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Events recognizing Celtic origins as well as traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon facets of Celtic tradition can offer lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a unique ceremony celebrating the production of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability 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 reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location 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 recited, then in some customs 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 mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This stunning event communicates the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally approved right into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Normally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is now interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of hearth and home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's family members that they as well currently have a new partnership and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can provide extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your desires ...

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