Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can provide long-term memories. Elements of these weddings can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a distinct event commemorating the development of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and continues to be a remarkable means to include loved ones in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intention by reciting a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to put the pledges of a lifetime and also 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 right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony shares the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially accepted right into the groom's family via this event. Usually the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is now linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of hearth as well as house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's family that they also now have a brand-new connection as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can offer comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your dreams ...

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