Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and also practices have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic practice can give lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a unique event celebrating the development of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a fantastic way to include loved ones in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intent by reciting a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to put the assurances of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their vows are recited, after that in some customs 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 wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This beautiful event conveys the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally accepted into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Normally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is currently linked right 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 and home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's family members that they as well currently have a brand-new relationship as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can supply thorough guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your desires ...

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