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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and traditions have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon aspects of Celtic practice can offer long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding events can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a special ceremony commemorating the production of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a wonderful means to include family and friends in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and purpose by stating a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to place the guarantees of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are recited, after that in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This lovely event conveys the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially settled for right into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Normally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is currently interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of hearth and house. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they also currently have a brand-new partnership and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can provide extensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...

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