Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events recognizing Celtic roots and customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can give enduring memories. Aspects of these weddings can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a distinct event commemorating the development of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were built.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intent by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to place the promises 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 recited, after that in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could 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 and drinking cup rolled right 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 called the "loving cup". This stunning event shares the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially approved right into the bridegroom's family via this event. Normally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is now interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of fireplace and residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family members that they also now have a new relationship and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can supply detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...

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