Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a unique ceremony commemorating the development of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a terrific means to include loved ones in your event.


Handfasting - An event dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also 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 binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to place the guarantees of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are stated, after that in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered 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 been know as the "loving cup". This attractive event shares the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally settled for into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Normally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride representing she is now interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of fireplace and also residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family members that they too now have a brand-new relationship as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can give detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your desires ...

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