Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic custom can offer enduring memories. Facets of these wedding events could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special ceremony celebrating the creation of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were built.

Anam Cara

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


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

Oathing Stone -- What better location to place the promises 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 stated, after that in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This lovely event communicates the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally accepted right into the groom's family through this ceremony. Typically the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating 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 defense of hearth and residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's family members that they also currently have a new relationship and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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

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