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 outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic custom can provide enduring memories. Facets of these wedding events can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a unique ceremony commemorating the development of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a fantastic way to include loved ones in your event.


Handfasting - An event going back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and purpose by stating a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to place the pledges of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are stated, after that in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup 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 beautiful ceremony communicates the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally approved into the bridegroom's family via this event. Normally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is currently linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of hearth as well as home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's family that they also currently have a new relationship and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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

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