Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and customs have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can give lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding events can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a one-of-a-kind event commemorating the creation of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and remains to be a terrific way to include family and friends in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intention by stating a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to put the guarantees 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 stated, after that in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking vessel 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 wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially accepted right into the bridegroom's family through this event. Generally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is now interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of hearth as well as house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's household that they also now have a new connection and also a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can supply detailed 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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