Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events honoring Celtic origins and customs have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic practice can give lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a special ceremony celebrating the production of an ageless love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and remains to be a wonderful way to include loved ones in your event.


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

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

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful event communicates the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally accepted right into the groom's family with this event. Usually the oldest female member of the groom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is now linked right 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 and also residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's household that they also currently have a new connection and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can supply thorough assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...

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