Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events honoring Celtic roots and practices have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic practice can offer long-term memories. Facets of these weddings could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a unique ceremony commemorating 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 relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intent by stating a few words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to place the guarantees of a life time and 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 practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This lovely event shares the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally settled for into the bridegroom's family through this event. Usually the oldest female member of the groom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is currently interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of fireplace and residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family members that they also now have a new connection and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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

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