Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and practices have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon facets of Celtic practice can give long lasting memories. Facets of these wedding events could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a unique ceremony commemorating the production of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - An event dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to 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, declare their love and intent by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to place the promises of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are recited, then in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and 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 during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning event communicates the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially accepted right into the groom's family with this event. Typically the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is currently interwoven 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 fireplace as well as home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's family members that they too now have a new connection and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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

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