Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and practices 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 tradition can supply lasting memories. Facets of these weddings can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a unique event commemorating the production of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a wonderful way to include family and friends in your ceremony.


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

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to put the guarantees 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 promises are stated, then in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony communicates 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 formally settled for right into the groom's family with this event. Generally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is currently interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of fireplace as well as house. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's family that they as well now have a brand-new connection and also a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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

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