Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events honoring Celtic origins as well as traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic practice can give lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a unique ceremony commemorating the production of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were built.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - An event going back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intention by stating a few words and 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 area to place the guarantees of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are recited, after that in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may 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 vessel 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 wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning event communicates the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally approved into the groom's family via this ceremony. Normally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is now linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of fireplace as well as residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's family that they also now have a brand-new partnership as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can provide detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...

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