Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins as well as practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic practice can supply long-term memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a one-of-a-kind ceremony celebrating the production of a classic love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated 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 practice of marriage before the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intention by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to put the guarantees of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are recited, then in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could 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 and drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony conveys the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially settled for into the groom's family via this ceremony. Usually the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is currently interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of hearth as well as home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride's household that they also currently have a new connection and also a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can offer comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your dreams ...

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