Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events honoring Celtic origins and customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on elements of Celtic tradition can provide long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a one-of-a-kind event commemorating the development of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a fantastic means to include family and friends in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intent by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

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

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 know as the "loving cup". This gorgeous event shares the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally accepted right into the groom's family via this event. Usually the oldest female participant of the groom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is currently linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of fireplace and house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's household that they too currently have a new connection as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can provide extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your dreams ...

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