Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events honoring Celtic origins and customs have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on facets of Celtic practice can supply long-term memories. Facets of these weddings can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a unique ceremony celebrating the development of a classic love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were built.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intent by stating a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to place the promises of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are stated, then in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful 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 accepted right into the groom's family with this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is now interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of hearth as well as residence. This event is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's family members that they as well currently have a new connection and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can offer extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your desires ...

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