Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events honoring Celtic origins as well as customs have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon elements of Celtic custom can provide long-term memories. Elements of these wedding events can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special event commemorating the production of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a remarkable means to include loved ones in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intention by reciting a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to put the promises of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are stated, after that in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This beautiful event conveys 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. Normally the oldest woman member of the groom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride representing she is now interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of fireplace and also house. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they as well now have a new relationship as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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

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