Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events recognizing Celtic origins and also traditions have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon elements of Celtic tradition can provide enduring memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a distinct event celebrating the development of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a wonderful means to include friends and family in your event.


Handfasting - An event dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intention by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

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

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This lovely event communicates the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally settled for into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Generally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is now linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of fireplace as well as house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's family members that they also currently have a new partnership and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can give extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...

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