Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots as well as customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can give long-term memories. Facets of these weddings could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a distinct ceremony celebrating the development of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a terrific means to include loved ones in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and purpose by reciting a few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to put the guarantees of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are stated, after that in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially 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 gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony conveys the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally accepted into the bridegroom's family through this event. Usually the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is currently linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of fireplace and also home. This event is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's family members that they as well now have a brand-new relationship and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can supply thorough support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...

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