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Events honoring Celtic origins and also practices have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic tradition can supply long-term memories. Elements of these wedding events could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a unique ceremony celebrating the creation of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and purpose by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to place the guarantees of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their vows are recited, then in some customs 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 big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony shares 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 approved right into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Normally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is now interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of fireplace and also house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's household that they as well now have a brand-new partnership as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can offer detailed guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...

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