Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins as well as practices have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon facets of Celtic tradition can give long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding events could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a distinct event commemorating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a fantastic way to include friends and family in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and purpose by reciting a few words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to place the guarantees 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 promises are recited, then in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

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 provided 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 been referred to as the "loving cup". This attractive event conveys the true 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. Normally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is currently linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of hearth and home. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's household that they also now have a new connection and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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

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