Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events honoring Celtic origins and also traditions have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic practice can provide enduring memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a special ceremony commemorating the production of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and remains to be a terrific way to include family and friends in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings as well as 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 binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to put the guarantees of a lifetime 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 traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony conveys the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally accepted into the bridegroom's family through this event. Normally the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is now 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 fireplace and also residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family members that they also now have a brand-new connection and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can provide detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your desires ...

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