Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events recognizing Celtic origins and practices have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic tradition can supply long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a unique event celebrating the production of a timeless love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - An event going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and purpose by stating a few words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to place the guarantees of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are recited, after that in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This gorgeous 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 is formally accepted right into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman member of the groom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the 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 peoples focused on the defense of hearth as well as house. This event is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's family that they too currently have a brand-new partnership as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can give thorough assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...

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