Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events recognizing Celtic roots and customs have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic custom can provide long lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a unique event commemorating the development of an ageless love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a terrific way to include friends and family in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intent by stating a few words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to put the assurances of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are stated, then in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also 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 marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony shares the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally approved into the bridegroom's family through this event. Usually the oldest woman participant of the groom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is currently 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 home. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family that they also currently have a brand-new connection as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can provide detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your desires ...

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