Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events recognizing Celtic origins and customs have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on aspects of Celtic practice can give enduring memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a unique ceremony celebrating the development of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a fantastic means to include friends and family in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intent by reciting a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to place the pledges of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their vows are stated, after that in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might 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 offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This lovely 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 formally accepted into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Typically the oldest female member of the groom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is now linked 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 hearth and residence. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's family that they as well now have a brand-new partnership and also a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can offer extensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your desires ...

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