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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and also traditions have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic custom can give enduring memories. Aspects of these weddings can consist of part or all of the following:

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

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a wonderful way to include family and friends in your event.


Handfasting - An event going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and 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 stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to place the assurances of a life time 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 recited, after that in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained 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 as well as drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered 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 actually been know as the "loving cup". This gorgeous event shares the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally accepted right into the groom's family with this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman member of the groom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is now linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of fireplace as well as residence. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family that they as well now have a brand-new partnership as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can offer detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your desires ...

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