Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events honoring Celtic roots and also customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon aspects of Celtic practice can supply long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a one-of-a-kind event celebrating the development of an ageless love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a terrific way to include loved ones in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and purpose by stating a few words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to put the guarantees of a life time as well as 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 practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful 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 formally accepted right into the bridegroom's family with this event. Typically the oldest female participant of the groom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is currently interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of fireplace and house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's family members that they too now have a new relationship as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can give thorough support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...

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