Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events recognizing Celtic origins and customs have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic custom can supply enduring memories. Elements of these weddings could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a special ceremony celebrating the creation of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were built.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - An event going back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intention by stating a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area 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 promises are recited, then in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this big 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 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 called the "loving cup". This stunning 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-to-be is officially accepted into the bridegroom's family with this event. Generally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is now linked right 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 fireplace and also home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's family that they too currently have a new partnership as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can offer detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...

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