Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and also traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon facets of Celtic custom can give lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a unique ceremony celebrating the development of a classic love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a wonderful way to include loved ones in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back right 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 families and friends, state their love and purpose by reciting a few words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to place the guarantees of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are stated, then in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup 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 been called the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony communicates 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 officially settled for right into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman participant of the groom's family offers a piece of the family member '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 origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of fireplace as well as residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's family that they as well currently have a brand-new partnership and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can provide thorough assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...

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