Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and practices have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon facets of Celtic tradition can provide long-term memories. Elements of these weddings can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a unique ceremony commemorating the development of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a fantastic means to include friends and family in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intent by stating a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to put the promises of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are recited, after that in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally 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 been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony shares the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally approved into the groom's family with this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is now interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of hearth and residence. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's household that they as well currently have a brand-new connection and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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

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