Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and customs have actually long been preferred. 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 give long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a one-of-a-kind event celebrating the production 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 structures on which an effective connection were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and remains to be a fantastic way to include loved ones in your event.


Handfasting - An event dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intention by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to put the guarantees 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 customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking vessel 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 called the "loving cup". This gorgeous event communicates the 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 right into the groom's family through this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is now linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of fireplace and residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's family that they as well now have a new relationship and also a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can supply detailed guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...

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