Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events honoring Celtic origins and also customs have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on aspects of Celtic practice can supply enduring memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a one-of-a-kind event commemorating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were built.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - An event dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intention by reciting a few words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to place the guarantees 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 pledges are recited, after that in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This attractive event communicates the 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 groom's family via this event. Normally the oldest female participant of the groom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is now interwoven 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 fireplace and home. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's family members that they too currently have a new relationship as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can give detailed guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...

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