Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events honoring Celtic origins and practices have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic tradition can supply enduring memories. Facets of these weddings can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a distinct ceremony commemorating the creation of a classic love forever more. This event 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 custom was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a wonderful means to include friends and family in your event.


Handfasting - An event dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intent by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to place the promises of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are recited, after that in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be kept 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 also 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 called the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony shares the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially accepted into the bridegroom's family with this event. Generally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying 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 revolved around the defense of hearth and also home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family members that they too currently have a brand-new relationship as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can give detailed guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...

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