Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and customs have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic tradition can offer enduring memories. Elements of these weddings can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a special ceremony celebrating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a fantastic means to include friends and family in your event.


Handfasting - An event dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intent by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to put the pledges of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are recited, then in some practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained 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 and drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This lovely event conveys the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially accepted into the bridegroom's family via this event. Typically the oldest female member of the groom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is currently interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of hearth and home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family members that they as well now have a brand-new connection and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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

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