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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and practices have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on aspects of Celtic tradition can supply long lasting memories. Facets of these weddings could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a special ceremony celebrating the production of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a remarkable way to include loved ones in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intention by reciting a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to place the assurances 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 stated, then in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

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

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially accepted into the groom's family through this ceremony. Generally the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is currently linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of hearth as well as house. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family that they as well now have a new partnership as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can supply extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...

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