Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events honoring Celtic origins as well as customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon facets of Celtic tradition can give long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding events could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a distinct ceremony commemorating the development of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and remains to be a terrific way to include loved ones in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intent by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to put the promises of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are stated, then in some practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

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 offered 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 actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony communicates the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially approved into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Typically the oldest female participant of the groom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is now interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of fireplace and residence. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's family that they too now have a brand-new relationship and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can offer extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your desires ...

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