Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events recognizing Celtic origins and also practices have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic tradition can supply lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a distinct event celebrating the production of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were developed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - A ceremony dating 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 families and friends, declare their love and intention by stating a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to place the pledges of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their vows are recited, after that in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel 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 wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful event communicates the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially accepted right into the groom's family with this ceremony. Generally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is now linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of fireplace and home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's family members that they too currently have a new relationship and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can give comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...

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