Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on facets of Celtic custom can offer long-term memories. Aspects of these wedding events could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a one-of-a-kind ceremony commemorating the development of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and purpose by stating a few words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to put the pledges of a lifetime and also 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 traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

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 marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony shares the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally accepted into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman participant of the groom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride representing she is now interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of fireplace as well as home. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's household that they too currently have a brand-new relationship as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can provide extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...

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