Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and customs have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon facets of Celtic custom can supply lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a distinct event commemorating the production of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a fantastic means to include loved ones in your ceremony.


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

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to put the promises of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their vows are recited, then in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as 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 throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony conveys the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially approved into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Typically the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is now interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of fireplace as well as house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride's family members that they as well now have a new partnership as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can supply detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...

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