Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events recognizing Celtic origins and also customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on facets of Celtic practice can give enduring memories. Elements of these wedding events can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a special ceremony commemorating the production of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition 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 ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intent by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to place the pledges 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 traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave 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 referred to as the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony shares the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally approved into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Generally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride representing 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 protection of hearth and also residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's family members that they as well currently have a new partnership as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can provide thorough assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your dreams ...

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