Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on elements of Celtic practice can give enduring memories. Elements of these weddings can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a one-of-a-kind event celebrating the development of a classic love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and remains to be a remarkable way to include friends and family in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and purpose by reciting a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to put the promises of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are stated, then in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This stunning event conveys the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially settled for into the groom's family with this event. Generally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is currently interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of hearth as well as house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's family that they as well currently have a new connection and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can give thorough support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...

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