Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots as well as traditions have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on elements of Celtic practice can supply enduring memories. Facets of these wedding events could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a unique event celebrating the development of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were built.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intention by reciting a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to put the pledges of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their vows are stated, after that in some practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin 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 during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony conveys the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially accepted into the groom's family through this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman participant of the groom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is now linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of hearth and also house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's family members that they as well now have a brand-new partnership as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can supply thorough assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...

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