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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and also customs have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can offer long-term memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this custom is an one-of-a-kind event commemorating the production of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a fantastic means to include loved ones in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intention by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to place 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 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 cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This stunning event communicates the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally accepted right into the bridegroom's family through this event. Normally the oldest female participant of the groom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is now interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of fireplace as well as residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's household that they too currently have a brand-new partnership as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can supply thorough guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your desires ...

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