Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and also traditions have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic practice can offer long-term memories. Facets of these wedding events could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a one-of-a-kind ceremony celebrating the production of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a fantastic means to include loved ones in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intention by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to place the pledges of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are stated, then in some customs is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double 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 throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony shares the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially approved right into the bridegroom's family through this event. Normally the oldest female member of the groom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is currently interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of fireplace as well as residence. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's household that they as well currently have a new relationship and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can provide thorough support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...

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