Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and also practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on facets of Celtic practice can offer long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding events could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a special event celebrating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a wonderful way to include friends and family in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right 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 fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intent by stating a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to put 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 vows are stated, after that in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This attractive 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 officially settled for right into the groom's family via this event. Normally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride 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 fireplace and home. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's household that they also currently have a brand-new connection and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can offer detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...

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