Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and also traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic practice can provide long-term memories. Elements of these weddings can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a unique ceremony commemorating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intent by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to put the guarantees of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are recited, after that in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony conveys the true 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 accepted into the groom's family with this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is currently linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of hearth and also residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's family members that they too currently have a brand-new connection as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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

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