Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins as well as practices have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon facets of Celtic custom can provide long-term memories. Elements of these wedding events can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a one-of-a-kind event commemorating the development of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intent by stating a couple of 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 -- What better place to put the pledges of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are stated, then in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this big 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 provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning event shares the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially approved into the groom's family via this event. Typically the oldest female participant of the groom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is currently interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of fireplace as well as home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family members that they also now have a new connection and also a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can give comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your desires ...

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