Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and practices have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon aspects of Celtic custom can give lasting memories. Facets of these wedding events can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a unique event commemorating the creation of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a wonderful way to include family and friends in your ceremony.


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

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to put the pledges of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their vows are recited, then in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double 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 marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as 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 new bride is officially accepted right into the groom's family through this ceremony. Normally the oldest female participant of the groom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is currently interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of hearth as well as house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's family that they too currently have a new relationship and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can give detailed guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...

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