Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon facets of Celtic practice can give lasting memories. Facets of these weddings can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a unique event celebrating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and remains to be a fantastic way to include loved ones in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth 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 tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to put the promises of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are stated, after that in some practices 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 wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as 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, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony shares the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially accepted right into the groom's family via this event. Usually the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is currently linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of fireplace and also home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's family members that they also now have a brand-new relationship and also a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can offer comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...

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