Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events recognizing Celtic roots as well as traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon elements of Celtic tradition can provide enduring memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a distinct event commemorating the production of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a terrific way to include family and friends in your event.


Handfasting - An event going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and purpose by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to put the guarantees of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are recited, after that in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave 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 been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful event communicates the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially settled for into the bridegroom's family with this event. Typically the oldest woman participant of the groom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is now 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 fireplace and house. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they also now have a new connection and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can provide thorough guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your desires ...

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