Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic tradition can offer long-term memories. Aspects of these wedding events could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a distinct event celebrating the production of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were built.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intent by stating a couple of 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 place the pledges of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are recited, after that in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 ceremony conveys the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially accepted right into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is currently interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of hearth and house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's family members that they also currently have a new partnership as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can offer comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...

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