Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots as well as customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic tradition can supply enduring memories. Aspects of these weddings could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a special ceremony commemorating the creation of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a remarkable means to include loved ones in your event.


Handfasting - An event going back right 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 fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intention by stating a few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to put the assurances of a lifetime 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 customs is tossed 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 - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been know as 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 bride-to-be is formally approved right into the groom's family with this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride indicating 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 defense of hearth and residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's household that they too currently have a brand-new partnership as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can give extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your desires ...

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