Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events honoring Celtic roots and also traditions have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic practice can give long-term memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a special event celebrating the production of a timeless love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - An event going back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and purpose by reciting a few words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to put 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, then in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave 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 called the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony communicates the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally settled for right into the groom's family with this event. Usually the oldest female participant of the groom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is currently interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of fireplace and also residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's household that they as well now have a brand-new connection as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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

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