Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events recognizing Celtic roots and also traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on elements of Celtic practice can give long lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a unique event commemorating the creation of an ageless love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were built.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - An event going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and purpose by reciting a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to put the guarantees of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are recited, then in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered 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 been called the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony conveys the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially approved right into the groom's family via this ceremony. Generally the oldest female participant of the groom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is now interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of fireplace and also house. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's family that they also currently have a new connection and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can offer thorough guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your desires ...

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