Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events honoring Celtic roots and customs have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can give long lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a one-of-a-kind event celebrating the development of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were built.

Anam Cara

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


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

Oathing Stone -- What better location to put the guarantees of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their vows are stated, after that in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug 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, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as 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 formally accepted right into the bridegroom's family via this event. Typically the oldest woman participant of the groom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is currently interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of hearth and also home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's household that they also currently have a new partnership and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can provide detailed guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...

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