous, as they didn't think they could learn it or keep it a secret!

"But 15 of them got together and rehearsed two to three times a week. It's such an emotional dance. Some of them even admitted they would tear up after rehearsals."

The men also performed a haka during speeches at the wedding reception.

The groom said he was "quite emotional" and thinks his pals did themselves proud.

The bride and groom's connection to New Zealand is strong after the pair fell in love with the country while on holiday visiting during the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

The couple went back in 2015 where Graeme proposed at the top of Mount Roy in Wanaka.

The rugby players learned the traditional Maori war dance over six weeks before performing it at the reception. Photo / Daily Record
The rugby players learned the traditional Maori war dance over six weeks before performing it at the reception. Photo / Daily Record

- NZ Herald

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