Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events honoring Celtic roots and traditions have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon elements of Celtic custom can provide long-term memories. Elements of these wedding events can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a one-of-a-kind event celebrating the production of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and continues to be a fantastic means to include friends and family in your event.


Handfasting - An event going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to place the guarantees of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are stated, after that in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally settled for right into the groom's family with this ceremony. Normally the oldest female participant of the groom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is currently linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of hearth as well as residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family that they also now have a new connection and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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

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