Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and also customs have long been prominent. 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 provide enduring memories. Elements of these weddings could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a unique event celebrating the creation of a timeless love now and 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 partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a fantastic means to include loved ones in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intention by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to place the pledges of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are stated, then in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony conveys the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally accepted into the bridegroom's family through this event. Typically the oldest female member of the groom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is now linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of hearth as well as home. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride's family that they too now have a new connection and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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

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