Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events recognizing Celtic origins as well as customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic practice can offer long-term memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a distinct event celebrating the creation of an ageless love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intent by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to put the pledges of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are recited, then in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony conveys the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally settled for into the groom's family via this ceremony. Typically the oldest female member of the groom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride representing she is currently interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of fireplace and home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's family members that they as well now have a brand-new relationship and also a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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

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