Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events recognizing Celtic origins and also customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic tradition can offer enduring memories. Elements of these weddings could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a one-of-a-kind ceremony commemorating the production of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a remarkable means to include friends and family in your ceremony.


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

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to put the assurances 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 recited, then in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave 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 called the "loving cup". This attractive event conveys the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally accepted into the groom's family through this ceremony. Normally the oldest woman member of the groom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is now interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of hearth as well as house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family members that they also currently have a new connection and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can offer extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your dreams ...

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