Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events recognizing Celtic origins and also practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon elements of Celtic practice can offer long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a unique event celebrating the creation of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a fantastic way to include family and friends in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom 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 friends and families, proclaim their love and intent by stating a few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to put the guarantees 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 promises are stated, after that in some customs is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also 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 marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This gorgeous event conveys the 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 settled for right into the bridegroom's family via this event. Generally the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is currently interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

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

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can provide thorough assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...

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