Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins as well as customs have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can supply enduring memories. Elements of these wedding events can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a unique ceremony commemorating the creation of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a fantastic way to include friends and family in your ceremony.


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

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to place the pledges of a lifetime 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, then in some practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony communicates the 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 accepted into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman participant of the groom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is currently interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of hearth and also house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's family that they also currently have a brand-new relationship and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can give extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...

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