Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and traditions have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon facets of Celtic tradition can offer enduring memories. Elements of these weddings could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a one-of-a-kind ceremony commemorating the creation of an ageless love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a fantastic means to include family and friends in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intention by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to put the assurances 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 vows are recited, then in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double 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 been referred to as the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony 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 formally accepted right into the groom's family via this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman member of the groom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying 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 focused on the protection of fireplace as well as residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's family members that they also now have a brand-new connection and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can offer extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your dreams ...

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