Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon aspects of Celtic practice can supply long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a distinct event celebrating the production of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a terrific means to include loved ones in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back right 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 cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and purpose by stating a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to place the guarantees of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are recited, after that in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled 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, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This attractive 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-to-be is officially approved into the groom's family through this ceremony. Typically the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is currently linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

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

Family Arms

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

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