Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events recognizing Celtic origins as well as practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic tradition can offer lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a one-of-a-kind ceremony celebrating the production of a classic love 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 partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a terrific way to include loved ones in your event.


Handfasting - An event dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and purpose by reciting a few words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

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

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony communicates the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally approved right into the groom's family with this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is currently 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 defense of fireplace and also residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's family that they too currently have a new relationship as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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

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