Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and practices have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon elements of Celtic practice can provide long lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a distinct ceremony commemorating the development of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a fantastic way to include loved ones in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and purpose by reciting a few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to put the promises of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are recited, then in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug rolled 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 shares the 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 officially accepted into the groom's family via this event. Normally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is now linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of fireplace as well as house. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride's household that they as well currently have a brand-new partnership and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can provide detailed guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...

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