Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and traditions have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic tradition can provide lasting memories. Facets of these weddings can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a special ceremony celebrating the development of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a terrific way to include loved ones in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intent by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to place the promises of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are stated, then in some customs is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup 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 called the "loving cup". This beautiful event shares the 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 right into the groom's family via this event. Usually the oldest female participant of the groom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is currently interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of fireplace and residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's family members that they as well now have a new relationship and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can supply thorough guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your desires ...

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