Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and also customs have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic practice can give long-term memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a one-of-a-kind event celebrating the development of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a wonderful means to include friends and family 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 precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intent by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to place the promises of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are stated, after that in some customs is tossed 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 - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 been called the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony conveys the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally settled for into the groom's family with this event. Usually the oldest woman participant of the groom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is now interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of hearth and also residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's family members that they too now have a new partnership and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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

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