Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events recognizing Celtic roots as well as traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic practice can supply long-term memories. Elements of these weddings could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a special event celebrating the production of an ageless love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were built.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intention by stating a couple of words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to put the pledges of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are recited, then in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled right 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 ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This attractive event communicates the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially settled for into the groom's family with this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is now linked 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 fireplace and also residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride's household that they also currently have a brand-new relationship and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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

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