Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and traditions have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic practice can provide long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a unique ceremony commemorating the production of an ageless love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - An event going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intent by stating a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to put the assurances of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are stated, after that in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double 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 during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This attractive event shares the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially approved right into the groom's family via this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is now linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of hearth and house. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride's family members that they as well now have a brand-new relationship as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can give thorough support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your desires ...

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