Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events recognizing Celtic roots and also traditions have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on aspects of Celtic tradition can give long lasting memories. Elements of these weddings could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a special ceremony commemorating the creation of an ageless love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - An event dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state 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 location to place the assurances of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are stated, after that in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug 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 actually been called the "loving cup". This lovely 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 approved right into the bridegroom's family via this event. Typically the oldest female member of the groom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is now interwoven 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 fireplace and also residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family that they as well now have a brand-new partnership as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can give thorough assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your desires ...

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