Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events honoring Celtic origins and practices have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon elements of Celtic tradition can supply enduring memories. Aspects of these weddings could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a distinct ceremony commemorating the creation of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were built.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - An event going 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 a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and purpose by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to place 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 vows are stated, then in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled 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 stunning event shares the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally approved into the groom's family via this event. Generally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is currently linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of hearth and also residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's family that they as well currently have a new connection and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can provide extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your dreams ...

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