Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events recognizing Celtic roots and also traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on aspects of Celtic practice can provide enduring memories. Elements of these wedding events can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a unique event commemorating the creation of an ageless love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a terrific way to include friends and family in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition 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 intention by reciting a few words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to place the promises of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are stated, then in some customs is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

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

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally accepted right into the bridegroom's family with this event. Usually the oldest woman participant of the groom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is currently linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of fireplace and also home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride's family members that they as well currently have a new connection and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can offer comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your dreams ...

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