Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic practice can offer lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding events can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a one-of-a-kind event celebrating the production of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a fantastic 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 an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and purpose by stating a few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to put the assurances of a lifetime and also 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 customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood 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 during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This lovely event shares the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially settled for into the bridegroom's family with this event. Typically the oldest woman member of the groom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is now linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of hearth and also house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's household that they too currently have a brand-new partnership as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can give detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...

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