Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events recognizing Celtic origins as well as customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on aspects of Celtic practice can provide long-term memories. Facets of these weddings can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a special event celebrating the production of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a fantastic way to include friends and family in your ceremony.


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

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to place the pledges of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are stated, after that in some traditions 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 wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony conveys the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially accepted right into the groom's family with this ceremony. Typically the oldest female member of the groom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is now linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of fireplace and residence. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's household that they as well currently have a brand-new relationship and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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

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