Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events recognizing Celtic origins and also customs have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon elements of Celtic tradition can give lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a unique ceremony celebrating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a fantastic means to include friends and family in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intention by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to put the promises of a life time as well as 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 practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning event conveys 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 right into the groom's family with this ceremony. Typically the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is now linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of fireplace and residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's household that they also now have a brand-new relationship and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can offer detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your desires ...

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