Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events recognizing Celtic roots and also practices have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic practice can supply lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a special ceremony celebrating the development of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a wonderful way to include loved ones in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intent by stating a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to put the pledges of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are stated, then in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This gorgeous event conveys the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally approved into the groom's family through this event. Usually the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride representing she is now linked 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 hearth and residence. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride's household that they also now have a brand-new partnership as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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

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