Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and also customs have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon elements of Celtic custom can give lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a unique event celebrating the development of a timeless love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and continues to be a fantastic way to include loved ones in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event going back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition 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, state their love and intent by stating a few words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to put the assurances of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are recited, then in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This gorgeous event communicates the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially settled for right into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman member of the groom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is now interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

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

Family Arms

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

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