Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events honoring Celtic origins and practices 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 tradition can give enduring memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a distinct event celebrating the production of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a wonderful way to include loved ones in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intention by reciting a few words and 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 guarantees of a life time and also 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 right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 called the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony conveys the 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 settled for right into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is currently interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of hearth and also residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's household that they too currently have a brand-new partnership and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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

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