Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations honoring 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 celebrations based on elements of Celtic custom can provide lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding events can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a one-of-a-kind event commemorating the development of an ageless love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a wonderful way to include friends and family in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intent by stating a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to place 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 promises are recited, after that in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled 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 ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony conveys the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally settled for into the groom's family with this ceremony. Typically the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is currently linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of fireplace and residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride's family that they also now have a brand-new connection and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can offer comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your desires ...

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