Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and practices have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on facets of Celtic tradition can supply long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a one-of-a-kind ceremony commemorating the creation 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 an effective relationship were built.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intent 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 -- What better location to place the assurances of a life time 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, after that in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony shares the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally accepted right into the groom's family via this ceremony. Usually the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be 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 focused on the defense of fireplace as well as home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's household that they as well currently have a brand-new connection and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can supply extensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your dreams ...

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