Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events honoring Celtic origins and also customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic tradition can give long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special ceremony celebrating the development of a timeless love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a fantastic way to include family and friends in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intention by stating a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to put the guarantees of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are stated, after that in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may 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 and drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful event shares the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially settled for into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Usually the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is now linked right into all the doings 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 residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family that they too currently have a brand-new partnership and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can provide extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...

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