Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events honoring Celtic roots as well as traditions have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic tradition can provide long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a distinct ceremony commemorating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a fantastic way to include friends and family in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intention by stating a couple of words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to put the guarantees of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are stated, then in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony shares the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally settled for into the groom's family via this ceremony. Normally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is now interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of hearth as well as residence. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's family that they as well currently have a brand-new connection as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can give extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...

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