Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins as well as customs have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on elements of Celtic tradition can provide long lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a distinct ceremony commemorating the development of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a terrific means to include family and friends in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to put the assurances of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are recited, after that in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 know as the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony shares the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally settled for right into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Typically the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is now linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of fireplace as well as home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's household that they too currently have a brand-new connection and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can provide detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your dreams ...

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