Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events honoring Celtic roots as well as traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on aspects of Celtic custom can offer enduring memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a special ceremony celebrating the production of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a fantastic way to include loved ones in your ceremony.


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

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location 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 bride and groom while their promises are recited, after that in some customs is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances 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 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 wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony conveys the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally accepted into the bridegroom's family via this event. Generally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is currently linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of hearth and also home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's household that they as well now have a brand-new partnership and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can give detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your desires ...

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