Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events honoring Celtic origins and also practices have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic practice can supply long lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a distinct ceremony commemorating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and continues to be a wonderful way to include friends and family in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intent by reciting a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to put the guarantees of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are stated, then in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave 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 attractive ceremony conveys the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially settled for into the bridegroom's family through this event. Generally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride representing she is now interwoven right 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 event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's household that they also currently have a new connection and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can provide comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, 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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