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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins as well as practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon aspects of Celtic practice can offer long lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a distinct event commemorating the production of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a terrific means to include friends and family in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece 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 cordage. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to place the pledges of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are stated, then in some practices 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 special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This stunning 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 formally settled for right into the bridegroom's family through this event. Normally the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is currently interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of fireplace and also residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's family that they as well now have a new connection and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can offer comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your dreams ...

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