Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events recognizing Celtic roots as well as practices have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on aspects of Celtic tradition can offer enduring memories. Elements of these wedding events could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a unique event celebrating the production of a classic love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a fantastic way to include family and friends in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to put the pledges of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are stated, then in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug 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 wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This beautiful event conveys the blessings of Kith and also 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 via this ceremony. Generally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is currently linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of hearth as well as home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's household that they too now have a brand-new partnership as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can offer comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...

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