Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and also traditions have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic practice can give long lasting memories. Facets of these weddings can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a unique ceremony commemorating the development of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a fantastic means to include family and friends in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intent by stating a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to put the pledges of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are stated, then in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

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

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially approved right into the bridegroom's family via this event. Generally the oldest female member of the groom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is now linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of fireplace and house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's family that they too now have a brand-new connection and also a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can give detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...

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