Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events honoring Celtic roots as well as traditions have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can give long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a one-of-a-kind ceremony celebrating the production of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a fantastic way to include family and friends in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to put the promises of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are stated, then in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may 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 and also drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This attractive event communicates the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally approved right into the bridegroom's family through this event. Typically the oldest woman member of the groom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is now linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of hearth as well as residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's family members that they as well now have a new connection and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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

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