Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events recognizing Celtic roots and traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic tradition can offer long-term memories. Facets of these weddings could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a special ceremony commemorating the creation of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a remarkable means to include loved ones in your ceremony.


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

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to put the promises 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 recited, then in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

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 gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony communicates 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 settled for into the groom's family via this ceremony. Generally the oldest female participant of the groom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is now linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of hearth as well as house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's family that they as well currently have a brand-new relationship as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can provide thorough support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your dreams ...

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