Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots as well as customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on facets of Celtic custom can give long-term memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a one-of-a-kind event commemorating the production of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and continues to be a wonderful means to include friends and family in your event.


Handfasting - An event dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and purpose by reciting a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to put the guarantees of a life time and 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 might be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony communicates the true 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 through this event. Typically the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is now linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of hearth and house. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family that they also now have a brand-new partnership and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can supply extensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your dreams ...

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