Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and also customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on facets of Celtic tradition can provide long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a unique ceremony celebrating the production of an ageless love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

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


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

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to put the guarantees of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are recited, after that in some customs is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug rolled 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, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially approved into the groom's family via this event. Generally the oldest female participant of the groom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing 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 protection of fireplace and home. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's household that they too currently have a new relationship and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can offer comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...

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