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Events honoring Celtic origins and also practices have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic custom can offer long-term memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a unique event commemorating the production of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - A ceremony going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice 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 tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to place the assurances of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are recited, then in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained 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 and also drinking vessel rolled 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 ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful event conveys the true 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 into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Normally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is currently linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of hearth and residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's family members that they also now have a brand-new partnership and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can provide detailed guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your desires ...

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