Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and also practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on facets of Celtic custom can supply enduring memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or all of the following:

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

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and continues to be a fantastic means to include family and friends in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to place the assurances of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are recited, after that in some traditions is tossed 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 timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful 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 new bride is formally accepted into the groom's family with this event. Generally the oldest female participant of the groom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is currently 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 defense of hearth and also house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's household that they as well currently have a new connection and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can supply thorough guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...

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