Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events honoring Celtic roots as well as traditions have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon facets of Celtic practice can supply lasting memories. Facets of these weddings could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a unique ceremony celebrating the creation of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a remarkable means to include loved ones in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to put the promises of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are recited, then in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially settled for right into the bridegroom's family with this event. Generally the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is currently interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of hearth and also house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's family members that they also now have a brand-new connection and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can supply comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...

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