Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events honoring Celtic roots and also practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic tradition can offer long-term memories. Facets of these weddings can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a unique ceremony celebrating the production of a classic love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a terrific way to include friends and family in your event.


Handfasting - An event going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intention by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to put the promises of a lifetime and also 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 promises for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This beautiful event communicates 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 approved into the groom's family via this ceremony. Generally the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family provides 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 peoples revolved around the protection of fireplace and residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's family members that they as well currently have a new relationship and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can provide extensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...

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