Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and customs have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon aspects of Celtic custom can supply enduring memories. Facets of these wedding events can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a distinct ceremony celebrating the production of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a remarkable means to include loved ones in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and purpose by reciting a couple of 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 place to place the guarantees of a lifetime and 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 traditions 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 special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony shares the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally settled for right into the groom's family via this event. Usually the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride signifying 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 focused on the defense of hearth as well as house. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family that they as well now have a new relationship and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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

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