Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon elements of Celtic custom can supply enduring memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a special event commemorating the creation of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - An event dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intention by stating a few words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place 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 bride and groom while their promises are stated, after that in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This gorgeous 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 approved right into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Normally the oldest female participant of the groom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is now interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of hearth and also house. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's family members that they too now have a new connection as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can give detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...

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