Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events recognizing Celtic roots and also traditions have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic tradition can offer enduring memories. Elements of these wedding events can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special event commemorating the development of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a remarkable means to include loved ones in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, 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 few words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to place the assurances of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are stated, after that in some practices is thrown right 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 - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered 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 also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially approved right into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman participant of the groom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride signifying 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 defense of fireplace and residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's family that they too now have a brand-new partnership and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can supply thorough guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...

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