Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events recognizing Celtic origins and also traditions have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can offer long lasting memories. Elements of these weddings could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a special ceremony commemorating the development of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a terrific means to include family and friends in your ceremony.


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

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to put the pledges of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are stated, then in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking cup rolled right 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 ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony communicates the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally approved right into the bridegroom's family through this event. Usually the oldest female member of the groom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing 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 protection of fireplace and residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride's household that they too now have a brand-new partnership and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can give detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...

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