Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and also traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic practice can supply long-term memories. Facets of these weddings could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a special ceremony commemorating the creation of an ageless love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a wonderful way to include friends and family in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intention by stating a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to put the promises of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their vows are recited, then in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave 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 been called the "loving cup". This stunning event communicates the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally settled for into the bridegroom's family through this event. Typically the oldest female member of the groom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is now linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of hearth and also house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's family members that they too currently have a new partnership and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can supply comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...

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