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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and also practices have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon facets of Celtic tradition can offer long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a one-of-a-kind ceremony celebrating the creation of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were built.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intent 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 -- What better location to put the pledges 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 vows are recited, after that in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially 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 offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony conveys the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially accepted right into the groom's family through this event. Normally the oldest woman member of the groom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is now linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of hearth and house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's household that they also currently have a new relationship as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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

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