Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and also traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic custom can offer lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a one-of-a-kind ceremony commemorating the development of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a fantastic means to include loved ones in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intention by reciting a few words as well as 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 place to put the guarantees of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are recited, then in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

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

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially settled for into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Generally the oldest female member of the groom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is currently interwoven 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 hearth as well as residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's family that they also now have a new relationship and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can provide extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your desires ...

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