Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events recognizing Celtic roots and traditions have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon facets of Celtic practice can give long lasting memories. Facets of these weddings can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a unique ceremony commemorating the production of a classic love now and 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 relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a fantastic way to include family and friends in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intent by reciting a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to put the promises of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are stated, then in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful event 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 settled for into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman participant of the groom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be 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 defense of fireplace and also home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's family that they also currently have a new partnership as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can supply comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your desires ...

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