Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins as well as traditions have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on elements of Celtic tradition can supply enduring memories. Aspects of these wedding events could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a unique event commemorating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and purpose by stating a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to place the pledges of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are stated, then in some traditions is thrown right 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 timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave 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 been called the "loving cup". This gorgeous event shares the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially accepted into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is currently linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of hearth and also residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's household that they also currently have a brand-new connection as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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

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