Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots as well as customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on elements of Celtic practice can offer long-term memories. Elements of these wedding events could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a one-of-a-kind ceremony celebrating the creation of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and remains to be a terrific way to include family and friends in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intent by stating a few words and also binding themselves together 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 as well as 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 thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 actually been know as the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally settled for into the groom's family through this event. Generally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new 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 individuals revolved around the defense of hearth as well as home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's family that they too now have a brand-new relationship and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can offer comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...

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