Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events honoring Celtic roots as well as traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic tradition can provide lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding events could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a special event celebrating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a wonderful means to include loved ones in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intention by stating a few words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to place the assurances of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are recited, after that in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be kept 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 also drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This lovely event communicates the true blessings of Kith and also 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 through this event. Usually the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is currently linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of hearth and residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's family that they as well now have a brand-new partnership as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can supply extensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...

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