Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events honoring Celtic origins and also practices 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 facets of Celtic custom can offer long-term memories. Elements of these wedding events can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a unique ceremony celebrating the creation of an ageless love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a wonderful means to include friends and family in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and purpose by reciting a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

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

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 been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony conveys the true 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 with this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is currently interwoven 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 fireplace as well as house. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they also currently have a brand-new partnership and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can give extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...

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