Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots as well as practices have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon aspects of Celtic practice can provide 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 distinct event commemorating the creation of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were built.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - An event going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility 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 intent by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to put the assurances of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are stated, then in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained 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 and also drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony shares the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially settled for right into the bridegroom's family through this event. Normally the oldest female member of the groom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is currently linked 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 also home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's household that they too currently have a brand-new partnership as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can offer detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...

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