Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events recognizing Celtic origins as well as traditions have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon facets of Celtic practice can supply long lasting memories. Facets of these weddings can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a special ceremony celebrating the creation of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a remarkable means to include friends and family in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intent by reciting a few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just 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 pledges are recited, then in some customs 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 wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony shares the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally approved right into the bridegroom's family through this event. Usually the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the family member '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 origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of hearth and also residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's family members that they as well currently have a brand-new connection and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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

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