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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and also traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic tradition can provide long-term memories. Elements of these weddings can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a distinct event celebrating the creation of a classic love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and remains to be a fantastic means to include friends and family in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and purpose by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to place the assurances of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are recited, after that in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood 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 sign of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This lovely 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 approved right into the groom's family with this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman member of the groom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is currently interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of fireplace and also home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's family that they as well now have a brand-new partnership and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can provide comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...

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