Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on aspects of Celtic custom can provide enduring memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a unique ceremony commemorating the creation of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a wonderful way to include friends and family in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intention by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to put the promises of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are stated, after that in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol 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 lovely event communicates the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially settled for into the groom's family through this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is currently linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of hearth as well as house. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride's family members that they too now have a brand-new connection and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can supply detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...

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