Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic practice can give long-term memories. Elements of these weddings can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a one-of-a-kind event commemorating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - A ceremony going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intent by stating a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to place the assurances of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are recited, after that in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new 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 signifying she is now interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of fireplace and residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's family members that they too currently have a brand-new connection and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can supply comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...

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